Colombian Consulates Resume Visa Processing
Colombian Consulates Resume Visa Processing
Consulates Resume Visa Applications
New Visas Requirements for Covid-19
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International Flights Resume to Colombia
New Cedula Requirements for Covid 19
1) Most Colombian Consulates are open for visa processing. From March 2020 through September 2020, Colombia was not publishing visas. Some visas may be approved without appointments at your local consulate. You still must indicate which consulate nearest to your residence you with which you which to handle your visa. ** You do not need to have visa stamped into your passport ** The consulate may send your visa via email, but do not worry this is an accepted for to receive visas. Click here to see Colombian Consulates in the USA.
2) International Flights Resume to Colombia – but require all travelers to have PCR Covid-19 tests within 96 hours before flight. For many people this is a challenge to find a private testing center which performs tests this quickly. Some larger cities have faster options in some cases. Click here for our article on requirements for international flights to Colombia.
3) New Visa Requirements – All Migrant and Resident visa applications are requiring health insurance for the duration of the visa. First time visa holders are not required to have state insurance, and may use travelers insurance or foreign insurance if it qualifies. Please click here for health insurance requirements for Colombian visas.
4) New Cedula Requirements for Covid-19 – Cedula. Migracion Colombia is now open for certain services, such as the Colombian ID card, also called the Cedula de Extranjeria in Spanish. Click here for Cedula Requirements.
IMPORTANT CEDULA FILING EXTENTION: All persons who have received visas from March through September of 2020, have an extention through December 15, 2020. Once this period has passed it is important to understand you have 15 days to apply for a cedula after your visa is issued. If you are not in Colombia when the visa is issued, then the 15 day limit starts once you enter the country. Foreigner’s Identity cards are only issued inside of Colombia. Click here to see the special resolucion for extention of cedula processing time.
Additionally, please note that to obtain a Colombian ID card (cedula de extranjeria), you must first have a Colombian Visa which has been issued for a minimum of 3 months.
Colombian Consulates Visa Application Appointments in The United States
Click the name of the Colombian consulate closest to you to setup an appointment for your visa in the United States. If you have problems communicating with the consulate and you would like help please let us know. We charge a small fee for assisting with visas and legal processes with consulates.
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Visas By James
Since 2005, our visa agency Visas by James has obtained hundreds of visas for foreigners who wish to study, work, invest, and live in Colombia. We are the oldest expat visa business in Colombia. We also have more attorneys in office than any other visa agency in Colombia. In addition to our visa services we offer a full range of legal and accounting services to our clients. By having a legal and accounting firm work on your application, we are able to handle any surprises or last minute requests by immigration officials.
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.
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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.