Canada closes Visas and Immigration section in Caracas
Steps will be taken through the Canadian office in Mexico
Based on a press release from the Canadian government, the action is part of a plan to streamline related operations.
Canada's consulates in Detroit and Seattle closed as well.
Ongoing applications for visas or provisional residence permits previously filed at the Caracas office will proceed as usual at the Canadian office located in Mexico.
New visa applicants should apply online. Their applications will be addressed by the Canadian office in Mexico.
Further information is available on the Canadian government website: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/notices/2013-01-29.asp
Around 1.5 million Venezuelans have decided to emigrate in search of a better future for their families. The figure accounts to between 4% and 6% of the overall population. Approximately 88% of these expatriates have made up their mind to emigrate over the last 15 years.