Colombia has many visa options for foreigners who wish to stay in Colombia for a longer period than the 180-day maximum per year as a tourist. In addition, obtaining a Colombian visa is relatively easy with fewer documents required than many other countries.
How long does it take to get a Colombian visa?
Once successfully submitted, visa applications are typically approved within only 1-2 days. At that point you are free to visit your local Colombian consulate or the Cancilleria in Bogota to receive the visa in your passport.
How do I get a visa to Colombia?
How to Apply for a Colombia Visa?
- Complete the online Colombia visa application form. …
- Select the type of visa you are applying for.
- Attach an electronic copy of the visa photo.
- Attach PDF files of all the required documents.
- Select the Colombian Consulate where you want to submit your application.
How much does it cost to get a Colombian visa?
The fees to be paid for a Colombian tourist visa are 82 USD.
How can I marry a Colombian?
How to get married in Colombia?
- Copy of valid passport and Colombian ID.
- Copy of civil birth records with a valid note for marriage issued no later than three (3) months back.
- Certificate proving that foreigner is single in their home country to get married in Colombia.
How long can I stay in Colombia without a visa?
U.S. citizens do not need a Colombian visa for a tourist or business stay of 90 days or less or for cumulative stays of 180 days or less per calendar year. Before your 90-day stay expires, you may request an extension of up to 90 additional days from the Colombian immigration authority (Migración Colombia).
What documents do I need to enter Colombia?
U.S. citizens without dual U.S./Colombian nationality must have a valid U.S. passport to enter and exit Colombia. Dual citizens must have passports for both nationalities: a Colombian passport to enter and depart Colombia, and a U.S. passport to return to the United States.
How can I get permanent residency in Colombia?
You must first obtain permanent residency with an investment of approximately US$170,000 in Colombian real estate or a Colombian company. After five years as a permanent resident, you and your family may apply for naturalization.
Is Colombia visa free?
Visa-free entry to Colombia is permitted for stays of up to 90 days. Travelers from visa-exempt countries may visit the country for tourism and leisure without applying for a permit, but must obtain the relevant visa to live and/work in Colombia.
Can I work in Colombia?
The Colombia work visa is intended for foreigners who have a job in Colombia. And the visa is relatively easy to get once you have found a job in Colombia. We provide 2021 updates on the Colombia work visa rules. Colombia changed its Colombian visa rules, which went into effect on December 15, 2017.