2017 Changes to Colombian visa regulations – What everyone needs to know

Dear readers, on August 2, 2017 the Ministry of Exterior Relations released (full text here) broad changes/reclassifications to the Colombian visa program. All in all, we perceive the changes as positive and most of the changes are designed to clarify and simplify not complicate. Mariana and I have gone through the 21 page article/resolution in […]

How to Obtain a Colombia Retirement Visa – Requirements and Cost

The Colombia Retirement Visa has a low-income requirement and is intended for people with a retirement income and it’s easy to get.

The Ultimate Guide To Marriage, Prenups, And Marriage Visas In Colombia [3 Real Examples]

The ultimate guide to marriage, prenups, and marriage visas in Colombia.

How to Obtain a Cedula Extranjeria in Colombia

Jeff looks at how to obtain a Cedula Extranjeria or Colombia identification card, which is required after receiving a Colombian visa.

How to Obtain a Resident Visa in Colombia

Jeff looks at how to obtain a resident visa in Colombia and the requirements as well as how to obtain dual-citizenship in Colombia.

Marriage Visa: How to Get a TP-10 Visa in Colombia

A step by step guide to getting a TP-10 Marriage Visa in Colombia.

Volunteer Visa: How to Get a TP-6 Visa to Volunteer in Colombia

Ioana outlines the process for applying to get a volunteer visa (TP-6) in Colombia.

Final Push: Visa Application and Interview Process in Bogotá

Months of planning, dozens of questions, and over a thousand dollars spent on a legal fees, FedEx shipping, and travel had led me to Carolina’s cubicle at the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores in Bogotá. She was the gatekeeper, randomly assigned to review my business visa application, and decide 1) if I qualified for the visa, and 2) […]

Business Visa Update

Since announcing my pursuit of a standard business visa last month, I’ve had lots of people asking for updates on my situation. In the last two weeks since I shared the list of documents required to apply, I’ve run into some walls. One I can run around, the other I cannot. First, E*Trade won’t notarize […]

Documentation Required for a Standard Business Visa

In this latest installment of Dave’s series on obtaining a standard business visa in Colombia, he reviews the documentation he’s required to collect/submit.