Colombian Tax ID - TIN How to Obtain the RUT as a Foreigner

Colombian Tax ID – TIN: How to Obtain the RUT as a Foreigner

This blog covers everything about the Single Tax Registration RUT for individuals in Colombia, which is available for foreigners who wish to start their economic activities in this Latin American country. You will get essential information to navigate the Colombian tax system, from understanding the RUT to knowing every detail of the form and the DIAN’s virtual and in-person registration processes.


⚠️ Migración Colombia: No appointments for Cédula de Extranjería

Migración Colombia is the only entity authorized to process the Cédula de Extranjería. This procedure requires prior scheduling and following a protocol established by the Colombian government. However, given there are no appointments for Cédula de Extranjería available during the end of 2023 and the beginning of 2024, the expat community in the country needs to evaluate alternatives that allow them to finally obtain their ID cards to facilitate the completion of legal procedures and travel, among others.

Colombian digital nomad visas approved

Colombian Digital Nomad Visas approved – 2023 Update

We have had the privilege of having several successful cases so far, of different nationalities, with different professional roles, but with processes carried out by our team with satisfactory results.

-What should I know about the requirements for the digital nomad visa?

-Download the official guide on the Colomabian tax regime

-What is the validity of the digital nomad visa?

-What should I keep in mind for a successful application?

-Let your processes in expert hands
What are the costs of the Digital Nomad Visa?

-Check out what you need to know about the Colombian tax regime
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What are the valid policies for the visa?


Cédula de extranjería: Step by step guide

In expatgroup.co we provide you with a detailed step-by-step guide to obtain your Cédula de Extranjería in Colombia. From the validation of your visa to the submission of essential documents, we accompany you throughout the process to meet all legal requirements and you can get the inherent benefits that comes with having this identification document.

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Continental Assist: Travel Health Insurance for Foreigners

During an international adventure, achieving peace of mind is essential for well-being. Travel health insurance has become a vital resource for dealing with the unexpected. Knowing the must-have characteristics can be helpful when deciding which assistance policy to purchase. Many countries may require travelers to have a wide travel health insurance policy to process short or long-stay visas that cover a vast range of eventualities. Regarding Colombia, it’s a mandatory requirement for foreigners’ most requested entry and stay permits. Continental Assist stands out from many other insurers by offering specific plans to meet visa requirements and make applications effective. Ensuring our health should be crucial when embarking on new endeavors, and Continental Assist’s services prioritize the safety and well-being of travelers.

Step-by-step to get Health Insurance with expatgroup

ASSIST CARD: Health insurance for visas in Colombia

If you are interested in buying health insurance, either comply with the new requirement of Resolution 5477 to apply for your Colombian visa or have your health assured while traveling. We recommend the various plans that Assist Card has for you.

Below we explain the step-by-step process to get your Health Insurance with Assist Card

tax return for foreigners in shopping invoices in Colombia

VAT or IVA Tax Return for foreigners in Colombia

Colombia has emerged as a great tourist destination, and foreigners visiting the country as tourists can benefit from the tax return of the Impuesto al Valor Agregado (IVA) or Value Added Tax (VAT), according to Resolution 1495 of 2021. In expatgroup.co, we provide an updated guide in 2023 about who is eligible and how to request this tax refund. To qualify, foreign tourists must possess a valid tourist permit or a Tourist Visa (V-Type) and collect other required documents. Qualifying purchases of goods must amount to COP 127,236 or more. While there are limitations and requirements, this process significantly benefits international visitors exploring Colombia.


Taxes for foreigners in Colombia

Living in another country is a life-changing decision, so there are essential aspects to consider, such as culture, climate, language, health system, etc. But, there are also regulatory and legal aspects, such as legal stay and foreign taxes.

If you choose Colombia as your destination, make sure you comply with the current immigration and tax regulations.

1. When am I considered a tax resident in Colombia?
2. What taxes must I pay if I am a foreigner in Colombia?
3. What taxes do I have to pay if I am a foreigner, NOT a resident of Colombia?
4. When do I not have to file an income tax return?
5. Double taxation treaties
6. What is the difference between paying and declaring income?
7. What happens if I do not file an income tax return when I am obliged to do so?
8. New wealth tax

Expat Story

Expat Story: Yunisbel Pazos, CEO Smartness Business

At expatgroup.co, we are a committed team, not only professionally because we fulfill our philosophy of changing lives, and we do it with the details, with our specialized, close and human advice. We are happy to know that we contribute to making the dreams of foreigners come true; dreams of studying, doing business, investing, retiring, or living in Colombia.

Yunisbel visited us in our office and shared some opinions about Colombia, his Colombian visa process, and his Smartness Business project.