CERTIFICATES

-Requirements to take pets to Venezuela
-Requirements to take a car or other belongings to Venezuela (Requirements for vehicles; household furnishings/items)

-Requirements to take pets to Venezuela

Requirements:

Present a certificate of vaccination issued at least six months prior by a veterinarian to the Agriculture or Animal Health Department for authentication. Dogs must be vaccinated against the Parvus Virus.

Present these documents to the Consulate of your jurisdiction along with a copy of an ID (Venezuelans may present their cédula de identidad), and a money order for $70 made out to the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

If you send the documents via postal mail, you must attach a self-addressed stamped envelope to return the notarized document.

-Requirements to take a car and other belongings to Venezuela

Requirements to take vehicles to Venezuela as passenger baggage

Passenger Baggage Regulations

Passengers are those nationals or residents of the country who enter or leave the national territory through places using customs offices aboard public or private transportation.

a)  Requirements to take vehicles to Venezuela:

  1. Complete the Certificado de Uso de Vehículo form, sign it in the presence of a notary public, and bring to the court to have the notary’s signature guaranteed.
  2. An original purchase receipt, issued by the company that sold the vehicle or a replacement document of the purchase.
  3. An original title certified by the Division of Motor Vehicles demonstrating that the vehicle has been the property of the requesting party for 11 months or more.
  4. Two copies of the vehicle’s title, notarized and having the notary’s signature guaranteed by a court. (NO APOSTILLE)
  5. An original and photocopy of the vehicle registration (all). If you do not have them, you must obtain a record from the tax agency.
  6. An original and a photocopy of the document issued by the country’s motor vehicle authority indicating that the vehicle has no legal prohibitions.
  7. Fill in the form on time spent abroad indicating visits made to Venezuela in the last year.
  8. Submit the ORIGINAL Venezuelan passport, valid for at least six (6) months. Submit a photocopy of all passport pages including blank ones (the passport must have at least one free page to affix the seal of the Certificate of Use). If you have another nationality you must bring a photocopy of all pages of that passport.
  9. Photocopy of government issued identification.
  10. Cashier’s check or money order for seventy dollars ($70) payable to the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Cash and personal checks not accepted.

NOTE:

1. Submit documents organized according to the order stated above
2. Provide one (1) original of all required documents
3. Provide one (1) photocopy of all required documents
4. We may require other items not mentioned above.

The importing of used vehicles for personal transportation which enter under the regulation of passenger baggage is regulated by Housing Ministry Regulation Number 924 of August 29, 1991, as published in Federal Registry Number 34,790 on September 3, 1991. This regulation states the following:

Each passenger can only introduce one vehicle as part of their baggage, with no restrictions regarding its make or model.

The passenger must be of age and must have resided abroad for a period of no less than one (1) year; this period may be interrupted by short exits and entries, as long as his or her residency does not change.

The vehicle must be the property and for the personal use of the passenger, and this must be supported by a license or original certificate of registration issued in the passenger’s name by the relevant authorities of the country of the vehicle’s origin. This certificate must be issued no less than eleven (11) months before entry into the country.

For the nationalization of the vehicle, the object of these regulations, the interested party must present duly legalized documentation to the Consul of Venezuela or the person charge of those duties establishing that the interested party has used the vehicle as its owner for a period of no less than eleven (11) months. This documentation should include an original receipt of purchase made by the passage or a substitute document from the originating country establishing the resale of the vehicle, as well as a completed copy of the corresponding form.

Cars used for personal transportation by those who enter the country under these regulations are free from paying the Import Tax. They must pay the Customs Services Tax which is equivalent to 2% of the CIF value, as long as the value of the new car does not exceed the equivalent of 20 thousand dollars ($20,000) in Venezuelan currency. If this is the case, the passenger must also pay a Customs Tariff of 35% ad valorem of the vehicle’s CIF value. For the vehicle to be free of taxes, its sale price at the time it was purchased must not exceed 20 thousand dollars ($20,000).

NOTE 1: Vehicles that enter under these regulations cannot be ceded or transferred for a period of three (3) years, beginning at the time of the vehicle’s nationalization. Moreover, under these regulations a passenger will not be able to bring another vehicle into the country until three (3) years have passed.

NOTE 2: The original ownership title of the vehicle should be stamped with the Embassy’s round seal. This document should be presented to U.S. customs authorities with the rest of the documentation As such, for the preparation of the Certificate of use, a copy of the vehicle’s title of ownership containing an apostille should be included.

Household furnishings/items

Decree Number 3,175 of September 30, 1993, published in Federal Registry Number 35,313 on October 7, 1993, a regulation of the Organic Law of Customs over Regulations of Liberation, Suspension and Other Special Customs Regulations, states the following in Article 136:

  • Household furnishings/items are exempt from customs taxes as long as they have been used by the passenger for a period of at least six (6) months. The passenger must present documentation to this effect issued by the corresponding consular authority.
  • The introduction of vehicles considered as baggage will be regulated by orders established by the Housing Ministry pending resolution.

b) Requirements to take goods to Venezuela as passenger baggage:

1. Complete the  Certificate of Use of Goods, sign it before a notary public, and take it to the appropriate court to guarantee the notary’s signature.
2. Make an inventory of the boxes (or bags) of the goods indicating the contents of each.
3. Provide original receipts for electronic appliances.
4. Submit the ORIGINAL Venezuelan passport, valid for at least six (6) months. Summit a copy of all pages including those left blank (the passport must have at least one free page to affix the seal of the Certificate of Use). If you have another nationality, you must bring a photocopy of all pages of that passport.
5. Cashier’s check or money order for seventy dollars ($70) payable the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. No cash or personal checks accepted.

C) Requirements for carrying GOODS AND VEHICLES to Venezuela as passenger baggage:

1. Complete the Certificate of Use of goods and vehicle, sign it before a notary public, and take it to the appropriate Court to guarantee the notary’s signature (NO APOSTILLE)

2. Original receipt issued by the company that sold the vehicle or a replacement document of the purchase.
3. Original title of the vehicle certified by the Division of Motor Vehicles duly Apostille. The vehicle must be registered under the name of the applicant’s Certificate of Use with a minimum of eleven (11) months of ownership.
4. Two (2) copies of “vehicle ownership title” notarized and then go to the Court to guarantee the notary’s signature. There should be not APOSTILLE)

5. An original and a photocopy of vehicle registration (all). If there is no original, you must obtain a record from the tax agency.

6. An original and a photocopy of the document issued by the country’s motor vehicle authority indicating that the vehicle has no legal prohibitions.
7. Make an inventory of the boxes or bags of goods indicating the contents of each box or bag.
8. Original invoices for electronic appliances.
9. Fill in the form on time spent abroad indicating visits made to Venezuela in the last year.
10. Submit the original Venezuelan passport, valid for at least six (6) months. Submit a copy of all pages, including those left blank (the passport must have at least one free page to affix the seal of the Certificate of Use). If you have another nationality, bring a copy of all pages of that passport.
11. A photocopy of a government issued identity card.
12. Cashier’s check or money order (money order) seventy dollars ($70) payable the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. No cash or personal checks accepted.

NOTE:

1. Submit documents organized according to previous order
2. One (1) original of all required documents.
3. One (1) photocopy of all required documents.
4. We may require other items not mentioned above.

If you have any questions about this process please email: consular@venezuela-us.org

 

 

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