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Jul31

COLOMBIA: New Reporting Obligations for Sponsoring Companies via SIRE

Migration Colombia has changed its interpretation of the reporting obligations for sponsoring companies via the online system SIRE in cases where there is a change of visa category for the foreign national employee.

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Jun12

COLOMBIA: Authorities Begin Renewal of Special Stay Permits for Venezuelan Nationals

Effective immediately, Venezuelan nationals in Colombia holding a Special Stay Permit (PEP) can apply online to renew their PEP for a further two years.

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Mar13

COLOMBIA: Venezuelan Nationals Can Enter with Expired Passports

Effective immediately, the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will allow entry, transit and departure of Venezuelan nationals holding expired or soon-to-expire passports.

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Mar05

COLOMBIA: Mercosur Visa No Longer Open to Chilean Nationals

Effective immediately, the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will no longer grant migrant visas to Chilean nationals on the basis of the Mercosur Agreement, although no changes to the immigration regulations have been made to this effect.

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Feb08

COLOMBIA: New Labour Ministry Registration Required for all Foreign Workers [UPDATED]

On 9 October 2018, the Ministry of Labour issued Resolution 4388, creating and implementing the Single Registry of Foreign Workers in Colombia (“RUTEC”). The Ministry aims to use the registry to collect and control information about foreign workers, allowing it to monitor their current status and [..]

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Jan29

COLOMBIA: Longer Processing Times as All In-Country Visa Applications Must be Submitted Online

Effective 28 January 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that all in-country visa procedures must now be completed online. In-person visa applications at the Ministry will no longer be accepted.

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Jan18

COLOMBIA: New Deadline for Special Stay Permits for Venezuelan Nationals

A new deadline has been established for Venezuelan nationals to obtain a Special Stay Permit (PEP) allowing them to stay and work in Colombia for up to two years.

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