Note that the number of a Cedula Extranjeria (CE) can be the same as the number of a Colombian citizen’s cedula (CC).For example, I know my cedula has the same number as the ID of Colombian guy living in Bogotá.Having a Colombian ID will make your life easier in Colombia. Plus a cedula can make it easier to open accounts for TV, Internet and phone services.You can also travel domestically in Colombia with your cedula and leave your passport at home.However, cedula-processing times can vary in my experience.You can check the status on the Migración Colombia website, which has a list of cedulas ready for pickup.You can pay with a credit card or debit card in the Migración Colombia office and you will receive a receipt with bar-code.You can also schedule an appointment with Migración Colombia online here, but this is optional according to the Migración Colombia website.
For my second cedula I was still in Bogotá and it was ready as promised in three days.
Each cedula you receive will be valid be for the exact same duration as your visa.
When you receive a new cedula after your first it will have the same number as your previous cedula.
Due to several requests from readers we now look at how to obtain a Cedula Extranjeria in Colombia.
We have previously looked at several different Colombian visas on this site.
After you have received one of the many visas Colombia offers you will have a maximum of 15 calendar days to register your visa with Migración Colombia.