Chile will send investigative Police to reinforce its consulates in Haiti and Venezuela

Posted by on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Under: Diplomacy
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The Chilean Government announced yesterday, that Chile’s Investigative Police (PDI) will play a key role in implementing the new immigration measures recently adopted for citizens of Haiti and Venezuela.

Chilean authorities are planning to send an unspecified numbers of agents to reinforce their consulates in Port-au-Prince in order to allow a smooth transition.  Last week, Chilean President, Sebastien Pinera, signed new regulations to counteract an explosion of Haitian migration into Chile. Haitians were not previously required to have a visa to ente, but since April 16, all Haitian and Venezuelan nationals wishing to enter Chile must obtain tourism visa at the chilean consulate in Port-au-Prince or Caracas. 

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The Chilean Minister of the Interior, Andres Chadwick, informed that both the consulates of Haiti and Venezuela are going to have a reinforcement. He explained that, “ The Foreign Ministry and the PDI are talking about the effects of sending officials to these consulates so that they reinforce the action on the part of all the requests.” He said.

The head of the Immigration Department, Alvaro Bellolio, for his part said that they have already met with representative of the of the Chilean Investigative Police (PDI) to “ coordinate all the missing issues in this matter in order to have a joint process, guaranteeing a migration safe, orderly and regular.”

“There are possibilities that Police from the PDI travel to Venezuela and Haiti in order to make a greater and separate flow, a better filter.” “ Of course, there is still no exact date to specify the arrival to these consulates, since the rules must first be indicated,” clarified Bellelio.

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