Guide for Requirements to Lodge Application Forms, Filling and Process in 2021 Colombia


Colombia


Colombia welcome total 78 countries visa free or visa on arrival and about 4.2 million tourist visit every year.

Embassy of Colombia

Apply Visa for Colombia

To apply for a Colombian Visa there is a bunch of information that you need to know. We are presenting you with all the details that are necessary to know prior to your form filling. Before proceeding to the application, you might wanna know what visa type you should apply for. Below are the basic categories you may fall into. Go through them and get to know which one is applicable for your case.

Visa Types

Following are the basic visa groups that have several subcategories (or purposes) that might fit you. The main visa types are named and explained below.

  • Immigration Visa(M)

    The purpose of a migrant visa is to let you immigrate to Colombia for several reasons. The sub-categories are a bunch of reasons and purposes for which you would want to immigrate to Colombia. The purposes may as follows:

    • Work Visa: Applicable for foreigners having a job in Colombia
    • Student Visa: Issued upon foreign students accepted by a Colombian academic institution.
    • Marriage/Spouse Visa: Applies to foreigners who are married to a permanent Colombian resident.
    • Retirement Visa: Issued to foreigners who wish to retire in Colombia.
    • Business Investment Visa: Applicable for foreigners who invest a minimum amount of 100 times the minimum wage in Colombia.
  • Residence Visa(R)

    A resident Visa is granted for the purpose of becoming a permanent residence in Colombia, followed by Colombian citizenship. There are 4 main subcategories of R-Visa holders. They are mentioned below:

    • Parents by Birth: Applies to parents (by birth) of a Colombian National.
    • M Visa Holders: Issued upon Migrants who have been a holder of Immigrant visa for at least over 2 years tenure.
    • Reapplication of a Colombian National: Applicable for Ex-Colombian Citizens who gave up their nationalities as a Colombian previously. They can reclaim their citizenship in this way.
    • Investment: Issued to foreign nationals who have invested a sum of money of at least 650 times that of the minimum monthly wage of Colombia.
  • Visitor Visa(V)

    Visitor Visas are for foreigners who intend to enter the Colombian territory for a temporary period. There could be various reasons/purposes to visit Colombia. Depending on the purpose, a visitor visa can be defined in the following ways:

    • Tourist Visa: Applicable for tourism in Colombia.
    • Medical Visa: Applies to foreigners who intend to get medical treatment from Colombia.
    • Business Visa: Issued upon foreign businessmen for the purpose of commerce.
    • Transit Visa: Issued to foreigners of different destination passing through the territory of Colombia.
    • Temporary Academic/Work Visa: Applicable for foreigners to attend a conference, internship, seminar, or similar meetings.

Now as you have known some visa types, you might be able to relate your situation to the categories and apply for the visa accordingly. Let’s move on to the procedures to fill up the application form. Some instructions are mentioned below, which are suggested to be gone through precisely to avoid any sort of error or mistakes.

  • Read carefully and submit the requested information avoiding any typing mistake. Any inaccuracy or error concerning the information you submit to this electronic form may lead to the refusal of the application, without any refund of the amounts paid.
  • You must spare at least 30 minutes to complete this online application.
  • Before starting the online application process, you must have: a photo size 3x4cm, in color, with white background, recent, head-on, without accessories, clear visage, in JPG format with a maximum weight of 300 KB. Individual documents in PDF format, readable, in black and white presentation is advised. The maximum weight allowed for the total of documents attached to an application is 5MB.
  • Check payment methods https://www.cancilleria.gov.co/en/procedures_services/visa/costs-means-payment-service-offices
  • If you already have an online application and you have the application number, you can update this information through this online service. If you do not remember the application number, please contact our citizen service lines: Bogotá: +57 (1) 3826999 - Free national line: 01 8000 938 000.
  • Please note that you should not attend to the Visa Office in Bogotá unless the Visa Authority requires personal presentation, notified to the registered email in the application form. Otherwise the visa application process will continue online.
  • Please check the online application guide before filling out the application form in this link
  • A visa does not guarantee access to Colombian territory, it only allows a foreigner to travel to a post of entry in Colombia and request permission to enter the country in accordance with the visa that has been issued.
  • The list of countries or territories does not imply recognition of their name or legal status.

I have read all the above instructions*

Identification Data

Fill up the following fields related to your identification information. Be sure to fill up the star marked fields as keeping them blank might result in delay or denial of your application form.

Passport Number

Enter your passport number here.

Issuing Country / Territory

Enter the country that issued your passport

Date of issue

Enter the date your passport was issued

Date of expiry

Enter the date of expiry of your passport

The Authority that issued the passport

Enter the authority who issued your passport

Personal Data

Enter the following information about your personal data. These are required in the application form. The star marked fields are mandatory.

First Name (Given Name) *

Enter your first name (Given Name) as mentioned in your passport.

Middle Name

Enter your middle name (if any) as mentioned in your passport.

Last Name *

Enter your last name as mentioned in your passport.

Second Last Name (if applicable)

If you have any second names, please mention them here.

Date of Birth*

Enter your date of birth as mentioned in your passport.

Country / Territory of Birth

Enter the country or territory of your birth (birthplace) as mentioned in your passport.

Application Data

Enter the following information required for your application form.

Application registration number

Enter your application registration number.

Privacy Notice and Authorization to handle personal data in the Integrated Citizen Processes System – SITAC – in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

In order to comply with its obligations under law and contract, and to provide services as intended, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its Revolving Fund need to obtain certain information about you. This information includes your identity document, surname(s) and given name(s), demographic information, information on birth and residence; contact data and academic formation; it also includes biometric information (fingerprints, photo and signature) captured virtually or in person at the Ministry´s offices to continue with the service, process or product you want. The data are also needed to reply to inquiries, complaints, claims, suggestions, denunciations or congratulations. They are also used to locate you or your family and friends in the event of a natural disaster or emergency; this allows us to promote civic participation and the Ministry´s rendering of accounts on its performance or to request you to evaluate your perceptions of the processes and services that the Ministry and its Revolving Fund provide.

You authorize the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its Revolving Fund to handle the information you provide here, specifically for it to be used for purposes proper to their mission. These purposes are materialized in the performance of activities to provide their services, processes or products such as consular records, apostilles and legalizations, passport and visa issues, nationality, judicial cooperation, certifications, the authorization of public deeds, notarial acts, Colombia Nos Une and processes not provided for an exclusive to diplomatic personnel.

Please note that your information may not be suppressed or revoked if you have a legal or contractual duty to keep it on the database.

You, as the holder of Personal Data, may exercise your rights under Law 1581/2012 and its Regulatory Decrees, by writing to: Carrera 5 No 9 – 03 Bogotá, Colombia, under the heading Protection of Personal Data, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; or you can email: contactenos@cancilleria.gov.co

Your personal data can be emailed and/or transferred within the country or elsewhere. For further details about our Information Handling Policy and any important changes in it, please visit: Personal Data Processing Policy

I consent to the transfer of my personal data in the terms indicated in this privacy notice.

Application

Input the following information about your application.

Passport Number

Input your passport number.

Issuing Country / Territory

Input the issuing country or territory of your passport.

If you do not know the class of visa that you require to enter Colombia, please check the types of Colombian visa

Application :

Choose the purpose of your application.

Visa

Transfer

Type of Visa :

Choose the type of your visa. If you do not know the class of visa that you require to enter Colombia, please check the types of Colombian visas.

MIGRANT(M)

RESIDENT(R)

SPECIAL RESIDENT PEACE VISA(RES)

VISITOR(V)

Activity of Visa

Choose the basic purpose of your visa from the options below.

Application Type

Name of Applicant

Enter the name of the main applicant here.

Applied by:

Choose from the following options.

By Foreigner

By Agent

Personal Data

Type in the following information about the applicant. The star marked fields are necessary.

First Name (Given Name)

Enter your first name (Given Name) as mentioned in your passport.

Middle Name

Enter your middle name (if any) as mentioned in your passport.

Last Name

Enter your last name as mentioned in your passport.

Second Last Name (if applicable)

If you have any second names, please mention them here.

Gender :

Pick your gender.

Male

Female

Other

Marital Status:

Choose your marital status from the following options.

Married

Divorced

Single

Legal Union

Widowed

Do you have other nationalities? *

Yes and it is        No

Do you have children? *

Yes and it is        No

Academic Training

Mention your academic training information below. Do not keep the start marked fields blank.

Academic Level :

Choose your academic level from the options below.

Postgraduate - PhD

Postgraduate - Masters degree

Postgraduate - Masters

Graduate - Professional

Graduate - Professional technician

Graduate - Technological

No profession

Knowledge Area

Enter your area of knowledge and expertise.

Subarea of ​​Knowledge

Enter your sub-area of knowledge and expertise.

Date of birth

Input your date of birth.

Country

Input your country of birth.

Last address Data

Type in your last address information here. Do not ignore the star marked fields.

Country

Enter the country of your last residence.

City

Enter the city of your last residence.

Address

Enter the full address of your last residence.

Telephone

Enter the latest active telephone number you own.

Type of housing scheme:

Choose the type of your housing scheme.

Rent

Owner

Other

Address information in Colombia

Enter all the address information of your stay in Colombia. The star marked fields are mandatory.

Country

Enter the country of stay

City

Enter the city of stay.

Expected adress in Colombia

Enter the full address of the expected stay in Colombia.

Expected telephone in Colombia

Enter the expected personal phone number.

Office Phone

Enter the office telephone number at the expected address of stay.

Type of housing scheme :

Enter the type of the housing scheme of the expected area of stay.

 Rent

Owner

Other

Expenses

Enter information about your expected expenses during your stay in Colombia.

Travel and living expenses in Colombia are covered :

By the applicant

By sponsor (relative, host, company, organization)

Other which one?

Social Media sites

Enter information about social media sites that you have.

Do you have social media sites

Yes and it is        No

Enter the email in which you will receive notifications about the status of your transaction.

E-mail *

E-mail confirmation *

Employment Information

Provide information about your employment status.

Host

Enter the name of the host who will be expecting you in Colombia.

Activity in Colombia

Enter information about your previous activity in Colombia.

Earlier Applications

Enter information about your previous applications.

Have you ever had a Colombian visa? *

Yes and it is        No

Have you ever been denied a Colombian visa? *

Yes and it is        No

Have you ever been subject to a cancelation or a no admission of a Colombian visa? *

Yes and it is        No

Additional Information

Provide the following additional information for your application processing.

Have you ever been expelled from Colombia? *

Yes and it is        No

Have you ever been deported from Colombia? *

Yes and it is        No

Do you have or have had legal / criminal processes? *

Yes and it is        No

Have you ever stayed in Colombia without a visa? *

Yes and it is        No

Do you have or have had an immigration card in Colombia? *

Yes and it is        No

Do you have family in Colombia?

Does any family member currently reside in Colombia? *

Yes and it is        No

Healthy Information COVID-19

At the time of filling up this application, are you outside of Colombia?

Yes and it is        No

Digital photo

Recent color photo with a plain white background. Size: 4 centimeters in height and 3 centimeters in width. You must appear looking straight at the camera's lens. Your head should be horizontal centered and complete. Eyes should be open, and ears must be visible. The photo must be a clear shot. It is not allowed to wear hair or other accessories that cover the face. The image format is JPG and must have a maximum size of 300 KG. Do not use the photo of the previous visa

Photo

Upload photo

Visa supporting documents

Please upload the files in PDF format, in the indicated order. Bear in mind that the order of the documents could affect the results of the application.

Order of document        

Name of document        

Saved Document        

Choices

  • Copy of passport data page or valid travel document with the personal details of the visa holder with blank pages to stamp the visa on.

  • Copy of the last entry and exit stamp or safe conduct, where appropriate, or copy of the document that demonstrates regularized migration status in the country of residence if different from nationality.

  • Copy of the last Colombian visa. If given with OCR this requirement is not necessary.

  • Duly notarized power of attorney if visa procedure is going to be finalized by an appointed representative.

  • If the visa application is sponsored by the applicant or another person: 1. Letter signed by the applicant or by the person that's sponsoring the application which must include: Complete identification of the applicant or of the sponsor (as evidenced in the passport or ID document ), explanation of the ties with the foreigner, motivation of the trip and declaration of economic responsibility for the living and travel expenses of the foreigner. 2. Bank statements of the applicant or the sponsor of the last six (6) months prior to the lodging of the visa application.

  • If the visa application is sponsored by one or various entities: 1. Letter signed by the legal representative of the institution or company stating: - Name of the institution or company, NIT (if legally constituted in Colombia) and contact details. - Identification of the foreigner as evidenced in passport. - Activity, duration and agenda of the foreigner while in Colombia. - Explanation of ties with the foreigner and qualifications or expertise. - Declaration of economic responsibility for the living and travel expenses of the foreigner. 2. If the application is sponsored by a private institution or company legally constituted in another country the foreigner must include a certificate of existence and legal representation, or equivalent document, duly apostilled or legalized as per situation. If it is in a language different to Spanish, it must be translated and legalized. 3. Demonstrate financial solvency with the presentation of bank statements of the last 6 months, prior to the lodging of the visa application, belonging to the sponsoring entity or company. Public entities do not have to fulfill this requirement.

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Additional Documents as required

Application

Read carefully and submit the requested information avoiding typing mistakes. Any inaccuracy or error concerning the information you submit to this electronic form, may lead to the application refusal, without any refund of the amounts paid.

  • You must have at least 30 minutes to complete this online application.
  • Before starting the online application process, you must have: a photo size 3x4cm, in color, with white background, recent, head-on, without accessories, clear visage, in JPG format with a maximum weight of 300 KB. Individual documents in PDF format, readable, in black and white presentation is advised. The maximum weight allowed for the total of documents attached to an application is 5MB.
  • Check payment methods https://www.cancilleria.gov.co/en/procedures_services/visa/costs-means-payment-service-offices
  • If you already have an online application and you have the application number, you can update this information through this online service. If you do not remember the application number, please contact our citizen service lines: Bogotá: +57 (1) 3826999 - Free national line: 01 8000 938 000.
  • Please note that you should not attend the Visa Office in Bogotá unless the Visa Authority requires a personal presentation, notified to the registered email in the application form. Otherwise the visa application process will continue online.
  • Please check the online application guide before filling out the application form at this link
  • A visa does not guarantee access to Colombian territory, it only allows a foreigner to travel to a port post of entry in Colombia and request permission to enter the country in accordance with the visa that has been issued.
  • The list of countries or territories does not imply recognition of their name or legal status.

I have read all the above instructions*

Application Type

Pick your application type.

Application

Pick the purpose of your application.

Type of Visa

Choose the type of your visa.

Activity of Visa

Chose the purpose of your visa

Passport Number

Enter your passport number here.

Date of issue

Enter the date of issue of your passport.

Date of expiry

Type in the date of expiry of your passport.

Authority that issued the passport

Write the name of the authority who issued your passport.

Issuing Country / Territory

Type in the name of the issuing country of your passport.

Name of Applicant

Enter the name of the applicant.

Applied by

Type the name of the person who applied for you.

Personal Data

Provide the following personal data for your application process.


Full name

Enter your full name.

Gender

Choose your gender.

Marital Status

Pick your marital status from the following.

Do you have other nationalities?

And it is        No

Academic Training

Mention the following information about your academic training.

Academic Level

Input your academic level.

Knowledge Area

Enter your area of knowledge and expertise.

Subarea of ​​Knowledge

Enter your sub-area of knowledge and expertise.

Date of birth

Input your date of birth.

Country / Territory of Birth

Country

Input your country of birth.

Last address Data

Enter your last address information here. Do not ignore the star marked fields.

Country

Input the country of your last residence.

City

Input the city of your last residence.

Address

Type in the full address of your last residence.

Telephone

Type in the latest active telephone number you own.

Type of housing scheme

Pick the type of your housing scheme.

Owner

Mention some information about the owner of this application.

E-mail

Enter the Email address that you currently use. A confirmation email might be sent to you after you submit this application.

Address information in Colombia

Provide the following address information of your stay in Colombia.

Country

Enter the country of your stay.

City

Enter the city of your stay.

Expected adress in Colombia

Enter the expected address of your stay.

Expected telephone in Colombia

Enter the expected telephone number you will be using during your stay.

Office Phone

Enter the office phone number of the area of your stay.

Type of housing schem

Pick the type of housing scheme of your area of stay.

Expenses

Type in the following information about your expense during the stay in Colombia.

Travel and living expenses in Colombia are covered

Social Media sites

Do you have social media sites

And it is        No

Employment Information

Host

Activity in Colombia

Tell us about your activity in Colombia.

Earlier Applications

Tell us about your earlier applications. Answer the questions below.

Have you ever had a Colombian visa?

Yes and it is        No

Have you ever been denied a Colombian visa?

Yes and it is        No

Have you ever been subject to a cancelation or a no admission of a Colombian visa?

Yes and it is        No

Additional Information

Have you ever been expelled from Colombia?

Yes and it is        No

Have you ever been deported from Colombia?

Yes and it is        No

Do you have or have had legal / criminal processes?

Yes and it is        No

Have you ever stayed in Colombia without a visa?

Yes and it is        No

Do you have or have had an immigration card in Colombia? *

Yes and it is        No

Do you have family in Colombia?

Does any family member currently reside in Colombia?

Yes and it is        No

Healthy Information COVID-19

At the time of filling up this application, are you outside of Colombia? *

Yes and it is        No

Other Documents

 Photo

No photo uploaded

Supporting documents uploaded

Office

Select the office where your visa application will continue

Current location *