|Party to Hague Service Convention?||No|
|Party to Hague Evidence Convention?||No|
|Party to Hague Apostille Convention?||Yes|
|Party to Inter-American Convention?||Yes|
|Service of Process by Mail?||N/A|
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SPECIFIC CASE. QUESTIONS INVOLVING INTERPRETATION OF SPECIFIC FOREIGN LAWS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO THE APPROPRIATE FOREIGN
AUTHORITIES OR FOREIGN COUNSEL.
U.S. Consular Agent - Barranquilla
Calle 77B No. 57-141, suite 511
Centro Empresarial Las Americas, Barranquilla, Atlantico
Telephone: (575) 353-2001
Emergency Telephone: Please contact the U.S. Embassy in Bogota.
Fax: (575) 353-5216
The U.S. Consular Agency in Barranquilla provides many routine citizen services for travelers on Colombia's north
coast. Hours are 8:00am to noon, Monday through Friday except holidays, no appointment is necessary.
Colombia is not a party to the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra Judicial Documents in Civil and Commercial Matters. The United States and Colombia are parties to the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory and Additional Protocol. The United States only has a treaty relationship with countries party to both the Convention and the Additional Protocol, which relate to service of process. The U.S. Central Authority for the treaty is the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Office of Foreign Litigation, Washington, D.C. Requests for service under the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory and Additional Protocol may be sent to the U.S. Department of Justice's contractor, Process Forwarding International (PFI), for transmittal to the Colombiaian Central Authority.
Service on a Foreign State: See also our Service Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) feature and FSIA Checklist for questions about service on a foreign state, agency or instrumentality.
Prosecution Requests: U.S. federal or state prosecutors should also contact the Office of International Affairs, Criminal Division, Department of Justice for guidance.
Defense Requests in Criminal Matters: Criminal defendants or their defense counsel seeking judicial assistance in obtaining evidence or in effecting service of documents abroad in connection with criminal matters may do so via the letters rogatory process.