Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Korea (Republic of)
Papa New Guinea
Russia (Federation of)
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
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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"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.
The answer depends on your country of origin. Individuals from Cambodia, India, Nicaragua, Myanmar, People's Republic of China, Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam do not need a visa to enter Colombia if they have a US Green card or a Schengen with 6+ months of validity.
Yes, in order to apply for a visitor visa in Colombia you will need prove of flight tickets entering and exiting the country. We recommend purchasing refundable or transferrable flights whenever possible.
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 prices for visitor visas vary depending on the specific type of visa, however for a Tourist visa you can expect to pay around $136 USD. Typically you can pay around $50 USD for the study fee and $82 USD once you receive the visa.
To apply for the visitor visa you'll need to provide bank statements showing at least $2600 USD in your bank account over the past 6 months (or have a sponsor). You will also need flights booked, accommodations, travel itinerary, and health insurance.
The Colombian government entity has 30 days to respond to your application so we recommend applying at least 30 to 60 days before your trip.
The difficulty in obtaining a Colombian visitor visa depends on the country you are applying from. Colombia is currently experiencing an influx of applications from countries in Africa, Afghanistan, and other countries where individuals want to enter Colombia and head north to the United States. Individuals from these countries can have difficult time obtaining visas and should consult with an immigration attorney before appling.
The Colombian Visitor visas duration depends on the type of visa you have and your application. If your situation requires a visa for a few months, you may be granted a visa for a few months. If your situation requires a longer stay, you may be granted more time. Most visitor visas are not granted for more than 180 days but some can be granted for up to 2 years.
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.