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Your comprehensive guide to migrating to Colombia




Your comprehensive guide to migrating to Colombia
Before planning and making the decision to come to Colombia make sure that you understand your legal status based on your nationality and the purpose of your trip, you may need an entry visa, residence permit and or work permit Read our guide to find out the requirements for legal entry to Colombia and any inquiries leave Comment with that and for the state of Colombia, it is a constitutional republic consisting Of 32 decentralized departments located in the northwestern part of the continent of South America and its capital, Bogota.


Colombia visas
Before traveling to Colombia we will make sure to inform you of the type of visa or permits that will be required for your stay according to your nationality in Colombia and our comprehensive guide will help you understand the paperwork you need before traveling to Colombia.


Colombian immigration requirements
First of all, you should know that the process of obtaining a visa in Colombia is long. However, if you will enter as a tourist, you may be able to stay for up to 90 days from the date of your entry without a visa.
As passport holders from the following countries do not need a 90-day residency visa:
((Argentina - Austria - Barbados - Belgium - Brazil - Canada - Costa Rica - Chile - Denmark - Ecuador - El Salvador - Spain - United States - Finland - France - Great Britain - Guatemala - Italy - Japan - Liechtenstein - Luxembourg - Mexico - Norway - Netherlands - Peru - Poland - Republic of Korea (South Korea) - Germany - Sweden - Switzerland - Trinidad, and Tobago - Uruguay - Venezuela and foreign residents in Canada and the United States
Also, those wishing to travel to Colombia for study or work purposes must apply for the relevant visa at the local consulate or Colombian embassy before traveling and it is highly recommended to visit the nearest Colombian consulate or embassy to confirm your requirements in the most complex cases.
Follow our advice to make sure you are aware of the types of visas available to you and how to obtain them based on the reason for your stay.


Before moving to Colombia
If you are going to move to Colombia instead of taking a vacation then you need to check your best visa before you go. Visas can be requested online through the Colombian Consulates from 7:30 AM to 12 PM from the Visa Office in Bogata.
((Very Important)) You must bring the following documents with you to the visa appointment:
·         The DP-FO-67 application form which must be completed for all applications.
·         A valid passport or travel document in good condition with a minimum of two blank pages.
·         A copy of your passport information page.
·         A copy of any previous Colombian visas obtained if any.
·         Two passport-sized photographs against a white background.


Types of Colombian visas available to potential arrivals
Appointments are not always necessary when requesting a visa from the visa office. However, it is advisable to make an appointment at the consulate or embassy in your country. It is also important to know the type of visa you need. There are three separate categories in which the visa enters:
Temporary visas include visas for students, church members, wives, refugees, NGO volunteers, crew members, and parents of Colombian citizens.
Work visas (Negocios) include works related to management, foreign trade, and infrastructure of Colombia.

Mercosur visa (this visa is only available to citizens of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela).
A comprehensive list of the different types of visas can be found on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Visa exceptions
Please note that the US and Japanese citizens do not have to pay the fees for obtaining a work or student visa or a temporary special visa but must pay the application fee.
There is such thing as a courtesy visa that is granted to visitors of a recognized status as agreed by the Colombian state and when applying for a courtesy visa both the application process and the visa itself are free.

Colombian work visas
There are several different ways to work in Colombia
If you have an employment contract in Colombia you can apply for a work visa associated with it and provide temporary residence in the country.
How to obtain work visas in Colombia
Work visas in Colombia are usually issued to senior executives representing foreign and multinational companies. These work visas aim to create business links and deals across a temporary timeframe.

Employers 'letters stating that employees' intentions are necessary and should be translated into Spanish. Processing times vary greatly depending on the consulate that you apply to and in any country. Here we explain the different types of work visas as well as visa requirements and procedures.

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