Transit Visa Colombia

Colombian Transit 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 Transit Visa and take the stress of the application process away.

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About The Transit Visa

Who Is It For? 

Individuals who are not from a passport exempt country and have a layover in Colombia.

How Long Does It Last?

The visa can be granted for up to 30 days, but you can only spend less than 24 hours in the airport.

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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 in the 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 Transit Visa Requirements

These are the specific requirements to apply for a Colombian Transit Visa however you may be required to submit additional documentation.

Copy of Your Passport
This must include last entry stamp (if by the time of the application the foreigner is still in the country) 
A 3x4 passport-style photo
The photo should be in a digital format on a white background.
Plane Tickets Entering and Exiting The Country
Your plane ticket exiting the country will need to be less than 24 hours from arrival.
Proof of ability, or visa, to the country you're entering after stopping in Colombia
You need to prove that you are eligible to enter the country of your final destination.

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.

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How to Get a Colombian Transit 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.

Meet With Us

"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

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.

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 Help Your File Your Application And See It Through

"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!"

Sarah M.

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.

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

"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

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

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

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

How to Apply For a Transit Visa in Colombia?

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.

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Do I Need a Visa For a Layover in Colombia?

If you do not have a passport from a visa exempt country, you will need a transit visa to have a layover in Colombia.

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Transit Visa 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.

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Am I Allowed To Leave the Airport With a Transit Visa?

The Colombian transit visa does not permit you to leave the airport or go through customs. It is simply meant to allow you to enter the airport for your layover and leave the country within 24 hours.

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