Valid travel document, in good condition and with free pages to stamp visas.
Fill out the electronic visa application form on the line of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
All documents or requirements such as criminal records, apostilles, birth certificates, among others, must have an issue date no greater than three months before the visa application.
All documents that come from abroad in a different language must have an official translation into Spanish. The official translation must be legalized or apostilled, as the case may be.
In the case of requiring the presentation of bank statements for the Type M visa application, these can be presented without an apostille or legalization and without a translation into Spanish, if their content can be clearly established by the visa officer.
Foreign citizens can apply for their visa before entering Colombia both at the Colombian consulate in their country and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bogotá.
Once your visa is approved in Colombia, you must register it and request your foreigner’s identity card at the Colombia Migration offices, located nationwide, within fifteen (15) days after the issuance of your visa. Ask how to apply for Foreigner ID?