NE-1 Visa 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.

 

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