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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
In cases of direct foreign investment other than in real property:

√    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.
√    A written communication issued by the International Exchange Department of Banco de la República certifying the registration of the direct foreign investment in the name of the foreigner requesting the visa for an amount of no less than one hundred thousand dollars (US$100,000.oo) of the United States of America.
√    “Commitment to report to the Administrative Security Department - DAS” form.
√    In the case of practice of a regulated profession, the foreign resident investor must present the documents permitting him/her to practice the regulated profession, such as a certification of equivalence or validation of the professional qualification, the provisional permit or license to practice or the professional registration or card.

In cases of direct foreign investment for the acquisition of real property, the following must be attached:

√    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.
√    A written communication issued by the International Exchange Department of Banco de la República certifying the registration of the direct foreign investment in the name of the foreigner requesting the visa for an amount of no less than two hundred thousand dollars (US$200,000.oo) of the United States of America.
√    Certificate of conveyance and freedom from encumbrance issued by the respective Public Instruments Registration Office issued no more than one (1) month prior to the date of requesting the visa, certifying that the applicant is the owner of the real property, whose value corresponds to the foreign investment registered in his/her name of an amount of no less that that referred to in the foregoing paragraph.
√    “Commitment to report to the Administrative Security Department - DAS” form.
√    In the case of practice of a regulated profession, the foreign resident investor must present the documents permitting him/her to practice the regulated profession, such as the certification of equivalence or validation of the professional qualification, the provisional permit or license to practice or the professional registration or card.

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 application for a visa as a beneficiary is presented at a Colombian consulate, in the case of a permanent partner, the valid document evidencing the de facto marital union will be accepted according to the laws of the receiver country, which must be legalized or with an apostille, as appropriate.

Cost of visa:  USD 425
Places issued: Colombian Consulates abroad. Addresses at: www.cancilleria.gov.co.