The application for Residencia Definitiva, when analyzed by the Servicio Nacional de Migraciones, may be granted or rejected. In the event of rejection, the applicant has the option to appeal the resolution through the resources established by law for such purposes.  

Therefore, a reconsideration of such action may be requested only once. 

The requirements to apply for it are as follows:

  • The application must be completed within the given time frame.
  • If this appeal is filed by a third party, that person must be able to present a power of attorney to support the application. 
  • Attach documents and/or additional information to support your argument. 
  • Not presenting any restrictions to apply for a Residencia Definitiva (a current expulsion, previously have filed a reconsideration against the same resolution, or have a valid prohibition of entry to the country). 


In case of not complying with any of these requirements, the appeal will be considered inadmissible.