Nearly 700 Venezuelans can leave Trinidad and Tobago after receiving passports.

Venezuelan immigrants in Trinidad and Tobago (EFE/Andrea De Silva/File)

Hundreds of Venezuelans who had hoped to leave Trinidad and Tobago for other destinations due to a lack of opportunities can now do so with a receipt. Almost 700 new passportsThe Venezuelan embassy in the country announced on Tuesday.

Ambassador of Venezuela, Alvaro Sanchez CorderoHe told reporters that the new documents have been delivered to the embassy and will be distributed as soon as possible.

“It’s a special day, so our guys pay immediate attention and can already have their passports in hand,” he said.

Venezuelans apply for their new passports through the Administrative Service for Identity, Migration and Immigration (Saime) in late September and early March.

Venezuelan Ambassador Álvaro Sánchez Cordero told reporters that the new documents were delivered to the embassy and distributed as quickly as possible (EFE/Ernesto Guzmán Jr./File)

This was announced by the Venezuelan embassy The next batch of new passports is expected to arrive in Trinidad and Tobago in the fourth quarter. This year.

One of the applicants Marisa RomeroIn a Facebook post, he said he was “delighted” to now have his passport: “Now I can legally go abroad”, added the woman who plans to travel to Brazil.

“Passport is necessary to travel abroad. “Trinidad and Tobago is a beautiful country, but it doesn’t give us legal opportunities to stay here,” he stressed.

A total of 16,523 Venezuelans received permits from the government of Trinidad and Tobago for the first time in 2019, allowing them to live and work in the Caribbean country, but the extension did not meet expectations.

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In addition, last May, more than 1,500 Venezuelan migrant children were affected by the suspension of the “Equal Place” program launched in 2019 to provide education to minors between the ages of 5 and 17.

(with information from EFE)

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