News & Events

Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice.  The Travel ...
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U.S. efforts towards “Antioquia libre de coca”

After half a century of war, the people of Colombia have a chance for peace. However, the continuing scourge of narcotrafficking undermines the chance for real progress for Colombians, leaving a trail of blood, dirty money, and broken families in its wake. Colombians deserve to benefit from the security, development, and economic opportunity that peace ...
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American Citizen Services – Message for U.S. Social Security Beneficiaries

As part of the Foreign Enforcement Program, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has recently informed us that there are over 3000 Social Security recipients residing in Colombia who have not returned the required “Proof of Life” report to the U.S. Social Security Administration.  If you have not yet returned your proof of life form, please do so immediately.   Please note ...
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Notice regarding Social Security services

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into several regional offices that provide a full range of SSA services for U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States.  Effective October 1, 2017, individuals residing in Colombia who require social security services or have questions about SSA benefits must contact the SSA Federal ...
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U.S. Federal Benefits/Social Security Appointments

U.S. Federal Benefits/Social Security Appointments The U.S. Embassy in Bogota is pleased to announce that representatives from the U.S. Social Security Administration will visit Medellin and Bogota to offer individual appointments for beneficiaries or individuals with questions about Social Security and other federal benefits. They will also receive Foreign Enforcement Questionnaires (FEQ). To request an ...
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