Venezuela - Central Authority & practical information

Central Authority:

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

Contact details:

Address: Ministerio del Poder Popular para Relaciones Exteriores
Dirección del Servicio Consular Extranjero
Oficina de Relaciones Consulares
(Ministry of People's Power of Foreign Affairs
Directorate of the Foreign Consular Service
Office of Consular Affairs)
Edificio Anexo a la Torre MRE, piso 1
Avenida Urdaneta – Esquina Carmelitas a Puente LLaguno
Caracas 1010
Venezuela
Telephone: +58 (0) 212-8064449/8020000
Ext. 6701-6704-6707-6708-6709- 6713.
Fax:  
E-mail: relaciones.consulares@mppre.gob.ve
exhortos.rogatorias@mppre.gob.ve
General website: http://www.mppre.gob.ve/
Contact person:
  • Eulalia Tabares Roldán
    Directora General de Relaciones Consulares
    (Director-General of the Office of Consular Affairs)
    Telephone: +58 (212) 806.4449 / 802.0000. Ext.
    6701- 6713
    E-mail: eulalia.tabares73@mppre.gob.ve
  • Eudys Javier Almeida Gaona
    Director del Servicio Consular Extranjero
    (Director of Foreign Consular Service)
    Telephone: +58 (212) 8064449 / 802-8000 Ext. 6713
    E-mail: eudys.almeida97@mppre.gob.ve
  • Felix Oropio
    Coordinador de Cooperación Jurídica Internacional
    (Coordinator for the International Cooperation Matter)
    Telephone: +58 (212) 8064449 / 802.0000.Ext.6704
  • Darío Márquez
    Asistente a la Dirección del Servicio Consular Extranjero
    (Foreign Consular Service’s Assistant)
    E-mail: dario.marquez42@mppre.gob.ve
Languages spoken by staff: Spanish, English, Portuguese

 

Practical Information:

Forwarding authorities
(Art. 3(1)):
The Central Authority (Office of the Consular Affairs).
Methods of service
(Art. 5(1)(2)):
Once the service has been performed, the documents are sent back to the Central Authority of the requesting State by Diplomatic Channels. The Article 188(2) CPC states the following: “(...) The service abroad will be addressed by diplomatic or consular via and the others by the ordinary channel, without legalization. See also the article 857 CPC.
Translation requirements
(Art. 5(3)):
According to the Venezuelan law, all document sent to the courts must be translated into Spanish.
Costs relating to execution of the request for service
(Art. 12):
There is not cost.
Time for execution of request: It depends. From 6 months to one year.
Judicial officers, officials or other competent persons
(Art. 10(b))
 
Oppositions and declarations
(Art. 21(2)):
Click here to read all the declarations made by this State under the Service Convention.
Art. 8(2): The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela opposes the exercise of the authority established in the first paragraph of this Article within its territory, in relation to other persons who are not nationals of the State of origin. Respect to the second paragraph, Venezuela did not make any declaration or reservation.
Art. 10(a): The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela does not agree to the transmission of documents through postal channels.
Art. 10(b): No opposition
Art. 10(c): No opposition
Art. 15(2): The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela declares that “Venezuelan judges shall be empowered to decide when the conditions contained in sections (a), (b) and (c) of this Article are fulfilled, even though they have not received any communications evidencing either the notice or transfer, or delivery of the document.
Art. 16(3): The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela declares that the request allowed by the third paragraph of this Article shall not be admissible if it is made after the expiration of the period specified in Venezuelan law.
Derogatory channels (bilateral or multilateral agreements or internal law permitting other transmission channels)
(Arts. 11, 19, 24 and 25)
Disclaimer:
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 Junuary 1975). Additional Protocolo to the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory (Montevideo, 8 May 1979).
Useful links: http://www.oas.org/
Competent authorities
(Arts 6, 9)
 
Other authorities
(Art. 18)
 

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