Visa RE Process (Resident Visa)

RE Visa: Authorization to enter and stay in the country that is granted to foreigners who meet one or more of the following conditions:

  • Being the parent of a Colombian national.
  • When both parents of a Colombian national are foreign nationals.
  • When a foreigner who has been a Colombian citizen has renounced said citizenship.
  • Foreigners who have held a type “M” visa for a minimum continuous and uninterrupted period of five (5) years.
  • Foreigners who have held a type “M” spouse visa for a minimum continuous and uninterrupted period of three (3) years.
  • Foreigners who have held a type “M” Mercosur visa for a minimum continuous and uninterrupted period of two (2) years.
  • Foreigners of legal age who been the beneficiary of a type “RE” visa holder for a continuous and uninterrupted period of five (5) years.
  • Having made foreign investment with the Colombian Central Bank.

Documents

Parents of a Colombian national

  • Original, valid passport.
  • 2 photos (3cm x 4cm) on a white background.
  • Authentic, up-to-date copy of the child’s Colombian birth certificate.

For those who have renounced Colombian citizenship

  • Administrative document renouncing Colombian citizenship: 1 copy (s)

Type “M” Visa holder for a minimum period of 5 continuous and uninterrupted years

This is a Colombian visa granted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a period of 5 years. The requirements to access it are the following:

  • Having held a temporary visa for a continuous and uninterrupted period of five (5) years.
  • Original, valid passport
  • 2 photos (3cm x 4cm) on a white background.
  • Certificate of Migratory Movements issued by Colombia’s Special Administrative Immigration Unit Migration Colombia, no more than three (3) months previously.

Type “M” Spouse Visa holder for a continuous and uninterrupted period of three (3) years

  • Having held a spouse visa for a continuous and uninterrupted period of three (3) years.
  • Original, valid passport.
  • 2 photos (3cm x 4cm) on a white background.
  • Certificate of Migratory Movements issued by Colombia’s Special Administrative Immigration Unit Migration Colombia, no more than three (3) months previously.
  • A duly up-to-date document proving marital union with a Colombian national.

Beneficiary of legal age

  • “RE” Visa: 1 copy – Of both the beneficiary and the holder, accompanied by laissez-passers if they have been requested, as well as the certificate of migratory movements of the applicant and the foreigner of whom they have been a beneficiary, issued less than 3 months prior to the visa’s issue date.
  • Documents accrediting occupation or source of income: 1 Original (s)

Capital investment

  • Original, valid passport.
  • 2 photos (3cm x 4cm) on a white background.
  • Correspondence issued by the International Exchange Department of the Colombian Central Bank (Banco de la República), recording the direct foreign investment made in the name of the foreigner for an amount greater than COP$479,517,000.

Type “M” (Mercosur) Visa holder

  • Visa TP-15: 1 Photocopy (s)
  • Certificate of judicial and/or criminal records 1 Original (s) – Issued by the Colombian authorities
  • Certificate of migratory movements: 1 Original (s) – Issued by Colombia’s Special Administrative Immigration Unit no more than three (3) months in advance.
  • Documents proving occupation or source of income.

Accordion Panel

Visa assessment

  • Visa assessment for Ecuadorian nationals in Europe and Cuba 23.00 Euros (€)
  • Visa assessment for Ecuadorian nationals in the rest of the world 30.00 Dollars (US$)
  • Visa assessment for nationals of Cuba and European countries 40.00 Euros (€)
  • Visa assessment for nationals from the rest of the world 52.00 Dollars (US $)

Visa

  • Nationals of Ecuadorian, Japanese and Korean nationals are exempt from the payment of visa fees $ 0.00 (US $)
  • Visa for nationals of Cuba and European countries 301.00 Euros (€)
  • Visa for nationals in the rest of the world 391.00 Dollars (US $)

Certificate of migratory movements:


PLEASE NOTE: Visa applications may be rejected or sent back for additional information, according to the judgment and discretionary power of Colombia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs(Cancilleria). No right to reimbursement of visa application fees or visa fees applies in the event of applications being rejected or sent back for further information. If your visa application is approved, please remember that you have 15 calendar days to register it with the Colombian immigration authorities (Migración Colombia), or you could receive a fine. The foreigner ID card has an additional cost of COP$190,000, payable to Migración Colombia.

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