During this week, migrants will be able to regularize their stay in the country and start an integration process towards access to rights and duties thanks to the 'Entregatón' which will take place at the Palacio de los Deportes
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The first session will take place from Monday, November 21 to Friday, November 25 Photo via @EdnaBonillaSeba
Migration Colombia began a series of mass deliveries of Permits for Temporary Protection (PPT)to Venezuelan migrants under the slogan 'PPT Delivery Guaranteeing your rights' which will allow them to regularize their stay in the country and start an integration process towards access to rights and duties.
The first day, which began on Monday, November 21, 2022, and will run until Friday the 25th, from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. m. to 4:30 p.m. m. at the Palacio de los Deportes, it will seek to convene 40,000 migrants, whose documents are already ready to be claimed.
It should be noted that the following conferences will be held in 2023, in Medellín, Cali, Cúcuta, Barranquilla and Cartagena, and the dates of the meetings will be reported in a timely manner on the migration social networks and on those of the indicated mayoralties.
For his part, the new general director of Colombia Migration, Fernando García Manosalva added that “the PPT is a first step towards a longer integration process that leads to the exercise of rights. Although it does not automatically guarantee your access, it is the key that opens the door to that process, with the first right, which is to have an identity.”
García added that according to figures from Colombian Migration, of the 2.5 million Venezuelan migrants who began their pre-registrationIn application of the Temporary Protection Statute, more than 1.6 million permits have been authorized, of which 1.5 million have been printed and delivered.
It should be noted that the day carried out in Bogotá is organized by Migración Colombia, with the support of the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development AECID and in alliance with the administration of the Mayor, Claudia López.
Of the nearly 2.5 million Venezuelan migrants who began their pre-registration in application of the Temporary Protection Statute, more than 1.6 million permits have been authorized . Photo via: migracioncolombia.gov.co
During this first “Delivery-thon”, Migration Colombia sent via cell phone to the migrants whose document was ready, the date and table for its delivery. In addition, it had a button on the web portal migracioncolombia.gov.co to enter and previously verify if the PPT is ready, so that they can schedule an appointment for the day that corresponds to them .
This permit will be delivered to those Venezuelan citizens who have complied with the different stages of the Temporary Protection Statute and to date have not yet been able to claim it. During this day, biometric registration services will be provided to categorize migrants who have not completed the second phase of the process.
The Spanish ambassador to Colombia, Joaquín De Arístegui, assured that Spanish Cooperation has committed 100 million euros for projects in Venezuela and the region, of which, “more than 30% have been invested in Colombia to promote comprehensive care, which guarantees the rights of both migrants and returnees and promote the processes of social and economic integration.”
For her part, the mayoress of Bogotá, Claudia López, affirmed that the commitment and willingness of the city to host the 'Entregatón' is essential, one of the largest ever in the country since 2021. The president highlighted that the city that continues to consolidate as the capital of migrations from Latin America and the Caribbean.
In addition, for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Bogotá is a model for the region to include, welcome and generate development and care strategies with populations in situations of human mobility.
Among the initiatives that the Bogotá administration has arranged for the “new Bogotanos” , the facilitation of the nine Specialized District Service Centers (CADES and SUPERCADES) for the operation of the nine Visible Points of Colombia Migration, where the registration, biometrics and delivery of Permits for Temporary Protection (PPT) are carried out.
Finally, among the other services provided for the 'Entregatón', the and The new Bogotanos will be able to access vaccination in the permanent scheme and scheme against covid-19, attention to applications for EPS affiliation, request for a Sisbén survey, attention from local mayors and Coexistence Managers, advice about school access routes for children and adolescents who are currently out of school, among others.