Colombian immigration rules during covid-19 health emergency
These Rules Will Remain in Effect until the End of the Colombian Health Emergency
At the Time of Creating this Article that Date is August 31, 2020
By resolution 1296 of April 21, 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs determined the following:
Foreigner with VISITOR visa that is in the country can ONLY apply to VISITOR.
This DOES NOT APPLY to people who have entered Colombia with a Temporary Permanence Permit (PTP) or as tourist.
Provisionally SUSPENDED visa procedures outside Colombia until the health emergency ends. (Visa Applications outside of Colombia are not being accepted)
Suspension of the counting of days abroad to determine validity of VISITOR and MIGRANT visas, when the foreigner is abroad.
Suspension of the counting of days outside of Colombia for the early termination of MIGRANT and RESIDENT visas due to the absence of national territory.
Suspension of the obligation to print and stamp the visa in the passport. (use of electronic adobe pdf visa is authorized)
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.
Many visas require obtaining complicated documents in the United States or Canada. Just another reason why you should choose our firm.
Please let us know if you need more information, or we can set up a consultation in order to provided you personalized guide.
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.