What should I expect during the process of obtaining my investor’s visa?
When we hear the word visa we may feel a bit overwhelmed thinking about all of the documentation and requirements local migration authorities may demand. The truth is, the process to obtain an investor´s visa in Colombia is relatively simple.
For starters, we must clarify that there is a minimum amount of money required to invest in order to be eligible for an investor´s visa, then, depending on the amount invested an application will be submitted for a 3 or 5-year investor´s visa.
After the purchase process of a property is completed, we will proceed and present the documentation required by migration authorities that will prove this investment. We must point out that the entire visa application process is done online in the Ministry of Foreign Affair´s (Cancilleria) website.
So… what can you expect from this entire process? First of all, it isn’t something that can be done overnight because we must wait for different institutions to issue the various documents required in the application by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The most important thing during this procedure is to have the correct legal counsel that will process all the pertaining tasks from the purchase of the property to obtaining the investors visa in a correct way, in order for your entire investment process in Colombia to be successful.