Working Holiday Visa in Colombia

About this visa

Follow 5 steps to Apply for a Working Holiday Visa in Colombia

Colombia, Peru, Chile and Mexico has established the Pacific Alliance Group, which works as a free trade zone in between the countries plus it gives the 18-30 year old from the countries an  opportunity to work and travel up to one year within the Alliance countries.

French Citizens also have the unique opportunity to work and travel in Colombia for up to one year with this working holiday visa.

Below you will find the list of criterias you will have to meet in order to apply for this working holiday visa.

Participating countries

Colombia has made Working Holiday visa agreements with the following 4 participating countries:

If you are a Citizen of Colombia and are considering a Working Holiday experience in one of the participating countries above, contact the Embassy of the country in question for more information.

With this visa you can

This visa allows you to:

  • Live in Colombia for up to one year
  • Work while living in Colombia
  • Study while living in Colombia


  1. You are aged between 18 and 30 inclusive years at the time of application
  2. You are not accompanied by dependent children
  3. You have not previously had a residence permit for exchange in the Netherlands
  4. You have a valid passport
  5. You have a return travel ticket or sufficient funds with which to purchase such a ticket

Note: The visa conditions outlined above are subject to change without notice.

How to apply

For French Citizens:

You must apply via the Colombian Embassy in France.

22 Rue de l’Elysée, 75008 Paris, France

They are open from 9am-6pm Monday – Saturday.

For Chilean, Peruvian and Mexican citizens:

You must apply via your local Colombian Embassy or Colombia Consulate.


The immigration authority in Colombia for processing Working Holiday visa's is Colombia Foreign Affairs.

Go to: Colombia Foreign Affairs

Need more help?

If you are seeking advice about Working Holiday visa's drop a comment below and we will be happy to answer any Working Holiday & Youth Mobility visa question you have! We are travellers too! 🙂

Ask a question below

6 thoughts on “Working Holiday Visa in Colombia”

  1. I’m not a native of Colombia so what are the best alternatives to fly in to Colombia for staying and working for a period?

  2. Hello my name is Felix from Ghana, West Africa and 22 years of age and a Degree Spanish student. I want to know if I’m eligible for the work holiday visa to Colombia

  3. Hello,

    I am French, currently living in New Zealand and 30yo. I’ll turn 31 in October. I’d like to know if I am still eligible for a working holiday visa in Colombia. If yes,what’s the process to apply for it?

    1. Hi Anaiis,

      We are sorry, but Colombia only has working holiday visas for Peruvians, Mexicans and Chileans.

      An alternative solutions could be to arrange for a Colombian company to sponsor your stay.


Ask a question about applying for the Working Holiday Visa in Colombia

Remember to include where you are from and whether you currently living outside your home country.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow by Email