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Extending a tourist visa

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kaka5
5/26/2022 03:45 EST

Hi,

I applied for a tourist visa (my country isn't eligible for a visa on arrival) and provided an air ticket, expecting to get a 3 month visa. But the tourist visa was dated from the visa grant date to an end date which was only around 10 days after the outbound flight leaving Colombia.

Now I am thinking to stay longer in Colombia.

Should I try and do a new tourist visa outside of Colombia or is it easy enough to extend the visa once I arrive in Colombia?

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Electricista
5/26/2022 09:37 EST

Read the visa carefully. Does it use the word "entry" or "visa de entrada" anywhere?

I suspect that visa gets you into the country and then they will stamp you with 90 or 180 days at the airport.

However if you are from a Muslim country you may experience some resistance from Migracion Colombia due to employee bias.

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kaka5
5/26/2022 03:49 EST

PS. I should have mentioned that I have read that you can extend your tourist visa online for 90 days, but is this only for tourists who got a stamp on arrival (from an eligible country), or does it include tourists who had to apply for an actual tourist visa?

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