Colombia

Living and
Working in Colombia

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Pablo Garcia Ramirez

"I was so lucky that a friend told me about InterNations before I came to Bogota. I had the chance to contact many expats there from home."

Michelle Guillemont

"I was a little bit afraid before moving to Colombia - a new language, security issues, no friends. InterNations helped me settle in, though. "

Working and living in Colombia with the InterNations Expat Guide

Are you preparing for living and working in Colombia? Or are you already an expat and have recently relocated to Bogotá, Barranquilla or some other international Colombian city?

The expat relocation to Colombia is definitely an exciting international opportunity and cross-cultural adventure: Visiting the landscape such as the Orinoco River Basin, getting to know how Colombian folks celebrate Battle of Boyacá's Day, or acquiring a taste for Colombia’s popular dishes like bandeja paisa…

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Colombia. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from living in South Korea to living in Russia.

Top Articles in the Colombia Expat Guide

  • Moving to Colombia

    The idea of moving to Colombia has become increasingly popular in recent times, and for good reason! This article provides information on the most popular destinations for expats interested in relocating to Colombia, and gives an overview of the administrative side of things.
  • Living in Colombia

    Many an expat-to-be might have an idea of what to expect of life in Colombia, but not everyone is up-to-date with the big advancements the country has made in recent years and continues to make every day. Our guide offers an overview.
  • Working in Colombia

    Many might not have realized the impressive economic progress Colombia has made over the past few decades. After a brief but harsh recession, the nation has been able to grow year after year, and make the transition away from its former agricultural roots.

Reliable Information about living and working in Colombia

Relocating to and living in Colombia necessitates lots of reliable information on different facets of Colombian expat life. Many questions come up when living overseas in Colombia: ʺAre we, as expats, liable to Colombian income tax law?ʺ, ʺHow can I join an international pub crawl in Bogotá?ʺ, ʺHow to find a trustworthy maid in Bogotá?ʺ, or ʺWhat are the requirements to get a Colombian residence permit for my wife?ʺ

Looking for so much information on working and living in Colombia is rather bothersome and requires a lot of time. The InterNations Expat Guide for Colombia is designed to help you and offers trusted information on all issues of interest to expats living in Colombia. Various topics are covered in our Colombia Expat Guide from education and children, to local organisations & companies or food and shopping, up to health-care. Such characteristic questions that concern expat life abroad as ʺCan I make a living as an English teacher in Colombia?ʺ will no more remain open.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Colombia? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as moving to Cyprus or living in Japan!

From business associations to chambers of foreign trade –
Advice on living and working in Colombia

In addition, our expat listings for Colombia include recommended entries for services and organizations catering to expatriates’ needs, like business associations or chambers of foreign trade. By becoming part of our community, you can also participate in the InterNations Forum and discuss with other internationals about your expatriate experience living abroad in Colombia. We’ll be delighted to greet you with a warm ¡Hola! among our InterNations members living and working in Colombia.

Pablo Garcia Ramirez

"I was so lucky that a friend told me about InterNations before I came to Bogota. I had the chance to contact many expats there from home."

Michelle Guillemont

"I was a little bit afraid before moving to Colombia - a new language, security issues, no friends. InterNations helped me settle in, though. "

Communities in Colombia

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