Resolution 2223


After more than 5 months of the suspension from the Migración Colombia services, due to the pandemic, the activities of the Migration office are finally gradually resuming.

With the Resolution 2223 of 2020, starting from September 21, the gradual reactivation of the following services begins:

1. Foreign ID Card (Cédula de Extranjería)
2. Foreigner Registration
3. Certificate of Migratory Movements
4. (Salvoconductos)
5. Extension of Temporary Permits of Permanence

Visas denial in Colombia


Since the State of Emergency began in Colombia due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has gradually increased the severity in the visa applications review. In fact, in recent weeks we have seen several cases of VISA DENIALS, in which the government rejects the application and restricts the foreigner submitting a new application for the six (6) following months after the date of the denial.

Given the above, and thinking of all our clients, our legal team specialized in Immigration Law, filed a protective action against the Foreign Ministry to deepen the situation and know first-hand what is happening regarding Colombian visa applications.


How to contribute to social security in Colombia if you are a foreigner?

If you are a foreigner, but you reside in Colombia and you have a Cédula de Extranjería, it is important you keep in mind that under Law 100, Decree 064 of 20-01-2020, you are legally responsible for contributing to social security in Colombia through the contributory system.

What is the IBC?
It is the minimum value on which the value of the contributions to the General System of Social Security (SGSS) must be calculated.

colombian retirement visa

Retirement Visa in Colombia: How to get it, costs and more

The M type – Retirement Visa is one of Colombia’s most special and recurring visas. Probably, based on statistics-wise, most applications are for American citizens; Because of, Colombia has become an increasingly great place to spend your retirement years.

Obtaining a retirement visa in Colombia will allow you to enjoy a magical paradise at a low cost.

The retirement visa is one of the easiest and fastest visas to process. It takes about one month to have your visa stamped in your passport and your Colombian ID card for foreigners (Cédula de Extranjería).

colombian health insurance


At this crisis time, in which everyone has a great concern for HEALTH, the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores has activated a new requirement for visa applications. This requirement corresponds to the certification of HEALTH INSURANCE with international coverage.

Minimum coverage for each type of visa:
Visitor Visa V Type: 35.000 USD o Euros
Migrant Visa M Type: 60.000 USD o Euros
Resident Visa R Type: 100.000 USD o Euros

According to your specific needs, age, coverage, and duration of the health insurance you choose, the cost of the health insurance may range from approximately $ 100 USD to $ 1,000 USD.

colombian visa application


We know the case of hundreds of foreigners who are currently in Colombia, cannot leave the country due to the current state of emergency, they are going to end their permitted days of tourism and do not know what to do. Maybe they don’t know how to make a successful Colombian visa application.

Does this sound familiar? Are you in a similar situation?

At expatgroup.co what gives us life is being able to provide solutions to foreigners who want to have a legal stay in the country. Therefore, although the situation is difficult for everyone, our team has not stopped working to resolve their concerns, provide assistance and help them avoid immigration irregularities and economic sanctions.

Right now, the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores continues accepting Colombian visa application. Then you can see the official statement that this entity has on its website.

colombian marriage visa

Marriage Visa in Colombia: How to get it, costs and more

With over 10 years of experience as visa agents, we have realized that the Marriage Visa is one of the main queries we receive through our communication channels. As time passes, more and more foreigners decide to reside in Colombia because here they found love.

We enjoy listening to our clients and learn more about their reasons to get engaged here, most agree, that they find beauty, intelligence, understanding, happiness, and harmony in their Colombian partner to think about long-term relationships

expat group migratory services

Expatgroup.co,the official Colombian visa partner for Medellín Guru

Expatgroup.co,the official Colombian visa partner for Medellín Guru.
One of the main services we offer to the entire expat community is the professional management of Colombian visas. Our expatgroup.co team has more than 10 years of experience and the best disposition to assist you in getting your Colombian visa in case you want to have a legal stay beyond the 180 days of tourism allowed.