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October 20, 2023

Colombia introduces new citizenship regulations

In late September 2023, the Colombian government introduced new requirements for obtaining Colombian citizenship by naturalization. In general, effective 25 September 2023, foreign nationals must hold lawful resident status (i.e., a valid Colombian residence visa) for at least five years before being eligible to apply for citizenship by naturalization. Individuals who apply for Colombian citizenship must maintain their valid residence status throughout the application process in order to remain eligible to become Colombian citizens. 

A Tax Alert prepared by EY's People Advisory Services group, and attached below, provides additional details.


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