COLOMBIA

VISA REQUIRED

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DESTINATION: COLOMBIA
PURPOSE OF TRIP: TOURIST

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IMPORTANT / IN-PERSON APPLICATION

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  • VISA VALIDITY

Up to 2 years, multiple entry. All visa issuance is subject to consular discretion.

Permitted length of each stay is up to 180 days within every 1 year period. 

  • APPOINTMENT REQUIREMENT (IN-PERSON)

Please note that the Consulate General of Colombia in London only accepts visa applications via an appointment system. YOU MUST ATTEND THE APPOINTMENT IN-PERSON YOURSELF TO FILE THE APPLICATION.

To make an appointment, please book online (http://londres.consulado.gov.co/consulado/citas). You may re-schedule / cancel the appointment using the same web link.

Unfortunately this link does not translate into English and does not work when using Google translate. Initially please select ‘Citas’ on the left menu and proceed accordingly.  

  • CONSULAR FEES PAYMENT

There are two payments in the visa process (there is a fee for the study of the documents and another one for the visa once approved).

Please note that the accepted payment method is debit/credit card.

  • EMBASSY INFORMATION

General Consulate of Colombia in London
Ground and 3rd Floor
Westcott House 35 Portland Place
London
W1B 1AE

Opening / submission times: from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Local phone: 02076379893 (telephone support: from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm)
Fax: 02076375604
Website: http://londres.consulado.gov.co

Passport collection time: f
rom 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (according to deadlines reported by the official at the teller) 

  • EMBASSY DISCLAIMER

IMPORTANT: The Consulate General of Colombia in London reserves the right to request additional documentation in support of an application, and can amend / increase consular fees without prior notice. Before starting the request form, if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

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(REVIEW PROCESS) / RECEIPT OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS:

COLOMBIA TOURIST VISA REQUIREMENTS

Original passport. This must:

  • be valid for at least six months beyond your intended entry date
  • have at least two blank visa pages
You must also provide a clear colour copy of the bio / personal data page of your passport. 

Two original recent 45mm x 35mm colour photographs. These must:

  • be taken within the last month
  • be taken against a plain light background and printed on photographic paper
  • show full frontal face, have a neutral expression and your mouth closed
  • have eyes open and free from reflection or glare from glasses
  • not have hair in front of face or have a head covering (unless it’s for religious or medical reasons)

DO NOT ATTACH THE PHOTOGRAPHS TO THE APPLICATION FORM

Signed and fully completed online application form. Please complete online at: https://tramitesmre.cancilleria.gov.co/tramites/enlinea/solicitarVisa.xhtml

IMPORTANT: As part of the online application, you will be required to upload the following:

  • a photo size 3x4cm, in color, with white background, recent, head-on, without accessories, clear visage, in JPG format with a maximum weight of 300 KB. 
  • a copy of each individual document in PDF format, readable, in black and white presentation is advised. The maximum weight allowed for the total of documents attached to an application is 5MB.
At the end of the process you will be provided a reference number / application ID. PLEASE TAKE A NOTE OF THIS. You must take this ID to the Consulate General of Colombia in London, along with all original supporting documentation and make submission / payment of the application. 

Signed and completed original letter of support from your home employer. This must be signed by a member of your HR, or a member of your management team. If the latter, this person must be at least a manager grade and/or at least the same grade as yourself, and must be aware of your trip.

Please see template attached: Colombia – Business support letter. Alternatively, the letter must include the following information:

  • Addressed to the ”The General Consulate of Colombia, London”.
  • Letter needs to be on home employer headed paper
  • Letter need to be signed by authorised signatory of the home employer
  • Purpose of visit
  • People / places and organisation to be visited, with contact numbers
  • Applicant’s name and nationality
  • Start date of employment and job title 
  • Passport number and DOB
  • Start & Expiry date of the passport
  • Dates of travel to Colombia
  • Validity of visa applied for
  • A guarantee to meet maintenance expenses 
  • Medical insurance undertaking (if applicable) 
You must also provide a clear colour copy of the company’s certificate of registration (Companies House). The letter must also be translated into Spanish by an official translator / notary public. 

Clear colour signed and completed invite letter from your inviting company. Please see template attached: Colombia – Invite letter

Alternatively, the letter must include the following information:

  • Addressed to the ”The General Consulate of Colombia, London”.
  • Letter needs to be on inviting company headed paper
  • Letter need to be signed by authorised signatory of the inviting company
  • Purpose of visit
  • Tax ID Number (if legally incorporated in Colombia)
  • People / places and organisation to be visited, with contact numbers
  • Applicant’s name and nationality
  • Job title and name of employer
  • Passport number, DOB and place of birth
  • Start & Expiry date of the passport
  • Dates of travel to Colombia
  • Validity of visa applied for
  • A guarantee to meet maintenance and accommodation expenses whilst in Azerbaijan
  • Medical insurance undertaking (if applicable)
If institution or company is private and incorporated abroad, it must provide a certificate of existence and legal representation or equivalent document. It must also demonstrate liquidity by presenting bank statements of the institution or company for the 6 months prior to the application (public entities do not need to comply with this requirement).

Clear colour copy of confirmed travel itinerary: mentioning applicant’s name and travel dates.

Clear colour copy of confirmed accommodation (hotel, hostel, apartment etc) booking mentioning applicant’s name, travel dates and accommodation address details.

Clear original copies of your last 3 months bank statements as a proof of sufficient funds. These must:

  • show a sufficient amount to cover the expenses during the intended stay in Colombia and for the return to the UK
  • clearly state your name, address

Bank statements which are downloaded from the internet must be stamped/certified by the bank.

Valid proof of UK residence. This must be presented as your valid UK residency visa in your passport / in the form of a valid UK Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card. A clear colour copy is acceptable.

 This must be valid for at least six months beyond your intended entry date.

PROCESSING TIMES / FEES

All fees are charged per individual traveller. Please click here to see the Global Visaz service fees pricing structure, for cancelled cases. 

All consular fees however are non-refundable once the application has been submitted; including if the application is then rejected or if you are issued a different visa validity to that requested.

5 working days service:

Up to 2 years, multiple entry

Global visaz service fees
Consular fees

£80.00 excl. VAT
228 EUR incl. VAT

NAHUEL HUAPI NATIONAL PARK

  RÍO NEGRO AND NEUQUÉN PROVINCES
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NAHUEL HUAPI NATIONAL PARK

Nahuel Huapi National Park is the oldest national park in Argentina, established in 1934. It surrounds Nahuel Huapi Lake in the foothills of the Patagonian Andes. The largest of the national parks in the region, it has an area of 7,050 km2, or nearly 2 million acres. Its landscapes represent the north Patagonian Andean Zone consisting of three types, namely, the Altoandino (with perpetual snow above an altitude of 1,600 metres), the Andino-Patagónico (in the lower reaches of the hills) and the Patagonian steppe. It also represents small parts of the Valdivian Rainforest. The park and the reserve lie at an altitude of 720–3,574 metres, and are designated under IUCN management categories II (National Park) and IV (Management Reserve). The park is completely protected while the reserve is partially protected. The national park is dominated by the high mountain chain of the Andes, many lakes, rapid rivers, waterfalls, snow-clad peaks, glaciers and extensive forests. It is bordered by Chile on its western side. The earliest discovery of Nahuel Huapi by the non-indigenous peoples is linked to the conquest of Chile. In the summer of 1552–1553, the Governor of Chile Pedro de Valdivia sent Francisco de Villagra to explore the area east of the Andes at the latitudes of the city of Valdivia. Francisco de Villagra crossed the Andes through Mamuil Malal Pass and headed south until reaching Limay River in the vicinity of Nahuel Huapi Lake.

PROCESSING TIMES / FEES

All fees are charged per individual traveller. Please click here to see the Global Visaz service fees pricing structure, for cancelled cases. 

All consular fees however are non-refundable once the application has been submitted; including if the application is then rejected or if you are issued a different visa validity to that requested.

5 working days service:

Up to 2 years, multiple entry

Global visaz service fees:
£80.00 excl. VAT

Consular fees:
228 EUR incl. VAT

ST MARTIN'S ISLAND

  BAY OF BENGAL
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ST MARTIN'S ISLAND

St. Martin's Island is a small island (area only 8 km2) in the northeastern part of the Bay of Bengal, about 9 km south of the tip of the Cox's Bazar-Teknaf peninsula, and forming the southernmost part of Bangladesh. There is a small adjoining island that is separated at high tide, called Chera Dwip. It is about 8 kilometres (5 miles) west of the northwest coast of Myanmar, at the mouth of the Naf River. The first settlement started 250 years ago by Arabian sailors who named the island 'Jazeera'. During British occupation the island was named St. Martin Island. During the First Anglo-Burmese War between the British and Burmese empires in 1824–1826, rival claims to the island were a major factor. The local names of the island are "Narikel jinjira" which means 'Coconut Island' in Bengali, and "Daruchini Dwip" which means "Cinnamon island" in Bengali. It is the only coral island in Bangladesh.It is also the southernmost part among Extreme Points of Bangladesh. Most of the island's approximately 3,700 inhabitants live primarily from fishing. The other staple crops are rice and coconut. Being very common on the island, algae are collected, dried, and exported to Myanmar. Between October and April, the fishermen from neighboring areas bring their caught fishes to the island's temporary wholesale market. However, imports of chicken, meat and other foods come in from the mainland Bangladesh and Myanmar (Burma). As the centre and the south are mainly farmland and makeshift huts, most of the permanent structures are around the far north. During the rainy season, because of the dangerous conditions on the Bay of Bengal, the inhabitants have no scope to go to the mainland (Teknaf) and their life can become dangerous. There is a hospital on the island, but in the past there has often been no doctor.