Citizenship ID Renewal in Colombia: A Complete Guide

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What is it?

Citizenship ID Renewal in Colombia is a service for Colombian citizens who need to renew their national identification card, also known as ‘Cédula de Ciudadanía.’ This service ensures that individuals can maintain valid identification, which is essential for accessing various services and legal processes within the country.

Who needs it?

This service is ideal for Colombian citizens whose ‘Cédula de Ciudadanía’ has expired, is about to expire, or has been damaged or lost. It’s also necessary for those who require an updated ID for travel, accessing government services, or legal documentation purposes.


  1. Visit the official website of the Colombian National Registry (Registraduría Nacional del Estado Civil).
  2. Locate the section for ID renewal services and schedule an appointment at your nearest Registraduría office.
  3. Gather the required documents, including your old ID card (if available), passport-size photos, and any required forms.
  4. Attend your scheduled appointment at the Registraduría office to submit your documents and have your biometric data captured.
  5. Pay the required fee for the ID renewal service.
  6. Wait for the processing period, which typically ranges from a few weeks to a couple of months.
  7. Collect your renewed ID card from the specified office or receive it by mail, depending on the chosen delivery method.

Required documents

  • Old Cédula de Ciudadanía (if available): Available from previous issuance.
  • Two recent passport-size photos: Can be obtained from any professional photo service.
  • Receipt of payment for the ID renewal fee: Provided after payment at the Registraduría office.
  • Proof of residence document: Utility bill or lease agreement.

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

  • Ensure that your contact information is up-to-date with the Registraduría.
  • Expedited processing is available for an additional fee.
  • Keep a copy of all submitted documents for your records.
  • Processing times may vary based on demand and specific regional office workload.
  • For further assistance, contact the Registraduría Nacional del Estado Civil directly or visit their official website.


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