Banking in Colombia

Banking in Colombia

Tips for getting money in Colombia, including information on using ATMs, credit, and debit cards in Colombia, as well as discussion of what some of your options for getting money sent to Colombia are. I also provide information on the best bank account for U.S. citizens and permanent residents abroad, banking options for British citizens, Australians, Canadians, and Europeans traveling overseas, and information for people whose ATM cards utilize China’s UnionPay system. Finally, I discuss how you can get a Colombian bank account. If you are going to be in Colombia for more than three months, it is definitely worth considering if you would benefit from having a Colombian bank account, since having a Colombian bank account makes paying rent and bills much easier.

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How to register your visa and apply for a Cédula de Extranjería

How to register your visa and apply for a Cédula de Extranjería

A guide for registering your visa with Migración Colombia, applying for and receiving your Cédula de Extranjeria (Foreigner’s Identity Card in Colombia) from Migración Colombia. Having a current cédula will help you to open a Colombian bank account, earn points and save money at places like Éxito and Carulla, travel throughout Colombia without your passport, and register your cell phone with a Colombian carrier.

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