COLOMBIA – Longer Processing Times as All In-Country Visa Applications Must be Submitted Online

Effective 28 January 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that all in-country visa procedures must now be completed online. In-person visa applications at the Ministry will no longer be accepted.

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This alert was prepared with information provided by Tannus & Asociados and Brigard Urrutia.

SPAIN – New Document Criteria for Residence Card Applications in Madrid

Effective immediately, an applicant for a residence card in Madrid whose passport does not bear an entry stamp affixed by the Spanish border control authorities must instead submit a statement of entry (“declaración de entrada”).

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Sagardoy Abogados.

PERU – New Streamlined Change of Status Process

Effective 19 March 2018, a new, simplified process for applications for change of immigration status has been introduced, with in-person attendance at the immigration office, and an online application tracking system.

Previously, several more steps were required, and it was possible to authorize a third-party representative to submit the application at the immigration office.

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PERU – New Streamlined Change of Status Process

This news alert was prepared using information provided by AOV Abogados.

SPAIN – New Procedures for Fast-Track Residence Cards at Central Police Station in Madrid

Effective 20 October 2017, fast-track applicants for residence cards and número de extranjero (NIE) certificates, at the central police station located at San Felipe in Madrid, are no longer able to make appointments in advance.

Instead, officers will provide application numbers to the first 30 applicants to attend each day. Foreign nationals who do not receive a number cannot submit an application that day.

In addition, applicants must now appear in person at the police station, and third-party representatives can no longer appear on the applicant’s behalf.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Sagardoy Abogados and NPS Asociados.