Tuesday, May 30, 2023

The Embassy of Colombia will insist on a visa exemption to the US through a memorandum

Since last year, one of the problems that has caught the attention of hundreds of Colombians is the possibility of exemption from American visa requirements. In this context, the ambassador of Colombia to the United States, Luis Gilberto Murillo confirmed that the technical progress of the technical board is being made to evaluate the ability to meet the specific demands requested by that government.

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What is the visa exemption for Colombians in the United States of America?

The government of President Gustavo Petro confirmed this Friday, March 24, that he will press the Joe Biden administration to remove the visa requirement for its citizens through a memorandum that will be sent soon. But what is this?

“Besides the issue of the exemption from Colombian visas, our last action was to set up a technical board – led by the Vice-Minister of the Interior Francisco Coy – where the various agencies defined the work of the card. And with that we will send a memorandum to the Government of the United States in which we will approve our request”, Murillo he said, in the middle of an interview with the Presidency radio program “Colombia Hoy Radio”.

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The Colombian diplomat went so far as to state that the process for the US government to withdraw this demand will not be easy and may even take a few years until it is implemented. But he also declared his intention to continue the process with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.

A memorandum to be sent by the government of Colombia

The memorandum basically consists of a statement in which the Colombian government will confirm its intention to accept the withdrawal process. But, as is well known, in order to achieve this benefit, Colombia has to comply with the parameters that electronic passports issued and viewed (B) have a rejection rate of less than three percent.

The national government must also ensure “good exchange of information for law enforcement and security with the United States” and timely notification of lost and stolen passports, both blank and issued.

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Ambassador Murillo was informed that the great resources of Colombia were included in the exemption list. According to the official, at the moment “there are good binational relations”, and he said that the proof of this celebration is, next week in Washington, a high-level meeting between the delegates of both governments in which Antonio Secretary of State will participate. Blinken and Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs lvaro Leyva.

Finally, it was discovered that a binational technical committee is in charge of evaluating the possibility that the Joe Biden administration will remove the visa requirement. Institutions such as the National and Colombian Political Migration, among others, will be linked to the process.

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