Natural persons abroad who require the authentication of signatures and copies of documents must request this procedure at a Colombian consulate. Authentication of signatures on public documents is only necessary in countries which are not signatories of the Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalization of Foreign Documents or Apostilles and, for the purpose, must meet the following Requirements:

  • The original document to be authenticated must be presented for the authentication of signatures. (Only in countries which are not signatories of the Apostille Convention.)
  • The original document and the copy to be authenticated must be presented for the authentication of copies of documents.

 

 

 
Geographic Zone Cost
Europe and Cuba EUR €24
Rest of The World USD $27

Previous table includes stamp duty.

 

2014 Costs for Europe (EUROS)
Ministery Base Cost Stamp Duty Total Cost
€16 €8 €24

 

2014 Costs for The Rest of The World (USD)
Ministery Base Cost Stamp Duty Total Cost
$16 $11 $27

 

Please note that you must have formalized your request for copies before you can make the respective payment.

  • Electronic payment: On the internet, to use the Electronic Payment System, press the Safe Payments On Line button (see our Citizen’s Guide to EPS). Remember that, in order to pay by EPS, you must have an active account in Colombia with a financial entity which provides electronic payment service.

Means of payment must be verified for each consulate. See the Directory of Consulates.

 

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