Students should give proof of a valid international health insurance during the whole period that you will be studying Spanish.
A student visa is required if you are planning to stay for more than 180 days. A shorter period will require a special stamp granted by the immigration office at the arrival port. A tourist stamp is not enough. Please notice that status requirements vary from one country to another. We suggest you check this with the competent office (Embassy, consulate or others).
If you are staying for only one semester at the Spanish Program you will just need an entry permit (PID) which is stamped in the airport at your arrival in Colombia. Before the 90 days expiration of the PID permit, students must obtain a PID permit at the Migration Office in Medellín (approximate cost: 36 USD)
A student visa is required if you are planning to stay for more than 180 days.
The steps you must follow in order to apply for a Tipo V visa are:
Enter the website of the Colombian consulate in your country and consult if it is possible to apply online or if you must carry out the process directly with an officer at the consulate.
If you can apply online, please have the following documents ready before completing the online form:
An international student that has been granted a Titular V visa must go to a regional office of Migración Colombia in order to apply for a Foreign ID card during the first 15 days after he/she arrived in Colombian territory. Failing to do so can generate economic fines.
In order to apply for a Colombian Foreign ID card, you must go to Migración Colombia's regional office in Medellin located at Calle 19 # 80A-40 Barrio Belén La Nubia from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. Please bring with you the following documents:
The receipt of the payment made to Unidad Administrativa Especial de Migración CoYour Foreign ID card will be valid for the same time as your visa. In case you apply for an extension of your studies at EAFIT, you shall need to apply for a new visa as well as a new Foreign ID card.
If you need more information regarding the application process an d who needs to get a Foreign ID Card, we recommend accessing Migration Colombia. (http://www.migracioncolombia.gov.co/index.php/es/ )