What is the change? Government offices, including immigration services, may close or operate on a limited basis ahead of the country’s presidential election on Sunday.

What does the change mean? While no official statement of closure has been made, offices may close or operate with limited hours in the days leading up to and immediately following the election. Processing for many immigration services may be delayed until next week.

  • Implementation time frame: On and around May 20.
  • Visas/permit affected: Government immigration services.
  • Who is affected: Employers and foreign nationals in Venezuela.
  • Business impact: Businesses may need to make minor adjustments to timelines because of potential closures and delays.

BAL Analysis: Employers who need services should expect delays this week and next week because of the election. Foreign nationals may wish to avoid nonessential travel in and around Caracas until after the presidential election, especially in the event of large demonstrations or rallies.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in Venezuela. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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