What is the Digital Nomad Visa for Colombia?

Who is this visa designed for?

If you’re a foreigner looking to live in Colombia while working remotely, you may be interested in the Colombia visitor visa for digital nomads. This new type of visa allows you to work remotely for a foreign company while residing in Colombia temporarily. 

The Colombian Ministry of Foreign Relations in Bogota, Colombia, defines the country’s visa regulations through various resolutions. Resolution number 5477 is the official Spanish version of the 2022 visa rules.

What is the Digital Nomad Visa?

Digital nomads, remote workers, and digital entrepreneurs from countries that do not require a short-stay visa, as established by Resolution 5477, can enter Colombia without a visa and stay in the country with an Entry Permit issued by the immigration authority, as per the current regulations.

This type of visa is known as a type V Visitor’s visa and is valid for up to two years. Please note that the maximum duration of your stay in Colombia with a digital nomad visa is 180 days or 6 months within a year.

Regarding your request, it is possible to name beneficiaries. However, keep in mind that this visa has certain restrictions such as not allowing you to engage in paid activities with individuals or companies located in Colombia. As a digital nomad, your work should be limited to providing remote services or telecommuting for foreign companies via digital media and the internet. Alternatively, you may also start a digital content or IT venture that can benefit the country.

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What are the requirements for the Digital Nomad Visa?

The following documents are required for a type V digital nomad visa

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Passport Photocopy:  Provide a copy of the first page of your current and valid passport displaying your personal information. The copy can be submitted in either color or black and white.

Proof of Legal Entry: To proceed with the necessary process, provide a photocopy of the page of your passport that displays the last stamp of entry or departure from Colombia.

Letter from a Foreign Company: Please provide a letter in Spanish or English issued by one or several foreign companies for which you provide your services. The letter should indicate the nature of your relationship with the company and the type of remuneration you receive. In case you have a contract with the company, kindly provide it. Alternatively, you may demonstrate that you are a partner or co-owner of a company abroad and a letter indicating that your work for the company is carried out remotely.

Motivational Letter: If you’re an entrepreneur, it’s important to include a motivational letter in your application. Your letter should outline your entrepreneurship project and the financial and human resources you have or hope to acquire for your enterprise. This will help the reviewers better understand your business plan and vision for success.

Bank Statements: Provide your bank statements that show a minimum income equivalent to three times the current Minimum Legal Monthly Wage (SMLMV) in the last three months. The required income amount is approximately equal to 750 USD.

Proof of Health Insurance: It is mandatory to possess a health insurance policy that covers all risks related to accidents, illnesses, maternity, disability, hospitalization, death or repatriation throughout the duration of one’s stay in the country.

Passport photo: For your passport application, you will need a face photo that meets certain requirements. The photo should have a white background and be sized at 3 cm width X 4 cm height. It should also be in jpg format and not exceed 300 kb in size for online submission.

Bia is in charge or registering and issuing corporate certificates, and acts. Each city has its own local regioinal office. For example in Medellin the link to the chamber of commerce.

The Colombian tax entity is  the DIAN, who is in charge of corporate and personal taxes. The link to the Dian.

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Colombian Digital Nomad Visa Restrictions: 

It’s important to note that this visa is only valid for individuals who have a “tourist permission stamp” and are able to enter Colombia through the airport without a visa. Additionally, the visa has a yellow label which clearly states that the maximum duration of stay is 180 days per year, with a limit of 90 days that can be extended. This limit is not unique to Colombia’s visitor visa and is a common restriction with other visitor visas as well. Unfortunately, many visa agencies provide incorrect information just to make a profit. To understand this dense legal terminology, it’s helpful to compare it with other visitor visas to see the pattern and comprehend the limitations.

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Frequent Questions for the Digital Nomad Visa:

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Does the Digital Nomad Visa have work permissions?

Yes, you can only work remotely.

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What restrictions does the visa have?

Organizing documents it takes 1 to 2 month.

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How much time does this visa take to get approved?

Once the requirements are ready and the application is summited the government takes 1 to 2 weeks.

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How long does it take to prepare the requirements for the Digital Nomad Visa?

The time to get the visa it is divided in two parts the process to prepare the documents and the  government application process in time.

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