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I have been reading and researching for a while, and I think that this site has some great members and great information.

 

I have a somewhat complicated situation and need to be pointed in the right direction.

 

My fiancée is from Venezuela.  She currently lives and works in Panama.  She has Panama residency, and we have requested her K-1 interview to be conducted at the consulate in Panama.  We recently receive our N0A1 on March 8th, 2019, so we have a bit of time to resolve this issue:

 

My fiancée's  passport has expired.  She requested a new passport, but when she did this, she said that the embassy in Panama told her that they were just now delivering passports that were requested in 2015.  😯  The embassy told her that she could get a "stamp" to extend the length of her passport, but that process takes about 9 months.  She started the process previously, paid her money, and never got notification to get her stamp.

 

Has anyone had an recent experience with obtaining a passport in Venezuela?  I understand that it is possible to get a passport within three or four days if she returns to Venezuela, and there doesn't seem to be any guarantees that she will be able to get it in that timeframe. 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

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On 3/18/2019 at 9:28 AM, TandClaudia said:

I have been reading and researching for a while, and I think that this site has some great members and great information.

 

I have a somewhat complicated situation and need to be pointed in the right direction.

 

My fiancée is from Venezuela.  She currently lives and works in Panama.  She has Panama residency, and we have requested her K-1 interview to be conducted at the consulate in Panama.  We recently receive our N0A1 on March 8th, 2019, so we have a bit of time to resolve this issue:

 

My fiancée's  passport has expired.  She requested a new passport, but when she did this, she said that the embassy in Panama told her that they were just now delivering passports that were requested in 2015.  😯  The embassy told her that she could get a "stamp" to extend the length of her passport, but that process takes about 9 months.  She started the process previously, paid her money, and never got notification to get her stamp.

 

Has anyone had an recent experience with obtaining a passport in Venezuela?  I understand that it is possible to get a passport within three or four days if she returns to Venezuela, and there doesn't seem to be any guarantees that she will be able to get it in that timeframe. 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

Passports in and out of Venezuela take a lot of time, it will NEVER take days. From what I've heard the process to get the prorroga (stamp) it's taking quite some too. So, unless she has some kind of contact inside of SAIME that can expedite that for her it's a long shot.

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I will be back in Panama with her next week.  I think the best course of action would be to go to the Venezuelan Embassy in Panama with her and review our options again.  When she went to the embassy last month, they said that they were just starting to deliver passports from 2015.

 

The clock is ticking now, and this seems to be our biggest hurdle.

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11 hours ago, Nelo G. said:

Hey, 

 

Any luck with this? I am on the same situation with my fiancée as well.

 

Nelo

 

The short answer is no.  She tried again to initiate the process to get the "extension stamp" at the embassy, and they told her that the physical condition of her passport was not good enough for her to get the stamp. 

 

I read that both Panama and Colombia will allow people from Venezuela to travel in and out of those countries with an expired passport, as long as it has not been expired for more than 2 years. 

 

My fiancée is Panamanian resident now, but she was born to Colombian parents.  She has an option to get a Colombian cedula and then a passport.  Of course this involves jumping through a lot of hoops, and it presents it's own set of problems, but we're working on it.

 

Thanks for asking.  Tell me about your situation.

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Thank you for sharing, 

 

My fiancee had the same issue but her passport was in decent condition, I think that your best option is to continue to push to the the stamp. From what I heard they are taking longer to deliver the stamps but they do show up. 

 

Nelo

 

 

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On 4/10/2019 at 7:51 AM, TandClaudia said:

 

The short answer is no.  She tried again to initiate the process to get the "extension stamp" at the embassy, and they told her that the physical condition of her passport was not good enough for her to get the stamp. 

 

I read that both Panama and Colombia will allow people from Venezuela to travel in and out of those countries with an expired passport, as long as it has not been expired for more than 2 years. 

 

My fiancée is Panamanian resident now, but she was born to Colombian parents.  She has an option to get a Colombian cedula and then a passport.  Of course this involves jumping through a lot of hoops, and it presents it's own set of problems, but we're working on it.

 

Thanks for asking.  Tell me about your situation.

I understand better your situation now, If the consulate itself told her that her passport condition is not good enough to get a stamp, that would be hard to overcome... I'm guessing she doen't have enough room to get it stamped or maybe is it damaged.

 

If she can do the Colombian passport that will be a huge help, not only now but to avoid future inconvinience with Venezuelan IDs. I understand is a long process but I think you might have enough time to figure a solution, my Plan B was to get Mexican citizenship (I could after 2,5 years living there) but I got my extension on time so I didn't have to.

 

Join the Facebook group I told you about, they might not have a magic solution for your fiance's situation but they do share valuable information.


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