Frequently Questions and Answers

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What is a procedure?

The set of requirements, steps and regulated actions by the State that users should carry out to procedure is in order to obtain a right or comply with a provided or authorized obligation, by Law. The procedure starts when that user activates the public system through a petition or express request and finishes (as a procedure) when the Public Administration pronounced on this, accepting or declining the application.

What is a service?

The set of actions or activities of missionary character designed to increase user satisfaction that gives a value added to the entity functions. For all the effects of the present Guide and the publications in the Single Information System of Procedures (SISP) in Spanish (SUIT), the services shall be construed as an administrative procedures that must be published in Colombian Government’s Webpage in Spanish (PEC) referred to by Law 962 of 2005.

To who applies the procedure of the Ministry of Interior?

  • To Organizations or African Colombian, San Andres and Palenqueros Communities Councils
  • To African Colombian, San Andres and Palenqueros Communities members.
  • To association of traditional Authorities and Indigenous Tribes.
  • To Representation Certification for Reservations and/or Indigenous of Indigenous tribes.
  • To Natural person
  • To legal entity
  • Legal Representation for non-Catholic Religious Entities.
  • To legal Representative of entities or companies, interested in making projects in areas where probably ethnic groups are.

What is the Website of the Colombian State, PEC  www.gobiernoenlinea.gov.co?

It is a web tool that allows for the updating and uploading of content and information of processes and services, of neither non-national nor territorial origin, offered by the Colombian Government whose objective is to be the unique access point for this information; all of its content is organized by subjects and subheadings for its citizens. Upon accessing the website, a search can be executed by the user, whether it be a citizen, business or public servant; the procedures and services for each entity can be found there, as well as other areas of interest such as this one. This technical assistance comes with an agile search engine organized by city, specific procedures, and the name of the specific governmental entity in question.

Where should I go to submit my application If I live outside of Bogota?

Fill out application provided on page in the link of procedures, scan and send to e-mail servicioalciudadano@mininterior, whether do not require send annexes. 

Should I make any payment to procedure to the Ministry of Interior?

The law has authorized only charge for Certificate of existence and legal representation of a non-Catholic Religious entity with a special legal status or extended by COP $ 4,700.00 for 2012 – Popular Bank SA Account of the National Treasury 050000249 Cod.121280