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Embassy of the Republic of Colombia in Beijing

Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Guillermo R. Velez Londono
Address: No. 34, Guang Hua Lu, Chaoyang District
Postal Code: 100600
Tel: (+86)10 6532 3377
Fax: (+86)10 6532 1969
E-mail:embcolch@public3.bta.net.cn
Official Website: http://www.embcolch.org.cn/

 Surrounding Landmark Building: Ritan Park

 Transportation to the Embassy:
The embassy is located in Guanghua Road and is near to the Ritan Park. You can take a bus and get off at Ritan Gongyuan stop, and then you can find the embassy very easily. The buses routes include Bus No. 639, 640.

Important Notice:
 With effect from January 01, 2007, the Republic of Colombia has adopted the visa-free policy for Chinese ordinary passport holders intending to travel for a brief visit or sightseeing.

 Consular Service Charge
The Embassy in Beijing does not accept any payment by transfer. All the service charges are required to pay in the Citic Bank which is located near the Friendship Store. The Friendship Store is situated in the Jianguomenwai Avenue, about three blocks away from the Embassy. People who need the consular service can draw a receipt in the embassy and then pay all the service charge in the Citic Bank. The bank staff will seal the receipt after all the charges being paid.

 Temporary Colombia-returning Visa
This kind of visa has only one page and it is only issued to its citizens intending to return to their country directly. Period of validity is no more than 30 days and no fees are required.

 Fees:

Visa Categories Fees (USD) Fees (RMB)
Business 150 1,200
Maritime Crew 100 800
Temporary 100 800
Work 205 1,640
For Colombian's Spouse 160 1,280
For Colombian's Parents 160 1,280
Religion 155 1,240
Student 40 320
Special 175 1,400
Temporary Resident 285 2,280
Investor 375 3,000
Visit 40 320
Technical 100 800

General Information:

 Name: The Republic of Colombia
 People: 44 million
 Language: Spanish is the official language, besides, there are over 90 other languages, including English, Germany, chibcha, guajiro and Native Indian. 
 Religion: Most of the people are Catholics, but the country safeguard the freedom of religious belief.
 Capital: Bogotá
 Important Festival: July 20 (Independency Day); May 01 (Labor's Day)
 Relationship with China: The diplomatic relation between the Republic of Colombia and China was established in 1980.

 Please contact China Embassy in Colombia if Colombians will go to China.