How to Get Colombia Tourist Visit Visa from London

Colombia is officially called Republic of Colombia and it is situated in the northwestern South America region. Venezuela and Brazil are its proud neighbours. The country possesses a rich cultural heritage which came from the interaction of its original inhabitants, Spanish and African colonists. However, due to violence in the past and other factors the country couldn’t show its true colours to the rest of the world, but now things are looking better. One good indications is the UNWTO report in which it is mentioned that in 2010, tourism in Colombia has increased by 11 percent. These tourist attractions in the state have just started to climb outside its shell and dragging folks from different parts of the globe. Colombia has almost everything that one can think of from the world renowned coffee plantations to loveable city of Medellin to the history of Cartagena, which makes tourists wanting to come back again and again.

Instructions

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    Requirements


    Nationals of United Kingdom do not require touristic visas of Colombia for up to 90 days. Other nationals in UK must provide below mentioned things:


    a) Completed and dully signed two visa application forms.
    b) Passport that must have a validity period of not less than 3 months and one free page for visa stamp or sticker.
    c) Three passport style photographs of applicant with white background. Affix the photo on its given place rather than attaching it with form.
    d) Show round-trip tickets
    e) Provide latest bank statement- last 3 months (original and copy) in order to prove that applicant have enough funds to cover this trip.
    f) Provide utility bills to confirm the proof of address.
    g) Invitation letter from a Colombian national or from a resident in Colombia (original and notarized) or provide confirm booking details of the Hotel in Colombia.
    h) Submit only original documents.
    i) Copy of all aforementioned documents except visa form.
    j) Applicant have to book an appointment for an interview.

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    Visa Application Form


    Tourist visa form of Colombia is available with the Embassy of Colombia in London.


    Embassy of Colombia


    OR


    download visa application from here.

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    Visa Fee


    Visa fee is £ 35. However, visa fee of Colombia may differ according to nationality, so it is best to contact Embassy of Colombia in London (address is given above) and learn about the charges. Payments for consular services have to be made in cash at the Colombian embassy (the exact fee).

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    Mode of Payment


    The mode of payment for Colombian visa application is by cash, cheque or postal order.

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    Submission


    Applicants can submit the aforementioned documents along with their passport to the Embassy from Monday to Friday during 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. To learn about the other means of submitting application and documents contact  Embassy of Colombia in London (address is given above).

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    Processing Time


    Processing time may differ, as permission of Colombian Foreign Affairs Ministry is necessary to acquire in order to grant the visa. Give at least five business days for processing.

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    Collect Visa


    Visa can be collected from the Colombian emabssy by visiting in person. Or if the applicant has sent his or her visa by post then, he or she will be responsible for collecting their visa. Applicants outside London should make arrangements for visa to be collected by a courier. However, before collection of your documents don't forget to advise the authorities about the name of courier and time of pick up.

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