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Colombia Insurance Info

Here's the skinny -
you can get your Seguro in Colombia through the Seguros del Estado S.A.
and pay for only the days you want to use it p costs about .50 USD a day
here's the offices in Cartagena to go to Carrera 8 no 34-62, Edeficio Banco de Bogota Piso 8, tel 664 7555, OR in Bogota to Calle 17 n0 10-16, Piso 3 tel3414646 OR in Medellin calle 53 no 45-45 oficina 1006 tel 2310799 OR in Popayan calle 4 no 8-26 tel 824 2922
.:: Seguros del Estado S.A. - Seguros de Vida del Estado S.A. ::.
not every office will sell by the day (or month or whatever) but if you call this (the one that does !)office they can explain to the office you are at how to do it : the oficina en Corridores in Bogota de seguros del estado tel 3414646 calle 17 no 10-16 piso 3

just insured a bike with fake papers, as well as my own no problem

I RECOMMEND DOING THIS NOW - last year in Colombia I was stopped about 10 times and never asked for insurance, this year so far 3 times by Trafico and asked each time ! I think the fine is about 200 usd and they take your bike and licenses right there...........I know people who go through without it....including me........but no more for me.
UPDATE .... JUST STOPPED TWICE MORE TODAY - same thing - looking for seguro - lots of motos being pulled over as well.....at all the checkpoints...

also - Chaleco is advised again - been hassled again in Bogota without it, you can get a cheapie for less tha 15 bucks USD with your placa numbers anywhere there are moto shops

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Is that 50 cents a day or 50 dollars ?????
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uummmmm....

duh !

50 cents, more or less...............



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Good advice Zig.

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duh !

50 cents, more or less...............



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haha just making sure... For moto insurance in Colombia, there are many companys who would want $50 USD a day or more.........
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I know it's off topic but may I ask what they call your vehicle ownership docs/title in Spanish down there. Sounds like you guys will know.

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what i have from costa rica

says Titula de Propriedad de Vehicula
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Are you sure your keyboard is working okay?

"Titulo de Propiedad de Vehiculos"

Or maybe there is a gender issue with regard to vehicles in Costa Rica? Well, actually, there is; all motos are rightfully enough, birds.
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Thank you Zigeuner!



I followed the link you posted and, using the search facility, found the nearest office to my hotel. It turned out to be:

Antiguo Country, Calle 83 No. 19-10

I struggled a little because I don't speak Spanish but the staff there were very friendly. They told me that the minimum was 2 months and the cost was just under $52,000 Colombian. They asked for my passport, license, title, and importation documents. It took less than an hour.
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no minimum

actually there is no minimum - it's just if the agents want a minimum from you.
Legally you only have to buy the days stated on your import papers, no more.
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Thank you Zigeuner for posting the address in Bogota. We went to the office in Bogota yesterday and even though our import permit and passport both stated 60 days we were able to purchase insurance for 30 days ($28 700 Colombian pesos).
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