Colombia Travel and Visa Requirements for Nigerian Citizens

Travel and Visa Requirements for Nigerian Citizens Travelling to Colombia

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About Colombia

Colombia, a country in South America named after Christopher Columbus is known for having the largest consumers of fruit juices.

General Requirements for Colombia Visa
  • A Nigerian passport, valid for at least six months beyond the expected date of entry into Colombia.
  • Duly completed and signed application form.
  • If the applicant is a minor, the parents/legal guardians have to sign the form.
  • A passport photograph taken in white background. Three (3) identical photographs must be submitted. They should be 3 x 3 cm in width and height.
  • Travel document.
  • Proof of financial standing (recent bank statements). 
  • Documentation showing applicants ties to home country, e.g. verification from applicant’s employer.
  • Medical Insurance.
  • Documentation confirming the purpose of travel.
  • Some embassies/consulates may also request a criminal record certificate and medical report.
Types of Colombia Visa

Colombia Tourist visa


Processing Time 3 - 5 working days

Duration of Stay 180 days

Visa Fee $170.00


Eligibility

  • This is the type of visa issued to persons who intend to visit Colombia for tourism purposes.
  • You can also visit family and friends while on this visa.
  • All visitors to Colombia must carry a valid passport.
  • A Colombian “tourist” visa isn’t a formal visa; it’s just a stamp in your passport.
  • The fee for the tourist visa is currently $82 and you can pay this at the visa office in Bogota after entering Colombia.
  • The “tourist” visa can be extended by 90 days at any Migración Colombia office in the country.
  • It is quite easy to extend a Colombian tourist visa but one can only stay for a maximum of 180 days in a year.
  • You can submit your visa application online or in person. When submitting in person, you do not need to enclose passport size photographs. Photos are taken during the visa appointment at the consulate itself.
  • Digital photos to be used in online applications must be in JPG format of max size 300KB. All the supporting documents should be ordered into a single PDF.
  • When traveling with funds over $10,000, it must be declared.
  • If you are applying through a visa/travel agency, you must present a letter stating that you are granting them the rights to apply for a visa on your behalf.
  • When you enter Colombia as a tourist, an immigration official will stamp your passport and normally write that it is good for 90 days.
  • But this is at the discretion of the official and can occasionally be shorter.
  • If you overstay your tourist visa time limit, you will have to pay a fine before leaving the country.
  • We recommend that you pay this fine at the Migracion office within at least three days before your departure, so you aren’t delayed at the airport.
  • Fines reportedly start at 380,000 pesos and go up, depending on how long you overstay.

Colombia Business visa


Processing Time 3 - 5 working days

Duration of Stay 180 days

Visa Fee $170.00


Eligibility

  • This is the type of visa issued to Nigerians traveling to Colombia for business purposes.
  • The Colombian business visa may be granted to a foreigner who is accredited as a business person, legal representative, director or executive of a foreign company who wishes to enter the country to establish a commercial presence.
  • The applicant must present a valid passport or travel document during the application. This passport must be in good condition and should have a minimum of two (2) blank pages.
  • The photographs used should be 3X3 cm color, front view and taken against a white background.
  • You will need to provide an invitation letter from the Colombian company you will be visiting.
  • This letter will also contain their detailed address, accompanied with the date and actual purpose of your trip.
  • If the intention is to attend a meeting or seminar, confirmation/invitation from the conference organizer/institution is required.
  • If you are employed, you will have to present a certificate from your employer stating or allowing your business travel.
  • Your bank statement from the last 6 months is needed.
  • Self-employed people will submit proof of business registration.
  • You cannot be gainfully employed while you are in the country with this visa.
  • It must be made clear whether your trip will be sponsored by the employer or the local company.
  • A beneficiary visa may be granted to the spouse, permanent partner, parents and children who are economically dependent on the visa holder, following prior proof of the relationship or kinship.
Colombia Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Nigeria
Colombia

Colombia currently does not maintain an embassy in Nigeria. Visa applicants are advised to make use of any of the 6 embassies of Colombia in Africa. These embassies are located in Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, and South Africa.

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