16Oct/20
visa denials

ATTENTION! VISA DENIALS 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.

colombian health insurance

HEALTH INSURANCE, REQUIRED FOR VISA APPLICATIONS IN COLOMBIA

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.

04Sep/20

The US Social Security Benefit Verification Letter: A Guide

In this guide, we’re going to take you through the social security benefit reservation letter for American citizens.

Many of our American clients past and present ask us about the importance of this letter when applying for the Colombian retirement visa. In this article you’ll learn:

What is a US social security benefit reservation letter?
Why you may need a social security benefit reservation letter if you apply for a Colombian visa
How to get your social security benefit verification letter while being in Colombia

03Sep/20

A Guide To Renewing Your American Passport At The Embassy In Bogotá

In this post, we’re going to walk you through how to renew your American passport at the American embassy in Bogotá.

As an experienced visa services agency, we’re constantly asked by our clients about the logistics of replacing their expiring passports with a new one via the American consulate in the Colombian capital.

For this reason, we’re going to explain the following in this article:

-The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the process of renewing American passports
-Who is eligible for American passport renewal
-Where to apply for your American passport renewal
-What the American passport renewal requirements are
-How much the American passport renewal via the embassy costs

06Jul/20
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).

05Jul/20
Colombia Investment visa

Colombia Investment Visa: A Guide to Buying Property in Colombia as a Foreigner and its Visa Requirements

Introduction: In this article, we will indicate the specific steps to buy a Home/Property/Lot in Colombia, and the correct legalization of the currencies to obtain a type M Investment Visa (Property Owner) with a value higher than 350 SMMLV ($80,000 USD) or type R (direct investment) 650 SMMLV ($150,000 USD) according to the regulations of the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.