Colombian Work Permit: Comprehensive Application Guide

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What is it?

A Colombian work permit is an official document allowing foreign nationals to legally work in Colombia. This service assists applicants in navigating the complexities of the application process, ensuring compliance with Colombian immigration laws.

Who needs it?

This service is ideal for foreign nationals, particularly Venezuelan migrants, who wish to legally work in Colombia. It’s also suitable for expats, international professionals, and tourists planning to extend their stay for work purposes.


  1. Gather all necessary documents as listed below.
  2. Fill out the work permit application form available on the Colombian immigration website.
  3. Submit the completed application form along with the required documents to the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  4. Pay the application fee.
  5. Attend an interview if required.
  6. Wait for the decision on your application. You might need to provide additional information or documents during this period.
  7. Once approved, collect your work permit from the designated office.

Required documents

  • Passport: Ensure it’s valid for at least six months.
  • Job Offer Letter: Obtain from your Colombian employer.
  • Employer’s Registration: Proof that the employer is registered in Colombia.
  • Professional Certificates: Any relevant educational or professional qualifications.
  • Recent Photograph: Passport-sized, taken within the last six months.
  • Medical Examination Report: As required by Colombian immigration authorities.
  • Proof of Address in Colombia: Utility bills or rental agreements.

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Additional details

  • Processing time can vary; it’s advisable to apply well in advance.
  • Ensure all documents are translated into Spanish by a certified translator.
  • Keep a copy of all documents submitted for your records.
  • Consult the official Colombian immigration website for the most up-to-date information.


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