Colombian Tourist Visa – Enter Colombia
So we start with how to get into Colombia in the first place, people from North America and Europe they can get into Colombia without a visa.
It’s common to talk about the “Tourist Visa” even though technically it’s not a visa. It’s just a stamp. Tourist visas are given for people from let’s say from India and Egypt. So you just get here, they stamp your passport with a 90 days visa and that’s it.
Sometimes I’ve read or heard people say that they have just received a 30-day or a 60-day stamp, but usually it should be 90 days.
Make sure when you are in the airport or wherever you coming into Colombia that they give you a 90 days stamp. There will be a little section on the stamp which shows how many days your stamp is valid.
Update To The Article:
Update May 1, 2019: Canadians do not have to pay the entry fee anymore since May 1, 2019
Extend The Colombian Tourist Visa
You can extend the Colombian tourist visa (stamp) inside of the country, so you go to the immigration office in the city you are or extend it online.
I had to do it in person because the online application form didn’t work for me, I don’t know why it just didn’t work for me. So I had to go there in person. Since then I heard from many people that sometimes the online Colombian visa extension works, sometimes it does not.
You just go there with an appointment, just give them your passport and some other documentation and they will just extend the Colombian tourist visa (stamp) for another 90 days. So it’s possible to stay in Colombia for 180 days out of one year without a Colombian visa.
The documentation you need is:
- Copy of your passport’s personal page (The page with the photo)
- Copy of your most recent tourist visa (stamp)
- Proof of onward travel (plane ticket or something)
For families with children, you need these additional documents
- Birth certificate only for the child
- Copy of the parent’s passport’s personal page (The page with the photo)
The process to extend the Colombian tourist visa (stamp) is quite easy, and even less of a hassle if the online form works.
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