Investor Visas M and R

Colombia offers temporary and permanent residence permits, each with a five-year path to citizenship. 

The R-visa offers immediate permanent residence for a property investment of some US$130,000, while the M-10 and M-6 visas offer temporary residence for investments of, respectively, US$70,000 in real estate or US$20,000 in a business. 

All three categories offer a path to citizenship in five years, but those hoping to qualify must speak Spanish and may not be absent from Colombia for more than 365 days consecutively.


Program at a glance

Program TypeGolden Visa Program
Time to citizenship5 years
Time to permanent residencyImmediately upon approval for category R, after 2 years for M
Minimum investmentUS$90,000 (650 times monthly min. wage)
Physical presence requirementNo more than 6 consecutive months of absence for M-visas, 24 months for R-visa
Application processing time1-2 months
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to132 destinations, including Schengen countries
Contribution types availableProperty Investment, Business Investment

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