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.

17Ene/21
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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
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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!

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.

11Nov/20
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Colombia Freelance Visa: A Step By Step Guide in 2020

The m-type Colombian freelance visa is granted to expats who want to practice their profession independently within national territory.

It was created to give foreign nationals the legal right to work remotely whilst living in Colombia for Colombian businesses and organizations. For expats who want to develop professionally whilst not being tied to any one enterprise, the Colombian freelance visa is now one of their most commonly applied for visas.

With this in mind, we’ve taken a look at how to apply for a Colombian visa as a freelancer in 2020, and the best way to guarantee a successful application.

Let’s begin by taking a look at some of the most common misunderstandings around what the Colombian freelance visa is and who can apply for it.

16Oct/20
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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.

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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