Colombia Visa Requirements

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All visitors need a Check-Mig form to enter Colombia!

Colombia is undoubtedly a destination worth visiting, particularly if you enjoy the outdoors. This South American nation is renowned for being the second most biologically-diverse nation on the entire planet. Other great reasons to visit Colombia are the friendly people, the beautiful architecture and culture, the delicious food, and the warm beaches.

All the visitors need to obtain a check-MIG in order to enter Colombia. It’s possible that you’ll need to apply for a Colombian visa if you wish to travel there. The requirements for obtaining a Colombian visa are described in this article.

Do I Need A Visa To Transit Through A Colombian Airport?

In order to transit via a Colombian airport, you do not require an airport transit visa if:

  • You have fewer than 24 hours until your connecting flight.
  • You stay inside the airport’s international transit zone.
  • You possess every document needed for your upcoming location.

You must register for a Colombia tourist visa if your next flight is more than 24 hours away, you want to leave the international airports, or both (i.e. Visitor’s Visa).

Entering Colombia With Another Type Of Visa

If you already possess a tourist visa or business visa granted by a Schengen nation or the United States, you may enter Colombia for up to 90 days without a Colombian visa if you are from one of the following nations:

  • Cambodia
  • China
  • India
  • Macau (up to 180 days)
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
  • Vietnam

After the entry date, the business visa must be active for another 180 days.

Get a Check-Mig form for Colombia!

What Are the Requirements For A Colombian Tourist Visa?

There are a number of documents you need to provide while applying for a Colombia tourist visa:

  • An active valid passport. Make a duplicate of:
  1. The valid passport main page (holding your biographical information).
  2. Previous tourist visa for Colombia (if any).
  3. The most recent entry or exit stamp from Colombia (if any).
  • A passport-sized photo of yourself that must meet the following criteria:
  1. Dimensions are 3 x 4 cm.
  2. JPG format, no more than 300 KB in size (for online application).
  3. A white background.
  4. Taken over the recent three months.
  5. The face must be fully visible.
  • The previous six months’ worth of bank statements (as proof of financial resources)
  • A flight ticket and travel itinerary
  • Evidence of a place to stay or an address in Colombia
  • If you are paying a visit to a relative or friend, provide documentation proving your kinship or a justification for it
  • Information about the event or activity, the schedule, and agenda, the length of the event/activity, etc. if you plan to attend or participate
  • If traveling on business, the company’s registration documents, a letter of invitation from the firm, and information on what you will be doing there
  • The certificate of registration if you will be completing training or a study course

Duration Of A Colombian Visa?

The length of your Colombian visa is determined by the kind of valid visa you possess.

  • Up to 90 days tourist visa for Colombia is available. In some circumstances, they can be provided for up to two years, but not more than 90 days
  • Colombian Migrant Visas can be renewed and are valid for up to three years at a time
  • Colombia Resident Visas are issued for five years and are renewable once

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