I have check and rechecked the following site for specificity on this issue:
cancilleria.gov.co, and found no mention of this requirements for pensioners applying for the 1-year
T-7. Then I found the following at a site called justlanded.com, and it reads as follows:
"A criminal record report from the police from your last country of residence, unless you are 65 years
of age or older. You can obtain this from your local police station, and it must be translated into
Spanish by a certified translator."
It is noted that Eucador now requires both local CIS and FBI. State CIS would be relatively easy and
quick, but FBI check takes months, and if an issue arises, many more months to resolve it.
Therefore, it would be helpful if those of you over 65 and recently granted a cedula did in fact submit
one or both forms of background check. And if you applied in country, how did you manage to
obtain the required check in the required time as mandated for granting the cedula?