Check-MIG Colombia - Form Requirements and Application Process

Oct 14, 2022

9 min read

Suppose you've applied for your Colombia Tourist Visa, you've already packed your things, and you're basically ready to go.

Suddenly, someone informs you about a requirement you must complete before traveling to Colombia - the check MIG Colombia form.

When you hear this, your first thought might be, "What the heck is that?"

That is why I decided to write this post to ensure that anyone traveling to Colombia knows what the Colombia Check MIG (Colombia entry form) is and how to get it. Just to make sure you're not left in the dark.

Let's get started!

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The Easiest Way To Get Your Colombia Check MIG

From personal experience, I know how frustrating it can be to apply for the Colombia Check MIG.

There are many "broken things" you're bound to find during the online application process, from the website crashing and half-translated text to your data not being saved. I've even heard testimonies of people who never received any notification about their application process.

If you want to avoid this and you're just looking for the fastest way to get your Check MIG, then I recommend using Atlys. This is the tool I used to get mine.

Atlys does all the paperwork for you. All you need to do is enter your personal information and trip details, and the rest will be done for you. It's really as simple as that.

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Check MIG Colombia - The Basics

First, I'll walk you through the basics of the Check MIG form for Colombia.

It's good to have a general understanding of what the Colombia entry form is and why you require it. Also, you'll find answers to the most frequent questions travelers tend to have.

Here's what you'll find:

What Is The Colombia Check MIG?

In light of the recent global pandemic, known as COVID-19, the Colombian Government has implemented a new mandatory requirement for all its visitors.

This is known as the Colombia Check MIG form or the Colombia entry form.

The Colombia Check MIG form is a travel authorization (travel document) implemented to reduce unnecessary contact between international travelers and border control officials. Furthermore, it's to ensure the safety of visitors and Colombian locals.

Another advantage is that the Check MIG speeds up the immigration control process and the passenger's interaction with the Immigration officers.

When Do I Need To Apply For The Check MIG Form?

You need to apply for the Check MIG form before entering as well as leaving Colombia. Meaning you need to apply for it twice. Once before entering the country and also before leaving the country.

You can complete the Check MIG form within 24 hours before your flight.

Who Needs To Complete The Colombia Check MIG Form?

Anyone planning to visit Colombia needs to complete the Check MIG form. With that said, all nationals are eligible to apply for the Check MIG Colombia form.

Is The Check MIG A Visa?

No. The Check MIG form must not be confused with a visa or entry permit type. It's a separate requirement you need to present alongside your Colombia Visa.

Even if you enjoy visa-free travel to Colombia, you still need to complete the Check MIG form.

What Is The Processing Time For The Colombia Check MIG Form?

Once you've completed and submitted your form, it will take around 72 hours to be processed. After it's been processed, you'll receive the approved Colombia Check MIG via email.

Note that it's also possible to receive your Check MIG within 24 hours of completing the form. Nonetheless, I recommend applying for it at least 72h before your intended flight.

What Are The Requirements For The Colombia Check MIG?

Unlike other health declarations and forms, you don't need to upload any required documents when completing your Check MIG form. However, you'll need to enter your personal information and travel details.

Before applying for your Colombia Check MIG, you need to have the following documents:

When filling in your Check MIG form, you'll enter the information found on the documents listed above.

The COVID-19 Questionnaire

In addition to your personal and trip information, you need to complete a short questionnaire regarding your health status. Remember, the Colombia Check MIG is to ensure the safety of all visitors and locals. Therefore, be sure to answer these questions truthfully.

Here's what you'll be asked:

  • Are you fully vaccinated against COVID-19?
  • Have you had any of the following symptoms in the last 14 days? (Cough, Fever, etc.)
  • Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  • Have you visited any of these countries in the last 15 days? (South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, etc.)
  • Are you registered with the BioMig Migration Control service?

How To Apply For The Colombia Check MIG?

Next, let's look at how you can easily complete the Colombia Check-MIG form. Be sure to have the documents I listed above at hand when applying for your Check MIG. Note that the Colombia check MIG form is also commonly referred to as the Colombia entry form.

Head Over To The Official Website

To start your Check MIG applications, you need to head over to the official Check MIG website.

Once you click on the link, you'll be redirected to a new page. The page might seem confusing at first. But don't worry. All you need to do is click on the image that says "Check-Mig."

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After clicking the link, you should land on another page with 3 icons.

You can select your preferred language at the top of the page.

You now need to find and select "Make your Check-Mig."

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Enter Your Travel Information

After you select "Make your Check-MIG", you'll be prompted to enter your trip information. The important part of this step is to choose what form of travel you plan to use.

You have 4 options:

  • Air
  • Land
  • Maritime
  • River

For the purpose of this walkthrough, I'll discuss the application via "Air" travel. Nonetheless, you'll find the application to be the same no matter what option you select.

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After selecting air, you need to indicate the Registration type". If you plan to enter Colombia, check "entrance to Colombia."

Now you need to select what international airport in Colombia you'll be arriving at on the Colombia entry form.

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Note that you need to enter your flight number, which connects to the selected airport.

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When entering your flight number, ensure that it's the flight that enters Colombia. For example, if you have 2 stops, your final flight number should be entered.

Finally, you need to enter information regarding your Country of Information.

*"Why can't I find my country within the list?"

This happened to me too. But don't worry. It's there, just in a different language (Spanish). So, for example, US citizens must select "Estados Unidos".

If you can't find your country, google your country name in Spanish. Now find the Spanish name for your country.

Enter Your Personal Information

This part is pretty straightforward. All you need to do is enter your personal details as found on your passport. Remember to double-check that the info you provide is correct and accurate.

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Also, if you have a visa to enter Colombia, you need to enter details related to your Colombia Visa.

Enter Your Host Information

Basically, your "Host information" is where you plan to stay in Colombia. Once again, be sure the information you provide is accurate and correct. After completing the fields, click next.

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Answer The Simple Health Questionnaire

As I mentioned, you need to complete a quick health questionnaire. The questions are relatively straightforward. However, it's important the answer these questions truthfully.

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Add Travel Information Of Your Child

This part is only for travelers traveling to Colombia with children.

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If you are traveling alone, you can click next.

If you're traveling with a minor, you must select "yes". After that, a window to add your child's information will pop up. Enter the required information in the provided fields.

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Save And Send Your Registration

Once you've completed the Colombia Check-MIG form. After entering all your details, you'll see the following:

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All you need to do is enter the text displayed on the image, check the T&C's, and submit your application.

After submitting your application, you'll receive a confirmation email.

As I mentioned, there have been testimonies of people who never received any confirmation. If you have not received an email within an hour, you can send an inquiry to competent authorities. To avoid all potential problems, start your application online through Atlys.

After receiving your Check-MIG, make a copy of it and keep it safe. You'll need to present it to border control officials once you arrive in Colombia.

After receiving your Check-MIG, you can enter Colombia.

How Long Is The Check-MIG Valid For?

Your Check-MIG is only valid for 30 days. You must also know that you can't use the Check-MIG more than once. As mentioned above, you must apply for another form when you leave Colombia because you can't use the one you used to enter Colombia.

What Do I Do If My Check-MIG Is Denied?

The decision to allow you entry is entirely at the discretion of Colombian authorities. Officials can deny your Check-MIG application if you're deemed a health risk, for example, if you have recently been exposed to COVID-19.

In the rare case that a Check-Mig application is rejected, you can just apply for another Check-MIG form.

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That's that!

Now all you need to do is travel and enjoy your trip.

You can check our FAQ section for more questions most travelers tend to have.

Written By: Alicia Walker
Fact Checked By: Richard Nathan

Frequently Asked Questions

Is It Easy To Apply For The Colombia Check-MIG?

Technically, yes. It's supposed to be a simple application form that you can complete online. However, you encounter some difficulties throughout the application process. I've covered all of these above, but here's a short mention.

  • Not everything in the application form is translated (for example, the country of origin tab on the form)
  • If you save and leave your application, you might find it troublesome to log back in.
  • The steps aren't always clear (for example, what flight number to add)

These are some of the problems I ran into. However, this might not happen to you at all. Just be aware that you may run into some technical problems.

Can I Edit My Information During The Check-MIG Application Form?

Unfortunately not. There is no section that allows you to review and correct any mistakes during the Colombia check-mig form.

If you've made any mistakes, you need to return to that page (where you made a mistake), fix it, and continue with the rest of the application.

Can I Save My Application And Come Back To It Later?

Yes. However, I recommend completing your Colombia Check-MIG Form in one sitting. Sometimes, your login details won't work. Which means you need to restart your entire application.

What Are The COVID-19 Entry Requirements For Colombia?

Because COVID-19 restrictions change frequently, I won't be able to provide the exact details (it might already be outdated.) Therefore, I recommend using Atlys's COVID-19 tool before traveling to Colombia. It will provide you with the most up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus situation in Colombia.

Depending on the country you're from, you might need the following:

  • To have received a vaccination or have recovered from covid.
  • A negative COVID-19 test result, typically a COVID-19 PCR test result.

As mentioned, this can change at any time. Therefore, ensure that you have the most up-to-date information before traveling.

What Do I Need To Present Once I Enter Colombia?

Once you arrive in Colombia, you'll need to present the following documents to border control authorities/officials:

  • Your valid passport or your Colombia Visa
  • A copy of your Check-MIG
Can I Use My Approved Chack-MIG More Than Once?

No. It only allows a single entry. Therefore, you must complete the Check-MIG form before entering Colombia and traveling back to your home country.

What Are The Best Destinations To Visit In Colombia?

Here are a few of my favorite destinations in Colombia:

  • Medellin
  • Bogotá
  • The Lost City (Ciudad Perdida)
  • Cartagena
  • Cali
  • Santa Marta
Do I Need A Visa For Columbia?

No, you don't. US citizens don't need a visa to travel to Colombia for stays of up to 90 days. However, if you wish to stay in Colombia longer than 90 days, you must apply for a visa.

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