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Colombia > Moving


How To Apply For A Visa In Columbia

Tuesday March 10, 2020 (17:38:14)

A Yellow Fever vaccine is required for travellers entering Colombia from countries such as Brazil, Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Uganda. The vaccine must have been administered at least 10 days prior to your arrival in Colombia.   more ...

Colombia > Working


How To Find A Job In Colombia

Monday January 27, 2020 (17:57:11)

The South American nation of Colombia has become increasingly appealing to expats over the last decade, and if you are looking for work here, it can be a rewarding experience.   more ...

Colombia > Financial


How To Set Up A Bank Account In Colombia

Monday August 12, 2019 (10:47:02)

There are a number of items that you will need in order to be able to open a bank account (cuenta bancaria) in Colombia. Expats need to take along their passport, residency and work visa and the Colombian issued identification card (cedula de extranjeria). It is recommended that you choose a fairly large banking organisation as they are more likely to have staff that are fluent in English and will be more used to dealing with the accounts of expats.   more ...

Colombia > Property


How To Find An Apartment In Medellín

Monday April 01, 2019 (17:13:27)

Medellín, Colombia’s second largest city, has a huge expat population, and is popular with digital nomads and short-term visitors too, so there are plenty of people looking for an apartment to rent there. The good news is that there’s something for almost every budget in the city, with some really cheap deals to be snapped up, as well as some high-end options for those willing to splash the cash.   more ...

Colombia > Moving


Renting An Apartment In Colombia: What Expats Need To Know

Thursday August 16, 2018 (08:45:54)

One of the first things on your mind when contemplating moving to a new country is obviously going to be “Where am I going to live?” Not just in terms of location, but your actual physical household, your own personal space to go home to at the end of the day.   more ...

Colombia > Living


Where In Colombia Would Suit You Best?

Tuesday July 03, 2018 (07:41:17)

Colombia is a vibrant country with a lot to offer, but it can be difficult to find your place in it. As an expat, if you have the freedom to choose which area to move to, you want to be able to choose somewhere that best suits your interests.   more ...

Colombia > Living


An Expat Guide To Colombian Cuisine

Thursday October 19, 2017 (15:54:58)

Colombia has one of the most diverse and varied cuisines in the world. The culinary delicacies you are likely to find in the country are determined by the region you will visit. In some regions, you will find roasted ants and guinea pigs while in others you would not find anything like these dishes. If you are a vegetarian, Colombia may not seem like the culinary paradise it is known to be, because Colombians eat lots of meat. Popular dishes in the coastal areas include seafood, lobster, and fish. In addition, fruits are common features of many dishes in the country.   more ...

Colombia > Links


Colombia - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Wednesday February 22, 2017 (16:56:05)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Colombia and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

Colombia > Links


Colombia - Recommended Blogs

Sunday October 16, 2016 (21:13:40)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Colombia and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

Colombia > Living


5 Good Reasons You Should Move To Colombia (And 1 Reason You Shouldn't!)

Thursday September 10, 2015 (13:00:30)
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As an expat destination, Colombia isn’t as popular as other South American countries such as Argentina and Brazil. However, there’s plenty to recommend in this beautiful, diverse, and very welcoming country. Here are five reasons you might want to move there.

The natural beauty

There are few countries as naturally gorgeous as Colombia. The variety of species in the country is mind-boggling. Colombia is one of 17 “megadiverse” countries, and is said to top the list when considered in terms of biodiversity per square kilometer.   more ...

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