CADIVI (Comisión de Administración de Divisas - Commission for the Administration of Currency Exchange)

Florida Institute of Technology has many students from Venezuela, and we understand that those students must utilize CADIVI, the Venezuelan agency for currency exchange.

As a service to our Venezuelan students, Florida Institute of Technology’s Admissions and International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) offices can prepare official documentation and notarization for current Florida Tech students to assist with the CADIVI process. Approval or denial of the request is entirely up to CADIVI. The CADIVI application process is the responsibility of the student and students should contact CADIVI directly with any questions or concerns.

The CADIVI process is required each semester and may take weeks or months for processing. F-1 Students must arrive at campus with funding available to pay for expenses.

Instructions:

1.  Request a CADIVI letter. To do so, please choose from one of the following templates:

Newly admitted students should choose from one of the following samples. Please complete the 1st Semester Student CADIVI Letter Request Form.  An adviser will notify you when your letter is ready to be picked up.  Please allow three to five business days for processing.

Sample 1 Sample 2 Sample 3 Sample 4

Continuing students should choose from one of the following samples. Please complete the Continuing Student CADIVI Letter Request Form.  An adviser will notify you when your letter is ready to be picked up. Please allow three to five business days for processing.

Sample 1 Sample 2 Sample 3

2.  Send your notarized letter to the Department of State in Tallahassee for an Apostille. Carefully follow these instructions:

a. Enclose a cover letter stating the name of the country in which the documents will be used. The country name is needed in order to authenticate the document correctly, whether by Certificate of Notarial Authority or Apostille.

b. Enclose the required fee in the form of a check or money order, MADE PAYABLE TO: DEPARTMENT OF STATE. The fee for a notarial or apostille certification by the Secretary of State is $10 per notarized document.

c. You may enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of the documents. ***If you wish the order to be returned by a courier service, you must enclose a pre-paid air bill with your order that is preaddressed FROM YOU and TO YOU. (No collect or cash on delivery (COD) mail or air bills can be sent from this office.)

d. If you are using a courier service (recommended method), please use the physical address as courier service packages cannot be delivered to the Post Office Box.

Division of Corporations

Clifton Building, Apostille Section

2661 Executive Center Circle

Tallahassee, FL 32301

Phone: 850-245-6945

We recommend that you send your documents using a courier service. You can do so at the Florida Tech Shipping Department, located in building 540 (number 47 on this campus map). You will need to pay this shipping fee using cash only.

NOTE: This is also the address where they are located, if you choose to go in person, where you may wait for your request to be completed. No appointment is necessary.

e. If you are using U.S. Mail, please use this address:

Department of State

Division of Corporations

Apostille Certification

P.O. Box 6800

Tallahassee, FL 32314-6800

3.  Send your letter to the Venezuelan Consulate:

Most Florida Tech students use the consulate in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Here are the Venezuelan Consulates in the United States. Please note that the consulate in Miami is closed until further notice.

a.  Once you receive your documents back from the Department of State in Tallahassee, sign up with the Venezuelan Consulate for the Registro Consular

b.  Complete the Registro Consular form and print it out

c.  Include the Registro Consular form with your other documents and mail everything to the Venezuelan Consulate:

Venezuelan Consulate Phone Numbers: (504) 210-1020/(504) 524-6700
400 Poydras Street Fax: (504) 522-7092
Suite 2145  
New Orleans, LA 70130  

We recommend that you send your documents using a courier service. You can do so at the Florida Tech Shipping Department, located in building 540 (number 47 on this campus map). You will need to pay this shipping fee using cash only.

4. Have your letter officially translated to Spanish

5. Send your letter to the CADIVI office in Venezuela:

a. CADIVI Website

b. Instructions for registering for CADIVI

 

Helpful Links:

List of Priority Majors

Procedure for Apostille Certification

Florida Tech Latin American Student Association CADIVI Website