Colombia: New Remote Work Visa

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • Colombia will introduce a new two-year remote work visa in October 2022  


The government of Colombia will introduce a remote work visa beginning 22 October 2022.  

Eligible applicants will need: 

  • A passport valid for up to three months after the expiration of the visa; 
  • A letter from the sending company where the foreign national provides services. The letter must be translated into Spanish or English and provide details on the position and the type of remuneration received; 
  • Copies of bank statements that prove their income is at least equivalent to the current minimum monthly wages in Colombia; and 
  • Hold insurance that will cover their stay in Colombia for illness, maternity, disability, hospitalization and other considerations. 

The visa will be valid for up to two years. Dependents will be allowed to travel with the primary visa holder.  

What are the Changes?  

The government of Colombia is expected to introduce a new two-year remote work visa option for foreign nationals employed by a company located outside of the country. Foreign nationals who intend to travel to Colombia will be permitted to enter the country so long as they have the proper entry permissions, including an entry permit. After entering the country, foreign nationals will have 90 days to apply for remote work status. 

Looking Ahead 

Continue to check the government of Colombia’s website and Envoy’s website for additional updates and information.

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This article was published on 1August 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measurers. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative