visa

The easiest way to get a Colombian Visa ?

The easiest way to get a Colombian Visa ?

by David Steckenreiter and Rich Holman Any visa application takes time and preparation. The least expensive Colombian visa in the terms of an investment would be a student visa (qualified that you have to pay your tuition and be prepared to study), a spousal visa or a pensioner’s visa if you can show a guaranteed income of 3 x the current Colombian minimum wage (at the time of this writing &... »

retiring in Colombia

Retiring in Colombia

Coming from the northern climes, I can recall the appeal that retiring to Florida and Arizona had to the peers of my parents and grandparents. Oh the thrill of spending five or six months playing bridge and shuffleboard and searching for the best deals for a seniors’ breakfast ! At eighteen, I made my first Spring Break visit to Florida and with what I saw, I decided that I certainly had no ... »

Working in Colombia

Working in Colombia

If you intend to be working in Colombia you must have a work visa to do so. There is no law which prevents the recruitment of foreign workers but the employer must ensure that the employee has the proper visa or permit. Far too often individuals find themselves in Migracion Colombia facing stiff fines because they or their employer did not properly understand the visa process. The initial work vis... »

Obtaining Citizenship in Colombia via Business Ownership

Obtaining Citizenship in Colombia via Business Ownership

If you are considering obtaining citizenship in Colombia via business ownership, please note this citizenship is not granted immediately. The amount and type of investment dictate the type of visa to be issued. Conditions are then applied with residency requirements of between 3 to 5 years. The current immigration laws have been revised as of July 2013. See the following articles on Visas for more... »

Visas and Residency

Visas and Residency

As with entry to any country, the immigration service has the final call as to who can and can not enter the country. For many years DAS was in charge of managing immigration in Colombia. Their forte was security and as a result perhaps they were a little forceful in the execution of their jobs. Recently DAS has been replaced by Migracion Colombia and although they have a friendlier face, they sti... »