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Deportation and Expulsion from Colombia

Deportación y Expulsión Colombia

Deportation in Colombia

Deportation is an administrative measure imposed by the Special Administrative Unit of Migration Colombia against a foreigner who is in one of the following grounds:

  • Having entered or left the country in an irregular manner, provided that there are no special circumstances that merit the imposition of a fine.
  • Failure to pay the financial penalty imposed by the same entity or failure to pay the penalty for 2 months
  • To show reluctance to pay its obligations to any natural or juridical person.
  • Having obtained the visa by fraud or simulation, provided that there are no special circumstances that merit the imposition of a fine.
  • Failure to change the visa or to apply for a visa when obliged to do so
  • Carrying out an activity that is not authorized in the corresponding entry permit.
  • Incurring in a cause of inadmissibility or rejection.
  • Being the subject of constant complaints
  • Failure to leave the territory within 30 days of cancellation of your visa
  • Having been financially sanctioned 2 or more times by the same public entity within the same year.

Resources

Against the deportation decision, except for the one originated in the cancellation of the visa by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, against which no appeal is allowed, the appeals of the administrative procedure, that is to say, the appeal for reconsideration and the extraordinary appeal for review, will be allowed.

Consequences

The deported foreigner:

  • May be detained for up to 36 hours until the measure is enforced.
  • May be placed at the disposal of the authorities of his country of origin or of the requesting country.
  • Your visa will be cancelled and recorded in your file, without recourse.
  • May not enter the country within the term of the sanction imposed, which must not be less than 6 months or more than 10 years.
  • Any application for a new visa will be rejected until the sanction is completed.
  • No safe conduct will be granted.
  • Your employer or contractor must cover the costs of your return to your country of origin and those of your family members or beneficiaries.

Expulsion from Colombia

Effective measure of expulsion from the national territory, executed by the Colombian authorities, which may be due to:

  • Failure to comply with the deportation order
  • The attempt to enter the country in an irregular manner
  • Being on file with the competent authorities for promoting the entry of foreigners by means of falsehoods.
  • Accessory penalty in an enforceable sentence, once the main penalty has been served
  • Possessing fraudulent documentation as Colombian or from another country.
  • Represents a danger to national security, public order, public health, social tranquility, in the judgment of the Director of the Special Administrative Unit for Migration Colombia or his delegates, according to intelligence information.
  • Have been requested for extradition by his or her country of origin and express willingness to appear before that nation.

Resources

No appeal shall lie against this measure

Consequences

  • May be detained for up to 36 hours until the measure is enforced.
  • You may only return to the country with a visa issued by the Consular Offices after a period of no less than 5 years.
  • Your visa will be cancelled and recorded in your file, without recourse.
  • May not enter the country within the term of the sanction imposed, which must not be less than 6 months or more than 10 years.
  • Any application for a new visa will be rejected until the sanction is completed.
  • No safe conduct will be granted.
  • Your employer or contractor must cover the costs of your return to your country of origin and those of your family members or beneficiaries.

 

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