Colombian work visa

Colombian Work Visa - TP4 - To qualify for a work visa you must be sponsored by a Colombian corporation, with more than 69 million pesos averagebank balance over 6 months. The Colombian work visa is reserved for qualified professionals who will be working directly for a Colombian corporation. You will likely have to prove your professional credentials, and the company you’re going to work for needs to show solid bank balances over the last six months. If you happen to have a Colombia work contract with a new company, your sponsoring company will have to show a significant amount of money in the bank to prove it can cover its operating expenses. The company must have an average balance over the course of six months that is equal to (or more than) 100 minimum salaries. In 2016, that amounts to 69 million pesos. Your job position should fall in line with the economic activity of the company you will work for. For example a computer programmer will not get a visa approved working for a dance company. Higher skilled jobs are more likely to be approved as well. Owners of companies usually find it easier to get work permissions by being a shareholder in their own company, please see for more information on this visa. 

Types of Colombian Visas With Work Privileges:

The Colombian work visa is one of the most difficult to obtain, in part because of the financial requirements discussed above. With a college degree and a job offer in your field, you might be eligible for the Colombian work visa. If not, but you know you want to work in this country, you might consider other types of visas that come with work privileges. These include:

TP-7: Colombian Business Owner’s Visa

TP-10: Colombian Marriage Visa

TP-13: Technical Services Visa

RE: Colombian Investor’s Visa

RE: Padres Visa (if you are the parent of a Colombian national)

The two most common alternatives to the work visa are the marriage visa and the business visa, and we often suggest our clients take that route if we’re not positive they will qualify for the work visa. Creating your own company in Colombia requires an investment of as little as US$3000 to qualify for a business owner’s visa.

For more complete information on the Colombian work visa please click here.



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Colombia Translations & Apostilles

Colombia Translations & Apostilles

We can provide official certified translations and apostilles in Colombia, the United States and Canada. The most common documents which are translated from Spanish to English are the Colombian birth certificate, Colombian Marriage Certificate, Colombian Police Report, and the Colombian Divorce Certificate. From English to Spanish we translate the foreign apostille, birth certificate, divorce certificate, marriage certificate, and school records. If you need help with getting apostilles in Colombia, or getting apostilles for Colombia please let us know.

Along with this, we can supply translated financial reports in English that comply with U.S. accounting standards, making it easier for you to do business in both countries.

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How to apostille and legalize documents in Colombia.

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Colombian Apostille

The Colombian apostille is required if you are taking documents (such as a birth, death, or marriage certificate) outside of Colombia for official use in another country. The apostille certifies that your documents are officially recognized by the Colombian government, and should therefore be recognized in other countries. We are connected with the more than 800 notaries across Colombia to be able to quickly apostille your documents in as little as 24 hours. We guarantee our service or your money back. Contact us for a quote.

United States Apostille

Likewise, the United States apostille is required in order for other countries, including Colombia, to recognize the authenticity of documents that originate in the U.S.

Failing to take this essential step in document legalize will result in your documents being of no official use outside their country of origin.

English to Spanish Translation in Colombia

We can translate your documents to or from Spanish. We have English and Spanish translators in Medellin and Bogota. Our Colombian certified translators work with many languages. Our most popular translations are from English to Spanish and Spanish to English. (certified English translations in colombia) We also have experts who can translate financial documents.Our experienced Colombian accountants can translate financial reports to comply with US accounting standards for  US tax declarations.

It is critical for you to understand any Spanish documents you might be signing, and equally essential to translate your official English documents quickly and precisely. Your resumes, reference letters, contracts, corporate constitutions, and other documents are of no official use in Colombia unless they are in Spanish. Our translation services are often needed alongside our apostille, Colombian labor contracts, and Colombian immigration services.

Contact us today for more information and to receive a quote.

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