Further to a resolution which took effect on 16 May, immigration authorities in Colombia have implemented new measures to enforce stricter immigration penalties and compliance rules. 

For example, changes to a foreign national’s visa status must be reported in the online SIRE platform.  Penalties for non-compliance with immigration regulations have increased significantly and employers will not be permitted to make changes to the mandatory reporting of foreign workers in the SIRE system after 90 days.  It is advisable for companies to review their current policies to ensure that they are in compliance with the new regulations.

Foreign nationals who do not have the correct valid visa may be subject to deportation and other offences that are deemed to be less serious