Renew Your Driver's License in Colombia: Step-by-Step Guide

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What is it?

Renewing your driver’s license in Colombia is a mandatory process for all drivers once their license reaches its expiration date. This service ensures that drivers stay compliant with the local traffic laws and maintain their ability to drive legally within Colombia. The renewal process involves submitting the necessary documents, completing a medical examination, and paying a fee, which can be done at designated centers or online platforms.

Who needs it?

The driver’s license renewal service in Colombia is ideal for any resident or citizen whose driver’s license is nearing its expiration date. It is especially important for individuals who rely on driving as part of their daily commute, professional drivers, or those who frequently travel by car. Ensuring that your license is up to date helps avoid legal issues and penalties, while also maintaining road safety standards.


  1. Verify the expiration date on your current driver’s license.
  2. Schedule a medical examination at an authorized clinic.
  3. Gather the necessary documents (listed below).
  4. Visit a local RUNT office or access the online renewal portal.
  5. Submit your documents and completed medical certificate.
  6. Pay the renewal fee using the available payment methods.
  7. Wait for your new license to be processed, which usually takes a few days.
  8. Collect your renewed license at the specified pick-up point or wait for it to be mailed to you.

Required documents

  • Valid ID (Cédula de Ciudadanía) - obtainable from the National Registry
  • Current driver’s license
  • Medical certificate from an authorized clinic
  • Receipt of payment for the renewal fee
  • Completed application form - available at RUNT offices or online

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

  • Renewal procedures and fees may vary slightly depending on the department.
  • Some regions offer online renewal services for added convenience.
  • It is advisable to schedule the medical exam well in advance to avoid delays.
  • Keep copies of all submitted documents for your records.
  • Check for any updates on the renewal process from official government sources periodically.


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