Living in Colombia

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Investment Visa

Advertorial     We are often asked what is the easiest resident visa to obtain for Colombia ? This of course depends upon an individual’s personal situation. Are you on a pension ? Are you a  student ? Do you want a Colombian wife ? All of these options have requirements, technicalities and obligations that one must fulfill. From the outside this may appear a bit complicated but with some pr... »

gormet coffee

Gourmet Coffee

Gourmet Coffee       This is one of our ongoing coffee articles by our featured coffee expert and author, Mr. Robert Barker. What exactly is ”Gourmet Coffee”. Gourmet coffee is most appropriately described as rare mountain grown coffee that makes up less than five percent of the world’s total coffee crop. It is grown with passion and processed with precision. It’s a near perfect coffee... »

Colombian Visa

Colombian Visas

As of July 2013, the Colombian Government released a new set of criteria for Colombian Visas. Below is a short summary of the visa names and types taken from the Ministry of Foreign Relations. There are now three categories: Business, Temporary and Resident. BUSINESS NE1 :  – for the purpose of undertaking commercial and entrepreneurial activities, promoting economic exchange, making investm... »

Transferiing money

Transferring Money to Colombia

Managing Money        Due to the years of clever techniques used in laundering money, transferring money to Colombia has numerous controls. Foreigners often find these processes frustrating but if you understand the proper procedure to manage this, it does not have to be as complicated as it might appear at first glance. An individual can bring up to $10,000  US in cash into Colombia. From a secur... »

Bandeja Montañera.

Bandeja Paisa

A very common meal in Colombia, especially in the department/state of Antioquia, is the Bandeja Paisa or the Paisa Platter. There are also variations known as the Bandeja Antioqueña or the Bandeja Montañera. The platter consists of red beans cooked with pork, white rice, ground or powdered meat, chicharon, fried egg, plantain (patacones), chorizo, arepa, hogao sauce, avocado and lemon heaped on an... »

Real Estate in Colombia

Real Estate in Colombia

  Unlike some Latin American countries, foreigners can own real estate in Colombia.  Anyone coming to this country can purchase property and register it with their passport. There is no need to worry about this type of transaction as Colombia stands out among all of the Latin American countries with the best records for protection of foreign investments.   The internet is rife with stori... »


Fincas – In Search of Paradise

Dotted across the countryside throughout Colombia, are literally thousands of small parcels of land with country homes. These are commonly called fincas. These can range from the typical colonial style country dwelling to fabulous mansions and everything in between. The Colombian culture, while it may be focused in the city throughout the week, escapes to the refuge of the country for weekends, ho... »

Expat Categories

Expat Categories

The Colombia Line-up: Just the Usual Suspects This article was written by Hector G. Quitana and edited for the Colombia portal. For those of you glancing at the headline and expecting a juicy story, replete with gossip about who did what, when and where…well, you’re going to be somewhat disappointed, though hopefully, not too much.  This is less a report about standing behind a two-way mirro... »


Bogota – Basic City Guide

Bogota is located in central Colombia in the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes Mountains. Not only is it a cosmopolitan, it is a mixing pot of all of the colours, sights, sounds and flavours of the country as the residents flock to their capital city. How to get there  : By Air : Eldorado International Airport – located on the west perimeter of the city.   Av. 26 No 113-90. Telephone – (... »

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