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What is the change? Colombia has implemented a resolution that changes entry procedures for visa-waived nationals.
What does the change mean? Visa-waived nationals will now receive one of three permits upon entering Colombia: a tourism permit, an integration and development permit, or a permit for other activities. The changes also allow for visa-free entry in limited number for visa-required nationals traveling for short-term nonprofit activities.
Additional information: Colombia’s Resolution 3167 of 2019 was issued on Oct. 25 and took effect Dec. 1. It replaced Colombia’s old entry system with a new one under which visa-waived travelers will receive one of three permits when entering Colombia:
Authorities have also implemented provisions of the resolution that allow immigration agents to authorize visa-free entry of nationals who normally require visas provided that they are traveling for short-term nonprofit activities and (1) hold permanent residence in a Pacific Alliance country (Chile, Colombia, Mexico, or Peru); (2) are nationals of Cambodia, China, India, Myanmar, Thailand or Vietnam who hold a U.S. or Schengen Area residence permit or visa valid for at least 180 days; or (3) are Nicaraguan nationals who hold a U.S., Schengen or Canadian residence permit or visa valid for at least 180 days.
Analysis & Comments: Those planning travel to Colombia or with employees who are traveling to Colombia are encouraged to work with their immigration provider to make sure they obtain the correct permit for their planned activities.
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