translated from Spanish: Government to create Lima office to grant visas to Venezuelan citizens

Following a meeting with representatives of the United Nations (UN) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Government confirmed the establishment of an office in Lima to facilitate the granting of visas to Venezuelan citizens. «We have signed an agreement with the IOM that will allow a visa treatment centre in Lima, which will make it easier for people of Venezuelan nationality who want to migrate to Chile to have the supporting documentation that the Government requires to be able to apply to a v isa,» said Chancellor Teodoro Ribera, who was part of the meeting. In turn, Ribera maintained that the Tacna consulate will be receiving online requests until August 16, being served in sequential order in the following days. «But from that date any nomination must be made through our consulate in Lima,» the Chancellor stressed. The decision was valued by Diego Beltran, IOM regional director, who argued that «this signature today is an important aspect of dealing with this unprecedented crisis.» Finally, the United Nations resident coordinator of Chile, Silvia Rucks, said that they are convinced that «it is a very good solution for the country in its efforts of safe, orderly and regular migration. But especially because it’s another way to ensure human rights compliance.»



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