As a supporting member of concrete structures, the reliability of the columns is of critical importance. To have models targeted to estimating the residual load-bearing capacity of corroded reinforced concrete (R.C.) columns so that inspection procedures and maintenance interventions can be well conducted, a time-dependent capacity model for corroded R.C. column is presented. The model was based on equilibrium equations on which load-bearing capacity of R.C. column at given time (year) can be predicted considering the overall deteriorations of rebar, concrete section, mechanical properties and bond behavior between corroded reinforcement and concrete. The model was verified by published literature test results of corroded R.C. columns served in atmosphere environment for years. The comparison of the model predictions with the test results shows the validity of the model. In the end, considerations for use of the model were suggested.