This is the inclusion of actions, files or documents which the law or a judge orders to be kept,. This function abroad is the responsibility of consuls, who are duly authorized by point 5 of article 5 of the Vienna Convention of 1963 on consular relations (Law 17 of 1971).

Note: Please note that the original of the deed must be held at the consulate and, therefore, if you wish to have a copy, you will be required to request one and pay for it.

Recognition of an extra-marital son/daughter

A person abroad who requires a public deed of recognition of child born out of wedlock to be drawn up must request it from a Colombian consulate by fulfilling the following requirements:

  • Original and photocopy of the father’s citizenship card
  • Photocopy of the mother’s citizenship card
  • Birth certificate of the minor (an authentic copy of the Civil Registration held by the notary)
  • Letter from the mother authorizing the father to recognize his son/daughter

 

Costs and Means of Payment

 

Geographic Zone Cost
Europe and Cuba EUR €152
Rest of The World USD $198

Previous table includes stamp duty.

 

2014 Costs for Europe (EUROS)
Ministery Base Cost Stamp Duty Total Cost
€0 €152 €152

 

2014 Costs for The Rest of The World (USD)
Ministery Base Cost Stamp Duty Total Cost
$0 $198 $198

 

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.

 

General proxy

The person who is abroad and needs to grant a general proxy to a third person may do so through a private document or public deed. If you wish to do so by public deed, the following documents must be presented:

  • Valid identity document
  • The respective draft for the preparation of the deed.

 

Costs and Means of Payment

 

Geographic Zone Cost
Europe and Cuba EUR €260
Rest of The World USD $358

Previous table includes stamp duty.

 

2014 Costs for Europe (EUROS)
Ministery Base Cost Stamp Duty Total Cost
€108 €152 €260

 

2014 Costs for The Rest of The World (USD)
Ministery Base Cost Stamp Duty Total Cost
$160 $198 $358

 

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.

 

Change of Name

A name can be changed once only and the following are the requirements for the purpose:

  • Present the valid citizenship card.
  • Photocopy of both sides of the citizenship card.
  • Authentic copy of the Birth Certificate (issued no more than three months previously).

When the deed has been drawn up, you must:

  • Forward a copy of the deed to Colombia for your Birth Certificate Civil Registration to be annotated.
  • Request a copy of the Birth Certificate with the annotation.
  • Rectifiy your citizenship card.
  • Finally, change the name on your Colombian passport.

 

Costs and Means of Payment

 

Geographic Zone Cost
Europe and Cuba EUR €260
Rest of The World USD $358

Previous table includes stamp duty.

 

2014 Costs for Europe (EUROS)
Ministery Base Cost Stamp Duty Total Cost
€108 €152 €260

 

2014 Costs for The Rest of The World (USD)
Ministery Base Cost Stamp Duty Total Cost
$160 $198 $358

 

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.

 

Copy of a public deed

Any natural or legal person requiring a copy of a public deed must request it from the Colombian consulate at which the document was formalized. For the purpose, you must provide the following information:

  • Number and date of the public deed of which you request a copy.

 

Costs and Means of Payment

 

 

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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