Colombia: New Visas and Immigration Changes Introduced in Fall 2022

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • Colombia will increase government processing times for visas and work permits effective 22 October 2022 and introduce new visa types  


The government of Colombia introduced several new visa types and changes to its immigration laws that will be implemented on 22 October 2022.  Under these changes, the government will introduce a new remote work visa and increase processing times of work permits and visas. According to the announcement, the visa application processing time will increase from 5-10 business days to around 30 business days. The issuance of the e-visa will increase from three business days to 10 business days.  

The government will also introduce the Internationalization Promotion Visa, which will be open to foreign nationals holding a graduate degree in basic or applied sciences, engineering, mathematics, or other related fields. This category will permit a maximum validity period of two years.  

What are the Changes?  

The government of Colombia will implement immigration changes and introduce new visa types on 22 October 2022. The government will introduce a remote work visa and the Internationalization Promotion Visa, and it will increase visa processing times under these new measures.  

Looking Ahead

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

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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.