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Colombia - Update Or Modify Unified Tax Register (RUT)

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Following are the procedures on how to update or modify information in the Unified Tax Registry.


Members of the Unified Tax Registry.

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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


  1. Log on to this site: Type in your details, password and the number of the current form in the Unified Tax Registry. In that service clients formalize the process without requiring digital mechanism. Users can update data relating to phone, email, economic activities, adding responsibilities provided they do not require approval by resolution change does not involve a common system, as well as information update trading establishments.
  2. Request an appointment through the National Contact Center Free Online or Toll Free 018 000 129 080 to 057 Bogota (1) 3256800. Puden also use the Virtual System Appointment Scheduling DIAN. Consult more information.
  3. Perform the upgrade by attaching the required documentation to the selected heading care appointment. Natural persons who are abroad may send the request RUT Update via System Complaints, Claims, Requests and Feedback Site DIAN, attaching scanned his ID and passport, in stating the date of departure. Once DIAN formalize the respective process, sent to the address informed the certificate RUT. The foregoing is without prejudice to the DIAN make immigration controls that might arise.

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Required Documents

For Citizens

  • Original special power or simple copy of the general power to display original, together with the certificate is in effect, issued by the notary, when the general power has a greater effect for six (6) months.
  • original document to be updated with signature
  • certificate of current Aliens who performed the procedure, guardian or legal representative of the estate (photocopy)

For Legal Entity

  • Original Copy or photocopy) of a document in which the existence and legal representation is proved, for those who are required to register with Chamber of Commerce, issued no more than one (1) month.
  • Evidence of ownership of active checking or savings on behalf of the individual, date of issue no more than one (1) month, issued by a supervised by the Financial Superintendence of Colombia institution or savings and credit cooperatives or multiactive Section Cooperatives with Savings and Credit authorized by the Superintendency of the Solidarity Economy to further financial, registered activity in the guarantee fund cooperative entities - FOGACOOP, and last extract it. (Original)


There is no fee in updating a Unified Tax Register.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

National Civil Registry
Avenida Calle 26 # 51-50 - CAN (Bogota - Colombia)
Switchboard: (571) 220 2880

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Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links

  • Colombian State Online:

  • National Civil Registry:


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