Temporary suspension of Canadian Embassy’s operations in Venezuela

Summary

Effective June 3rd, 2019, the Canadian Embassy in Venezuela suspends its operations temporarily. Consular assistance for Canadian citizens, as well as any other nationalities residing in Venezuela will be attended from the consular post in Colombia until further notice. Background

As per Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Chrystia Freeland, unfortunately Canadian diplomats stationed in Venezuela will no longer be able to obtain diplomatic accreditation under the Nicolás Maduro regime, and their visas will expire, so they have decided to temporarily cease operations. Who will be affected?

All individuals who need to complete any consular service in the Canadian Embassy in Venezuela. Impact

This will affect not only Canadian citizens residing in Venezuela, but also any other nationalities residing in Venezuela who need to complete any consular service in the Canadian Consular Post in Caracas.

It has not been informed whether this suspension affects the relationship between the two countries. Implementation

June 3rd, 2019. Next steps / Actions required

- From applicants: - Contact Canadian Embassy in Colombia for further information/instructions. - From employers: - None Click here and find more information about it.

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