From December 3, 2015, Colombian citizens will NOT NEED anymore to apply for a SHORT-STAY visa to go in the SCHENGEN AREA
However, they WILL STILL NEED a visa to go to : Martinique, Guadeloupe, St Martin, St Barthelemy, French Guiana, Reunion, French Polynesia and New Caledonia AND FOR LONG STAYS.
Note that, for a remunerated activity, not needing a visa for France does NOT necessarily mean that you will not need a work authorization when required by the French legislation.
FOR OVERSEAS DEPARTMENTS (DROM): Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guyana, Réunion.
AND OVERSEAS TERRITORIES (CTOM): French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Mayotte, Wallis Futuna, St. Pierre et Miquelon, Saint Martin, Saint Barthélémy.
AIRPORT TRANSIT: A visa is required for ordinary passports
The visa might be available the same day
Airport transit visa to France is waived for:
holders of a valid long stay visa or a resident permit issued by one of the Schengen states members
holders of a valid resident permit issued by another stat member of the European Union or Espace Economique Européen (EEE), by Andorra, Canada, Japan, Saint-Marin or USA which garantees the right to re-enter.
holders of a visa valid for another state of the European Union or EEE, Canada, Japan or the United States, or the right to return to those countries after using this visa
family members of a citizen of the European Union
airline crew members
SHORT STAY: A visa is required for ordinary passports
The visa might be available the same day for DROM
The visa will be available after 10 working days for CTOM
A visa is required for ordinary passports, official and diplomatic passports
The visa will be available after 5 to 10 working days
Short stay visa for tourism, business or family visit
Short stay visa for airport transit visa
Short stay visa for studies
Short stay visa for airline crew members
Visa for Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Reunion
Visa for other French overseas territories
Short stay visa for scientists, researchers and teachers
Short stay visa for spouses for French nationals
Short stay visa for diplomatic and official passports holders
Long stay visa for spouses of French nationals
Long stay visa to work in France
Long stay visa for visitors
Long stay visa for studies
Long stay visa for studies : minor under 18 years old
Long stay visa for "au pair"
Long stay visa for internship
Long stay visa for "lecteurs" and "assistants"
Long stay visa for scientists, researchers and teachers
Long stay visa to get married to a French citizen
Long stay visa for diplomatic and official passports holders