After registering the number of Venezuelans who were forced to migrate because of the undergoing national crisis, the First Lady, Fabiana Rosales, together with the ambassadors appointed by the government in charge of President Juan Guaidó, launched the Back to Home plan. “Venezuelans not only want to return to contribute to the reconstruction of Venezuela, but mostly they want to return as a family to contribute as public servants, as entrepreneurs,” said Rosales and remarked this records were sent to legitimate ambassadors to continue working in the return of the citizens.
They shared the migratory agreements that the administration has reached with different governments. The Venezuelan ambassador in Chile, Guarequena Gutiérrez, said that the country is home to the largest number of Venezuelan lawyers who have migrated, she pointed out that in order to enter the nation, a tourist visa or democratic responsibility visa is required and that they work on the family reunification visa. While in Ecuador, Ambassador René de Sola, said that according to the Ecuadorian presidential decree 826, passports expired with expiration dates up to five years old are recognized as valid and those who have entered before July 25, 2019 will be able to get their visa without fees and fines.
Likewise, the Venezuelan ambassador in Peru, Carlos Scull, remarked that to enter that country, since last June 15, a tourist or humanitarian visa is required, and with the foreigner’s card, the nationals are allowed to work and have access to other services. On the other hand, in Brazil, Venezuelans who decide to take refuge have two options: refugee status or permanent residence, they need to register and obtain the same rights as a Brazilian citizen, as highlighted by the ambassador in that country María Teresa Belandria.