COLOMBIA – Venezuelan Nationals Can Enter with Expired Passports

Effective immediately, the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will allow entry, transit and departure of Venezuelan nationals holding expired or soon-to-expire passports.

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VENEZUELA – Embassy in Argentina Can Now Apostille Venezuelan Criminal Records Certificates

Effective immediately, the Venezuelan embassy in Argentina is now authorised to stamp an apostille seal on Venezuelan criminal records certificates.

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VENEZUELA – Embassy in Argentina Can Now Apostille Venezuelan Criminal Records Certificates

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VENEZUELA – Increased Processing Times for Immigration Procedures

Effective immediately, processing times for immigration procedures at the Venezuelan Administrative Service for Identification, Migration and Foreigners Control (SAIME) have increased.

Processing times cannot currently be anticipated or guaranteed, due to a recent change of internal systems, and the need to retrain SAIME staff in the new procedures.

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VENEZUELA – Increased Processing Times for Immigration Procedures

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COLOMBIA – New Deadline for Special Stay Permits for Venezuelan Nationals

A new deadline has been established for Venezuelan nationals to obtain a Special Stay Permit (PEP) allowing them to stay and work in Colombia for up to two years.

Venezuelan nationals who entered Colombia before 2 February 2018 can now apply for a PEP within four months of 5 February 2018. Previously, only Venezuelan nationals in Colombia by 28 July 2017 could apply for a PEP by 31 October 2017.

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UNITED STATES – Supreme Court Reinstates Travel Ban

On 5 December 2017, the US Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration’s latest travel ban to take full effect while the case is pending litigation on the merits to determine whether all or part of the ban is unconstitutional and should be permanently enjoined.

 

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UNITED STATES – Supreme Court Reinstates Travel Ban

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UNITED STATES – US Department of State Announces New Travel Restrictions

On 24 September 2017, just as the previous travel ban was due to expire, the US President issued a Proclamation indefinitely imposing various new restrictions on immigrant and non-immigrant entry for certain nationals of five of the countries affected by the previous travel ban (Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen) and three additional non-Muslim majority countries (Chad, North Korea and Venezuela).

See also the Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security.

Note that travel restrictions have been removed from Sudanese nationals. The latest travel restrictions do not affect refugees.

The new order took effect immediately for nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen who cannot show “a credible claim to a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States”.

For nationals of those five countries who do have a credible claim to a bona fide relationship with a person or entity on the United States, and for nationals of Chad, North Korea and Venezuela, the new restrictions will take effect on 18 October 2017.

 

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UNITED STATES – US Department of State Announces New Travel Restrictions

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PERU – Extended Eligibility for Temporary Residence Permit for Venezuelan Nationals

Effective immediately, the National Superintendency of Migration of Peru has extended the right to apply for a Temporary Residence Permit (PTP – Permiso Temporal de Permanencia) to all Venezuelan migrants who entered Peru before 1 August 2017.

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PERU – Extended Eligibility for Temporary Residence Permit for Venezuelan Nationals

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