How to Secure Colombian Citizenship: A Complete Guide

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What is it?

Colombian nationality allows individuals to become legally recognized citizens of Colombia. This service includes preparing necessary documents, meeting eligibility requirements, and understanding the application process to secure Colombian citizenship.

Who needs it?

This service is ideal for expatriates living in Colombia, individuals with Colombian ancestry, or those who seek additional legal rights and benefits in Colombia, such as the right to work, travel, or reside without restrictions.


  1. Determine eligibility: Check if you meet the criteria for Colombian citizenship through ancestry, residence, or marriage.
  2. Collect required documents: Obtain all necessary documents including birth certificates, proof of residence, marriage certificates, and background checks.
  3. Fill out application forms: Complete the relevant citizenship application forms obtained from Colombian immigration authorities.
  4. Submit application: Submit the completed forms and required documents to the appropriate Colombian government office.
  5. Attend interview: Participate in a citizenship interview and pass any required tests or assessments.
  6. Wait for approval: Await the decision on your application from the Colombian authorities.
  7. Receive citizenship: If approved, attend a ceremony to receive your Colombian nationality certificate and complete any final formalities.

Required documents

  • Birth Certificates: Obtain original birth certificates for yourself and any family members applying with you.
  • Proof of Residence: Provide proof of legal residence in Colombia for the required duration, which can include rental agreements, utility bills, or official residency permits.
  • Marriage Certificates: If applicable, provide marriage certificates recognized by Colombian authorities.
  • Background Checks: Obtain background checks from your home country and Colombia to prove you have no criminal record.
  • Passport Photocopies: Submit copies of your current passport and any previous passports.

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Additional details

  • Eligibility for nationality may vary based on ancestry, duration of residency, or marriage to a Colombian national.
  • Dual citizenship is allowed in Colombia, enabling you to retain your original nationality.
  • Processing times for citizenship applications can vary widely depending on individual circumstances and completeness of documentation.
  • It’s essential to maintain your legal status in Colombia while your application is being processed to avoid any complications.


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