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How to Renew a Business Visa in Colombia


 Additional Recommended Documents Required
for Renewal of Business Owner Visa

Most Popular Requests from Visa Officials:

Chamber of Commerce Legal Representative Certificate

Certified Financial Statements

Social Security Payments for Employees

Tax Filing Receipts for Colombia (Income, withholding, & sales taxes)

Recent Photo for Visa Application – White background, no hat, no ear rings, no glasses, medium or dark colored clothing.

Proof of purchase of stock shares in company to comply with minimum 100 salaries with original, subsequent, and current visa requests.

6 Months of company bank statements showing transactions such as deposits and withdrawals supporting your business activity.

EPS Health Insurance for VIsa Applicant as a contractor or as employee. Contractors must pay 5% of income into EPS insurance.

Common Requests for Information to Support Business Renewal:

Invoices from Providers

Rental Contract in Business Name

Federal Bank of Colombia Wire Certification

Payroll Information – Detail of persons contracted with company (including name, ID number, type of contact, and position in the company).

Receipts of payments to Providers

Photos of place of Business

Labor or Contractor Work Contracts

Receipts of Expenses in Company Name

Requests for Information not that common:


Receipt of Payment for Utility Services for Company


Portfolio of products & services offered by Company


Information that shows permission your company may operate in sector issue by competent authority. (not all sectors require pemissions)

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About 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.

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 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, Medellin, Antioquia. Near Parque Lleras.

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 is closing Friday during April according to COVID-19 restrictions but we are still available via phone or email. Office hours 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.

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