UK Visas and Immigration (“UKVI”) has announced the recognition of automatic extensions to Venezuelan passports.
Effective from 7 August 2020, all Venezuelan passports issued or expired on or before 21 May 2019 may be considered valid by UK authorities.
This validity will extend for 5 years beyond the passport’s expiry date, but no longer than 10 years from passport’s date of issue.
There is no requirement for a passport to have a stamp, sticker or other official marking of the extension from the Venezuelan authorities for this provision to take effect.
UKVI has issued this announcement after similar announcements were made from the US State Department in June of this year.
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Paralegal in our General Immigration team