Venezuelan passports

Canada recognizes the decree published by the Venezuelan National Assembly on June 7, 2019, to extend the validity of Venezuelan passports (excluding provisional passports). Venezuelan passport holders who want to travel to or stay in Canada can now continue to use their passport if it expired less than 5 years ago or will soon expire.

Applicants with expired or soon-to-expire Venezuelan passports should continue to submit their application through the normal process set out in the application guide. However, if IRCC’s website indicates otherwise, extra steps may have to be completed.

If you hold a passport covered by the decree, you may use it to

  • get or extend your temporary status in Canada as a
  • apply for
    • permanent residence
    • a permanent resident card
    • a permanent resident travel document

Applicants must meet all entry requirements for Canada, including being admissible to the country.

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