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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.

Visa Transfer Avoiding the expiration of my residency in Colombia

Visa Transfer: Avoiding the expiration of my residency in Colombia

The entry of Resolution 5477 in October 2022 marked the beginning of the transition regime for visa transfer, which is mandatory for those who hold Colombian residency visas issued under previous resolutions. At expatgroup.co, we are committed to supporting you in this process and guaranteeing the continuity of your residency. In this blog, we will provide you with the deadline, step-by-step instructions, and all the necessary information to complete your visa transfer process.

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?

colombian retirement visa

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

digital nomad visa

New Colombian visa: Digital Nomad – 2023 Update

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

migración colombia fines

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
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