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Colombia – Complementary measures to the recognition of refugee status for Venezuelans

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By means of Resolution 3548 of 2019, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has created the Supplementary Special Permanence Permit (PECP) for Venezuelan nationals who requested recognition of refugee status in Colombia in the period between 19 August 2015 and 31 December 2018, and meet certain requirements.

The PECP will be granted for a period of 90 calendar days, extendable for equal periods, up to a maximum term of two years.

The holder of a PECP will be authorised to exercise any legal activity or occupation in Colombia.

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