Venezuela: Public office closure to cause delays

All public offices, including public ministries, registries, notary offices, city halls, among other offices, will only operate on Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice, according to an announcement by the Venezuelan vice president.  The previous Friday closures have been extended to further save energy resources.

Therefore, both foreign and Venezuelan nationals will experience delays in the following services:

  • Appearing, filing or retrieving documents at public offices, including the Ministry of Labour and the Immigration Office (SAIME); and
  • Seeking to procure and/or legalise documents.

What This Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals

Employers and foreign nationals should take closure-related delays into consideration when planning start dates.

Foreign nationals with urgent applications should contact their immigration professional to discuss filing options.

Stuart Beaty

Celsium, Birmingham, UK