Do US Green Card Holders Need Visa For Colombia?

US Green Card Holders can enter Colombia but require a Check-MIG form!

Do you need to travel to Colombia for work or business? Are you thinking of giving the country a visit for fun? Would you like to travel to Colombia to study? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, the first thing you need to do is check Colombian visa requirements. US citizens can travel without a visa- but do US green card holders need a visa for Colombia?

Other than the visa, you must fill out a Check-Migration form at least 24 hours before your flight to be able to enter Colombia. Click here to obtain a Check-MIG form for Colombia right away!

Do US Green Card Holders Need A Visa For Columbia?

Not every nation’s citizens need a Colombian visa to travel there. Countries with especially close ties to Colombia are exempted from all requirements; they only need to show a foreigners ID card. United States citizens enjoy visa free travel to Colombia. Foreign nationals of Cambodia, China, India, Macau and Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam are exempted from the visa application process if they have a US visa.

Green card holders must travel using the passport of the country whose nationality they hold. Thus it depends on whether the country you belong to is exempted or not. Your country will fall into one of 4 categories.

  • Citizens can enter Colombia with simply a foreigners ID card
  • Citizens need a passport but can enter Colombia without a visa
  • Citizens can enter Colombia with a US or Schengen country visa
  • Citizens need a Colombian visa to enter the country

Types Of Colombian Visas

  • Business visa
  • Tourist visa
  • Work visa

All of these take 5 days to process if you have all the required documents. You start the process with an online application.

Get a Check-Mig form for Colombia!

Visa Requirements

Overall requirements include a valid passport, passport-sized photographs with no background apart from a white screen, bank statements from the previous 3 months and documents that show you have a place to stay, whether it’s an acquaintance’s house or a hotel.

The Colombian government requires you to take a covid PCR test 96 hours before departure and show proof it came out negative. After landing, register your arrival with the local immigration authorities.

Business Visa

  • You must have a letter of invitation from the firm you will work with in Colombia
  • You must have a letter from your current employer detailing your reason for being on leave

Tourist Visa

  • If you are visiting to meet friends or relatives, you must show a letter of invitation from them
  • If you are employed, you must have a letter from your employer confirming you are on leave
  • If you are a minor, you must submit your original birth certificate

Work Visa

  • You must submit your employment contract
  • You must show proof no Colombian applied for the job you got
  • You must submit bank statements from 6 months prior to when you apply
  • You must confirm you will be paid above the minimum Colombian wage

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