Colombian digital nomad visas approved

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What may have started as a rumor or as something not so plausible in the expatriate community is now a reality. Expats can apply for a  Colombian digital nomad visa since October 2022. Better yet, since the release of Resolution 5477 regulating visas in Colombia, has been able to get more than 250 Digital Nomad Visas approved for our clients. 

We have had the privilege of having successful cases from different nationalities, with different professional roles, and with processes carried out by our team that have produced satisfactory results.

Digital Nomad Visas approved since October 2022.

It is a pleasure for our team to carry out new processes with the professionalism and quality that distinguishes us. Now, if you are considering applying for this visa, we have information that will help you.

Approval mail by the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Approval mail by the Minister of Foreign Affairs

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

As we already commented in our blog, here we share the application requirements for the digital nomad visa and some tips regarding these requirements again according to the success stories we have had so far:

Sample employment letter
Sample employment letter

What about Health Insurance for Digital Nomad Visa?

Colombia’s updated regulations in 2022 ask that medical insurance be obligatory for individuals with Visitor (V Type), including Digital Nomad Visa, and some Migrant (M Type) that provides extensive coverage for a wide range of potential risks, including accidents, illness, maternity, disability, hospitalization, death, or repatriation.

From this perspective, and resonating with the advice of our partner, Medellin Guru, Assist Card stands out as the best option. It provides coverage plans that fulfil all the stipulations demanded by Resolution 5477. 

The best part is the convenience of purchasing your insurance online. We suggest acquiring your insurance through Assist Card, choosing your travel dates, paying virtually, and instantly receiving your insurance voucher to apply for your visa.

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What is the validity of the digital nomad visa?

According to Resolution 5477, the validity of this visa can be up to two years; however, the visas we have approved have been for one year, and until now, the visas do not include any restriction on the label.

We take this opportunity to remind our expat community that although through social networks and on some websites, it has been said that a foreigner with a digital nomad visa can only stay 180 days a year in Colombia, in reality, this is not true. Foreigners who get their nomad visas may stay in the country as long as they wish, even staying in the country for a full-time authorized visa. According to the resolution, this is a category V visa with multiple authorized entries and exits and no stay restrictions.

Does the Digital Nomad visa allow to have beneficiaries?

Yes, the Colombian Digital Nomad Visa allows beneficiaries who are economically dependent on the visa holder to apply for a visa. 

The ones who can apply for the Beneficiary visa are the Spouse or permanent partner and children up to 25 years of age or who have any physical or mental disability. 

What are the costs of the Digital Nomad Visa?

Visa Study

55 USD

Visa Fee

178 USD

Foreign ID Card (Cédula de extranjería)

50 USD approximately

What should I keep in mind for a successful application?

We recommend that the documents that are issued abroad have the complete legalization chain to avoid delays in the process, that is to say, that they are updated, signed, authenticated, apostilled, and finally translated into Spanish in case they are in another language because although it is not required from the beginning of the process, the Colombian government may require it, besides this is a factor that can contribute to the probability of success. 

On the other hand, if you are in Colombia, we also suggest starting the process with time, at least two months before your stay in the country expires. The above since the government’s response may sometimes take even more than 30 days, there may be requirements involving the need for apostille of foreign documents, which could extend the time of the process, so it is essential to avoid illegal stay.

Let your processes in expert hands

With more than ten years of experience and close to 3000 visas approved at, we make sure to carry out processes with professionalism, quality, and attention to detail to achieve successful results.

Consult with our experts, and we will guide you through the process of collecting documents; we make the visa application, we are attentive to any requirement by the government, and we help you apply for your foreigner identification card (cédula de extranjería).

With more than 10 (ten) years of experience and more than 2,800 visas processed in, we ensure that your process is carried out professionally and with great attention to detail under the highest quality standards and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs requirements, thus increasing the chances of success in your application process.

We encourage you to consult with our experts. We have experience in digital nomad visas with successful processes, where expats recommend us. We invite you to watch Josep Manier’s testimony and his experience with our service.

Why should I use services?

Visa Services

$ 220.00 USD
  • Includes migratory advisory
  • Visa submit and registration
  • Registering visa / requesting “Cédula de Extranjería”

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9 comentarios en “Colombian Digital Nomad Visas approved – 2024 Update

  1. Overall, the quote seems reasonable. However, I do not need the translation service nor the apostille service as I will see to this in early 2023. If you can adjust your quote to account for this I should be able to proceed in mid-2023. Thank you.

  2. Although you can stay for more than 180 days you will become tax resident if you stay more than 183 days. Depending on tax treaties between Colombia and the country where you officially pay income tax, you may be double taxed in Colombia. Ojo con eso!

    1. This probably only applies for people from the USA. I haven’t heard of any other country making you tax resident if you are actually living there for less than 183, if you live in Colombia for 183 days a year this will not apply to any other country in the world. Furthermore Colombia has DTTs with many countries as well. Again, with the USA they don’t, but honestly who cares about the USA.

  3. Hey there,

    Do entrepreneurs also require the income statements? Entrepreneurs usually do not withdraw money monthly. This would defeat the purpose of living off dividends which are usually paid once a year.

  4. Hello, do I have to pay double income tax with the digital nomad visa, there is no double taxation agreement with Germany, I am referring to a stay of over 183 days. I also read something about a tax discount for foreigners?

    1. Hello Giovanni. I hope you’re doing well.

      If you are a German citizen who wants to live in Colombia for more than 183 days, you may have to file/report taxes in both countries. However, reporting taxes in Colombia doesn’t mean that you have to pay. Also, there are provisions in the Colombian tax code that may provide tax benefits for foreign tax residents. These benefits could include deductions or exemptions on certain types of income. To understand your tax obligations correctly, consult a tax professional or legal advisor to help you assess your situation. Also, you can read our blog about taxes for foreigners here: and contact us to give you advice regarding your particular situation

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