M - Marriage Visa

Among the Colombian Visa Types, the Colombian Marriage visa is the one meant for those foreigners who have married a Colombian national or permanent resident.

The visa allows the foreign spouse to live and work in Colombia for up to three years, and it also allows the foreigner to accumulate time for a Colombian residency after three years as long as the marriage remains valid. 

The marriage visa allows the foreigner to work, stay and study in Colombia, like any other type of Colombian migrant visa, in order to keep your visa, you cannot stay out of Colombia for more than 6 consecutive months. 

To obtain a Colombian marriage visa, the foreigner must show evidence of a genuine relationship and proof of financial stability. 

With the possibility of reapplying, this is one of the Colombian Visa Types that allows you to apply for a Colombian Residency after holding it for two years.


What are the requirements to apply for the Colombian M - Marriage Visa?

Document size digital picture of the applicant on a photography shop (3×4 Cm White background).

Copy of your passport’s main page.

Copy of the last entry, exit or safe-conduct stamp (It depends on the location of the foreigner).

A Copy of the last Colombian visa (if applicable).

Authentic copy of the Colombian civil registry of marriage, issued within the three (3) months prior to the visa application.

Letter of request signed by the Colombian spouse, in which he/she requests the visa for the foreign spouse and states the effective cohabitation, including details of the Colombian spouse and a copy of the Colombian citizenship card. 

Special power of attorney, with diligence of recognition of content and signature before a notary or Colombian consul for the foreign spouse to request this type of visa. 

Certificate of migratory movements of the foreigner issued by the Special Administrative Unit Migration Colombia and of the Colombian spouse.

Others requested at the time of acceptance.

What are the costs of the Colombian M - Marriage Visa?

Administrative Study Rate Fee

$54 USD

Administrative Issuing Fee

$270 USD

Cédula de Extranjería Issuing Fee

$246,000 COP *$60 USD Approximately

Information you should know about the Colombian
M - Marriage Visa

How long is the Colombian M - Marriage Visa granted for?

It is granted for up to 3 years

Does the M - Marriage Visa allow me to work in Colombia?

This visa allows you to work and engage in any lawful activity in Colombia

Does the M - Marriage Visa allow for the application of beneficiaries?

Yes, its application is allowed for beneficiaries of the primary holder Visa

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