Are you planning a trip to the stunning country of Colombia or considering making this diverse and popular nation your new home? Navigating the intricacies of visas and entry requirements can be daunting, but don't worry!
We’ve got you covered with this comprehensive guide on everything you need to know about Colombia visa requirements in 2023. Get ready to embark on a smooth and hassle-free journey to our beautiful Latin American gem!
Colombia offers a variety of visa options to accommodate your travel needs, whether you’re visiting as a tourist or planning to live and work in the country. The visa application process can be initiated online or at $73 to $300, depending on the type of visa.
Remember, to apply for a visa you’ll also need a valid passport with at least six months of validity remaining and, in some cases, proof of funds and resources to afford your trip.So let’s dive into the specifics of each visa type and the application process!
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Colombia has three types of visas. Visitor (Type V) visas, Migrant (Type M) Visas, and Resident (Type R) visas. Each visa type has it's own characteristics.
These are the basic requirements to apply fora Colombian Tourist Visa, however the Foreign affairs ministry may ask for additional documentation.
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These are the specific requirements to apply for a Colombian Resident Visa however you may be required to submit additional documentation.
The following countries need a visa to enter Colombia: Algeria, Armenia, Bahrain, Benin, Belarus, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Equatorial, Haiti, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lesotho, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Oman, Central African Republic, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Swaziland, Thailand, Tanzania, Tajikistan, East Timor, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Yes, in most cases an individual will need a visa to enter Colombia even if they have a US Green Card. However, if you are a member of one of the following countries you can enter Colombia without a visa if you have a US Green Card: Cambodia, India, Nicaragua, Myanmar, People's Republic of China, Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
Yes, if you normally need a visa to enter Colombia, you will need to obtain a Transit Visa to travel through the airport. This is the case even if you are not leaving the airport.
Individuals from more than 100 countries can stay in Colombia for up to 180 days per year without needing a visa.
Yes, all visas in Colombia are now electronic visas or E-visas. There is no need to go to Bogota or a consulate to get your passport physically stamped.
The government entity in Colombia has 30 days to respond to your visa application. While the time can be shorter, we recommend applying for the visa at least 30-60 days prior to your trip.
The Colombian Visa cost can vary by the visa and visa sub type you are applying for. However, most visas have around a $50 USD study fee. For the tourist visa, the government entity will charge $82 after your visa has been approved.
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.