Venezuela - Central Authority & practical information

Central Authority(ies):

Ministerio del Poder Popular Para Relaciones Exteriores
(Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Affairs)

Contact details:


Ministerio del Poder Popular para Relaciones Exteriores
Oficina de Relaciones Consulares
Avenida Urdaneta
Esquina de "Carmelitas" a "Puente Llaguno"
Edificio anexo a la Torre "MRE"
Caracas, 1010
República Bolivariana de Venezuela

Telephone: +58 (0) 212.806.4449, Ext. 6709
Fax: +58 (0) 212.802.8000 Ext. 6705
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: 

Contact persons:
  • Elsa Iliana Gutiérrez Graffe (Directora General de la Oficina de Relaciones Consulares)
  • Doris Mariana Sayago González (Directora del Servicio Consular Extranjero)
  • José Alexis Sosa (Coordinador del Area de Asuntos Especiales)
  • Zaida Colmenares (Analista del Escritorio de Cartas Rogatorias/ Europa, Asia y Oceanía)
  • Hilda Martínez (Analista del Escritorio de Cartas Rogatorias/América)
Languages spoken by staff: Spanish, English

Practical Information:
(The following information was provided by the relevant State authorities or was obtained from the replies to the 2003 Service Convention Questionnaire)

Forwarding authorities
(Art. 3(1)):
The Central Authority (Bureau of Consular Relations)
Methods of service
(Art. 5(1)(2)):
The methods prescribed by our domestic law. Once the service has been performed the documents are sent back to the Central Authority of the requesting State by Diplomatic Channels.
Translation requirements
(Art. 5(3)):
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela shall not accept documents to be served or transmitted unless they are accompanied by a corresponding translation into the Spanish language.
Costs relating to execution of the request for service
(Art. 12):
It has no costs.
Time for execution of request: Venezuelan legislation does not establish a period of time for services to be made. 
Oppositions and declarations
(Art. 21(2)):
Click here to read all the declarations and reservations made by Venezuela under this Convention
Art. 8(2): Opposition
Art. 10(a): Opposition
Art. 10(b): No opposition
Art. 10(c): No opposition
Art. 15(2): Declaration of applicability
Art. 16(3): Declaration of applicability

Derogatory channels (bilateral or multilateral agreements or internal law permitting other transmission channels)
(Arts. 11, 19, 24 and 25)

Information may not be complete or fully updated – please contact the relevant authorities to verify this information.


- Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory (Panama City, 13 January 1975).
- Additional Protocol to the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory (Montevideo, 8 May 1979)

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(This page was last updated on 18 July 2014)