Embassy Name & Address
Embassy of the United States of America
011-57-1-315-1566 (consular section – visas) Weds from 2-4
011-57-1-315-4155 (consular section – visas)
Obtaining Police Certificate
Fiancee should obtain Police Certificates.
All applicants over the age of 18 must provide a police certificate, called a “pasado judicial.” Applicants may obtain police certificates online at www.policia.gov.co. Police certificates have a validity of one year.
Any applicant who has a police record that states “Actualmente no es requirido por autoridad judicial alguna” (in English, “currently not wanted by any judicial authority”) must bring their complete court records, along with an English translation, to the embassy on the day of their interview. Applicants who fail to bring these court records and the English translation will be required to return to the embassy for a second interview.
Additionally, individuals who have lived in the United States without legal permission and/or applicants who unsuccessfully applied for asylum, should obtain their report of entry and exits (“certificado de movimientos migratorios”) from Colombia. Applicants can obtain this report from Migración Colombia at www.migracioncolombia.gov.co.
If she has lived in other countries, she should apply for their police certificates asap, as depending on the country they may take a long time to provide. Most Police certificates are valid for 1 year.
Medical Exam Details
As soon as Fiancee receives her Appointment Letter or gets confirmation of the interview, the Fiancee should undergo a Medical Exam.
Vaccination Records: She should consult with her regular heath care provider to provide her a record of her vaccinations to show to the consulate’s panel physician. If possible she should obtain an International Vaccination Record.
Laboratory Tests: She should make an appointment for a chest x-ray and blood test (before the General Physical Examination. At the time of her Laboratory Exam she should declare which of the two Panel Physicians she will have her General Physical with, as this is where her test results will be sent. She should bring vaccination records, passport, and one visa photo.
Instituto y Laboratorio Clinico
Calle 38 No. 8-28, Local No.1 Bogota
General Physical Examination. She should make an appointment with one of the Panel Physicians listed below. She should bring vaccination records, passport, and one visa photo. It is recommended she brings her vaccinations up to date while at the Panel Physical. This is required later when she applies for her Green card after she arrives in the USA, so by doing it now she will save herself time and money later.
Dr. Jairo H. Roa Centro Medico La Sabana
Cra. 7 No. 119-14, Cons 325
Bogota Tels: 215-1763, 658-9366
Dr. Rodolfo José Dennis V.
Centro de Especialistas
Cra. 13b #161-85, Torre H, Piso 1 Bogotá
Tel: 805 0091 (Direct); or 667 2727, x2423 – 2424
Dra. Monica Caicedo
Centro Médico de la Sabana
Cra. 7 No. 119-14, Cons #506 Bogotá
Tel: 213 4515, 612 2989
Cost of Medical Exam
After doing some research, the current maximum cost for an adult for the medical exam is 285,000 pesos. Add another 36,000 pesos for children between 2 and 14 for the T&B skin test. As of 5/25/2012 285,000 pesos was equivalent to approximately 154.54 US dollars and cents.
$129,000 pesos for the laboratory and $143.000 pesos for the physical (as of Jun, 2010). Approximately US$140 for both procedures plus vaccination fees if necessary. Note that vaccination fees can be expensive. Note: beware: a friend was told she needed vaccinations that she didn’t need by the examining doctor (a woman) and referred to an expensive clinic by the her (possibly getting kick backs). Dr. Jairo Roa gives all vaccines (whether you need them or not and states that if you do not get them in his office he will nit approve the medical exam. Don’t get vaccinations you don’t need, find out before hand from your own doctor and complain to the examining doctor and the embassy of any tricks.
By Fred Wahl