About Us

Our Story

James Lindzey the owner of Visas by James has worked as a private investigator and paralegal in the United States from the 90s until he moved to Colombia in 2005. James arrived in Colombia in 2005 and started doing visas for expats in 2007.

In addition to our visa services our agency offers a full range of legal and accounting services to our clients. We are able to assist better in document collection services in the United States because of James legal experience in the United States.

Our office ours are from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday, and 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Saturday. Our main office is located in Medellin, Colombia near Parque Lleras in El Poblado. We have representation in Bogota, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale. Our main office address is  Cra 39#5A-95, Oficina 709, Edificio Avangarde. We accept walk in appointments but its always nice if you can let us know ahead of time so we can schedule a time.

Our Services

Many visas require obtaining complicated documents in the United States or Canada. Just another reason why you should choose our firm.

We organize your immigration profile so that your Colombian visa application is successful.

We elaborate and structure all the necessary documents for your Colombian visa application.

Presentation of a Colombian visa before the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or any Colombian consulate.

Registration and orientation when you are getting you Colombian ID (Cedula de extranjeria).

We monitor your immigration process.

Translation Legalization and apostille of the documents required for your visa application.

Chat Over WhatsApp – get your visa questions answered fast.

Online quotes – get immediate quotes for visa and other legal services

Courier your passport to Bogotá to get the visa in your passport.

Office in El Poblado in Medellin services.

Our team

Our team is working hard during the COVID-19 crisis to continue offering quality services to our clients. While many companies are closed or struggling, we have been lucky to maintain basic operations, and activies have been increasing as government agencies and businesses are finding out how to habilitate online services. While international flights are still blocked to Colombia, we are preparing our clients for future trips, investments, marriages, visas and many other services. If you need help to facilitate future plans in Colombia please let us know. Our company offers over 200 different legal, & accounting services just for foreigners living or working in Colombia! We will make it through the current health emergency in Colombia!

James Lindzey

James Lindzey

Founder / CEO

James owns the law firm Colombia Legal & Accounting S.A.S., Visas by James, and has been living full time in Colombia since 2005. James has 13 years of experience in business administration of Companies in Colombia. In addition to managing various multinational companies in Colombia, James assist clients with safe investments in Colombia and adjusting to life in Colombia. On James free time he enjoys spending with his daughter, going to they gym and walking his dogs.

Manuela Arango

Manuela Arango

Lawyer

Lawyer and Conciliator of the University of Medellín, Specialist in Business Law, Family Law and hasmore than three years of experience in Business Law. Manuela  works as an advisor to many of our national and international companies. Manuela assits corporations with all types of business contracts, finding legal solutions complex issues related to running businesses in Colombia, and litigating cases for our clients.

Lenith Mejia

Lenith Mejia

Accountant

Public accountant with more than 10 years of experience in the area of ​​tax accounting, auditor and fiscal reviewer, graduated from the Universidad Autonoma Latinoamericana. Lenith enjoys helping our international clients understand tax responsibilities as a foreigner in Colombia. Whether your just filing personal tax returns or you have a small business in Colombia, Lenith is happy to discuss your accounting needs with you.

Cristina Villa Madrid

Cristina Villa Madrid

Bilingual Paralegal

Legal advisor, graduated as a lawyer in Venezuela from the Universidad Central de Venezuela.
She has experience with Colombian visa processes, US visa processes, drafting of contracts, marriages processes, civil unions (common law), purchase agreements, among others.

Carolina Peña

Carolina Peña

Bookkeeping / Logistic

Legal advisor, graduated as a lawyer from the Central University of Venezuela.
She has experience in legal advice, in drafting of contracts, marriages, divorces, civil unions, among others. She is on charge of the administrative department of the company, making quotes for the different services offered by the company, as well of the payrolls, reception of calls and emails.

Alejandra Villarraga

Alejandra Villarraga

Graphic Design - Web

Graphic designer with more than 4 years of experience, passionate about web design and advertising. Alejandra helps us design emails and new web pages with infographics for our clients. Besides websites on Colombian Visas, our company focuses on providing legal information to foreigners legal based on real life experiences. The laws are always changing in Colombia so this keeps Alejandra busy!

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