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Property Purchase in Colombia

Property Purchase in Colombia

Quick Tips for Property Investments in ColombiaSpecial themes to keep in mind when purchasing a property in Colombia. Items you would not think about in other countries. From money laundering controls to squabbles between non-licensed "realtors" over commissions, we...

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Prostitution in Colombia

Prostitution in ColombiaColombia’s tourism industry is crucial for its economy. It is responsible for 2% of the country’s GDP and generates 52% of the foreign exchange. However, it comes with a dark consequence. Colombia is one of the 12% of countries where...

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Colombia Property Title Law in 2022

Colombia Property Title Law in 2022

Colombia Property Title Law The process of selling a house in Colombia is more complicated than in other countries. First, you must ensure the deed has all the correct numbers. The papers are approved by the National Directorate of Taxes and Customs (DIAN). Then, the...

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How to Get Driver’s License in Colombia in 2022?

How to Get Driver’s License in Colombia in 2022?

How to Get Driver's License in ColombiaA lot of expats want to know how to get a driver’s license in Colombia. The rules for obtaining a driver's license in Colombia have changed since 2017. Even if you know how to drive, have driven in other countries, or hold a...

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How to Bring and Own Pets In Colombia in 2022?

How to Bring and Own Pets In Colombia in 2022?

How to Bring and Own Pets In Colombia in 2022?So, now you got your Colombian visa and you are wondering how to bring your pet to Colombia. Let’s start with some good news: You do not need a pet permit or passport to travel to Colombia with your dog or cat. But there’s...

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How to Plan for Divorce in Colombia in 2022?

How to Plan for Divorce in Colombia in 2022?

How to Plan for Divorce in Colombia in 2022?If things don’t work out between you and your Colombian spouse, then you must know how to plan and file for divorce in Colomiba. Suppose you have family connections or property in Colombia and are thinking about filing for...

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Filing a Lawsuit in Colombia

Filing a Lawsuit in Colombia

Filing a Lawsuit in ColombiaIf you have been wondering how to file a civil or a criminal lawsuit in Colombia, then this guide is just for you. The procedure to file a lawsuit is different in every country. Since Colombia is a civil code jurisdiction, Administrative...

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How to Get Colombia Investors Visa in 2022?

How to Get Colombia Investors Visa in 2022?

Colombia Investors Visa The Colombia Investors visa is a permanent Colombian residency visa. In 2022 the requirement to obtain an investors in Colombia is now 591,000,000 Pesos (or aproximately $147,750 USD). The investment can be in property or in stocks a...

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How to Setup a Colombian Business in 2022?

How to Setup a Colombian Business in 2022?

How to Setup a Colombian BusinessIf you are wondering how to setup a Colombian business, then you have come to the right place. CL&A provides expertise services for the creation or modification of corporate constitutions and businesses; all types of commercials...

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Pandemic Business Deals

Pandemic Business Deals

Pandemic Business DealsIn 2022 it is still a great time to find distressed business deals, or even just empty business properties. Although we really saw great deals in 2020 and early 2021, you can still find great locations during 2022! Check out the popular business...

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What is a Colombian SAS Corporation?

What is a Colombian SAS Corporation?

What is a Colombian SAS Corporation?The Colombian SAS is one of the the most popular types of Colombian corporations. There are other options, but many foreigners choose to create a SAS when they are setting up a business in Colombia. What does SAS mean? A SAS is a...

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How to Create a Colombian Corporation in 2022?

How to Create a Colombian Corporation in 2022?

How to Create a Colombian CorporationAt Colombia Legal & Accounting SAS, we are experts in creating corporations and ensuring ongoing compliance with Colombian laws. We have assisted in the set up of hundreds of companies, including: Simplified Stock Corporations...

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How to Do Will Estate Planning in Colombia in 2022?

How to Do Will Estate Planning in Colombia in 2022?

Will Estate Planning In ColombiaPreparing a will in Colombia and planning for your family’s future is very important in general, but if you’re married in Colombia (or in a Civil Union or Common Law Marriage), have children or own real property, estate planning is...

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Popular Types of Colombian Visas

Popular Types of Colombian Visas

Popular Types of Colombian VisasColombia offers many types of Colombian visas to foreigners. Read on to find out the juicy details. If your ultimate goal in Colombia is to get Colombian citizenship or permanent residency, there are a lot of visa options that will get...

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How to Hire a Colombian Maid or Domestic Worker in 2021?

How to Hire a Colombian Maid or Domestic Worker in 2021?

How to Hire a Maid or a Domestic Worker in Colombia Ever wondered how to hire a Colombian maid or domestic worker. Then, this guide is for you. Read on. In Colombia, domestic service employees such as maids must be bound by an employment contract, that is, they cannot...

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Most Popular Colombian Visas

Most Popular Colombian Visas

Most Popular Colombian VisasThe most popular Colombian visas currently are: 1) the Colombian Pension Visa for retired persons, 2)The Colombian Property Investors visas which has two separate values at which you can qualify for a visa in.  3) The Colombian Marriage...

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Medellin Virtual Office

Medellin Virtual Office

Medellin Virtual OfficeColombia Legal & Accounting is happy to offer Colombian virtual office (Oficina Virtual Medellin) services for those who are not yet present in Colombia or do not want the hassle and expense of maintaining a full office. If you don't have a...

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How to Sell Your Property in Colombia in 2022?

How to Sell Your Property in Colombia in 2022?

How to Sell Your Property in ColombiaIn Colombia, the most common forms of agreements used to acquire or sell real estate properties are the promise to sale and purchase agreement and the sale and purchase agreement. Before deciding to sell your property, you need to...

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How To Pay Health Insurance Online In Colombia

How To Pay Health Insurance Online In Colombia

How To Pay Health Insurance Online In ColombiaYour content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module...

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How to Get Colombian Child Custody in 2022?

How to Get Colombian Child Custody in 2022?

Colombia Child Custody If the parents of a child have decided to separate or have already separated, both may establish child custody, and Colombian child support payments through the Colombian child custody agreement without having to go to court. This document is...

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Colombian Labor Contracts

Colombian Labor Contracts

Colombian Labor ContractsIf you are a foreigner living in Colombia, then you may be wondering about Colombian labor contracts before hiring anyone. It wont be very long before you realize that labor law here are much different than in many other countries (for...

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Labor Disputes and Contract Law in Colombia in 2022

Labor Disputes and Contract Law in Colombia in 2022

Labor Disputes Contract LawLabor disputes and contract law in Colombia is a hot topic that gets a lot of attention in the press. The labor laws in Colombia are set out by the Colombian Labor Code, conceived in 1950. The Labor Code itself has not changed much in recent...

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How To Adopt A Child From Colombia in 2022?

How To Adopt A Child From Colombia in 2022?

How To Adopt A Child From Colombia in 2022Child adoption is a straight forward process but it has several steps. Since the process has quite a few steps, therefore, a lot of patience is required from the adopting parents while the adoption process is ongoing. From...

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Employee Termination & Liquidations in Colombia

Employee Termination & Liquidations in Colombia

Employee Termination & Liquidations in ColombiaAs one of the most attractive Latin American communities, Colombia is known for its foreign investment. However, a couple of challenges that a person faces when starting a business and paying employees. The Labor Code...

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How to Get a Colombian Tourist Visa in 2022

How to Get a Colombian Tourist Visa in 2022

Colombia Tourist VisaHere you will find a list of the important requirements for the Colombian Tourist visa to be issued. Please note that If you do not have a bank account with the minimum required balance then you can get a sponsor. However, people that are...

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Colombian Prenuptial

Colombian Prenuptial

Colombian PrenuptialYou can enter into a prenuptial agreement in Colombia to protect assets which were acquired in the past, and which will be acquired in the future. Prenuptial agreements can be applied to both civil unions and regular marriages. Even if your assets...

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How to Get Married in Colombia

How to Get Married in Colombia

How To Get Married In ColombiaMarriages between Colombians and foreigners are becoming more common every year but the question remains, how to get married in Colombia? Here are some legal issues to considering before planning a Colombian marriage to make the process...

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How Renew Passport in Colombia?

How Renew Passport in Colombia?

How To Renew your Passport in ColombiaPassport Renewal Services in ColombiaIn addition to our extremely popular Colombian and USA visa services we also renew passports in Colombia. We can renew passports for the United States, Canada and many other countries for...

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What is a Living Trust in Colombia?

What is a Living Trust in Colombia?

Living Trust In ColombiaWhy Should I have a Living Trust in Colombia? Most importantly the assets placed into a Colombian trust cannot be forced into liquidation in divorces, taxes, or law suits. Trusts also represent an excellent way to reduce taxes for inheritance...

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How to Divorce in Colombia in 2022?

How to Divorce in Colombia in 2022?

How To Divorce In ColombiaA divorce, or dissolution, is the legal end to a marriage or civil union between two people. There are many issues which need to be resolved in a divorce. This page raises several common topics, but since each situation is different, you...

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How to Make Foreign Investment in Colombian Real Estate?

How to Make Foreign Investment in Colombian Real Estate?

Secrets For A Successful Foreign Investment In Colombia Real EstateHere are some secrets of successful foreign investment in Colombian real estate. Get to know the tricky Colombia Title law, and common traps laid by sellers and real estate agents. Incorrect wire...

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5 Common Financial Scams in Colombia in 2022

5 Common Financial Scams in Colombia in 2022

Financial Scams in Colombia in 2022So, you want to know the most common financial scams in Colombia that foreigners should be aware of. A lot of foreigners travel to Colombia to enjoy their vacation, meeting and be with their significant other, purchasing property,...

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What Are Colombian Corporate Tax Filings?

What Are Colombian Corporate Tax Filings?

Colombian Corporate Tax FilingsColombian Corporate Tax Filing: Understanding cultural differences when doing business in Colombia is something that takes time. Accountants in Colombia are very important to assist with your books on a weekly basis. It is very important...

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Colombia Work Visas

Colombia Work Visas

Colombia Work VisasIn December 2017 Colombia Introduced a new Immigration Law. As as result of this new immigration law, there are several Colombia work visa alternatives. Work visa alternatives like the Business owner visas now qualify for 3 years! The temporary work...

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Colombia Permanent Residency

Colombia Permanent Residency

Colombia Permanent ResidencyPermanent residency in Colombia is obtained by accumulating years with an M visa, directly by investing a large amount of money in a home or a business, adopting a Colombian child, or having a child with a Colombian. Please see the graph...

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Colombia Customs Import Export Laws in 2022

Colombia Customs Import Export Laws in 2022

Colombia Customs   Import - ExportColombian Customs or Aduana has many requirements which of course depend on the sector your working in. Here at Colombia Legal & Accounting we have an experienced team which has extensive experience with Colombian customs law....

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