May 03, 2023
Colombia is an attractive destination for foreign investors looking to establish a company due to its strategic location, stable economy, and favorable business climate. Colombia's strategic location in the heart of South America provides easy access to other regional markets and trade agreements. The country has a diverse economy that has been growing steadily over the years, thanks to its abundant natural resources, skilled workforce, and strategic investments in key sectors.
The only difference for foreign investors to star their business in Colombia, are several options when opening operations such as the incorporation of a branch. If your company is interested in bringing to our country their commercial activities, we have created a blog with the steps a foreign company should follow to start their incorporation process: How to incorporate a company in Colombia, All You Need To Know.
For foreign companies who are relocating or opening a branch in Colombia, it is important to bear in mind the different types of visas available to legally reside in our country and start a business.
In this sense, Colombia has three (3) general types of visas, with their respective subcategories, established under Resolution 5477 of 2022. These visas are created for foreigners who wish to live, travel or work legally in Colombia, so their scope covers different activities.
Are you seeking information about all the types of visas we offer in Colombia? In this blog post, we develop the different categories of visa for foreigners in our country depending on their needs and activities: Types of Visas in Colombia for foreigners.
In Colombia, you can apply for a Business VISA in two ways:
The general requirements to apply for a business VISA in Colombia are the same for all the types of visas, however, depending on each type specific requirements will be asked to be included in the application. These are:
If you are looking to begin your migratory process to Colombia, the legal assistance of a specialized attorney on Immigration Law will be key to have a smooth process.
Wishing to apply for an investor visa in Colombia? We invite you to contact our lawyers in Bogotá, through the following WhatsApp link +57 310 5706331
When you're going to apply for this type of business VISA, the foreigner must acquire a capital in commercial society with an amount not lower than a hundred (100) current legal monthly minimum wages, and the next documentation:
The business visa authority may require the presentation of the original company contract, incorporation document or financial information of the company when the documentation provided is insufficient, it has inconsistencies or requires clarification.
At AGT Attorneys, we have a highly experiences and specialized team of commercial lawyers for the application of an investor visa in Colombia.
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