Do US Green Card holders need a visa for Colombia?

Yes, US green card holders need a visa to enter Colombia. However, if they hold a US green card that is not C1 and has a passport from Cambodia, China, India, Macau, Myanmar, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam, they can visit Colombia without a visa but still need to fill out a Check-MIG form online to show that they are healthy to the Colombian authorities. For those US green card holders who do not meet these conditions, they will need to obtain a tourist visa before traveling to Colombia. This article will provide you with information about the Colombia Visa, its eligibility, exemptions, and the Check-MIG (a required health declaration form). We also want to inform you that we can provide service and assistance for Colombia eVisa and Check MIG if you apply to us.

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To apply for a Colombia eVisa as a US green card holder, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Complete the online Colombia visa application form here.
  2. Select the type of visa you are applying for.
  3. Attach an electronic copy of the visa photo.
  4. Attach all the required documents.
  5. Select the method of payment for the Colombia visa fee.
  6. Wait for your visa approval.
  7. Once your visa is approved, you will receive an email with a link to download your eVisa.

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  • $112.58 fee.
  • 2 Business days to review and submit. The Colombian Government might need longer for further processing.
  • Colombia eVisa form validation included.
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  • Serves as a health declaration form.
  • $38.95 for 2 Colombia Check-MIG.
  • 1-day processing time.
  • Colombia Check-MIG form validation included.
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Colombia visa requirements for us green card holders

You need to have a valid passport and make a copy of these pages:

  • The page with your personal information.
    • Any Colombian visas you had before (if any)
    • The last time you entered or left Colombia (if any)
  • You also need a photo of yourself that meets these requirements:
    • Size: 3 cm x 4 cm
    • JPG format and no more than 300 KB (for online application)
    • White background
    • Taken in the last three months
    • Your whole face must be seen
  • You need to show your bank statements from the last six months (to prove you have enough money)
  • You need to show your travel plan and plane ticket
  • You need to show where you will stay in Colombia.
  • If you are visiting someone you know: Show how you are related or explain your relationship.
  • If you will go to or join an event or activity: Show the details of the event/activity, the schedule, how long it will last, etc.
  • If you are traveling for work: Show the invitation letter from the company, what you will do there, and the company’s registration papers.
  • If you will do training or study: Show the enrollment/acceptance letter.
  • You may need to show other documents if the Colombian Consulate or Immigration Authorities ask for them.


  • You need to submit your documents in Spanish. If they are in another language, you need to get them translated by a translator that the Colombian government approves.
  • If you want to apply for any long-term visas, you need to use official or public documents (like marriage certificates) and you need to stamp them with an Apostille before you send them. If your country is not part of the Apostille Convention/Treaty, you need to get your documents notarized by a public notary and then go to the Colombian Consulate to sign them.

Colombia E-Visa Types, Validity, Duration, And Number Of Entry

  • Colombia Transit Visa – for travelers who are passing through one of the airports in Colombia.
    • Travelers can only stay for 24 hours max.
    • Validity: 30 days.
    • Entries: Multiple transit.
  • Colombia Tourist Visa – exclusively for leisure activities, tourism, or cultural interest only.
    • Validity: 1 year
    • Entries: Multiple
    • Duration: 90 days, extendable for another 90 calendar days, continuous or discontinuous.  180 days maximum stay.
  • Colombia Business Visa – only for business-related matters such as business meetings, market studies, direct investment plans or procedures forming a commercial company, negotiation, contract completion, or commercial representation.
    • Validity: 2 years
    • Entries: Multiple
    • Duration: Max 180 days
  • Colombia Student Visa – only for purposes such as in-person, online, or remote learning of art or craft, preschool, primary, secondary, vocational, and higher education, student internships, and academic exchange by agreement between higher education institutions.
    • Validity: 2 years  Except for virtual or distance learning, absence from the country for more than ninety (90) calendar days will result in automatic termination of the visa.
    • Entries: Multiple
    • Duration: Max 180 days
  • Colombia Medical Visa – For consultation, intervention, or treatment of medical and dental matters, as either a patient or a patient’s companion.
    • Validity: 1 year
    • Entries: Multiple
    • Duration: Max 180 days

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I visit Colombia with a US visa?

You can visit Colombia visa-free if you hold a US visa, but only if you have a passport from one of the following countries or territories: Cambodia, China, India, Macau, Myanmar, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Otherwise, you need to apply for a Colombia visa to visit Colombia

How long does it take to get a Colombia E visa?

The standard processing time for a Colombia eVisa application is 2 business days, however, this is not a guaranteed time frame and processing times may take longer if additional information or documents are required or if there are technical issues with the application.

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