Colombian migration authorities have made some immigration services available again. Foreign nationals can now apply for visas and permits, but all applications require appointments and delays should be expected.

Key Points:

  • Individuals can apply for a foreign national ID card, visa registration for adults and children, certificate of migratory movements, a salvoconducto (temporary permit,) Special Permit for the Promotion of Formalization to stay (PEP-FF) and Temporary stay permit (PTP) for extensions of stay in Colombia.
  • From Sept. 21 until Dec. 15, the following documents will be expedited: foreign national ID card, visa registration for adults and children, certificate of migratory movements, salvoconducto (temporary permit) and Special Permit for the Promotion of Formalization to stay.
  • Foreign nationals who have expired visas have until Oct. 21 to apply for a salvoconducto (temporary permit.)
  • PIP Permission to Enter and Stay will resume for foreign nationals from the following countries: Bolivia, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico and the United States upon arrival in Colombia.
  • Services from BIOMIG and Automatic Migration are now available.

Background: For months, immigration services in Colombia have been mostly halted, with limited exceptions because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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