Latin America: Holy Week closures to cause delays

Public offices in the Latin American region will be closed parts of this week due to the observance of Easter and Holy Week. The following are notable closures:

  • Argentinian public offices will be closed March 24-25.
  • Brazilian public offices will be closed March 25.
  • Chilean public offices will be open March 24 from 8:30am – 10am, and closed March 25.
  • Colombian public offices will be closed March 24-25.
  • Costa Rican public offices will be closed March 24-25.
  • Dominican Republic public offices will be closed March 24-25.
  • Ecuadorian public offices will be closed March 25.
  • El Salvadorian public offices will be closed March 24-25.
  • Guatemalan public offices will be closed March 24-25.
  • Honduran public offices will be closed March 24-25.
  • Mexican public offices will be closed March 21 and March 24-25.
  • Nicaraguan public offices will be closed March 24-25.
  • Panamanian public offices will be closed March 24-25.
  • Peruvian public offices will be closed March 24-25.
  • Trinidad and Tobago public offices will be closed March 25 and 28.
  • Venezuelan public offices will be closed March 21-25.

What This Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals

Employers and foreign nationals should take the closures into consideration, since applications may be delayed during the next two weeks.

Stuart Beaty

Celsium, Birmingham, UK