Welcome to the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Caracas. The Consular Section has two main missions:
- to provide a wide range of emergency and routine services to U.S. citizens visiting or residing in Venezuela, such as offering help in the event of serious illness or arrest, issuing U.S. passports, registering the births of U.S. citizens in Venezuela, and providing assistance to recipients of Social Security and other Federal benefits; and
- to provide immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services to Venezuelans and citizens of other countries who are in Venezuela.
In 2013, the Consular Section processed approximately 255,000 applications for nonimmigrant visas and 2,300 applications for immigrant visas, making it possible for Venezuelans from various backgrounds and walks of life to travel to the United States. With its variety of tourist destinations, diverse cultures, dynamic business environment, and spectacular landscapes, the United States has much to offer visitors.
We hope that you will find our website useful. Please use the links on the left to find further information on our service.
The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our visa system. We are operating at a significantly reduced capacity and will be until we clear the document backlog.
This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category.
We are working urgently to correct the problem and expect our system to be fully operational again soon. We will be posting updates to Travel.State.Gov as more information becomes available.