Fears that the issuance of passports will stop after the tender for the search for a new operator was declared invalid and the expiry date of the contract with the current provider is approaching has led to thousands of users forgoing this process to do, a situation that has led to unnecessary queues and anxiety in document issuing offices.
For this reason, the Colombian Foreign Ministry issued a statement reassuring the process.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to inform you that so far the issuance of passports in the various issuance centers in Bogotá and in the country is developing completely normally and delivery is carried out within 48 hours from your request to delivery “This is one of the fastest processes of the world,” the State Department said in a statement.
(Passport tender: ABC to understand what is happening).
Given this current situation, the Ministry also reminds that it is a document that is strictly necessary only if you are about to travel abroad or if you need to extend your visa, for which the issuing country imposes a minimum period of validity of the document.
“If you have not planned for some of these situations, there is no need to take them out,” the company recommends.
(The government will engage passport providers directly.)
You can be informed promptly about the entire process through the official channels of the ministry and the passport offices in the country.