What is the change? Colombia has issued a resolution that allows eligible Venezuelan nationals to apply for a Special Stay Permit (PEP) online.

What does the change mean? Venezuelan nationals who meet the PEP eligibility requirements can apply for the permit, at no cost, on the Colombian Migration web page.

  • Resolution: Resolution 0240, 2020
  • Effective date: Jan. 29.
  • Documents impacted: PEP.
  • Who is affected: Venezuelan nationals in Colombia applying for a PEP.
  • Impact on processing: Authorities will now process PEP applications via the Colombian Migration web page. 

Background: Colombia began issuing PEPs to Venezuelan nationals in 2017 in response to the political and economic situation in Venezuela. The PEP is valid for 90 days and renewable for up to two years.

Analysis & Comments: The change is good news for Venezuelan nationals, as they will now be able to apply for residence status online and without paying a fee. For more information on eligibility requirements, please contact your Deloitte representative.

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