Colombian Document Apostille: Easy Steps for Global Validation

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What is it?

An apostille is a certificate that authenticates the origin of a public document. In Colombia, an apostille is necessary for various legal purposes, including international marriage, study abroad, and work authorization. This service ensures that your documents are recognized as valid outside of Colombia.

Who needs it?

The ideal customer for the Colombian Document Apostille Service includes individuals planning to move abroad, get married internationally, or those needing to validate their Colombian documents for study or work purposes. This service is also crucial for expatriates and foreign nationals who have legal documents issued in Colombia.


  1. Step 1: Gather the necessary documents (more details below).
  2. Step 2: Visit the official Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
  3. Step 3: Navigate to the apostille section and create an account.
  4. Step 4: Upload scanned copies of your documents.
  5. Step 5: Pay the required fees via the available payment methods.
  6. Step 6: Await email confirmation with your apostilled documents.

Required documents

  • Civil Registry documents (Birth, Marriage, Death Certificates) - Obtain from Colombian Civil Registry Offices.
  • Academic Certificates or Diplomas - Obtain from educational institutions.
  • Police Records - Obtain from the Colombian National Police.
  • Power of Attorney (if applicable) - Legalize through a notary.

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

  • Payment can typically be made via credit card or bank transfer.
  • Turnaround time may vary; it’s advisable to apply well before the documents are needed.
  • Digital copies of apostilled documents may be available, but always confirm with the receiving authority if digital copies are accepted.


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