Rentista Visa

Venezuela offers renewable, temporary residence permits of one-year validity to those who can demonstrate a foreign-source income of at least US$1,200 per month.

After two years, the applicant can obtain Residente status, a visa that has a five-year validity.

Following 10 continuous years of residency (5 if married to a Venezuela or a citizen of certain countries), the applicant is eligible for Venezuelan citizenship.


Program at a glance

Program TypeIndependent Means Visa
Time to citizenship10 years
Time to permanent residencyN/A
Minimum investmentNone. Declaration of sufficient means to support yourself is required.
Physical presence requirementNone at temporary stage
Application processing time1-3 months
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to127 destinations, including Schengen countries
Contribution types availableNo contribution required

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