Every foreigner requires a visa to intern in Colombia. Most nationalities can collect it at the airport upon arrival to Bogota, others must request the visa before traveling to the country.
You will be given a Permiso de Ingreso y Permanencia PIP2 upon arrival at Bogota airport and must present a supporting letter provided by Absolute Internship prior to your departure. This permit is valid for 90 days.
List of countries able to receive the PIP2:
Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei-Darussalam, Canada*, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Granada, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, St. Lucia, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela.
*Please note, Canadian citizens need to pay an entry fee of around 70 CAD
When joining the Bogota program, Absolute Internship will notify you as to whether you need a visa or not. Should a visa be required, you will receive a list of documents needed for us to process your visa. As the visa process may take up to 5 weeks we will ask you to be very cooperative with us and provide the documents needed on time. The program fee does not include your visa fee and all associated costs. Absolute Internship will assist you in the application process but will not submit or process any visa application on your behalf.