Thursday, June 06, 2024

How to Apply for Venezuela Tourist Visa as Philippine Passport Holder

Quest to visit all Countries of South America in 2024 as Pinoy Solo Backpacker

Highlight: I applied as Filipino Solo Traveller with a Philippine passport only, with WORK FROM HOME JOB (ex-OFW, retired Engineer) and NO BUSINESS. I provided proof of enough savings, investments and insurance.

TOURIST VISA REQUIREMENTS:  will be given to those who wish to join the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for recreation, health, or activities that do not involve compensation or profit, such as cultural, artistic, scientific, sports, contact with companies public or private sector, or journalism for special events. 

1. Valid Passport (more than 6 months validity) - I provided a copy of the bio-page and the original passport (1 page)
2. Properly filled out application form (typewritten) - I printed out then signed (2 pages)
3. Two (2) 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm latest pictures, colored, white background, no computerized alterations (do not staple or scan picture) - I provided latest copy with a white background
4. Airline tickets with entry and exit dates - I provided unpaid booking via 3rd party booking website
5. Documents providing adequate funds to support the travel: Bank Certification, Employment Certificate, Real Estate, Commercial - I provided copies of my house title, condominium unit titles, and insurance investments, BDO online statement of account, and copy of Debit/Credit Card (6 pages) 
6. Bank Certificate reflecting three (3) months average maintaining balance must be addressed to the Consular Section of this Embassy - I provided a copy given by BDO where my savings account is deposited
7. If employed, Employment Certificate and other pertinent documents - I provided a copy of Certficate of Employment
8. If not employed or a student, an Affidavit of Support is required - N/A
9. Original and photocopy of Filipino Identification Cards, Residency, or Certificate issued by the authorities - I provided scanned copies of all government-issued IDs
10. Original Certificate of Domicile issued by the Police Station nearest to the place of residency or authority - I provided copy of the National Police Clearance
11. International Certificate against Yellow Fever, original and photocopy. Required only when traveling to another country before entering Venezuela or once within the national territory, you travel to another country that requests such vaccine and has plans of re-entry to Venezuela - I provided a copy of the yellow fever vaccine certificate
12. Personal Interview - to follow after approval of online submission
13. Visa Fee is US$50.00 (Payment is deposited in our bank account on the same day all complete documents are submitted to the Embassy)

Total No. of Document Page print submitted: 30 print-outs mostly in color pages

Processing of visa will take 3 to 4 working days UPON PAYMENT
All documents must be original with photocopy
In certain cases, additional documents may be requested

Venezuela Tourist Visa as Philippine Passport Holder (1 year multiple entry 2024-2025)

Venezuela Embassy address in the Philippines location map

Appointment (only after approval of online submission of requirements):
Passport Submission: 10:00 to 12:00 hrs / Passport Collection: 11:00 to 12:00 hrs (Monday to Friday)

AddressUnit 17 A, Multinational Bancorporation Center, 6805 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, 1227, Metro Manila

Visa FeeUS$50.00 (Payment is deposited in the bank account on the same day if all complete documents are submitted to the Embassy)


May 15, 2024 (Wed) - submitted all required online documents above on Venezuela Embassy PH email 

May 31, 2024 (Fri) Venezuela Embassy PH replied positively with ZERO QUERY on all the documents I submitted online. They gave me an appointment the next week to submit all printed documents together with $50 visa fee deposit.

June 05, 2024 (Wed) visited the Venezuela Embassy PH in Makati around 1100H with all the documents and $50 visa fee. Again, ZERO QUERY for all the printed documents I submitted. Around 1200H I received my passport stamped with VENEZUELA TOURIST VISA MULTIPLE ENTRY ONE YEAR VALIDITY 2024-2025.


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