The procedure, timelines and documents required for registration of drug products in Colombia depend on the type and origin of the drug product. The regulations distinguish these five different cases:
|Registration||Official timeline for approval||Validity of marketing authorization|
|New drug products, included in Colombian pharmacological norms, foreign manufacturing.||80 days||5 years|
|New drug products, included in Colombian pharmacological norms, national manufacturing.||200 days||5 years|
|Simplified product registration procedure, for simple homeopathic drug products, national or foreign manufacturing.||40 days||10 years|
|Non-simplified product registration procedure for homeopathic drug products, and complex homeopathic drug products, national manufacturing.||190 days||10 years|
|Non-simplified product registration procedure for homeopathic drug products, and complex homeopathic drug products, foreign manufacturing.||190 days||10 years|
For all cases, the steps to follow are:
1- Download or request registration solicitude form from website.
2- Pay the applicable fee through electronic bank transfer or at an affiliate of the Davivienda bank.
3- File the registration application at INVIMA’s Oficina de Atención al Usuario (Customer service office) including all the applicable documents.
4- Redeem the notice issued by the entity.
It is possible to follow up on the status of the case via telephone, internet at www.invima.gov.co or personally at the INMIVA office.
Application for renewal of the marketing authorization must be submitted at least 3 months before the expiry date of the registration