Colombia – New Labour Ministry Registration Required for all Foreign Workers

Posted on November 6, 2018

On October 9, 2018, the Ministry of Labour issued Resolution 4388, creating and implementing the Single Registry of Foreign Workers in Colombia (“RUTEC”). The Ministry aims to use the registry to collect and control information about foreign workers, allowing it… Read more »

Colombia – New Immigration Compliance Rules and Penalties

Posted on July 3, 2018

  Effective May 16, 2018, Resolution 1238 establishes stricter criteria for compliance with immigration obligations, and bigger penalties for non-compliance. What has changed? A new engagement report through the SIRE virtual system must be made after a visa category change…. Read more »

Colombia – New Regulations Modify All Visa Types

Posted on August 21, 2017

  A major new set of immigration regulations has established new visa categories and requirements. Resolution 6045 of August 2, 2017 repealed Resolution 5512 of September 4, 2015, and will come into force ninety business days from its publication date…. Read more »

COLOMBIA – Foreign Workers to be Registered Online

Posted on November 14, 2014

In an attempt to reveal foreign workers without proper documentation or licensure, Colombian authorities have decided that all foreign workers in Colombia must be registered on Migración Colombia’s website as soon as possible. Employers are responsible for registering the status… Read more »

COLOMBIA – TP-4 Visa Applications to Require Local Contract or Service Agreement

Posted on October 23, 2014

The TP-4 Visa is issued to foreign nationals that are entering Colombia due to an employment relationship, contract, or service agreement with a Colombian company, organization, or individual. In 2013, a decree was issued that stated all foreign employees must… Read more »