American with visa question

Hi everyone,

I'm an American who got a job working for a private school by the name of SMART in Medellin. I start next month! I actually want to go to Colombia before I start though. So in that case, 8/ it possible to apply for a work visa within Colombia? Or do I have to leave the country, and then enter again? I would do the whole process here in New York, but the company is yet to send me the information for applying for the visa.

Thanks everyone.

An attorney in Medellin told me that it's VERY easy to get a business visa in Colombia to do whatever you wish with your visit.

Write an email to Alan Gongora in Medellin. He's very nice and likely won't charge you anything (in my personal experience) for asking an immigration question. He speaks English and went to Harvard law. Great fellow.


He'll write you back.

The best to you.

Hey, Heyy Zuz of Poughkeepsie, New York.  Welcome to the Colombia forum.

Don’t do the visa thing until you get advised about it by your employer in Colombia.

You can tell them what you told us -- that’s you’re eager to get here.

They may have a streamlined document-program that provides you with an approvable contract or other papaleo.


Holy sh&te, Brandon, you found us a Harvard-educated lawyer here in Medellín! 

Good job. :top:

You bet I’ll email him pronto with my question about taxes and immigration.

I see he’s a managing partner at his law firm, got a J.D. from Harvard in ‘03.

cccmedia from Medellín

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