In order for a Colombian national to enter a foreign country, a passport is needed for entry. A passport application can be submitted at any local Colombian Embassy or Consulate. The necessary requirements are also obtained there.
A Regular passport is the passport most Colombians are familiar with. It is issued to a Colombian national and it doesn’t have any special connotations assigned to it.
A Diplomatic passport is issued to diplomats or state and government employees doing diplomatic work for Colombia.
A Service passport is issued to Colombian government employees who travel abroad for work-related reasons, but who are not diplomats.
For applicants who are over 18 years of age, the following are required:
For applicants who are under 18 years of age, the following items are also needed. Be advised that minors under seven years old must be accompanied by one or both of the parents or a legal guardian.
In early 2006, Colombia and Bolivia adopted a passport format as members of the Andean Community of Nations. The format was outlined during the Andean Council of Foreign Ministers meeting, which happened in 2002. The Andean passports have a burgundy-red color with gold-colored legends. Above the country’s national seal is the name of the organization inscribed in Spanish, centered and in larger fonts. Below the seal is the name of the country. At the bottom is the word “Passport,” both in Spanish and English. If you enjoy reading this article, might as well read the Top Ten ways to make traveling easier.