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Due to paper shortages in Venezuela, Venezuelan citizens are currently unable to renew their passports, or apply for a new passport. The IND has introduced two temporary solutions for Venezuelan citizens.

In order to pick up a residence permit card or in order to have their biometrics taken, Venezuelan citizens can identify themselves using their expired passport and a copy of their application for renewal of their passport.

Regarding applications for extensions of residence permits, as well as applications for changing the purpose of their residence, the IND will temporarily refrain from denying these applications on the basis of the passport requirement. The IND will again require a valid passport on subsequent applications.

For more information please visit the IND website.


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