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Hi Margie,

So I'm having a similar issue with obtaining a passport without a cedula.

My current passport is valid until 2016, however when I last got it renewed the consulate glued the passport picture to the cover page. This was a problem when I visited Europe, luckily they let it pass because I was with my family.

I recently got a internship offer in Ethiopia for next year, and I don't want this to be a problem again, especially because my family won't be there.

So my questions:
Do you know if I can get that fixed here in the US? Considering my passport is valid until 2016, but I don't have cedula

Could I get a new passport in a different embassy outside the US? Like in Mexico?

If I HAVE to go to Venezuela to get a cedula how long does that process take? ( Both my parents are Venezuelan)

And while in Venezuela, how long does it take to get a new passport with the cedula?


Hi Alejandro,

It is not possible to obtain your passport in the US or anywhere outside Venezuela without a Cedula. The process to get a cedula in Venezuela, if you have all the required documents, should take 1 to 2 weeks. The Passport, sadly, is 18 weeks.

I would suggest you try using your current passport again, and try to explain the situation to the immigration officer.

Any other questions, I'll be here.



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