Requirements to Obtain the Cédula: Cost, Being Venezuelan and MORE

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The identity or citizenship card is a very important document, since it is required to carry out any other procedure; therefore, the Requirements to obtain the ID they are far more important.

So here we mention the Requirements to obtain the ID Colombian identity, and the steps to follow, which are extremely simple.

What are the First Time Requirements?

This is a procedure that is carried out in person, going to one of the corresponding offices.

It is awarded to the following citizens:

  • Colombians by birth.
  • Colombians by adoption.
  • Foreign.

Being colombian

The Requirements to obtain the ID being Colombian, they are detailed below:

  1. The required age is 18 years.
  2. Attend a Registrar’s Office or Consulate, have a scheduled appointment. The appointment can be requested through this link .

The following documentation must be provided:

  • Copy of the birth certificate or biometric identification card in original.

Descendants of foreigners who were born in Colombia

  1. The copy of the birth registration, verifying the residence of the parent in Colombia.
  2. Check blood group and RH.

Some offices must consign three 4 × 5 size photos, with international criteria, stipulated for the identity documentation detailed here. And comply with the following:

  • Photos size should be width 4 cm and height 5 cm.
  • The image of the face must be centered, completely from the front, not from the side or tilted.
  • Do not wear clothing with necklines, exaggerated collars or with straps.
  • Shirts or blouses that are not light or white, preferably dark or conspicuous.
  • It is not allowed to wear bows, headbands or hairstyles that alter the visualization of the face, nor metallic headdresses, piercing or things that distort the appearance of the face.
  • If the person wears glasses, they should remove them for the photo, not wear sunglasses.
  • Open your eyes wide, your face straight ahead, your hair behind your ears, your mouth closed.
  • Regarding medical or religious elements, or other particularities, you should review this link.

IMPORTANT

  • There are offices where you should not present the photographs, you can review the information here. In no office in Bogotá DC is it necessary to consign the photos.
  • To do the digital printing of the photos, the suggestions of the usual photos, previously named, should be checked.
  • Photographs must always be presented at the Consulates.
  • The following information should also be taken into account:
  • The processing time lasts approximately 20 minutes.
  • The delivery of the cédula in Colombia is from 2 to 4 months, and in the Consulates between 6 and 9 months.
  • It is a completely free procedure.
  • The appointment is requested according to the municipality that it belongs to.

Being venezuelan

The Requirements to obtain the ID being Venezuelan are the following:

  1. Go to any of the offices in person.
  2. The minimum age required is 18 years old.
  3. If it is requested for the first time in organizations outside the country (Colombia), they must present a Birth Record or Naturalization Letter.
  4. If the person is adopted. Submit Registration Resolution.

For Colombian by Adoption

The following are the Requirements to obtain the ID being Colombian by adoption:

  • They must present the copy of the letter of nature together with the swear certificate.
  • The required age is 18 years.
  • Attend a Registrar’s Office or Consulate, have a scheduled appointment. The appointment can be requested through this link.
  • Check blood group and RH.

Some offices must consign three 4 × 5 size photos, with international criteria, stipulated for the identity documentation detailed here. And comply with the following:

  1. Photos size should be width 4 cm and height 5 cm.
  2. The image of the face must be centered, completely from the front, not from the side or tilted.
  3. Do not wear clothing with necklines, exaggerated collars or with straps.
  4. Shirts or blouses that are not light or white, preferably dark or conspicuous.
  5. It is not allowed to wear bows, headbands or hairstyles that alter the visualization of the face, nor metallic headdresses, piercing or things that distort the appearance of the face.
  6. If the person wears glasses, they should remove them for the photo, not wear sunglasses.
  7. Open your eyes wide, your face straight ahead, your hair behind your ears, your mouth closed.
  8. Regarding medical or religious elements, or other particularities, you should review this link.

Duplicate of the Certificate

This document is managed, when the Citizenship card It is damaged, has been stolen or has been lost.

Currently, there are several ways to process a duplicate ID:

Online Management (through the portal, with PSE (electronic payment)


  1. It is possible to do it from anywhere you are through this link.
  2. Or through the bank, if the bank account to make the payment is enabled, and if the interested party was issued citizenship for the first time in yellow with holograms.
  3. A true copy of the document issued for the last time will be issued, in a period of 15 to 30 business days, according to the sending site.
  4. When the request is confirmed, in the next 24 hours you will receive the password and a QR code, to the registered email.
  5. Verify validity of the password and the date of delivery of the document.
  6. Check in the web portal in the option «MY IDENTITY DOCUMENT IS READY», before going to the office to pick it up.

To take into account

It is possible that the duplicate cannot be taken out, when the last yellow card with holograms (renewal, rectification or duplicate) was arranged before the year 2011.

The In-person Procedure (duplicate, attended at the office)

  • There are some municipalities and capitals where the duplicate will be issued to the interested party, if the yellow card with holograms was issued, without entering any requirement, if not only the appointment.
  • Get into here to request the appointment.
  • The interested party must go to the Registrar’s Office with the payment receipt, and indicate the document number, basic information and contact information.

In-person procedure (with data capture)

  • It is carried out with the capture of complete data.
  • It is for people who need to process the passport and the duplicate of the citizenship card at the same time.

The requirements to request a duplicate ID are the same as those listed above to obtain the ID for the first time.

Cost of Obtaining the Cédula

There are some conditions to set the cost for each of the procedures indicated here. And they are detailed below:

  1. Duplicates and rectifications of the citizenship card, the cost is $ 44,400 pesos.
  2. Colombians who do the management in the consulates abroad is of USD $ 44.36.
  3. The rectification or duplication of the identity card to ages between 7 and 17 years for loss, correction of information or damage is of $ 43,500 pesos and abroad is from USD $ 43.50.
  4. Vital Records certificates and certificates issued by registrars have a cost of $ 7,250 pesos and abroad is USD $ 7.19.
  5. Physical issues of extraordinary certificates of nationality in Colombia, the cost is $ 4,100 pesos and abroad is USD $ 4.09.
  6. Citizen information certificates, issued at the Citizen Information and Attention Center (CAIC), has a value of $ 4,100 pesos and abroad USD $ 4.09.

The aforementioned fees pertain to extraordinary certificates of citizenship, physically issued, such as:

  • The state certificate of the citizenship card.
  • The information certification of the base documents with which the person was certified.
  • Certification of the previous identity card.
  • Certificate of personal signals.
  • The certificate of modifications of biographical information.
  • Certificate of double ID and certificate of No ID (ANI).

The interested person must carry out the pay corresponding in the popular Bank or in the Agrarian Bank of Colombia, and place as beneficiary the Revolving Fund of the National Registry.

If the procedure is carried out abroad, people must pay the amount indicated as a procedure abroad at the consulate.

There are also some procedures that are still free, such as:

  1. The issuance of the identity card and the identification card for the first time.
  2. Renewal of the identification card for people between the ages of 14 and 17.
  3. Registration in the Birth Registry.
  4. Renewal of the identity card to obtain the yellow card with holograms.
  5. The duplicate of the citizenship card for strata 0, 1 and 2 of the Sisben (Identification System of Potential Beneficiaries of Social Programs).
  6. For the services provided to displaced populations and demobilized people.
  7. In extraordinary cases that are governed by the National Registrar of the State.

How do you know when it is ready?

To verify if the ID is ready there are several ways:

  • Come into portal, enter the document number and you will receive information on its status.
  • Go to the Registrar’s office where you did the management.
  • Make a phone call to the following number: 2202880 ext 1193 – 1225 (Bogota).

With the information provided, we hope to have clarified any doubts regarding the Requirements to obtain the ID, the Duplicate of the Certificate and the Certificate for the first time.

Taking into account that the identity card is a legal document that identifies us within the demographic statistics of a population, it is mandatory to process it.

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