IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 29 Dec 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

On 29 December 2010, the government released Law 1429 simplifying the visa application process. According to the law firm Fragomen, foreign nationals applying for Colombian temporary worker visas (TWV) are no longer required to submit a Certificate of Proportionality with their applications.
 
Certificates of Proportionality are attestations issued by the Ministry of Labor that confirm at least 80% of the potential employer's workforce conists of Colombian nationals. Obtaining a Certificate of Proportionality was one of the more time-consuming parts of the TWV application process, historically taking up to 15 days to process, though recent efforts by the Ministry had reduced the time to approximately 5 days.
 
The measure took effect with its publication in the Official Gazette of 29 December 2010.

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