Get Your Traffic Background Certificate in Colombia

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What is it?

The Traffic Background Certificate in Colombia is an official document that verifies whether an individual has any traffic violations or penalties within the country. This certificate is often required for various legal and administrative processes, such as job applications, vehicle registrations, or international travel.

Who needs it?

Any individual who needs to prove their clean traffic record in Colombia will need this document. This includes professionals seeking employment, expats navigating legal requirements, students applying for scholarships, and anyone looking to register or transfer vehicle ownership.


  1. Visit the official website of the Ministry of Transport of Colombia to initiate the application process.
  2. Fill out the online application form with your personal information, including your full name, identification number, and contact details.
  3. Schedule an appointment at your nearest designated office to submit your application and required documents.
  4. Pay the applicable fee for processing the Traffic Background Certificate.
  5. Attend your appointment, presenting the documents and the payment receipt.
  6. Wait for the certificate to be processed and issued, which typically takes a few business days.
  7. Collect your Traffic Background Certificate from the office or receive it via mail, as per the specified method during application.

Required documents

  • Valid identification document (passport or cédula de ciudadanía). Obtainable from local government offices.
  • Recent passport-sized photograph. Usually taken at local photo studios or at home following specified guidelines.
  • Proof of address, such as a utility bill or bank statement. Obtainable from respective service providers.
  • Payment receipt for the application fee. Payable online or at designated payment centers.
  • Appointment confirmation receipt. Received upon scheduling the appointment online.

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Additional details

  • The processing time for the Traffic Background Certificate is typically between 3 to 5 business days.
  • Ensure that all documents are up to date and correctly filled to avoid delays.
  • Some applications might require additional verification, extending the processing period.
  • For non-residents, it is advised to consult with local embassies or legal advisors for tailored guidance.


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