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Colombia Business Visitor Visa

There several paths to obtain a Business visitor’s visa to Colombia. Colombian officials like to see an applicant that is a professional business person for obvious reasons. Possible ways to demonstrate this are to organize whichever of the following documents you have available.

Intended for persons who work for foreign corporations, can convince Colombia of intentions to invest, create or manage corporations in Colombia. This visa is used by many to obtain a Colombian ID card to facilitate investing in Colombia. (Previously NE 1,2,3,4)

The cost of our consulting services is 350 USD. Colombia Visa application and issuance fees are 297 USD. The expenses of third parties if the application is carried out in Colombia are approximately 60 USD.

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Reasons to have Business Visitor Visa

These are some important reasons why you should choose a Business Visitor visa in Colombia


Obain Colombian ID Card for Foreigners


Help you enter in the country and open a bank account


Help you enter into contracts with providers


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Help you start company temporarily to have enough proof for Migrant visa


If you’re a foreign executive of a Multinational that will not spend more than 6 months a year in Colombia


To Facilitate Financial Transactions


What Documents Are Required For Colombia Business Visa?

The basic documents required for Colombian Bussines visitor visa are listed first. Below you will see suggestions of different types of documents which you may use to see if they apply to your particular case. If you are coming to Colombia on behalf of a foreign or domestic Colombian corporation your documents may vary. You will want to show supporting doucments which pertain to your case as listed below. Below we have general requirements, followed by suggestions of documents which you may use to strengthen your Colombian Business Visitor Visa Application:

Proof of Legal Entry:

A photocopy of the page of your passport showing last stamp of entry or departure of Colombia.

Passport Photocopy:

A photocopy of the first page of your valid passport showing your biographical data. The photocopy can be either in color or black and white.

Passport photo:

Digital visa photo, white background, 100 Kb max size, jpg file. No ear rings, no hats, no white shirts.

Photocopy of Previously Issued Visa:

If you’ve had a previous Colombian visa such as a student or retirement visa, then a photocopy of this visa.

Documents to Strengthen a Colombian Business Visitor Visa Application:

Required documents if you are applying as an individual:


Letter of introduction with reasons for the trip signed by the applicant


6 months of bank statement from the applicant


Special certifications of the individual seeking visa

Required documents if you are acting as representative of a legal entity:


Letter of introduction with reasons for the trip signed by the Legal Representative of the foreign or Colombian corporation or business *


Certificate of existence of the foreign or Colombian corporation or business establishment


6 Months of Bank Statements from Colombian Corporation


Special certifications of the foreign or Colombian corporation or business establishment


Publicity material of the foreign or Colombian corporation or business

* This document must be apostilled and translated into Spanish when it is from abroad.

** Colombia gives preference to corporations such as SAS, SA, etc. Small business establishments which are not setup are harder to get approved as sponsors for Colombia visa applications.

** Many persons with a business background, proof of investment funds, and a good business plan may get approved for a business visitors visa to Colombia. The visa may be necessary to conduct financial transactions and sign contracts.


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How to Apply for Colombia Business Visitor Visa ?

Applying for Business Visitor Visa from abroad

A Colombia visa applicant who wishes to resident in Colombia can apply for a Colombia resident visa online. In addition, any Colombian visa can be obtained at any Colombian consulate around the world. In the U.S., Colombia has consulates located in the following cities and states:

The Colombian visa application process is fairly easy as it can be completed entirely online. You can apply for a Colombia resident visa online Tramites Visa . This application will require scanned copies of all required documents in Adobe PDF format along with your passport photo in JPEG format. In addition, a detailed guide for applying online can be found here.

If you are in another country outside of Colombia, then you have to go to nearby Colombian consulate in that country so that you can get the visa added to your passport at a Colombian consulate. Once your Colombian investment visa has been approved and added to your passport, you are ready to travel to Colombia as a migrant and an investor.

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Applying for Investment visa from Colombia

Once you receive online visa approval, if doing this in Colombia, you need to travel to Bogotá to get the visa in your passport. Visas in Colombia are issued at the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores office in Bogotá. Their office is located at Avenida 19 # 98-03, Torre 100 Building, 3rd Floor. It’s open from 7:30 am until noon.


The major challenge with getting a Colombian visa yourself is dealing with a government bureaucracy, making a trip to Bogota and not understanding the laws properly if you are not fluent in Sanish. 

This is where you can benefit from the services of an experienced visa agency such as Visas by James. A visa agency such ours is your best bet when it comes to obtaining visa for you. An experienced visa agency which has processed hundreds of visas and knows exactly what is needed for each type of visa is exactly what you need.

Another big benefit of using a visa agency is that they offer services to courier your passport to Bogotá to get the visa put in your passport. So, you can avoid a trip to Bogotá. The cost of a visa service including the service to courier your passport to Bogotá can even be cheaper than the cost of a trip to Bogotá.

Why Use Our Visa Agency For Business Visitor Visa?

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.

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.

More About Our Visa Services

Many visas require obtaining complicated documents in the United States, Canada, or other countries. We are experts at handling foreign documents! 

Analysis of your Colombian visa immigration profile.

We identify necessary documents for your visa application.

We monitor your immigration process.

We handle Translations required for your visa application.

We handle Apostilles required for your visa application.

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

Main Office located in El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia.

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Worked with James and Cristina on buying first property in Colombia. They were very knowledgable in Colombia law and banking. Went the extra mile to guide us thru the process of transferring foreign funds, reviewing/advising purchase documents, and walking us thru the maze of legalities. Invaluable, and in dual languages! Thanks to them the process was completed in less than one month!

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I had James take care of the renewing of my US passport and all went very well I did not have to go to Bogota and all was completed with a new passport in a little over 2 weeks !! Highly reccomend.

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This is really a dependable and reliable legal and accounting service, and for me it was nice being able to turn over these sometimes laborious tasks to competent and trustworthy professionals. I’ll be recommending them to my friends as well.

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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. Areas codes in Colombia have changed. To reach our office please call (57) 604-444-6634.

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