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What do I need to know before moving to Venezuela?

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Venezuela, they said...

"Always prefer your common sense over the realtors opinion. Try to look at houses with a local to get their opinion. ALWAYS choose houses with Air Conditioning, it tends to get very hot. (115 F)," commented one expat who made the move to Maracaibo, Venezuela.

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"Venezuela is a country with a rich culture and history, but it is also a country with a complex political and economic situation. Expats should be aware of the current situation in the country and the potential risks associated with living there. It is important to research the local laws and regulations, as well as the safety and security situation in the area. Expats should also be aware of the cost of living in Venezuela, as it is significantly higher than in many other countries. Additionally, expats should be prepared to learn Spanish, as it is the official language of the country. Finally, expats should be aware of the visa requirements for entering and staying in Venezuela," remarked another expat in Venezuela.

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