Description of the Sí Virtual process, the Colombian State Portal:

TP 9: For an alien who wishes to enter or has entered the national territory as a refugee or refugee by the Government, at the request of the Comisión Asesora para la Determinación de la Condición de Refugiado (Advisory Commission for Determining Refugee Status), and in accordance with current international instruments on the subject.


  • Attach a copy of the personal information page of your current passport where the holder’s personal information is registered.
  • Submit a passport or travel document issued by an Authority or State recognized by the Colombian Government, with a validity of one hundred eighty (180) days, in good condition, with at least two (2) blank pages. Without prejudice to the provisions of treaties and current international instruments, travel documents issued by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the United Nations (UN), shall be valid and accepted by the Colombian State.
  • Copy of the passport page which was stamped during the last entry or exit of Colombia as appropriate.
  • For visas previously granted without Fast Reading Code (FRC), attach a copy of the page showing the last Colombian visa. If that visa was granted with FRC, this requirement is not necessary.
  • If the procedure will be completed through a proxy, attach the power of attorney duly granted.
  • Attach the documents listed in the first four items and a photocopy of the Resolution of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, in which it is recognized your status as refugee or asylum seeker.
  • Fill out the visa application electronically through the following link: Visa Application. In the case of artistic, sporting and cultural groups the visa application may be filled out by their representative. Be thorough with the information of each of the group members.


  • For your visa to be stamped on your passport, you must submit it to the consulate where your application was completed or to the offices in Bogota. You can enter Colombia presenting the  electronic visa that you received in your email.

Note: If you submit your application on-site, you are not required to bring photographs with you. These will be taken at the dispatching office.


Costs and Payment Methods


There is no charge for the TP-9 visa.

PSE Payment Guide
Servibanca Payment Guide

The receipt of the visa study is valid for thirty (30) calendar days, provided your application has been required. If your application has been declared 'non-admissible' and you are interested in starting a new application, you must make a new payment for visa study.

If your application is approved, remember that you have up to fifteen (15) calendar days to make payment of your visa with the same slip you received when paying for the visa study. After this period, the authorization will expire and you must make a new application. Once you have pay for the printing or stamping of the visa, you can go to the Visa Office in Bogota if you are in Colombia.

  • You must make the payment in cash and in Colombian pesos at the GNB Sudameris Bank branch located in the visa office at Av. Cra 19 98-03 3rd in Bogota. Debit or credit cards will not be received.
  • Nationwide Servibanca ATMs Network.
  • Payment through PSE. For this you must have an enabled bank account in Colombia with an online payment option.



There is no charge for the TP-9 visa.


PSE Payment Guide
● Electronic payment: done through the Internet. For this you must use the Electronic Payment System pressing the secure payment online button. To know how the Electronic Payment System works you can consult our Citizen Guide through PSE. Note that to make your payment through PSE you must have an enabled  bank account in Colombia with an online payment option.


List of consulates receiving Money Order for payment:

  • Atlanta, United States
  • Boston, United States
  • Calgary, Canada
  • Chicago, United States
  • Houston, United States
  • Los Angeles United States
  • Miami, United States
  • Newark, United States
  • New York, United States
  • Orlando, United States
  • San Francisco, United States

Note: Before starting your procedure, check with the nearest Consulate about the available payment methods.


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