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Colombian Investment Visa

We have been advising individuals on how to visit, live, and invest in Colombia for over a decade. We can advise you on how to get your Colombian Investment Visa and take the stress of the application process away.

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We Specialize in Providing Guidance and Counsel to Those Seeking Colombian Investment Visas

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.

Personalized Support

From your first question, to the day you get an approval stamp, you'll have personalized support.

We’ve Worked With Over 1,200 Foreigners Through Their Immigration Process

Our law firm specializes in immigration law which means we have been working with foreign travelers just like you for over a decade.

Our Team Lives, Works, and Was Born in Colombia.

Unlike other firms, our team was born in Colombia and speaks fluent english.

We Will Advise You On Best Practices

Applying for a Colombian Visa isn't easy. Luckily we have over a decade of experience to advise you through the process.

Colombian Investment Visa

Step 1: Decide Which Type of Investment is Best For You

Invest in an Existing Business or Create Your Own Company

If you're an entrepreneur or investor, the minimum investment in a company is $35,000 USD or $47,000 CAD for 2024.

Investing in Real Estate or Purchasing A Property

If you'd like to invest in property or purchase a home, the minimum investment is $120,000 USD or $162,000 CAD.

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Step 2: Formate Your Company (If Necessary)

Formate Your Company

If you decide to create a company instead of investing in an existing company, you'll need local address and Colombian Tax ID to register the company with the local chamber of commerce of your choosing.

Obtain NIT

As with any business, you need to obtain a Tax Identification Number by registering your business with the Colombian Dirección de Impuestos y Aduanas Nacionales (DIAN).

Open a Bank account

You'll need to open a Colombian bank account for the business that will be used to transfer your investment.

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Step 3: Apply For Your Colombian Investment Visa

If Applying As a Real Estate Investor

You'll need the standard visa documentation as well as additional documentation including the property title and proof of investment.

If Applying As a Business Owner or Investor

You'll need the standard visa documentation as well as additional documentation including the proof of company ownership certified by a Colombian accountant and proof of investment.

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Requirements for Colombian Investment Visa

If Applying As a Real Estate Investor

Certification of Ownership

The interested party must provide the Certificate of Tradition and Freedom of the property showing that ownership is exclusively in the name of the foreigner., the property minimum value must be equivalent to three hundred and fifty (350) current legal monthly minimum wages $455,000,000 COP, which is equivalent to approximately $120,000.00 USD. And a communication issued by the Department of International Exchange of the Bank of the Republic in which the record of direct foreign investment for the purchase of real estate in the name of the foreign applicant for the visa.

Proof of Economic Solvency

Demonstrate through bank statements of the last three months prior to the visa application, economic solvency to remain in the country.

Proof of Continuous Possession

When this visa is requested for the second and subsequent times, the foreigner must demonstrate that he maintained the investment or possession of the property during the entire validity of his previous visa

If Applying As a Business Owner or Investor

Copy of passport

Including Copy of the last stamp or visa to enter the country.

Explanation Letter

Explanatory letter with the company name, address and Tax Identification Number (NIT) of the incorporated commercial company.

Proof of Formation

Evidence of formation, share certification, legalized form of foreign investment, for an amount not less than one hundred (100) current legal monthly minimum wages of $130,000,000 COP, which is equivalent to approximately $35,000.00 USD.

Proof of Economic Activity

Demonstrate that the commercial company maintains economic activity and solvency through bank statements of the last three months prior to the visa application, income statement, social security contributions (if any), lease contract and/or proof of tax payments.

Certification of Share Composition

The participation in the company will be accredited with a certificate of share composition signed by a public accountant, indicating the amount of capital or assets registered and paid, which may not be less than the equivalent of one hundred (100) legal monthly minimum wages of $116,000,000 COP, which is equivalent to approximately $25,000.00 USD.

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How to Get a Colombian Investment Visa

We have helped thousands of travelers and migrants obtain a Colombian visa, allowing you to have a step by step process that is organized and stress free.

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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

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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.

Gather Documentation

"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."

Ashton L

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.

We Advise You Through The Entire Application Process

"Not only did the team 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!"

Sarah M.

Once we have all of your documentation, we advise you on filing your application on your behalf with Foreign Affair Ministry of Colombia.

Typically this is where other providers stop. However if the FAMC requires additional documentation or explanatory documentation, we'll help you see your application through to completion.

Meet With Us

We'll meet with you and strategize the best path forward based on your needs and answer any questions you may have.

Gather Documentation

We'll help you determine which documents you need and certify, appostille, and translate any documents that require it.

Submit Application

We will file your application on your behalf and see it through to completion.

Why Our Clients Love Us

We spend the time to get to know you and your story so your application is perfect the first time.

"I found the services rendered by Daniela Cordoba at Colombian Visa Services to be very professional, welcoming and, most importantly, efficacious.  What I was not able to do on my own for 8 months of trying,  Colombia Visa Services did in 2 months.  Daniela was always very prompt in responding to whatever questions I asked her via e-mail.  The initial free contact conversation was extremely beneficial.  The challenge was being able to remember all the helpful information that Daniela was sharing with me."

Robert R

We are so very happy with Colombian Visa Services and Daniela! Years ago we were able to do our documents ourselves and it was so easy. As the years went, we had to get help with different visa services. The last we had was really not efficient and let my wife's documents lapse and it was a 6 month nightmare to get everything fixed. Daniela really KNEW what she was doing, was super helpful and professional and was so eager to help! My wife's renewal came in the VERY NEXT DAY! I highly recommend Colombian Visa Services to anyone who needs help getting or renewing their documents! Fast! Efficient! Knowledgeable! And very reasonably priced! And best of all, Daniela speaks English perfectly!

John G

"I would highly recommend Colombian Visa Services to anyone who needs advisory obtaining a Colombian Migrant Visa. Their exceptional service, combined with their expertise and efficiency, truly set them apart from other services. I am so grateful to have worked with them and will definitely use their services again when I need to renew. Thank you, Colombian Visa Services!"

Sophie M

"Colombian Visa Services were incredibly helpful and knowledgeable throughout the entire process. They were always available to answer my questions and provide guidance, which gave me a lot of confidence and peace of mind. They were also incredibly friendly and patient, which made the whole experience a pleasure."

Andy S

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We will help you every step of the way, so you can focus on the enjoying everything Colombia has to offer.

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Your Partners

Daniela Cordoba
Founder and Lead Attorney

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 Funkhouser
Co-Founder and Client Support Lead

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.

Over 1,200 Visas Accepted

For the past decade we have been helping travelers secure visas to Colombia.

Personalized Support

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.

Fluent in English and Spanish

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about what you need to obtain a Colombian Visa and how we can help.

Is a Colombian Migrant Visa Difficult To Get?

Obtaining a Colombian migrant visa can be a straightforward process if you meet the eligibility criteria and provide all the required documentation. However, as with any visa application, there can be some challenges or complications that arise depending on your individual circumstances.

One potential challenge that can arise when applying for a Colombian migrant visa is that the processing time can be longer than for some other types of visas. It can take several weeks or even months to receive a decision on your application, and there may be delays or additional documentation required during the process.

Another potential challenge is that you will need to have your documents authenticated and translated into Spanish, which can be a time-consuming process as you need to have the translation done by an official translator.

Overall, the process of obtaining a Colombian migrant visa is relatively straightforward as long as you meet the eligibility criteria and provide all the required documentation. However, it's important to be prepared for any potential challenges that may arise during the application process.

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Can I Stay in Colombia If I Marry a Colombian?

Yes, if you marry a Colombian citizen, you can apply for a Colombian marriage visa, which will allow you to stay in Colombia for an extended period of time. The marriage visa is a type of family visa that is designed for foreign nationals who are legally married to Colombian citizens or foreign residents in Colombia.

To apply for a marriage visa, you will need to provide a range of documents, including your passport, birth certificate, marriage certificate, proof of income, and you will also need to have your marriage certificate authenticated and translated into Spanish.
Once you have obtained a marriage visa, you will be able to stay in Colombia for an initial period of two years, after which you can apply for a renewal of your visa. If you decide to stay in Colombia for the long-term, you may be eligible for permanent residency after two years of continuous residence in the country.

It's important to note that the visa application process and eligibility criteria can change over time, so it's always a good idea to check with you consult with a qualified immigration attorney for the most up-to-date information on obtaining a marriage visa in Colombia

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How Long Can I Stay in Colombia With a Business visa?

If you have a Type M visa, which is the visa category for investors in Colombia, you can stay in Colombia for up to three years, with the possibility of renewing the visa for additional periods of up to three years each time. The exact duration of the Type M visa will depend on the terms of the investment you made, as well as the discretion of the Colombian immigration authorities.

It's important to note that even with a Type M visa, you may still be subject to certain restrictions on your stay in Colombia, including restrictions on your ability to work, study, or engage in other activities. If you wish to work or study in Colombia, you may need to obtain additional visas or permits.

If you wish to stay in Colombia beyond the duration of your Type M visa, you may be able to apply for permanent residency or citizenship. However, this process can be complex and time-consuming, and you will need to meet certain eligibility criteria and provide a range of documentation to support your application. It's recommended that you consult with the Colombian immigration authorities or a qualified immigration attorney for guidance on your specific situation.

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