Colombia Visa and Passport Requirements
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A passport valid for six months is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above to enter Colombia.
Visas to Colombia are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for stays of up to 90 days.
Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.
Any foreign nationals arriving on a visa with a validity of more than three months need to register with Migración Colombia within 15 days of arrival.
Visitor (tourist or temporary): multiple entries within six months; business: multiple entries within three or four years (depending on the type of business visa) with maximum stays of one year each.
Transit passengers do not require a visa or to pay departure tax providing they do not leave the airport and make their connecting flight within 24 hours of arrival.
Consulate (or consular section at embassy) or online (www.cancilleria.gov.co/en/procedures_services/visas).
Enquire at the consulate for forms and details on how to obtain temporary residence in Colombia.
Visa processing usually takes five working days, or eight days if the application is referred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
You may be asked to provide proof of sufficient funds to cover your costs in Colombia. Up-to-date bank statements showing more than £1,000 will suffice. In practice, this is rarely requested.
Apart from your passport, you are theoretically required to show an onward or return ticket. In practice, this is rarely required.
Extensions for up to a further 120 days are available from Migración Colombia (www.migracioncolombia.gov.co). Visitors cannot stay for more than 180 days within a 12-month period.
There are no restrictions on entry with children, but children of Colombian nationality must have the written consent of both parents to travel without them, even if travelling on another nation’s passport.
Colombia has imposed travel restrictions on those with HIV/AIDS. Exemptions may be obtained; check with your country’s Colombian embassy. A yellow fever certificate may be necessary if you are planning to visit the jungle areas of Colombia.
You can take your pet to Colombia provided they have been vaccinated against rabies (unless coming from a rabies-free country or under four months old), distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis and parvovirus, and they have a licensed vet’s certificate. However, for the purpose of travelling it is best to leave pets at home.