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Official Website and Apply Online: https://www.migracioncolombia.gov.co

  • 📆 Duration: Six months, with the option to renew.
  • 💵 Visa Fee: USD 220
  • ⏱️ Application processing: 1 month
  • 💰 Income requirements: USD 900 per month
  • 🛂 Eligibility: Foreign nationals who are self-employed or employed by a company outside Colombia.
  • 🏦 Taxes: Tax exemption for the first 183 days in a 365-day period. After which, Colombia will consider you a tax resident.
  • 🧾 Background checks: Must provide evidence of a clean criminal record.
  • 🏥 Health insurance: Travel health insurance is required—we recommend Safety Wing.
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Colombia's Visa V – Digital Nomad

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Cartagena, Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia. Photo by Leandro Loureiro

Colombia's Visa V for Digital Nomads (Visa V Nómadas Digitales) allows digital nomads to live and work (for a company outside the country) in Colombia for up to two years. A state identification, the 'Cedula de Extranjeria,' is included, which helps with property leases and mobile phone contracts.

The online application takes about 30 minutes to an hour to complete, with an expected response time of around 30 days.

city scraper at night time
Medellín, Colombia. Photo by Juan Saravia

Colombia offers a vibrant digital nomad experience, with a large nomadic population in cities like Medellín and Bogotá. The country is known for its fantastic year-round weather, low cost of living, and relative safety.

Digital nomads can enjoy various attractions, from relaxing on beaches to exploring colorful cities and nature.

aerial view of green trees and river during daytime
Guatapé, Antioquia, Colombia. Photo by Mike Swigunski

Colombia's internet infrastructure has improved, offering reliable and fast Wi-Fi in major cities with numerous coworking spaces in Medellín and Bogotá boasting thriving nomad communities.

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