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Colombia - Regularisation of Status

Article 124 of Decree 4000/2004 establishes that the Colombian government, for reasons of convenience, may at any time order the regularisation of foreigners.

In 2008, Decree 3970 approved a regularisation process of foreigners to those that had entered the country before April 1, 2008, and were found to be in irregular permanency status.

The foreigner had to submit his/her application in writing to the Administrative Department of Security (DAS) of his/her place of residence or the nearest headquarters, between November 14, 2008 and May 14, 2009.