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Colombia Work and Vacation Visa

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Colombia Work and Vacation Visa

Nationals of Chile, France, Mexico and Peru, between 18 and 30 years of age, traveling unaccompanied and wishing to enter the national territory for leisure activities and, in addition, paid activities in order to cover part of the costs of stay and maintenance, must apply for this visa, which will be valid for up to 1 year.

This Colombian Visa grants an open work permit, authorizing the personal rendering of services in any lawful activity in Colombia. In addition, it allows business management, market research, direct investment plans or procedures and business creation.

General requirements to apply for a vacation and work visa in Colombia.

They will depend on whether or not the application is made with the support of an institution, as follows:

Personal application or with the support of a natural person: Written communication from the applicant and/or natural person supporting the application with:

  • Full identification of the applicant and/or natural person
  • Succinct explanation of the relationship or link between the foreigner and the natural person, if any.
  • Detailed explanation of the activity that the foreigner intends to carry out in national territory.
  • Statement of financial responsibility for the expenses inherent to the travel and stay of the foreigner.
  • Proof of liquidity of the applicant and/or the natural person by means of bank statements corresponding to the 6 months prior to the application.

Application with institutional support: Written communication signed by the legal representative of the legal entity containing:

  • Full identification of the legal entity and contact details.
  • Complete identification of the foreigner.
  • Detailed explanation of the activity that the foreigner intends to carry out in national territory.
  • Explanation of the relationship or link with the foreigner and of the special qualification or expertise of the foreigner, if any.
  • Statement of financial responsibility for the expenses inherent to the travel and stay of the foreigner.
  • Proof of liquidity of the legal entity by means of bank statements corresponding to the 6 months prior to the application, except in the case of a public entity.
  • Certificate of existence and representation or equivalent document in case the legal entity supporting the application is private and incorporated abroad.

To take into account:

  • Documents (except for identity and travel documents) must have been issued no more than 3 months prior to application
  • Foreign documents must have been legalized or apostilled.
  • If the documents are in a language other than Spanish, they must have an official legalized or apostilled translation.
  • The Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs may request judicial background information.

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Specific requirements

Submit fully filled out the commitment form established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, accompanied by:

  • Photocopy or electronic information of the respective ticket to leave the country, or accreditation that you have sufficient funds to acquire it.
  • Bank certification of the visa applicant indicating the bank average of the last 3 months higher than five (5) legal monthly minimum wages in force.
  • In case the applicant is a dependent or guest, a letter from the person who invites or is responsible for the foreigner, of his/her stay and departure from Colombia accompanied by his/her bank certification.

Colombia Vacation and Work Visa Costs

Two payments must be made:

At the time of application, for the study:

  • If the request is made from Europe or Cuba, the cost is €40.
  • From Colombia and the rest of the world, the cost is €52
  • Request made by an Ecuadorian national, from Europe or Cuba, the cost is €23.
  • Ecuadorian nationals, from Colombia or the rest of the world, the cost is US$30.
  • A Spanish national, no cost

At the moment of visa approval, for its issuance:

  • Request made from Europe or Cuba, the cost is €131
  • From Colombia and the rest of the world, the cost is $170.
  • Peruvian national to settle in the Amazon and Putumayo river basins, an Ecuadorian, Spanish, Japanese or Korean national is free of charge.

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