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Passport Management procedure

Vicerrectoría de Extensión

Language Center

SPANISH FOR GLOBAL CITIZENS / ESPAÑOL PARA EXTRANJEROS

From abroad

  • If your country of origin does not require a VISA to enter Colombia. You must request a letter of admission and acceptance from the Language Center of the University of Medellin.
  • When you arrive in Colombia, you must go to the Colombian Immigration office where, with the letter of acceptance in hand, you will receive the PID stamp.
  • The PID permit has a duration of 90 days, with a possible extension to 90 more days.

 If you are in Colombia

  • You must have your Passport with the stamp (PID) that will allow you to take education courses at the Language Center of the University of Medellin.
  •  If you do not have the required PID stamp in your passport, you must go to the Colombian Immigration office to change your status and have the PID stampaffixed.

Exceptions

  • If you are part of the list of countries to which Colombia does not require a VISA for entry. You will be able to enter the country only with the letter of admission given by the Language Center of the University of Medellin.

 

VISA management procedure 

From abroad

  • If your country of residence requires a VISA, follow the steps indicated on the page.
  • If you need a VISA to enter Colombia, you must apply for a VISA (Type V). This visa will allow you to carry out educational activities at the Language Center of the University of Medellin.
  • To obtain the VISA type V you will require a letter of invitation and acceptance given by the Language Center of the University of Medellin. (The VISA must state: "For the University of Medellin").
  • This procedure is done virtually.
  • The VISA (Type V) has a duration of 180 days per year. According to the “Resolución 6045 – 2017” Article 10 – numeral 3 If you are in Colombia
  • You must have your VISA (Type V) which will allow you to take education courses at the Language Center of the University of Medellin.
  • If you do not have the required type of VISA, you must go to the Colombian Immigration office to exchange it for the type V. Exceptions
  • If you are part of the list of countries to which Colombia does not require a VISA for entry. You will be able to enter the country only with the letter   of admission given by the Language Center of the University of Medellin and the passport with the PID stamp.

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