I’m a UK national currently in Colombia as a tourist, travelling on a British passport.
As such, I receive a free 90 day visiting period, without requiring a visa, upon entry as a tourist to Colombia. I’m wondering if this period is renewed when leaving and re-entering Colombia.
I have found the following on gov.uk:
British nationals can enter Colombia for up to 90 days as a visitor without a visa at the discretion of the Colombian Immigration Officer on arrival.
However I can’t find anything on this page, or from any official source on the internet, on the rules about if/how this period is renewed.
For specifics, my sequence of actions has been as follows:
- I entered Colombia, for the first time ever, less than 90 days ago. I got a dated entry stamp in my passport.
- Some weeks later, I left Colombia to go to Panama. When I did this I got a dated exit stamp in my passport.
- Another couple of weeks later, I returned to Colombia. I had no questions at immigration about the first entry/exit, and the immigration officer gave me another dated entry stamp in my passport, which looks identical in type to the first.
So my question is, do I now have 90 days from the first, or from the second, entry stamp date before I must leave Colombia or apply for an extension?
I suppose, but please correct me if I’m wrong, that this question would have the same answer for most if not all countries whose citizens receive this same 90-day vistor period.