Effortless Judicial Background Certificate in Colombia

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What is it?

A Judicial Background Certificate in Colombia, also known as a police certificate, is an official document issued by Colombian authorities that lists any criminal records an individual may have. It is commonly required for immigration, employment, and legal purposes to demonstrate a clean criminal record.

Who needs it?

Individuals who need a Judicial Background Certificate typically include those applying for immigration visas, job applicants both in and outside Colombia, professionals seeking international employment (like TEFL teachers), and participants in programs such as JET requiring a clean criminal record. This service is essential for anyone needing to prove their legal standing in Colombia.


  1. Visit the official website of the Colombian National Police or the relevant government portal.
  2. Fill out the online application form with your personal details including your full name, date of birth, nationality, and passport number.
  3. Submit the application and required documents electronically.
  4. Pay the applicable fee through the provided payment methods.
  5. Wait for your application to be processed, which may take a few business days.
  6. Receive the Judicial Background Certificate via mail or pick it up from the designated office.

Required documents

  • A clear, scanned copy of your passport (including all identification pages). You can obtain this from your passport issuing authority.
  • A recent photograph that meets passport standards. This can be taken at any professional photo studio.
  • Proof of address in Colombia. This can be a utility bill or a lease agreement.

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Additional details

  • Ensure that all scanned documents are clear and legible to avoid delays.
  • If there are errors or your application is rejected, you may need to re-submit or provide additional information.
  • For quick processing, make sure your internet connection is stable when submitting the application.
  • Keep all payment receipts and confirmation emails for future reference.


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