Please note that Venezuela allows multiple citizenships, therefore you might be presented with a Venezuelan passport and a passport from another country, probably Italy, Spain or Portugal.
New biometric passports can be accepted as primary.
Red cover passports bearing or not the Andean Community inscription can be accepted as primary.
Old blue cover passports are still valid for travel except in the USA, but they don't have any special security measure, therefore they should not be accepted as primary, but they can be accepted as secondary provided they're in a good state and they haven't been cancelled. It should be useful to check if there aren't cancelled visas in the passport, which can mean that the passport is considered untrustworthy by a third country.
Hand-written and special passports (so called service passports) should not be accepted as primary documents. Hand-written passports should not be accepted by any means.
Cédula de identidad
Note that Venezuelan passports, even older ones, cite the cedula number. This is very useful to check the document validity. Look under Cedula de identidad.
All non-expired cedulas can be accepted as a secondary document provided you've checked either the Coat of Arms bas relief (older documents) or the security threads on the paper (current documents)
Cedulas should not be accepted as primary documents, since they're quite easy to get with a photostatic copy of an older document.
The following documents should not be accepted as primary documents, and it's up to the assurer to even consider them at all. They might, however, increase assurers confidence.
Government service cards (featuring signature, photo and cedula number) and military/police ID cards with photo.
- International documents such as a secondary passport or a secondary ID card.
New driver's license feature a photo, older driver's licenses don't have one but feature the cedula number.
- Student ID (either local or ISIC)
There's no electoral card in Venezuela, and political party affiliations usually lack photographs and generally aren't issued by trustworthy organizations. There's no Social Security Card or any other massively used national document.
Comment: Government ID cards (sometimes also called service cards) usually are considered valid for a CAcert Assurance if they contain a photo. Of course you should not accept one if you are not familliar with it! BernhardFröhlich