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Key Points

  • Colombia will introduce a new two-year remote work visa in October 2022


The government of Colombia will introduce a remote work visa beginning October 22, 2022.

Eligible applicants will need:

  • A passport valid for up to three months after the expiration of the visa
  • A letter from the sending company where the foreign national provides services. The letter must be translated into Spanish or English and provide details on the position, and the type of remuneration received
  • Copies of bank statements that prove their income is at least equivalent to the current minimum monthly wages in Colombia
  • Hold insurance covering their stay in Colombia for illness, maternity, disability, hospitalization, and other considerations

The visa will be valid for up to two years. Dependents will be allowed to travel with the primary visa holder.

What are the Changes?

The government of Colombia is expected to introduce a new two-year remote work visa option for foreign nationals employed by a company outside the country. Foreign nationals who intend to travel to Colombia will be permitted to enter the country so long as they have the proper entry permissions, including an entry permit. After entering the country, foreign nationals will have 90 days to apply for remote work status.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Colombia’s website for additional updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombia

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