You can only keep a foreign registered bike in Colombia for up to 6 month per calender year on a tourist VISA. If you get a residency VISA because you marry, work or study, you can not bring in a vehicle at all.
Its illegal to import a used vehicle to Colombia (except on the tourist tempory import permit).
So unless you plan to go out of the country for 6 month per year on the bike, I suggest you find another solution.
I know a couple of guys who brought their bikes in on a tourist visa and later got a different visa, where after they have managed to extend their temporary import permit by talking their way out of it. But I just tried to bring in a foreign registered bike on a temporary import permit but was refused because I hold a residency visa now. So they have tigthned the procedure on the border!
Originally Posted by OcoeeG
So I am moving to Colombia in July and want to bring my XR650r with me. Why spend 5 grand or more on a POS there when I have a killer bike here already. From the majority of the research I have done it will cost me anywhere from $1000-$2000 to ship depending on how I do it, air or ship. Any more info. from people with experience dealing with that would be greatly appreciated.
Now about documentation and importing my bike into Colombia? I will be on a work visa. I understand they issue you a import stamp that is the same as how long your visa is for. I will be on an extended visa, will that make a difference? I am not expecting them to give me a 2 year permission. I just want to be able to get my bike in the country. If I have to drive out every year that is fine. Can anyone help me here? I know there are some guys with their bikes down there. What is your experience?
Thanks in advance!
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