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Colombian Visitor Visas
Colombian Migrant Visas
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Colombia Visa Guide
Popular Residency Visas
5 Most Popular Colombian Visas
Colombia Investor Visa
Colombia Rentista Visa
Colombia Tourist Visa
Colombia Work Visas
USA Visitor Visas
Most common visitor visas are the B1/B2 for tourism and business visitors. The USA state department also allows emergency visits under the B1/B2 visa if you can demonstrate medical emergency such as cancer treatments, or accompanying USA citizen who needs treatment. Funerals are another reason for emergency visits. Due to the shut down of visas during 2020 to 2021, visa appointments are very delayed at this moment.
USA Student Visas
Student visas are an excellent way to get approved for a visa to the United States, however these visas are best approved for young persons who are currently studying. Persons over 25 have a much harder time. Students must have sponsors, however sponsors who are not family members and come from the USA make immigration very curious. It is best to have Colombian sponsors such as parents or close family members.
USA Residency Visas
United States Residency Visas require a person to live in the country for a minimum of 6 months a year. The most common residency visas are Marriage visas for foreign spouses and their children 21 years and under. The fiancee visa is also very popular, and is not actually considered a residency visa, but allows converion to a Residency Visa once married in the United States.
Colombian Citizenship may be applied for after you comply with minimum time holding a foreigners residency card. Foreign born persons with a parent or grand parent may also qualify for Colombian Citizenship after registering their childrens birth at a Colombian consulate or in Colombia. The process for foreigners is a long drawn out process. Colombian law does not specify a time in which the government has to respond to requests to obtain citizenship.
USA citizenship maybe obtained after living in the United States the minimum required time with a residency visa. Some types of visas do not qualify for converting to citizenship. Finally, Citizenship may be obtained for children of foreigners who are born abroad. Children should be registered as soon as possible at the nearest American Consulate, in our case this is Bogota, Colombia. Registering a foreign birth abroad will give a child American Citizenship.
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We can get children born in Colombia passports if one of their parents are USA citizens. We also handle USA passport renewals in Colombia. Currently passports take 2-3 weeks to renew. If you loose your passport then you must go to the USA Bogota Embassy in person. Don’t forget the embassy requires appointments. Exceptions may be made if emergency needs can be illustrated.
Colombia & USA Apostilles
If you have done a visa then its very possible you were required to apostille documents from other countries. Apostilles are a second certification which basically verifies a notaries signature or public functionary signatures which appear on vital documents such as birth and marriage certificates. Apostilles must come from the same country as the original documents origen.
One of our more popular services are translations to Spanish from English, and of course English to Spanish. Our translators offer many other languages as well. Translations may be certified in a notary for some processes. For use outside of Colombia an apostille may be required. Remember translations are much more economic in Colombia. Many Colombian notaries require translations be done in Colombia.