Colombia visa requirements for Nigerians

Travel and visa requirements

Basic Travel Requirements for Nigerians visiting Colombia

Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to apply for a Colombian Visa.


  • A Nigerian passport, valid for at least six months beyond the expected date of entry into Colombia.
  • Duly completed and signed application form.
  • If the applicant is a minor, the parents/legal guardians have to sign the form.
  • A passport photograph taken in white background. Three (3) identical photographs must be submitted. They should be 3 x 3 cm in width and height.
  • Travel document.
  • Proof of financial standing (recent bank statements). 
  • Documentation showing applicants ties to home country, e.g. verification from applicant’s employer.
  • Medical Insurance.
  • Documentation confirming the purpose of travel.
  • Some embassies/consulates may also request a criminal record certificate and medical report.

Colombia Visa for Nigerians

Facts about Colombia


Colombia’s coffee plantation is one of the more popular tourist destinations in the country. Asides this, there are other attractions in the country to make tourists go wild during their stay in the country. Tayrona Natural Park offers activities like snorkeling, surfing and various wildlife for tourists’ pleasure. Tourists can go biking and horseback riding trails at the mountains in ‘Eje Cafetero’.
 
Between 2007 and 2017, the number of tourists visits to Colombia jumped from 0.6 million to 4 million. Tourism is a major driving factor in the Colombian economy as it contributes 2% of the total GDP and 2.5% of the total employment.
 
Travelers should carry a color photocopy of their passport data page and visa from their passport for identification. Anyone caught having sex with a minor will be punished severely. 

Types of Colombia Visa


Types of Visa Processing Time Duration of Stay
Tourist visa 3 - 5 working days 180 days
Business visa 3 - 5 working days 180 days

General Requirements for Colombia Visa


  • A Nigerian passport, valid for at least six months beyond the expected date of entry into Colombia.
  • Duly completed and signed application form.
  • If the applicant is a minor, the parents/legal guardians have to sign the form.
  • A passport photograph taken in white background. Three (3) identical photographs must be submitted. They should be 3 x 3 cm in width and height.
  • Travel document.
  • Proof of financial standing (recent bank statements). 
  • Documentation showing applicants ties to home country, e.g. verification from applicant’s employer.
  • Medical Insurance.
  • Documentation confirming the purpose of travel.
  • Some embassies/consulates may also request a criminal record certificate and medical report.

Colombia Visa Fees


Visa Type

Sub Types

Visa Fees

Tourist visa

82.00 (USD)

Business visa

170.00 (USD)

Colombia Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Nigeria


Location

Address

Abuja

Colombia currently does not maintain an embassy in Nigeria. Visa applicants are advised to make use of any of the 6 embassies of Colombia in Africa. These embassies are located in Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, and South Africa.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What currency is used in Colombia??
The official currency in Colombia is the Colombian Peso (pronounced 'pay-so') and in contrast to many of its neighbours, the US dollar - although widely exchanged - really is not generally accepted as money in Colombia at all, so you'll be using pesos throughout your holiday in Colombia.

Is there a Colombian embassy in Nigeria??
No. Colombia currently does not maintain an embassy in Nigeria. Visa applicants are advised to make use of any of the 6 embassies of Colombia in Africa.

How safe is Colombia to travel to??
Colombia is safe to visit, however, like anywhere else in the world, there are areas that travelers need to pay particular attention to.

Is Colombia a Schengen country??
No. Colombia is not one of the 26 Schengen countries.

Dear Sir/Ma, How can I get a visa to Colombia? I will be coming to Colombia for a doctoral research stay for 6months at Agrosavia. However, there is no embassy in Nigeria. How can I get the visa?
Revlon Francis

1 year ago

@revlonsuo@gmail.com


Do I need to submit only Visa application online then bring the rest on appointment day?

How do I process a Colombian visa from Nigeria?

I do I apply for Colombia visa from Nigeria?

Please how can I get a colobian visa with a Nigerian passport?

Is the invitation letter mandatory?