07Feb/21
How to rent a house

How to rent a house: Colombia Customs and Requirements

Renting a house in Colombia has become easier for expats in the last few years.

While the cost of rent varies between locations and types of property, the process to rent a house in Colombia is the same across all of its regions.

To help you successfully secure your ideal rental, we’ve assembled this succinct guide on Colombian customs and rental requirements within the property market.

07Feb/21
colombian visa application

Successfully Complete Your Colombian Visa Application With Expat Group

At Expat Group, we’ve already helped over 1,100 foreigners successfully apply for their Colombian visas. Even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve continued to consistently gain M-type, R-type and V-type visas for expats like yourself.

If you’re struggling with your visa application, or have had some unforeseen complications with it, book an appointment with us today to speak to one of our visa specialists.

Currently, the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores continues to accept Colombian visa applications, and we’re continuing to see positive outcomes for our clients.

01Feb/21
Marrying a Colombian

Marrying a Colombian: 4 Customs to Be Aware of

A Colombian marriage is usually met with fanfare and celebration. As a country full of passion and life, Colombia’s people are as romantic as they are fiery when it comes to their life partners.

If you’re a foreigner marrying a Colombian, the exchange of culture and tradition should be a thing of joy. But this doesn’t mean that it’s without its challenges.

When you’re in a relationship with someone, you’ll likely learn most of their habits, likes and dislikes before you’ve got down on one knee. However, it’s easy to miss some different cultural characteristics, especially if there’s a language barrier at play.

With this in mind, we’re going to explore some Colombian customs – wonderful or otherwise – to know about before you’ve reached the wedding day.

30Ene/21
Dating

Dating Services in Colombia: What You Need to Know

For foreigners looking for romance in Colombia, there are several resources at your disposal to find that special someone.

Whatever you’re looking for in an ideal date, Colombian dating services are a great way to fast-track your search for a potential future partner or an impassioned fling.

There are, however, a few rules and tips to be aware of before your first encounter. As well as this, you should know the best dating apps in Colombia that are available.

With this in mind, we’ve put together a run-down of the do’s and don’ts when dating Colombian’s, and some useful tricks to know for making an awesome first impression.

First things first, let’s look at the most popular dating apps in Colombia.

17Ene/21
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

16Ene/21
colombian passport courier service

Use Expat Group’s Visa Stamping Service to Get Your Visa Without Traveling to Bogotá.

If your visa has been approved by the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, we’ve got excellent news for you. Now, you don’t have to travel to Bogotá to get your visa stamped. At Expat Group we’ve already helped hundreds of expats like you successfully get your visa stamped in your passport in Bogotá. No matter which city you’re in, we can help!

08Ene/21
6 Best Places to Work in Colombia

6 Best Places To Work In Colombia

Colombia is fast becoming one of South America’s most popular work destinations for foreign nationals.

Salsa lessons and stunning vistas aside, Colombia is attracting an increasing number of expats to develop their careers in its improved urban infrastructure and growing job market.

Despite being an economy primarily driven by its service sector, Colombia’s access to technology is catching up to the levels of North America and Western Europe. This has created flourishing tech bubbles within Colombia’s major cities and urban areas. And with these bubbles come opportunities for foreign nationals to find work.

So to help you find the right spot in Colombia for your skills and goals, we’ve outlined the 6 best places to work in Colombia.

28Dic/20

Statistics and changes in the Colombian visa application during 2020

2020 has been a year of challenges and changes. With regard to the Foreign Ministry and the process of obtaining Colombian visas, we have visualized numerous adjustments in the requirements, processing times and final responses from the government.

According to the statistics charted and published on the ‘Asuntos Legales’ web site, which are supported by the figures provided by the Foreign Ministry, between January and October 2020, more than 42 thousand visa applications were made, of which , more than half were required due to missing documentation. In addition, 13.7% of the requests were inadmissible and 1.7% were denied, which is a high figure compared to previous years.

27Oct/20
get an expat job colombia

How to Get a Job in Colombia As an Expat

2019 was a watershed year for foreign influx to Colombia. 

A record 4.5 million tourists visited its shores, helping Colombian GDP to grow by 3.3% in the process. Over a million of these tourists have also stayed on to live and work in Colombia.  

Increasingly, foreign nationals are looking to upsticks and grow their careers in the land of arepas and reggaeton. 

The question is: how do you find work as a foreigner in Colombia? 

To help you out, we’ve taken a look at the best possible steps you can make to finding yourself employment in Colombia, and the most important factors that can influence your success.

Let’s get started with where to look for Colombian employment opportunities.