Benefits Colombian Cédula de Extranjería

Benefits of the Colombian Cédula de Extranjería

The foreigner identification card is the main identification document of a foreigner in Colombia, which opens the doors to different benefits that can significantly facilitate your passage through the country. In this article, we tell you how to apply for your foreigner’s identification card, how much it costs, what its benefits are, and everything you should know about this legal document.

What is the Cédula de Extranjería?
How to obtain the Cédula de Extranjería in Colombia?
How much does it cost to issue my Cédula de Extranjería?
What are the benefits of the Cédula de Extranjería in Colombia?
How long does it take to complete this process?

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On July 22, 2022, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued Resolution 5477, establishing some changes regarding Colombian visas. Among these changes, new requirements are added, such as the certificate of criminal, criminal, or police record of the country of origin and/or residence.

This blog shows you step-by-step how to apply for the FBI criminal record.

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Retirement Visa in Colombia: How to get it, costs and more – 2023 Update

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued Resolución 5477, which updates the regulations and procedures for the different types of Colombian visas. Therefore, as of October 2022, these changes will come into effect. See below the new requirements if you want to apply for your Retirement visa.

• What does ‘International Living’ say about Colombia?
• Medellín is one of the best cities to retire in Colombia
• Why get a Colombian retirement visa?
• What are the new requirements according to Resolución 5477 to apply for the Retirement visa?
• How long does it take to get a retirement visa approved in Colombia?
• Does the Retirement visa allow to have beneficiaries?
• Costs, Validity and Restrictions
• Apply for your Retirement visa with expatgroup

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New Colombian visa: Digital Nomad

On July 22, 2022, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued Resolución 5477 with changes in the legislation of Colombian visas, among the changes include new visas such as the long-awaited by expats who want to work remotely from Colombia: Digital Nomad.

Who can apply for the digital nomad visa?

What are the requirements to apply for the digital nomad visa?

Which health policy is accepted by the government for the digital nomad visa?

What is the difference with the Freelance visa?

Costs, Validity and Restrictions

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Migración Colombia Fines

What happens if I overstay in Colombia? Do I have to pay a fine?  It is important for foreigners to know the Colombian immigration regulations and understand the cases in which they may be exposed to fines with Migracion Colombia. 

For this reason, in this blog, you will find important information about the types of fines in Colombia, their classification, the regularization process, and important information to avoid penalties.

resolucion 5477


For some months there has been talk of possible changes in the Colombian visa system, and precisely, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has just issued a new resolution that will be effective as of October 20.

Resolution 5477 of July 22, 2022 will replace the 2017 resolution, bringing as a consequence the implementation of new visa categories, new mandatory requirements and some major changes.

When will the new resolution 5477 be implemented?

Will the visa types change?

How does the new Resolution 5477 affect foreigners who are already holders or beneficiaries of a current visa?

What are the changes brought by the new visa resolution 5477?

About types of visas

Type V – Digital Nomad
Type M – Domestic Partnership (spouse or permanent partner)
Type M – Father or mother of a Colombian national by birth
Type V – Rentista ‘Annuity’
Type V – Student
Type V – Temporary services provider, Type V – Religious, and Type V – Voluntary
Visa Transfer


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

Colombia freelance visa

Colombia Freelance Visa: A Step By Step Guide – 2023 Update

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 2023, 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.

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Student Visa Colombia: A Complete Guide – 2023 Update

Whether it’s a study year abroad, research for a postgraduate thesis, or simply learning Spanish, the Colombian has become a popular education destination for foreign students.

The Colombian student visa allows foreign nationals to come and study in a recognized educational institution for up two one years

What is needed for a Colombian student visa?
What is the difference between the visitor student visa and the migrant student visa?
Can I work on a Colombian student visa?
Requirements, costs and restrictions