Cablegate: Visiting Embassy Bogota?
UNCLAS BOGOTA 009698
PLEASE PASS TO ALL AGENCY HEAD OFFICES
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AMGT APER KJUS MARR PREL CO
SUBJECT: VISITING EMBASSY BOGOTA?
1. (U) Due to the large volume of visitors to US Embassy
Bogota and due to the Congressional Capacity Count
restrictions for US personnel in Colombia, Post is outlining
requirements for country clearance approval for all official
visitors. Except under very exceptional circumstances, Post
requires a country clearance request cable no less than ten
calendar days prior to proposed travel. All country clearance
requests are sent by the Embassy point of contact to the
Executive Section for approval.
2. (U) The country clearance request cable requires the
following information: the name of traveler(s), title,
passport number, agency or company represented, arrival date,
departure date, security clearance, a brief statement of the
purpose of the visit and if there will be travel outside of
the Bogota area.
3. (U) If travel is proposed for outside of Bogota, your
point of contact at Post must additionally request approval
from Post's Regional Security Office prior to seeking
Executive Section approval.
4. (U) Post appreciates compliance with the above
requirements for country clearance approval.