Colombia's Top Work Visa Law Firm

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

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 a 1,000 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.


Specific Requirements to apply for a Colombian Work Visa

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

Contract Summary
Signed by the legal representative of the contracting legal entity and by the foreigner.
Letter of Motivation From the Employer
Stating the suitability, functions to be carried out, the training that the foreigner has for this occupation, the reasons why a Colombian citizen is not hired for said activity and the number of direct jobs that the company generates.
Certifications or Bank Statements From the Employer
Certifications must be for the last four (4) months showing average monthly income of one hundred (100) current legal monthly minimum wages $116,000,000 COP, which is equivalent to approximately $25,000.00 USD.
Unregulated Professions
In the case of an unregulated profession, provide a copy of the apostilled or legalized and translated professional title or labor and experience certifications that support their suitability.
Regulated Professions
The foreigner and the company or legal entity that hires must process the corresponding permit or license before the competent Professional Council. In any case, said permit or license must be presented if the foreigner requests a second or subsequent visa.

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How to Get a Colombian Work 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

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.

How Do I Get a Work Visa for Colombia?

To obtain a work visa for Colombia, you will need to follow these general steps:

1. Get a job offer:

To apply for a work visa, you must first have a job offer from a Colombian employer. The employer must submit an application to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs requesting a work visa for you.

2. Gather the required documents:
You will need to provide the following documents:
- Valid passport with at least two blank pagesTwo passport-sized photos
- Certificate of no criminal record issued by the competent authority in your country of origin or the country where you have resided for the last 5 years
- Certificate of good health issued within the last 90 days
- Employment contract or letter of invitation from the Colombian employer
- Proof of financial solvency

3. Submit your application:
Your Colombian employer must submit your visa application to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on your behalf.

4. Pay the visa fees: Your employer will be responsible for paying the visa fees.Wait for the decision: The processing time for a Colombian work visa application can take several weeks or even months.

5. Obtain your visa:
If your application is approved, you will need to obtain your work visa from the Colombian embassy or consulate in your country of origin or the country where you are currently residing.

Once you have your work visa, you will need to register with the Colombian migration authorities and obtain a cedula, which is the national identification card. Your work visa is tied to your employer, so if you change jobs, you will need to obtain a new work visa.

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Is it Easy to Get a Work Visa in Colombia?

Getting a work visa in Colombia can be a complex and time-consuming process, and the ease of obtaining a work visa can depend on a variety of factors, including your nationality, the type of work you will be doing, and the current immigration laws and policies of the Colombian government.

While it's not necessarily easy to get a work visa in Colombia, it is possible if you meet the eligibility requirements and provide all of the necessary documents and information to support your visa application. It's important to note that the Colombian government generally prioritizes the hiring of Colombian citizens and permanent residents, so there may be certain restrictions and requirements that must be met before a work visa is granted to a foreign national.

To increase your chances of getting a work visa in Colombia, it's recommended to work with an experienced Colombian immigration lawyer who can help you navigate the process and ensure that your visa application is complete and accurate. Additionally, it's important to start the process early, as the visa processing time can vary depending on your individual circumstances.

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How Long is a Work Visa in Colombia?

The duration of a work visa in Colombia can vary based on the specific circumstances of the visa holder. In general, a work visa in Colombia can be valid for up to three years, with the possibility of renewal.

The length of the visa can depend on a variety of factors, including the type of work being performed, the duration of the job contract, and the policies of the Colombian government at the time of application.It's important to note that the duration of a work visa in Colombia can be subject to change, and it's recommended to consult with a Colombian immigration lawyer for personalized guidance on the specific requirements and conditions for obtaining and renewing a work visa in Colombia.

Additionally, it's important to ensure that you maintain compliance with all visa conditions and requirements, as failing to do so could result in visa revocation or other penalties.

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How Long Does It Take To Get A Colombian Visa?

The processing time for a Colombian visa can vary depending on several factors, including the type of visa, the individual's country of origin, and the demand for visas at the time of the application. On average, processing time for a Colombian visa can range from a few days to several weeks.

It is important to note that the processing time can be influenced by several factors, including the completeness of the application and the availability of resources at the Colombian embassy or consulate. To minimize the risk of delay, it is advisable to submit a complete application and to plan ahead, allowing enough time for the visa to be processed before your intended travel date.

It's also important to note that sometimes the longest part of the visa application process is obtaining the necessary documents for the application.

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