Guatemala Requires Visa for Venezuelans

The government has modified the immigration status for people of Venezuelan origin with an ordinary passport, who will now be required to have a "consular visa".

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Representatives of the Guatemalan executive announced that since last week Venezuelan visas have been changed to a more restrictive category, and now any person who is originally from that South American country and wishes to enter the country, must present a consular visa. 

In relation to the motivations that Guatemala had in requiring a visa for Venezuelan people, the vice chancellor, Pablo García, explained to Elperiodico.com.gt that " ...'It is in response to standardization with visas in Central America. Already other countries such as Honduras have done it and Guatemala could not stay as it is without being at the same level.'"

García explained that " ... some 5,000 Venezuelans will have to go to the Migration Department to follow the new visa process."

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