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RESIDENT INVESTOR’S VISA

 
A resident investor’s visa may be granted to a foreigner who makes a direct foreign investment in his/her own name, in accordance with the International Investments Statute and other conforming rules in force at the time of the request.
 
Requirements
 
• Present Form DP-FO-67 “Application for a visa” completely filled out and signed by the foreign applicant, not by an intermediary.

• Present a valid passport or travel document, in good condition and with a minimum of two (2) blank pages.

• Two (2) 3X3 cm color photographs, front view against a white background or, in the case of applications at a Colombian Consulate, three (3) such 3X3 photographs.

• Attach a copy of the main page of the valid passport showing the holder’s personal data, of the page containing the last Colombian visa, if any, and that of the most recent stamp of entry or departure from Colombia, as the case may be.
 
In cases of foreign direct investment other than in real estate:

• A written communication issued by the International Exchange Department of Banco de la República (Central Bank) certifying registration of the foreign direct investment in the name of the foreign applicant for the Visa, of an amount not less than one hundred thousand United States dollars (US$100,000.oo) and, as established in article 16 of Decree 2622 of 2009, which amended article 52 of Decree 4000 of 2004, and in accordance with the provisions of the general foreign investment and exchange regime and of the other conforming Colombian regulations in force.

The following must be attached in cases of direct investment for the acquisition of real estate:

• A written communication issued by the International Exchange Department of Banco de la República (Central Bank) certifying registration of the foreign direct investment in the name of the foreign applicant for the Visa, of a minimum amount of two hundred thousand United States dollars (US$200,000.oo).

• Certificate of conveyance and freedom from encumbrance issued by the respective Public Instruments Registration Office not more than one (1) month prior to the date of the application for a visa, certifying that the applicant is the owner of the property in Colombian territory of a value equal to that of the foreign investment registered in his/her name, which cannot be less than the amount referred to in the foregoing numeral.

• Present Form DP-FO-67 “Commitment to report any change of occupation” duly filled out.
 
Note: A beneficiary’s visa may be granted  to the spouse, permanent partner, parents and children who are economically dependent upon the foreigner holding a qualified resident’s visa. In such cases, the beneficiary’s occupation may only be that of looking after the home or a student. No other occupation may be authorized.
 
Requirements:
 
Payment for visa study: USD 50
 
Valid passport or travel document, in good condition and with a minimum of two blank pages.
 
Two (2) recent 3x3 photographs, facing the camera, in color and against a white background.
 
Civil registration or equivalent document showing the relationship or kinship, duly legalized or with an apostille, as the case may be.
 
Documents evidencing the economic dependence of the beneficiary upon the visa holder.
 
A letter in which the visa holder assumes responsibility for the beneficiary’s stay in and departure from Colombia. In the case of minors, the application, proxy or authorization must be signed by the parents and authenticated before a Colombian notary or consul.
 
Photocopy of the holder’s valid visa.
 
When the request for a visa as a beneficiary is presented to the Visas office in Bogota, the foreign permanent partner of the visa holder must present the respective judicial decision, minute of conciliation or public deed declaring the existence of the de facto marital union in accordance with Colombian regulations, with date of issue no more than three (3) months prior to the day on which the request for a visa is presented.
 
Cost of visa:  USD 425
 
Place issued: Avenida 19 No. 98-03, 3rd and 4th Floors, Bogota D.C.
 
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