Whether you're looking to eventually become a Colombian Citizen, or you just want to spend a long period of time in the country, we can advise you on the best process.
In order to obtain Colombian Citizenship, you must hold a Colombian Resident Visa (Unless you are the child of a Colombian Citizen) for 1-5 years.
We will help you every step of the way, so you can focus on the enjoying everything Colombia has to offer.Schedule A Consultation
"The Colombian Visa team was great. They answered all of my questions from the first meeting I had with them and it was a painless experience throughout." - Brad W
We will meet with you to determine what your goals in Colombia are so we can determine the best path forward. In this meeting we'll also be able to answer any questions you have about the process and procedures.
"The team was great. I needed a lot of documents for my visa application and Dani and her team made it a painless experience for me."
Once we determine what the best strategy for obtaining a Colombian Visa, we'll work with you on obtaining all the documents you need for your application. This typically requires translated and apostilled documents which we can help you obtain.
"Not only did the team help me submit my application for a resident visa, but when I was asked to submit additional documentation, Dani helped me obtain the documents and successfully get my visa!"
Once we have all of your documentation, we will help you file your application on your behalf with Foreign Affair Ministry of Colombia (FAMC).
Typically this is where other providers stop. However if the FAMC requires additional documentation or explanatory documentation, we'll see your application through to completion.
We'll meet with you and strategize the best path forward based on your needs and answer any questions you may have.
We'll help you determine which documents you need and certify, appostille, and translate any documents that require it.
We will file your application on your behalf and see it through to completion.
Daniela Cordoba is a lawyer specializing in immigration and commercial law. Daniela Cordoba has helped individuals and businesses live and operate in Colombia for over a decade. She also has training in compliance with the respective accreditations to serve as Compliance Officer.
Mike co-founded Colombian Visa Services after moving to Colombia from the United States and finding the process of obtaining a visa difficult and frustrating. Daniela helped make the process so simple and stress-free that he partnered with her to provide the to help others.
For the past decade we have been helping travelers secure visas to Colombia.
We work with you 1:1 to ensure you not only have the best chance of getting approval, but that you have every one of your questions answers.
You don't have to worry about having to translate emails or communication, our team is fluent in English and can help you with whatever you need.
There are 2 ways to become a Colombian Citizen.
1. By Birth
If you have a Colombian parent(s) or you were born in Colombia, you are eligible for Colombian Citizenship.
2. Accumulated Time
If you've held a Resident Visa for a certain amount of time, you may be eligible to apply for Citizenship. The amount of time varies by the type of visa you have from 2-5 years.
Yes, Colombia allows Dual Citizenship and you will not have to renounce your current citizenship.
Yes you can, however you will first need to hold a Migrant Visa and then a Resident Visa.
Step 1: You'll need to obtain a Colombian Migrant Visa through Marriage.
Step 2: You then need to hold your migrant visa for no less than 2 years. During this time, you need to have your permanent residence located in Colombia.
Step 3: You'll then apply for a Resident Visa.
Step 4: After living in Colombia for 2 years under a Resident Visa, you can apply for Citizenship.
Becoming a Colombian Citizen can be relatively straightforward as long as you qualify. If you're applying based on accumulated time, you must demonstrate knowledge of Colombian history, geography, and the constitution and complete a Spanish test.
If you're applying as the child of a Colombian, you won't need to take any tests.
The Colombian Citizenship application can take anywhere from just a few weeks to more than 1 year depending on your application and how busy the government entity is.
If you are applying for citizenship based on accumulated time, your application will likely take a few months to more than a year to complete. However, if you are applying as the child of a Colombian, you can obtain citizenship in just a few weeks.
Colombia does not have a "golden visa" program, but you are able to obtain a visa through making an investment in the Colombian economy. After holding the migrant visa for 5 year you are eligible for a resident visa. After 5 years of holding the resident visa, you are eligible to apply for citizenship in Colombia.
In order to obtain Colombian Citizenship by accumulated time you'll need to pass a test on Colombian history and geography, as well as a spanish test.
The test is not easy as you should study for it unless you are very familiar with the Colombian constitution as well as the geography of the country.