Coming from Britain and Germany with considerable life experiences. I have set myself a new goal, to once again stake my claim in yet another part of the world, this time Latin America!
I am an independent journalist, traveller, systems engineer engaged in a new counterculture that is open to new ideas and possibilities.
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In Colombia, Christmas has to be different to the rest. But different doesn't mean odd, its fun!. For a start, it's the "Niño Dios" (Infant Jesus) who brings the gifts to Colombian children on Christmas Eve at midnight. People do not just go to the Midnight Mass, but start advent on December the 7th with the Night of Candles. Soon thereafter we start praying our own Novena de Aguinaldos (Advent prayers).
Is an adventure in Colombia calling your name? Perhaps you are enthralled by the warm people, rich culture or beautiful scenery that the country offers. Or, maybe you are drawn by the prospect of a lower cost of living and the flourishing expat community. Whatever your individual reasons for considering a move to Colombia, you likely have a long list of questions. Chief among these are likely the taxes, duties, forms and customs process you’ll encounter, when importing a car and household goods into Colombia.
Importing Household Goods: Taxes and Duties.An Exact Figure Can Be Elusive.
When it comes to an exact percentage of import tax and duties you can expect to pay for your household items - unfortunately, this information can be difficult to pin down. Some expats report paying different rates when importing shipments at different times, and say that a final figure is impossible to obtain beforehand (1). Some of this variation is due to the customs officials you encounter at your spe…
You´re in Colombia living or visiting for an extended period of time of over three Months. You've a brand new phone, you've popped in a local network's SIM and it's all happy days until you get a network message stating your device is not registered! If you don't find your device in this list then this post is for you, read on!...
So your fight with the governing telecommunications body, the CRC, begins. You are about to join the many other expats and Colombians that have a device that uses radio frequencies (i.e. mobile/cell phones). You are most likely to be in this ordeal if you've brought a newly released phone into the country yourself of imported through Amazon or other sellers (namely on Mercadolibre.). There's an article of the implementation of the rule here (English translation here). If the device has been officially released in Colombia it is most probable that the company has themselves registered your device with the CRC already. If not you…