ICBF Registration in Colombia: Adoption and Family Welfare

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What is it?

ICBF (Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar) registration in Colombia is a process required for families looking to adopt children or individuals needing family welfare services. It ensures that the family or individual meets the legal and welfare requirements stipulated by the Colombian government.

Who needs it?

Ideal customers for ICBF registration include families or individuals interested in adopting children in Colombia. This also includes those seeking support from the family welfare programs provided by ICBF, such as assistance with childcare, nutrition, and other family-related services.


  1. Visit the official ICBF website or your local ICBF office to gather information on required documentation and procedures.
  2. Prepare all necessary documents, including proof of identity, income verification, and any specific forms required for the type of assistance or adoption you are pursuing.
  3. Submit the completed application form along with all required documents to your local ICBF office or through the official ICBF portal.
  4. Attend any mandatory interviews or home visits scheduled by ICBF officials to assess your suitability for the desired service.
  5. Wait for ICBF to process your application and notify you of the decision or any further steps required.
  6. Once approved, comply with any post-approval requirements such as follow-up visits or additional documentation.

Required documents

  • Proof of Identity: Passport, national ID card, or similar
  • Income Verification: Pay slips, bank statements, or tax returns
  • Completed Application Form: Available from the ICBF office or their website
  • Specific Forms: Depending on the type of service (e.g., adoption forms)
  • Background Check: Police clearance certificate

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

  • Ensure all documents are up-to-date and translated into Spanish if necessary.
  • Check the official ICBF website for any updates to the requirements or procedures.
  • Some services may require additional documents or steps based on specific circumstances.


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