Canada closes Visas and Immigration section in Caracas
Steps will be taken through the Canadian office in Mexico
Based on a press release from the Canadian government, the action is part of a plan to streamline related operations.
Canada's consulates in Detroit and Seattle closed as well.
Ongoing applications for visas or provisional residence permits previously filed at the Caracas office will proceed as usual at the Canadian office located in Mexico.
New visa applicants should apply online. Their applications will be addressed by the Canadian office in Mexico.
Further information is available on the Canadian government website: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/notices/2013-01-29.asp
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.