The Colombian digital ID will now serve as a passport in South America


The entity also reported that the issuance of the digital ID for Colombians residing abroad will be enabled in the coming days.

This August 2, the National Registry of Civil Status informed through its social networks that from this date Colombians will be able to enter other South American countries just using their digital ID as a form of identification.

Through a video posted on the organization’s social networks, the National Director of Identification, Didier Chilito, reported that as of today it will be possible to travel to the other countries of South America by presenting the identity document, provided that it is find updated. The official stressed that this document homologates the function of the citizenship card abroad.

In this way, the digital ID will serve as a passport in the immigration offices of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

According to Chilito, the document has the highest quality and safety standards, following current international requirements. Among the guarantees obtained, that of the International Civil Aviation Organization stands out, which houses in its database all the information required by the immigration authorities to identify travelers.

The official also reported that the issuance of the digital ID for Colombians residing abroad will be enabled in the coming days.

In order for Colombians to enjoy this benefit, it is necessary to complete the process of issuing their digital ID.

1. Enter the website of the Registry.

2. Click on the “Digital ID Procedure” option.

3. Fill in the personal information requested by the platform (name, identity document, issue date, email, residence address and telephone number. It is also necessary to provide a password, in order to track the status of the process.

4. Request an appointment at one of the 1,186 offices of the Registry nationwide to issue the digital ID.

The cost of this procedure is $55,750, an amount that can be paid electronically.

Colombia ranks 41st in the passports with the most possible destinations to travel without requiring a visa, according to the study by Henley & Partners
Colombia ranks 41st in the passports with the most possible destinations to travel without requiring a visa, according to the study by Henley & Partners

The Registry’s announcement ratifies the growing foreign confidence in Colombian travelers. A recent study carried out by Henley & Partners revealed the ranking of the 193 countries with the greatest accessibility to other countries without the need for a visa.

It is headed by Japan, which can travel to all of these 193 destinations without requiring such documentation. Singapore and South Korea share second place with 192, while Spain and Germany share third place with 190. Among Latin American countries, Chile is the passport with the best reception abroad. It ranks 16th worldwide, which is equivalent to 174 destinations that do not require a visa.

Colombia is ranked 41st worldwide and 12th regionally, which is equivalent to 132 destinations to which any citizen can travel without requiring a visa. This represents progress compared to 2021, when this same study placed the country in 44th place, equivalent to access to 129 nations without a visa.

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