Colombia Permanent Residency Visa
Qualified resident Visa
The Colombia Permanent Residency was designed for people who has been living in the country for several years, under Colombian National Spouse Visa, Pension Visa, Resident Investor Visa, Business Owner visa or Work Visa. Also, father or mother of a Colombian National apply immediately. The duration os this visa is permanent.
Colombia Permanent Residency Visa Costs
| Quick Summary of Visa Costs for Permanent Residency Visa
Consular Visa Fee + Consular Doc Review Fee
305 US CITIZENS + 50 USD
549.000 US CITIZENS + 90.000 Colombian Pesos
Professional Immigration Services for Visa
$495,000 Pesos / $275 USD
Apostille(s), Translations(s), Legalization(s)
65 - 95 USD (Marriage Certificate for Spouses , o Birth Certificate for parents of Colombians born overseas)
117 - 171.000 COP(Certificado de Registro Civil para Casados, o Registro Civil de Nacimiento para Padres de hijos Colombianas)
Messenger, Mail, and Notary Fees
$20 USD up to $100 USD
$38.000 CP up to $180.000 Colombian Pesos
There are cenrtain visas that accumulate years to qualify for a Colombia Permanent Residency Visa :
Basic Requirements for the Visa.
1. Passport with available pages, and valid
for at least three (3) months.
2. One (1) photocopies of the pages of the
passport containing information
3. One (1) originals of the Visa Application
Form completely filled out, and duly
4. Three (3) recent color passport-type
5. Original certificate of migratory
movement issued by the Administrative
Department of Security (Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad - DAS-),
prior to no less than thirty (30) days.
6. Original of the documents that show the
activity to be performed in Colombia as
an entrepreneur, or as an employee of a
public or private enterprise. In the last
case the applicant should submit a copy
of the employment contract or related
document and a certificate of
employment ratio (certificado de
proporcionalidad) issued by the
Colombian Ministry of Labor (Ministerio
de la Protecci6n Social) as well as
documents that prove the applicant's
suitability for the activity that he/she
intends to perform.
7. Certified letter from the spouse of from
the Colombian parent applying for the
visa , if applies .
8. A police cert ificate from the last country
of residence, not older than six (6)
months. This certificate is not required
for an applicant under eighteen (18)
years of age or older than sixty five (65)
years of age. It must be translated into
Spanish and the original as well as the
copy must be APOSTILLED.
A visa as a qualified resident may be granted
with the approval of the Colombian Ministry of
Foreign Affairs to a foreigner who has been
holder of a temporary visa during five (5)
continuous years, without interruptions, and
who has stayed in the country in a normal way,
and who submits the application within thirty
(30) calendar days prior to the expiration of the
visa previously granted.
The bearers of a temporary visa, whether for
the spouse or a parent of a Colombian citizen,
may be granted a Qualified Resident Visa when
they had been bearers of a temporary visa for a
period no less than three (3) consecutive years
The bearers of the following visas will not be
granted a Qualified Resident Visa: Preferential
Visa, Courtesy Visa, Business Visa,
Crewmember Visa, Temporary Visa in the
following categories: Student, Special for
Medical Treatment, To Intervene in
Administrative or Judiciary Processes,
Volunteer Helper of a Non-Profit Entity or NonGovernmental
Organization (NGO/ONG), for
transactions of adoption, and Visitor.
We will help you by writing letters and assisting in completing immigration forms necessary for the visa application, in addition to professional consultations regarding your particular situation. Every case is individual and has special circumstances.