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Resolution 6045 of August 2nd, 2017

Author:Ms Catalina Santos Angarita and Diana Milena Monsalve
Profession:Brigard & Urrutia
 
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Resolution 6045 of August 2nd, 2017 repealed Resolution 5512 of September 4th, 2015, establishing new visa categories and requirements.

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Resolution 6045 of August 2nd, 2017 repealed Resolution 5512 of September 4th, 2015, establishing new visa categories and requirements. This resolution will come into force in ninety (90) business days from its publishing date. Pursuant to the new regulations, the former visa subcategories will be grouped into the following three (3) categories: Visitor or visa type V Migrant or visa type M Resident or visa type R Each visa type will allow the exercise of activities that were previously permissible under the visa subcategories that were available in Resolution 5512 of 2015. Nevertheless, even though the visa subcategories were eliminated, the visa applicant will still need to submit requirements that are specific to the activities that he or she will perform in the country. The term "work permit" is introduced and automatically granted in certain cases, allowing the visa holder to work and provide paid services in the country. This permit is already implied in the visa, which means that the applicant is not required to apply for the visa and permit separately. The term "transversal permit" is also introduced and automatically granted to visitor visa holders, allowing them to carry out business negotiations, market research, direct investment plans and enterprise creation. This permit is already implied in the visa, which means that the applicant is not required to apply for the visa and permit separately. Showing proof of professional accreditations to exercise a regulated profession or occupation in Colombia was not a visa requirement. However, under Resolution 6045 of 2017, this became a requirement for those applying for a migrant visa as a self-employed person (formerly known as TP-7 visa). Per Resolution 5512 of 2015 if the visa was granted electronically, the visa holder had to request the visa stamp/tag within the following two (2) months from the visa approval date. Resolution 6045 of 2017 reduced this term to 30 days. One of the requirements for the work visa TP-4 was copy of the last six (6) bank statements of the Colombian company reflecting a total balance of at least 100 legal minimum salaries. Under Resolution 6045 of 2017 it will be necessary to submit bank statements showing a balance of at least 100 legal minimum monthly salaries per month. Under Resolution 6045 of 2017 there is...

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