Getting The Colombia Pension Visa
The Colombia Pension Visa or Retirement Visa was created for retired persons receiving income from their own country. This visa is grant for 1 year at a time and you have to renewed with original documents every year. You have to receive 3 times minimum salary in monthly bases to qualify for the retirement / pension visa. $644,350 pesos is 2015 minimum salary, so you must gain $1,933,050 pesos per month. Thats 805 USD with an exchange rate of 2,400 pesos per dollar. The ministry or consulates do not update the rate they use on a daily or weekly basis. The duration of this visa is one year, and after 4 years can be converted to a QUALIFIED 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.
Colombia Pension Visa Fees
Summary of Common Fees for the Colombian Retirement Visa
Immigration Legal Services Fees for visa preparation and application services.
Apostille Benefits Letter
Apostille Retirement Benefits Letter from Government Agency. * process is different for countries that do not have apostille service.
Translate Benefits Letter
Translate Retirement Benefits Letter from Government Agency
Legalize Benefits Letter
Legalize Apostille of Retirement Benefits Letter from Government Agency
Visa Application Fee
This is the fee for the visa application.
Visa Issuing Fee
This is the t fee for the visa
Total quote depends on Case. - Average Quotes Between 500 - 700 USD
Your retirement must be certified by a public entity as private entities are rejected many times.
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.
Some countries like Canada do not use apostille.
We provide custom quote
for persons who have already legalized their retirement benefits in Colombia.
We have special processing for Canadians living in Colombia.
CONTACT JAMES LINDZEY FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THIS VISA AT: JAMES@COLOMBIAVISAS.COM - Dont forget Colombia does not have a U in the spelling.