Migration Colombia has authorized the Special Stay Permit (PEP) for Venezuelan citizens who have entered the country before November 29th, 2019.
As of Wednesday, January 29th, Venezuelan citizens who have also stamped their passports may apply for this new permit through the website of Migración Colombia, according to the embassy of the government in charge of Venezuela in that country.
Citizens must request permission, during the four months following the publication of the resolution, to stay in Colombia on a regular basis, as long as they do not have a judicial record, at the national or international level, or a measure of expulsion or deportation in force as dictated by the document.
According to Migración Colombia, the PEP allows the Colombian State to “preserve internal and social order, avoid labor exploitation, and ensure respect for the human dignity of Venezuelans,” who also “work, study and develop any type of legal activity within the national territory.”
Venezuelans who wish to carry out the migration process must comply with the following requirements:
1.Be in Colombian territory on the date of publication of this Resolution.
2. Have entered the national territory through a migration control post authorized with a passport.
3. They do not have a national or international judicial record.
4. Not having an expulsion or deportation measure in force.