Duplicate Citizenship ID Request Service in Colombia: A Guide

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What is it?

The Duplicate Citizenship ID Request service in Colombia allows individuals to obtain a copy of their citizenship identification card in cases where the original is lost, stolen, damaged, or illegible. This service ensures that Colombian citizens maintain access to vital personal identification documents, which are necessary for various official processes including voting, banking, and travel.

Who needs it?

This service is essential for Colombian citizens who have lost their citizenship ID card, had it stolen, or found it to be damaged beyond use. Additionally, expatriates with dual citizenship or those returning to Colombia who need to update or replace their ID will find this service beneficial. It’s also useful for individuals who need to update personal information on their ID due to name changes or other legal status adjustments.


  1. Visit the Registraduría Nacional del Estado Civil website or local office.
  2. Fill out the duplicate ID request form available online or at the office.
  3. Submit required documents such as your birth certificate and a police report if your ID was stolen.
  4. Pay the applicable fee for the duplicate ID request.
  5. Receive a confirmation receipt and expected time frame for processing.
  6. Pick up your new citizenship ID card from the specified location once notified.

Required documents

  • Birth certificate: Obtainable from the civil registry office.
  • Police report: Necessary if the ID was stolen, and it can be filed at the nearest police station or online.
  • Proof of payment: Obtain payment receipt after paying the duplicate ID fee.

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Additional details

  • The processing time may vary but typically takes a few weeks.
  • Make sure all personal information is accurate to avoid delays.
  • Bring additional identification documents when collecting the new ID to verify your identity.


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