Connecticut, US

Dec 02 2019

Online Application System for Degree Validation Experiencing Technical Issues

Colombia

At a Glance

  • Foreign nationals working in Colombia in a government-regulated profession currently cannot apply for the requisite degree validation due to system issues with the Ministry of Education's online platform.
  • Degree validation applicants should expect delays until the system is fully restored, which is expected to happen within the next few days.

The issue

The Colombian Ministry of Education's online application platform is experiencing technical issues, preventing degree validation applications from being filed.

Impact

Foreign nationals working in Colombia in a government-regulated profession must obtain a degree validation authorization from the Ministry of Education. Such applicants should expect delays until the system is fully restored, which according to the Ministry, is expected within the next few days.

Fragomen has been updating affected clients accordingly.

Background

The Colombian Ministry of Education recently published a resolution reducing processing times and simplifying requirements for the degree validation process. According to the Ministry, the technical issues are due to system updates stemming from the new resolution.

Looking ahead

Fragomen is monitoring the online platform and following up with the Ministry of Education and will report on relevant developments.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to lar@fragomen.com.