To find out if you require a visa to come to Colombia, please click on the following link:

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Where you’re asked to state the purpose of your trip, mark the option: partaking in tourism/events.

Courtesy Visa (Type V)

Representatives of a member-State or a State-observer of the 14.COM, may apply for a Type V courtesy visa. To do so, participants must present an official letter from their government acknowledging they’re part of its official delegation. NGO members must present a letter signed by their organization’s president certifying they’re part of their 14.COM team.
If you’re unable to get such a letter, you can submit an invitation issued by the Secretariat of UNESCO’s Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Documents Needed to Apply for your Visa

An online copy of your passport’s main page, valid for at least six more months from the day of your arrival in Colombia.

Copy of the letter issued by your government or the president of your organization. This must certify you are a member of their official delegation. If you cannot obtain such a letter, you must submit an invitation issued by the Secretariat of UNESCO’s Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

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How to apply for your visa

Read all the information before starting your application: Go to click here

Complete all required fields.

The type of visa you will apply for is "Visitor", the specific activity "courtesy" and the condition "others".

When you have the opportunity to choose where to send your application, be sure to choose Bogota. Please do not choose a consulate abroad.

When asked about the institution write “UNESCO’s 14th Committee for Intangible Cultural Heritage”.

Under “specify,” write your delegation’s name.

After completing the requested information, fill out the payment option. Your visa is free, but the system will only accept your request if you complete the payment option. Otherwise the system will not register the application and you will not get a visa.

Finally, be sure to include a valid email address. The electronic visa will be sent to your email. When entering Colombia, it’s not necessary to present a stamped visa on your passport. You can present the electronic visa you get via email. You can print it or show in digital format.

Please take into account

The Republic of Colombia does not issue visas on arrival. If you’re traveling to Colombia through other countries, look up those countries’ transit requirements prior to your trip. You will need at least 15 minutes to complete the courtesy visa application form. Have all required paperwork at hand. Documents must be in PDF format. Do not use photographs and avoid converting image files to PDF format. Before continuing with the application, attach all supporting documents required for your visa, otherwise your application will not be accepted. Your face must be facing the camera and your head must be in the center. Both eyes must be open, and the ears visible. Do not allow your hair or other accessories to cover your face.


Members of the press cannot apply for a courtesy visa. They must apply for a visitor's visa - Type V. To do so, consult the requirements in the following link: click here, bajo el título gris "COBERTURA V-PERIODÍSTICA".

Finally, to apply for a Visitor Visa - Type V, do so through the link: click hereWhen you’re asked where to send your application, be sure to choose Bogotá.

If you need additional information on how to apply for your visa, or have any other questions, please contact the Colombia’s National Commission for UNESCO at this e-mail address: