What has changed
Government offices were forced to cease operations for more than fifteen (15) business days during March 2019, due to nationwide power outages, leading to delays in all immigration processes.
Venezuela suffered a nationwide power failure on March 7, 2019. Power was partially restored in some areas by March 13, 2019. A second blackout, lasting a week, began on March 25, 2019.
Who is affected
What to expect
What you need to do
Employers and their foreign national employees who may affected by the delays are advised to avoid initiating new immigration procedures until government offices return to normal operations, and to expect significant delays in pending applications.
This alert was prepared with information provided by Newland Chase.