Colombia Tourist visa

For tourists wishing to travel to Colombia, a tourist visa is required. However, those with a Schengen visa are exempted from the tourist visa. Alos, citizens of countries such as Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States do not need a visa to enter Colombia as a tourist for up to 90 days.

For citizens of other countries, the Colombia tourist visa called TP-11 is required and one can obtain it online. The visa is valid for 90 days.

Eligibility requirements for Colombia visit visa

Have a genuine reason to visit the country

Have the finances to support your stay

Meet health and character requirements

Have proof of motive to return to your home country

Documents required for the visa application
  • A valid passport whose validity will exceed the duration of the visa you apply for by six months
  • A copy of your completed and signed application form
  • Details about your itinerary
  • Proof of hotel bookings, flight bookings
  • Copy of tour ticket
  • Proof of having enough finances to support your travel and stay in the country
  • A cover letter with all the required details
  • Letter from the organization where the applicant is working
  • Recent statement from your bank
  • Income tax statements

Before you apply for a tourist visa, ensure that you meet the visa requirements and have the required travel documents.

Ensure that you pay the required fees for the visa.

Application process

The tourist visa for Colombia must be applied for online. An eVisa is released and emailed to you. This eVisa must be printed and shown at Colombia’s first port of entry. If you prefer a sticker visa, you can get one after your online application is accepted from your nearest consulate.

 Processing time

The current processing time for visas is five business days.

It may take up to 30 calendar days if additional documents or an interview is needed.

Validity of the visa

Colombia tourist visas (Type-V) are normally issued for a period of six months and can be used for multiple entry. Visas are given for three months to two years, depending on the itinerary. In each visit, you can stay for up to 180 days.

Extension of the visa

The tourist visa can be extended beyond its validity of 90 days provided there is a genuine reason.

FAQ
What is the ideal time to apply for visit visa Colombia?

Ideally, you should plan on submitting your application 1 to 2 months before your scheduled date of travelling to Columbia.

What are the steps in the application process for Colombia visit visa?

The process for the tourist visa application is mainly online.

· Select the visa department on the official website of the Colombian Embassy.

· Fill out the Colombia tourist visa application form according to the instructions.

· Select the tourist visa category and upload scanned copies of all essential papers.

· Send the form to the embassy by e-mail.

· Pay the Acknowledgement fees in accordance with Colombia Immigration’s requirements.

· Wait for the documents to be accepted and validated.

· The next step is to attend the final verification interview.

When filling out the application form, make sure to include accurate and complete information based on the documents you have attached and the information on your passport. If any false or unverifiable information is submitted, your application could be rejected.

The process for the tourist visa application is mainly online.

· Select the visa department on the official website of the Colombian Embassy.

· Fill out the Colombia tourist visa application form according to the instructions.

· Select the tourist visa category and upload scanned copies of all essential papers.

· Send the form to the embassy by e-mail.

· Pay the Acknowledgement fees in accordance with Colombia Immigration’s requirements.

· Wait for the documents to be accepted and validated.

· The next step is to attend the final verification interview.

When filling out the application form, make sure to include accurate and complete information based on the documents you have attached and the information on your passport. If any false or unverifiable information is submitted, your application could be rejected.

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