SPECIAL TEMPORARY VISA FOR ADOPTION PROCEDURES

 

This visa may be granted to a foreigner who is carrying out adoption procedures in Colombia.

Requirements

√    Payment for visa study of 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.
√    Photocopy of the certification of assignment of the minor to the adoptive family, issued by the ICBF (Colombian Family Welfare Institute) or the respective adoption agency.
√    Photocopy of the document evidencing the legal corporate existence of the Colombian adoption agency. This requirement is not necessary when the procedure is before the ICBF (Colombian Family Welfare Institute).
√    Letter of request from the adoptive parents.
√    Photocopy or electronic information on the respective tickets for an onward journey out of Colombia.

Note: A beneficiary’s visa may be granted to the spouse, permanent partner, parents and children who are economically dependent upon the foreign special temporary visa holder as a cooperator or volunteer of a non-profit entity or non-government organization (NGO). In such cases, the occupation of the beneficiary shall be that of looking after the home or a student. No other occupation may be authorized.

Requirements:

√    Payment for visa study of 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 beneficiary’s economic dependence 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 notary or Colombian 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 175
Places issued: Colombian Consulates abroad. Addresses at: www.cancilleria.gov.co.