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.
These are the specific requirements to apply for a Colombian Transit Visa however you may be required to submit additional documentation.
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.
"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.
We will help you every step of the way, so you can focus on the enjoying everything Colombia has to offer.Schedule A Consultation
To apply for a Colombian Transit visa, you will need to follow these steps:
1. Determine if you are eligible:
To qualify for a transit visa in Colombia, you will need to have a flight leaving Colombia within 24 hours and you will not be permitted to leave the airport.
2. Gather the necessary documents:
You will need to provide the following documents when you apply for your retirement visa:
- A valid passport
- A 3x4 passport-style photo
- Ticket entering and exiting the country within 24 hours
- Proof of ability, or visa, to the country you're entering after stopping in Colombia
3. Submit your application:
You can submit your application at the Cancillería's website.
4. Wait for the visa to be processed:
The processing time for a retirement visa can vary, but you should receive a response to your application within 30 days.
If you do not have a passport from a visa exempt country, you will need a transit visa to have a layover in Colombia.
The Colombian government entity can take up to 30 days to respond to your visa application. Therefore, we recommend you apply for the visa 30-60 days before your trip.