ANNOUNCEMENT 24 Apr 2013

In April 2013, the government of Colombia announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising
Inception date: 24 Jun 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

On 24 April 2013, Colombia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs adopted Decree No. 0834 implementing a new immigration regime. The new migration law makes immigration rules clearer by consolidating all entry categories into just three well-defined categories: 1) Business, 2) Temporary, and 3) Resident categories. Furthermore, the new migration law extends the maximum length of stay from 1 to 3 years for temporary visas, thus facilitating immigration to Colombia. This regulation is effective as of 24 June 2013. 

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