Migration Colombia started the first ‘Delivery PPT 2022′, a day of delivery of Permits for Temporary Protection (PPT) to Venezuelan migrants, in which 40,000 documents of this type are expected to be claimed this week, which allow access to the services offered by the Colombian State.
The opening ceremony was headed by the Director of the immigration authority, Fernando García Manosalva; the Mayor of Bogotá, Claudia López, and the Ambassador of Spain in Colombia, Joaquín De Arístegui, at the Palacio de los Deportes, in the country’s capital.
“Today about 1.5 million Venezuelans already have their PPT. With this great mega day that begins today, with the support of the Spanish Cooperation and the Bogotá Mayor’s Office, we seek to deliver 40,000 Permits for Temporary Protection”declared the Director of Migration Colombia.
He specified that other PPT delivery days are scheduled in Medellin, Cali, Cucuta, Barranquilla and Cartagenaon dates to be confirmed.
During the act, the officials toured the tables where Temporary Protection Permits are delivered to migrants and talked with the beneficiaries.
The ‘Entregatón’ includes a service fair, including health and education, and supports the migrant population in carrying out the Unique Registry of Venezuelan Migrants (RUMV), the socioeconomic characterization survey and the biometric registry.
“Since August 7, President Gustavo Petro gave us instructions to work hard for a government of social justice regardless of nationality”said the Director of Migration Colombia.
The official pointed out that the objective of the entity “is to build a more humane migration, which brings real opportunities for inclusion for the Venezuelan population, with special emphasis on girls, boys and adolescents”.
The PPT allows migrants to regularize their stay in the country and start an integration process towards access to rights and duties, with benefits such as:
- Affiliate to the Social Security System in Health.
- Opening and contracting of financial products and/or services.
- Register in SISBÉN.
- Incorporation into the educational system, especially for children and adolescents.
- Validation of higher education titles.
- Process professional cards.
- Study at SENA.
- Obtain a Colombian driver’s license.