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Requests from Colombian authorities to foreign authorities or Colombian authorities abroad

Solicitudes de autoridades colombianas a autoridades extranjeras

Exhort or commissory dispatch

Request made by a Colombian judicial or administrative authority to the Colombian consul to carry out a certain procedure that he/she is authorized to carry out in the framework of an international treaty or foreign laws, provided that:

  • The intervening parties are Colombians.
  • The participants wish to do so on a voluntary basis.
  • Are proceedings of mere formality.

Form requirements of the application:

  • Full identification of the requesting authority.
  • Addressed to the consul of the requested State.
  • City, country, steps to be taken by the consul, instructions and specimens, if necessary.

Letters rogatory

Request made by a Colombian or foreign judicial authority to its counterpart authority abroad to carry out a judicial proceeding, the taking of evidence or to provide information in the framework of a judicial process, provided that there is no international judicial cooperation agreement between the respective countries.

Form requirements of the application:

  • Full identification of the requesting authority.
  • Writing in pleading style.
  • Addressed to the competent authority, without specifying it.

Requesting Notes

Request by a Colombian authority for the testimony of a foreign diplomatic agent, a member of his entourage or family, or for information or documentation at the embassy of a foreign nation, within the framework of a judicial process.

Form requirements of the application:

  • Full identification of the requesting authority.
  • Writing in pleading style.
  • Addressed to the head of mission of the respective embassy.

Filing of the application

The forwarding of any of these requests with their attachments must be made to and from the following e-mail address judicial@cancilleria.gov.co. In the event that physical documents are required, they must be submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate of Migratory and Consular Affairs and Citizen Services, Bogotá, Cr. 5 # 09 – 03, from 7:30 to 12:30 and from 2:00 to 3:30.

Cost

The procedure carried out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is completely free of charge.

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