JURISDICTION for Venezuela: Residents of IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, ND, NE, OH, SD and WI are processed in Chicago.

Visas for Venezuela


IMPORTANT: We were notified on December 15, 2016 that Venezuela is taking 6 weeks to process visas for US Passport holders.



New as of March16, 2015: Visas are now required for US Passport Holders traveling for tourism and business; this is a result of diplomatic strains between the US and Venezuela. All tourist applicants are now required to submit documents in-person at the Consulate. A request to allow AVS to pick-up the completed tourist visa - see below - can be made and we can submit and pick-up business visas.

Below you will find the requirements to obtain a Business visa for Venezuela. Once you complete gathering the documents, choose your processing time and place your order online or use the paper order form. If you have questions at any point in the process, click the  and you will be directed to a pop-up page with more information; close that once your question is answered and proceed.

Jurisdiction: If you reside in the following States you can use the information below: IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD or WI. If you reside outside these states, please call us.

Requirements - the following documents must be shipped to us:

  • US Passport with at least six months validity and blank visa pages

  • Two current passport-type photos  

  • Completed and signed application. As part of this process, a digital photo must be supplied. AVS will supply this service as part of our fee for Business Visas but Tourist applicants must supply their own photo or AVS can supply it for $30. Click HERE for the application 
  • Original Business Letter from company in the U.S. (for Business Visas)  

  • Invitation from Company to be visited in Venezuela (for Business Visas) 

  • Copy of the US company's Certificate of Good Standing. Your HR Department may have this on file or will need to be obtained from the Secretary of State; this is a two-page document

  • Copy of flight itinerary on Travel Agency letterhead or copy of tickets

  • (for Non-US Passport holders) Copy of front and back of Alien Registration Card
    ("Green Card") or copy of U.S. visa in Passport

  • Copy of the info page of the passport

For tourist visas: Please visa the Venezuelan Consulate webiste for information. Click HERE. Once the documents are submitted in person, please inform the agent at the Consulate that America Visa Service will be picking up the completed visa and provide us with the following:

  • Notarized Authorization Letter. Click HERE for letter
  • Exact date your visa will ready, per the Consulate and any pick-up receipt received
  • Use Option 2 under "Place Order" below and send use the order form. For pick-ups we charge $60 plus shipping of $28.

Processing Times and Fees:

Processing Type: Service Fee:
Regular Processing — 6 weeks: $100 (US Passport)
$125 (non-US Passport)
Rush Processing — 6 weeks: $150 (US Passport)
$175 (non-US Passport)

Venezuela charges: $60 for Business visas

Place order:

  1. Enter your Departure Date below, then Select a Service below that. When the pop-up window appears, click "OK" to calculate fees. Click "BUY NOW" and follow the instructions on each page. After billing, shipping and credit card info is completed you will receive shipping instructions. If you need more than one Service, either place separate orders online or use option 2 below.
  2. If you prefer not to place an online order or need multiple Services, click HERE for our paper order form. Complete all information and ship your documents to the address at the top of the form. Your credit card will be charged once the work is complete and we will include a receipt with your returned passport.


Type: Visa
Country: Venezuela
Departure Date: Click Here to Pick the date  << Click here to select a date
Select a Service:
Weekends and Holidays do not count as processing days.
Regular 18+ days-Business
Rush 15-16 days-Business
Regular 18+ days-Non-US Passport
Rush 15-16 days-Non-US Passport

American Visa Service - 53 West Jackson - Suite 1226 - Chicago, IL 60604  (312) 922-8860 fax (312)922-7578


Note: Visa documents not in our office by 9:30 a.m. (CST) may be submitted the following business day and/or may be charged additional rush fees to meet a date of departure. We suggest you ship documents by UPS Early AM with signature waived as all other options generally arrive too late for submission. All passport documents will be submitted the day after they are received. AVS is not responsible for deliveries to our office. American Visa Service, Inc. is not responsible for passports lost, delayed or damaged by any government office, Consulate or delivery service. American Visa is not responsible for the websites of other offices nor for problems with those sites. Fees and/or requirements may change with little or no advance notice. All cancelled orders will incur a 10% credit card fee to cover the fees AVS is charged by Visa/MC/Amex to process charges and refunds.