The Colombia investor or investment visa is intended for foreigners who make an investment in real estate such as buying a property in Colombia. The investment visa is easy to obtain provided that you fulfill all the visa requirements.
Some Visas As of this Saturday, September 17th, new Colombian Online visa applications will not be accepted for many Colombian visa types until October 21. A new rule on visas will become active (Ministry of Foreign Relations Resolution 5477 of July 22, 2022). This rule will imply changes in the category of various types of visas and will require adjustments in Colombian Visa Application System.
In other words, the ministry of foreign relations and consulates of Colombia will freeze applications for many visas!
Many visas will have new requirements and many will be downgraded to visitor or migrant visa categories. Due to these changes, the government decided to not accept applications for the affected visas.
Technically some visas will continue to move forward with the application process. Applications in the system will continue to be processed.
Visas affected by the freeze for the 17th of September are:
1. Retirement / Pension Visa
Adding new Requirements:
Please note that pension letters such as social security letters don’t come from Embassy anymore. These letters are now accepted only if they are notarized and have an apostille.
2. Annuity Visa (Rentista Downgrading to Visitor)
The Rentista Visa or Annuity visa has been downgraded from the Migrant M category to the Visitor V category.
3. Parent Visa RE (Resident – Downgrading to Migrant)
The parent visa is being downgraded from a Resident R visa to a Migrant M visa. Here are the new rules:
4. Partner Visa M (Civil Union Downgrading)
The new rules change the duration of civil marriage visas and common law marriage visas. Here are the new changes.
Civil Marriage Visa
Common Law Marriage Visa
5. Student M Visa
The new set of rules eliminates the Student M visa and replaces it with a Visitor V visa. (Spanish Class Visas should not be affected)
6. Religious M (Downgrading to Visitor Visa)
Validity: Up to two (2) years. Beneficiaries: This visa allows its main holder to request a visa for beneficiaries.
Restrictions: The work permit granted in this capacity will be governed by article 16 of this resolution and is restricted to the activity registered and authorized in the visa.
7. Investor RE (Downgrading to Migrant Visa)
Previously, an applicant could obtain a resident visa for foreign direct investment over 650 times the local minimum wage. Not anymore.
Eliminate this visa type of resident visa. Foreign applicants can still apply for a property owner Migrant M visa which will eventually allow them to apply for a resident visa after 5 years. This migrant M visa can now be obtained after you make an investment that is 350 times the local minimum wage.
Upang Makakuha ng Colombian Investor o Investment Visa bilang isang Migrant
Under the 2022 min salary rate, you can purchase a property at 350 * Min salary = 350,000,000 Pesos (about $87,500 USD) Qualifies for a 1 – 3 years temporary residency Visa M – Property Owners Visa
The Colombian property investment visa (M-10) is valid for three years. Even though this visa allows multiple entries into Colombia, it loses its validity if you stay out of Colombia for more than six months consecutively. The government visa cost of applying for an M-10 visa is $282.
After 5 years, you can apply for a (Permanent) Residency
1) By Renunciation of Nationality
2) By Accumulated Time of Permanence in Colombia
3) By Application of the Temporary Statute of Protection for Venezuelan Migrants
4) Peace Special Resident
(Permanent) Residency is typically granted for 5 years. You must show up at least once every 2 years in Colombia to keep the visa active. After 5 years of residency, if you established enough links in Colombia, you can apply for citizenship.
To have resided continuously in Colombia for five (5) years prior to the date of filing of the application, or for two (2) years if the foreigner is married to a Colombian national, or if he/she is the permanent partner of a Colombian national, or if he/she has Colombian children.
The documents required for a Colombia investor or investment visa depend on the type of investment and the amount of investment. Here is a general list of documents needed for all types of investor visas:
Photocopy ng Pasaporte - Isang photocopy ng unang pahina ng iyong valid na pasaporte na nagpapakita ng iyong biographical data. Ang photocopy ay maaaring nasa kulay o itim at puti.
Katibayan ng Legal na Pagpasok - A photocopy of the page of your passport showing the last stamp of entry or departure from Colombia.
Photocopy ng Nakaraang Inisyu na Visa – Kung mayroon kang dating Colombian visa gaya ng student o retirement visa, pagkatapos ay isang photocopy ng visa na ito.
Larawan para sa pasaporte - Passport-style face photo with a white background, sized at 3 cm width x 4 cm height, the maximum size of 300 kb jpg file for online application.
Certificate de liberated at tradición – Certificado de libertad y tradición ng real estate property na nagpapatunay ng pagmamay-ari.
Communication issued by the Department of International Exchange – of the Banco de la Republica, which records the direct foreign investment for the purchase of a real estate in the name of the foreigner applying for the visa.
Foreign exchange declaration Form F4
Sertipiko ng dayuhang pamumuhunan na inisyu ng Banco de la Republica
You have to submit your application for the Colombian visa through the online application service available at the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (here). Enter your name, nationality and passport number to start the application process. Make sure you finish the application in 30 minutes or the session will expire. The steps are as follows:
Hakbang 1: Kumpletuhin ang online Colombia visa application form - Answer the questions carefully and truthfully. Questions include your nationality, purpose of visit, address in your home country, and whether you have had any previous visas issued or rejected for Colombia.
Hakbang 2: Piliin ang uri ng visa na iyong ina-apply.
Hakbang 3: Maglakip ng elektronikong kopya ng larawan ng visa.
Hakbang 4: Maglakip ng mga PDF file ng lahat ng kinakailangang dokumento.
Hakbang 5: Piliin ang Colombian Consulate kung saan mo gustong isumite ang iyong aplikasyon - Note: if you applying from within Colombia, you have to select the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Bogotá as the location for visa application.
Hakbang 6: Piliin ang paraan ng pagbabayad para sa bayad sa visa sa Colombia.
Hakbang 7: Aabisuhan ka sa pamamagitan ng email tungkol sa katayuan ng iyong aplikasyon sa visa - Kung naaprubahan ang iyong aplikasyon.
Hakbang 8: Pumunta sa Colombian Consulate o sa opisina ng Ministry of Foreign Affairs sa Bogotá para matanggap ang iyong visa.
It is common for the Colombian government to take more than 30 days to process the application. Make sure to apply sufficiently in advance of the time you intend to travel.
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Pinapayagan ng Colombia ang dual citizenship, hindi mo kailangang talikuran ang iyong kasalukuyang citizenship para maging isang Colombian citizen.
Oo, maaari mong idagdag ang iyong mga dependent sa iyong visa bilang mga benepisyaryo.
The owner of the Migrant M visa will be allowed to apply for a resident visa after 5 years.
Walang kinakailangang panayam.
Tumatagal lamang ng 5 taon upang maging isang mamamayan sa Colombia.
Ang netong paggawa, kapital at iba pang kita ng isang taong residente sa Colombia ay mananagot para sa buwis sa mga progresibong rate mula 0 hanggang 39%.
Ang mga hindi residente ay mananagot para sa buwis sa kita sa flat rate na 35%.
Oo, ang net worth/wealth tax na ipinapataw sa mga Colombian na may mga ari-arian na nagkakahalaga ng katumbas ng US$1.5 milyon o higit pa at nakatakda sa 0.3% ng halaga ng ari-arian at ito ay binabayaran taun-taon.
Walang inheritance tax o gift-specific na buwis, tulad nito, sa Colombia. Gayunpaman, para sa mga layunin ng buwis, ang mana at mga regalo ay itinuturing na pambihirang kita, at, dahil dito, ang tagapagmana/benepisyaryo ay mananagot sa buwis sa capital gains.
A migrant visa has a validity of 3 years.
Even though this visa allows multiple entries into Colombia, it loses its validity if you stay out of Colombia for more than six months consecutively.