News Neiva: Young people in Neiva to define military service

Who has access?

Colombian citizens residing in the country or abroad who are in the following situations:
1. Violators who are fined are:
• Eligible citizens who, having been summoned to a concentration for establishment, did not appear on the date, place and time specified by the conscription-mobilization service.
• Citizens who did not appear for the first assessment of psychophysical abilities.
• Citizens who have completed the registration process suddenly effective according to Law 48/93, i.e. before August 4, 2017
• Adult citizens who have been deferred because they studied in high school and do not appear to determine their military status after receiving their high school diploma, in force by Law 1861/17.
• Citizens who have been paid military compensation and have not paid the receipt within the established period (expired receipt).
2. Citizens who have exceeded the maximum age for incorporation (over 24 years).
3. Citizens declared unfit by the psychophysical training commissions of the Directorate “Recruitment”.
4. Citizens residing abroad who demonstrate a minimum of 3 years of residence.
5. Citizens exempted from military service and who are required by law to pay the military compensation fee, in accordance with the grounds set out in Article 12 of Act 1861 of 2017, which are as follows:
• An only child, male or female.
• An orphan of a father or a mother who takes care of his work for the livelihood of his brothers and sisters who are unable to earn a living.
• A child of parents who are unable to work or who have reached the age of 60 when they have no income, pension or means of support, provided they are looked after.
• The brother or son of someone who died or was totally and permanently disabled in battle, during or in consequence of service, during the provision of compulsory military service, unless, as fit, he served voluntarily and for reasons inherent in it, unless, being eligible, they voluntarily desire to occupy it.
• Clerics and monks in accordance with current concordat agreements. Likewise, similar hierarchies of other religions or churches, permanently dedicated to their worship.
• Married couples who have married life.
• Those who prove the existence of a legally declared de facto marital union.
• People in a situation of permanent physical, mental or sensory impairment.
• Colombian men who, after their registration, no longer have the male component in their civil registry.
• Citizens enrolled in the Office of the Nation’s Attorney General’s Victim and Witness Protection Program.
• Citizens who have renounced military service, recognized after processing before the interdisciplinary commission provided for in articles 77 to 80 of Law 1861 of 2017.
• The parent.

Minimum requirements

  • Register on our website: and upload to the platform a photocopy of a citizenship card, birth certificate, certificate and high school diploma, if any, a 3×4 photo on a blue background (on a tie, in JPG format and not exceeds 1MB).
  • In case of acquittal for the reasons described above, they must accredit the supporting documents for the cause. To do this, you can check the necessary documents on the website, section “definition of military situation.
  • Expired receipt for military compensation and/or fines (if you have one).
  • If you are a Colombian citizen residing abroad, you must give a simple authorization authorizing a third party to carry out the process for the day and express whether you prefer the physical military card to be delivered to the authorized person or instead request that they be sent by diplomatic mail to the relevant consulate.
  • If you stay abroad for more than 3 years, regardless of age, you will be exempt from military service and you will be able to prove it through the relevant consular offices.

Additional information may be required in our 60 military districts, you can also contact us at our nationwide call center (601) 744 84 38 or write on our official social networks if you want to provide it.

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