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)):
Methods of service
(Art. 5(1)(2)):
Translation requirements
(Art. 5(3)):
Costs relating to execution of the request for service
(Art. 12):
Time for execution of request:  
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 11 March 2014)