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COLOMBIA: New Entry and Stay Regulations

November 29, 2019

Effective 1 December 2019, Resolution 3167 of 2019 establishes new guidelines for the entry into, stay in and departure from Colombia of both Colombian and foreign nationals.

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COLOMBIA: Changes to Degree Validation Process

November 12, 2019

The Ministry of National Education in Colombia has issued a Resolution establishing or modifying the requirements and processing times of degree validation processes.

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COLOMBIA: New Reporting Obligations for Sponsoring Companies via SIRE

July 31, 2019

Migration Colombia has changed its interpretation of the reporting obligations for sponsoring companies via the online system SIRE.

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COLOMBIA: Authorities Begin Renewal of Special Stay Permits for Venezuelan Nationals

June 12, 2019

Effective immediately, Venezuelan nationals in Colombia holding a Special Stay Permit (PEP) can apply online to renew their PEP for a further two years.

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COLOMBIA: Venezuelan Nationals Can Enter with Expired Passports

March 13, 2019

Effective immediately, the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will allow entry, transit and departure of Venezuelan nationals holding expired or soon-to-expire passports.

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COLOMBIA: Mercosur Visa No Longer Open to Chilean Nationals

March 5, 2019

Effective immediately, the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will no longer grant migrant visas to Chilean nationals on the basis of the Mercosur Agreement, although no changes to the immigration regulations have been made to this effect.

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COLOMBIA: New Labour Ministry Registration Required for all Foreign Workers [UPDATED]

February 8, 2019

Resolution 4388 created and implemented the Single Registry of Foreign Workers in Colombia (“RUTEC”). The 120 days in which companies must register foreign national employees hired by 9 Oct 2018 should be counted from 8 Nov 2018, so the deadline for companies to register these workers is 9 Mar 2019.

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COLOMBIA: Longer Processing Times as All In-Country Visa Applications Must be Submitted Online

January 29, 2019

Effective 28 January 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombia has announced that all in-country visa procedures must now be completed online. In-person visa applications at the Ministry will no longer be accepted.

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COLOMBIA: New Labour Ministry Registration Required for all Foreign Workers

October 26, 2018

The Ministry of Labour has issued Resolution 4388, implementing the Single Registry of Foreign Workers in Colombia (“RUTEC”). The Ministry aims to collect and control information about foreign workers, allowing it to monitor their current status and avoid abusive and illegal contracting practices.

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COLOMBIA: New Immigration Compliance Rules and Penalties

June 26, 2018

COLOMBIA has implemented new immigration compliance rules and penalties. Effective 16 May 2018, Resolution 1238 establishes stricter criteria for compliance with immigration obligations, and bigger penalties for non-compliance.

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