Well, for any one interested the "temporary vehicle import permit" piggy backs on your passport stamp. To leave a bike in Colombia you need to apply for a "special circumstances visa" Immogration will help with this. You will need to write a "Letter of Intent", have 3 passport photos (white background), fill out a nice form, have a bank statement, a return airplane ticket and provide 2 copies of everything, including 2 copies of every page in your passport. For 7 months the cost was US$175. After you recieve your visa it needs to be activated at DAS (immigration) At DAS you will be asked for 2 copies of: certificate of blood type, 6 more photos with a blue background on mate paper, 120500 pesos (About US$65) and more copies of your passport and you need to fill out another form. Wait for a day or 2 for a residence card. Then you go to DIAN (Customs) and they will ask for copies of all your bike papers, your passport and your Visa sticker, you will have to write a letter to the Jefe of Importacions requesting more time for your bike. Include the Model, Brand, VIN, Motor VIN, color, vehicle origin, plate number and the dates required for entry.
Oh yeah, you can NOT apply for any 6 month visa IN Colombia. Apply for your visa while in Panama, Ecuador or Venezuela at the Consulado de Colombia.
Adventman is leaving his bike here without paperwork. It's like a little experiment we are having. We will see how things turn out.
Last edited by dirtydeeds; 5 May 2007 at 20:53.
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