M - Refugee Visa

The National Government grants the Refugee visa as one of the Migrant Colombian Visa Types to foreigners who wish to enter or have entered the national territory and specifically qualify as refugees. 

Furthermore, the Advisory Commission for the Determination of Refugee Status primarily examines the request, following guidelines from international entities on the matter.

Just like many other visa types, the Refugee Colombian visa allows you to work, study, and live in Colombia. However, it will lose its validity if you stay out of Colombia for six consecutive months.

To properly apply for the Refugee Colombian visa, note that travel documents issued by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the United Nations Organization (UN), which are accepted by the Colombian State, will be valid. 

Additionally, you will require a resolution from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, recognizing your status as a refugee or asylee.

key information when applying to the colombia digital nomad visa

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

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

Copy of your passport’s main page.

Photocopy of the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Relations resolution recognizing the person’s status as a refugee or having been granted asylum.

In the case of practicing a regulated profession, you must present the specific documents permitting you to practice a regulated profession, such as a certification of equivalence or validation of the professional qualification, the provisional permit to practice or professional card.

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

Cédula de Extranjería Issuing Fee

$246,000 COP *$60 USD Approximately

Information you should know about the Colombian
M - Refugee Visa

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

It is granted for up to 3 years

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

This is one of the Colombian visa types that in fact allows you to work and engage in any lawful activity in Colombia

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