Colombia – Venezuelan Nationals Can Enter with Expired Passports

What has changed

Effective immediately, the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will allow entry, transit, and departure of Venezuelan nationals holding expired or soon-to-expire passports.

Resolution 0872 of 2019, which entered into force on March 7, 2019, establishes that a Venezuelan passport that has expired or is about to expire can be used for two (2) years from the date of expiry, to enter, transit or depart Colombia. It can also be used as an identity document, as long as it bears the stamp of an entry and stay permit granted by the Special Administrative Unit of MigraciĆ³n Colombia.

Who is affected

Clients who have hired or intend to employ Venezuelan nationals in Colombia.

What to expect

Venezuelans who enter Colombia with expired passports can obtain entry and stay permits in accordance with the current regulations established by MigraciĆ³n Colombia, and may request the issuance or renewal of basis in accordance with the provisions in force established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

What you need to do

Employers who may be affected are encouraged to contact Emigra Worldwide for case-specific advice.

This alert was prepared with information provided by Newland Chase.