Colombia is the latin americas 4th largest economy and petroleum contributes to 49% of the exports and has largest shipbuilding industries in the world. The country has sound economic policies and free trade agreements actively seeking large scale foreign investments. There are several business opportunities within the different economic sectors in Colombia.

Investment name

Foreign direct investment

Minimum investment

US$ 100,000

Qualifying investments

  • Minimum US$ 100,000 foreign direct business investment in the country
  • Minimum US$ 200,000 acquisition of real estate

Visa type

Resident investor visa

Processing time

2-3 weeks

Permanent residence

After 5 years of lawful living


After total 10 years of living with PR status, exceptions: spanish citizens after 2 years of living, or citizens of latin american or caribbean countries after 1 year of living.