Visa Digital Nomad Colombia

Capital city : Bogota
Number of inhabitants : 51.27 million (2021)
Official language : Spanish
Local currency : Colombian Peso

26th country by area, Colombia is located in the northwest of the South American continent. Bogota, capital and largest city of the archipelago, is located in the middle of the country. The local currency is the Colombian Peso (COP) and is equal to 0,00021 American dollar.

The climate is tropical and isothermal.

What to do in Colombia ?

The Ministry of Tourism website is full of activity ideas. In 2 years, you will not have time to get bored. Take advantage of it foradmire humpback whales in Chocó. Travel back in time to the streets of colonial Cartagena. Bask in the sun on the island of San Andrés. If you like climbing imposing mountains and discovering natural landscapes surrounded by animals and hundreds of plant species, don't hesitate to go to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Explore the Amazon rainforest. Learn about coffee culture by visiting haciendas that teach how to grow, beat, and roast it. Swim with rays. Go to a salsa class. Stroll through the streets and discover the best party in Colombia, the Barranquilla Carnival.


Colombian cuisine varies from region to region, depending on the crops specific to each climate: tropical fish and fruits in warm coastal regions, citrus fruits and fruits typical of temperate regions, potatoes and corn in colder regions. .

Cost of living in Colombia

The cost of living is low in Colombia. Indeed, the average monthly net salary (after taxes) is currently 284.4$. The prices of rent and food are much lower than in Europe. For information, renting an apartment with 3 bedrooms, located in the city center costs approximately 435$ per month.

Health and safety within Colombia

It is strongly recommended not to travel to and travel in the border area with Ecuador in the departments of Nariño and Putumayo. In general, great vigilance should be observed in tourist places, particularly in the city center. Security has improved significantly in Medellín, where tourism is growing. A suitable police system has been put in place in the city center and around the main points of attraction. For any tourist or sporting activity, in particular hiking, paragliding, etc., it is recommended to rely on recognized support structures, such as travel agencies, associations or professional guides.

This visa will allow you to discover the richness of Colombian culture, a mix of Indian, Spanish and African influences. Colombia can suit all types of travelers due to the diversity of its climates, its dynamic cities, its two oceans, its astonishing wildlife and its multitude of activities. This developed country will offer you all the necessary infrastructure to succeed in your daily tasks.

How to work in Colombia?

Working remotely has never been easier. There are multiple coworking spaces allowing you to separate personal life from professional life. Most of them are located in Bogota and Medellín. We advise you to rent your accommodation not far from one of these spaces so as not to waste time on local transport and take full advantage of your free time. You can locate the coworking spaces in Colombia on the map provided to you below.

Depending on your usage, you will find an internet subscription that suits you. Prices vary between €15 and €30/month. The main providers in Colombia are Claro, Movistar and Tigo. There are also wireless wifi boxes for digital nomads, allowing you to benefit from a good wifi connection in around a hundred countries.

What is the time difference?

The time zone is UTC+4. Do not neglect the time difference depending on the work done and your country of origin. Lhe time zone is an important element: there is a psychological risk if the employee connects at night outside of his colleagues' hours. In certain cases, depending on the area of expertise or the personality of the employee, the time difference will not be a key decision-making factor. To avoid suffering from loneliness and integrate as easily as possible, do not hesitate to exchange with other workers from around the world in the coworking spaces that you will frequent. 

To qualify for this visa, you must be able to telework abroad. You must have a minimum average bank balance of 900$ over the last 3 months. This visa is necessary if you wish to stay more than 6 months in the territory and you have an unrestricted nationality.

What are the holdups ?

Thanks to Nomamundi, you will be able to obtain your visa in just 60 days. Unfortunately this deadline varies depending on the degree of occupation of the country. This is why we advise you to make your request a few months in advance.

Can I come with my family?

If you want to develop your children's cultural awareness, what could be better than going abroad as a family. The way of learning for school is different but you will be able to teach them a new way of life and develop their knowledge of the world. Colombia's telework program is open to families.

Can you renew your teleworking visa?

You can stay in Colombia for up to 2 years if you wish. Indeed, 1 year is often not enough to discover the beauty of the country and its islands. Furthermore, if you decide to go as a family, so as not to disturb your children, it is preferable not to change destinations too regularly but to sometimes stay longer there. This allows you to fully acclimatize to this new way of life. 

Digital Nomad Colombia: consular rates depending on status

NationalityConsular fees
Europe and Cuba144 €
Colombia and rest of the world231,95 $

Digital Nomad Colombia: documents to provide

  • Valid passport
  • Cover letter in English or Spanish outlining the activity carried out for the current (non-Colombian) company indicating the position and associated salary (for entrepreneurs, outline the business project and the necessary material and human resources)
  • Proof of income and means of subsistence (Balance minimum average bank of 900$ over the last 3 months) through account statements for the last 3 months
  • Medical insurance for the main applicant and all dependents

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Why go through Nomamundi for my Digital Nomad Colombia?

Single price: €90

The price of our assistance in obtaining your visa (excluding consular fees)

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