Colombia Pension Visa Requirements for 2020 (M-11)
The Colombia Pension Visa or Retirement Visa was created for retired persons receiving income from their own country. This visa is granted for 1 to 3 years at a time. Most persons with a government pension will receive a 3 year visa. You have to renew with original documents before your visa expires. We recommend starting the process a few months ahead of time to allow for last minute suprises, such as changes in visa processes or new visa laws. How do i get the Colombian Retirement Visa? You have to receive 3 times the Colombian minimum salary on amonthly bases to qualify for the retirement / pension visa. $877,803 pesos is 2020 minimum salary, so you must receive $2,633,409 pesos per month to qualify for the Colombian pension visa. Thats 805 USD with an exchange rate of 3,300 pesos per dollar. The ministry of foreign relations and consulates do not update the rate they use on a daily or weekly basis. The duration of this visa is one to three years, and after 5 years can be converted to a QUALIFIED COLOMBIAN RESIDENT VISA (AKA PERMANENT VISA).
It's very important to remember that the Colombian government only likes to accept official government pension certifications. Letters from private pension plans or savings accounts will be difficult to get approved. Please note that consulates in different locations, and/or countries look at applications differently. Developed countries may be easier "in some cases" to get approvals in when compared to poorer countries.
If you need help processing your retirement or beneficiary visas please contact us, and ask for a consultation directly with James Lindzey. James runs the oldest expat visa office in Colombia, with over 1,000 Colombian visas approved. In Colombia just call +57-301-337-1881 or in the USA +1-305-767-2766.
Please feel free to visit our new webpage on the Colombian Retirement Visa requirements for 2020, by clicking here. For information on other visas and also beneficiary visas for your family please check out: https://www.colombiavisas.com/colombia-visas/ or just give us a call at our USA or Colombian numbers!
Colombia Apostille & Translations Service:
We have official Apostille and Translation services available for visa applications. We can translate from many languages to Spanish. We can walk you through the whole process.
Some countries like Canada do not use apostille, and they must go through a special legalization process.
Our most common retirement visa applicants come from the United States and Canada, but we can assist pension holders from any country.
Your retirement must be certified by a public entity as private entities are usually rejected.
If you have a private entity which is funding your retirement then it may fall under the RENTISTA /ANNUITY visa.
This certificate must be duly legalized by the Colombian Consular or APOSTILLED, whichever applies.
CONTACT JAMES LINDZEY FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THIS VISA AT: JAMES@COLOMBIAVISAS.COM - Dont forget Colombia does not have a U in the spelling.