TP5

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

TP 5: For the alien wishing to enter the national territory as religious of a worship or creed duly recognized by the Colombian State.

Requirements:

  • Attach a copy of the personal data 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 the Certification issued by the Ministry of the Interior, or the  Archdiocese or Diocese, as appropriate, stating that the church, faith or religious denomination or their federation, confederation or association of religious ministers, it is duly registered, and
  • Letter issued by the legal representative or hierarchical superior of the religious community, in which the alien's mission to meet is specified, the link with the religious entity is stated, and is committed to the Government to cover all expenses permanence and return to the country of origin or last place that demonstrates residence abroad and his family, as appropriate.
  • 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.

Remember:

  • 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

In Colombia

Visa Type Visa Study Visa
TP-5 USD $ 52 USD $ 252

*Visas for nationals of the Republic of Ecuador will be exempted from charge; the fee for its study shall be thirty (30) American Dollars if it´s requested somewhere else in the world and for Europe or Cuba shall be twenty-three (23) euros.
* Visas for nationals of Japan and the Republic of Korea will be exempted from charge; the fee for its study shall be that corresponding to the class and category of the visa requested.

PSE Payment Guide [PDF]
Guia de pagos Servibanca [PDF]


Payment Methods

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 pay for 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 accepted.
  • Nationwide Servibanca ATMs Network.
  • Payment through PSE. For this you must have an enabled bank account in Colombia with an online payment option.

Abroad

Visa Types

EUROPE AND CUBA
Cost in Euros

REST OF THE WORLD
Cost in Dollars

Studio Visa Studio Visa

TP-5

€ 40

€  196

$ 52

$ 252

Visas for nationals of the Republic of Ecuador will be exempted from charge; the fee for its study shall be thirty (30) American Dollars if it´s requested somewhere else in the world and for Europe or Cuba shall be twenty-three (23) euros.
* Visas for nationals of Japan and the Republic of Korea will be exempted from charge; the fee for its study shall be that corresponding to the class and category of the visa requested.

PSE Payment Guide [PDF]  


Payment Methods

  • Electronic Payment: done through the Internet. For this you must use the Electronic Payment System clicking on 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
  • Toronto, Canada

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

 

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