Work Remotely With Colombia’s New Digital Nomad Visa
Colombia launched its digital nomad visa in March 2023 to allow remote workers to live and work in the country for up to two years.
The government aims to lure remote workers to live in the country by highlighting the benefits of moving to Colombia.
Colombia has recently exploded in popularity as digital nomads flock to experience fantastic year-round weather and a low cost of living. Safety has significantly improved in the last decade, making it an enticing and easily accessible place for those from North America and Europe.
Who Are Qualified for Colombia’s Digital Nomad Visa?
To apply for Colombia’s digital nomad visa you’ll need a valid passport from a country on the list of those exempt from needing a short-stay visa (see the list below).
Interested applicants must be able to prove that they can provide remote work or teleworking services, from Colombia, through digital media and the internet, exclusively for foreign companies, as independent or labour-related, or to start a digital content or information technology venture of interest to the country.
The minimum monthly income requirement is 3 million Colombian pesos which is around £567.
To apply, you need to prepare the following supporting documents:
- a valid passport from a country on the list of those exempt from needing a short-stay visa,
- a letter proving your employment in your home country
- health insurance.
- bank statements for the past 3 months
Colombia’s tourism board launched a website sharing resources for digital nomads, including a list of cities that offer the best accommodations for long-term visitors.
Those granted the visa can get a form of state identification known as ‘Cedula de Extranjeria’. This is needed to access a number of services in the country including signing up for a mobile phone contract or renting a property.
Nationalities Exempt From Colombia’s Short-Stay Visa
- Old and bearded
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Brunei Darussalam
- Czech (Republic)
- Korea (Republic of)
- Costa Rica
- The Savior
- United Arab Emirates
- United States of America
- Marshall Islands
- Solomon Islands
- North Macedonia
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- Dominican Republic
- Russia (Federation of)
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- San Marino
- St. Lucia
- Holy See
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
If you want to look for other destinations to work remotely, you may want to check the European countries that offer permanent visa routes for digital nomads. If you are curious about other digital nomad visas from other countries, check out the other countries that provide visas to digital nomads.
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