NE1

NE 1: For the alien entering the country with the purpose of conducting commercial and business actions, promoting economic exchange, investing and creating business.

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 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.
  • Letter from the authorized representative of the artificial person, or public, private or mixed-capital entity established in the country that promotes the visit of the alien, where it shows the activities to be undertaken, economic sector, investment plans and expresses the responsibility over the alien during his/her stay in the country; along with the certificate of incorporation and legal representation (attach pages containing the following information: Legal identity, corporate purpose, legal representatives, capital or shareholding structure, functions of legal representative) or
  • Letter from the authorized representative of the foreign commercial, industrial or service company that promotes the visit of aliens to the country indicating the activities to be undertaken, economic sector, investment plans stating that the company or foreign legal person takes responsibility over the alien during his/her stay in the country; along with the certificate of incorporation and legal representation or similar document, depending on the country of origin, or
  • Business Visa applicant invitation or cover letter written by a Chamber of Commerce or an investment or trade promotion Government Office from the Business Visa applicant country of origin or residence stating the activities s/he will develop in the country.
  • 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

 

 
Visa Type Visa Study Visa
NE-1 USD $ 52 USD $ 379

*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
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 their 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 Banco GNB Sudameris 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.
     

 

 

 

Visa Type

EUROPE AND CUBA
Cost in  in Euros

REST OF THE WORLD
Cost in Dollars

Studio Visa Studio Visa

NE-1

€ 40

€  293

$ 52

$ 379

*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
  • 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
  • Toronto, Canada

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

 

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