Tourist Visa
Friday July 21, 2017


Beginning on December 1, 2007, the immigration authorities of Bolivia will require US citizens to obtain a visa.

The Consular Section of the Embassy or the Consulates of Bolivia and exceptionally the Directorate General of Immigration through its land border posts and airport immigration control will issue tourist visas to all United States citizens.

The validity of tourist visas for United States citizen will now be of ten (10) years, allowing multiple entries

The admittance is for a period of thirty (30) calendar days extendable by request to the Directorate General of Immigration for two (2) similar periods; themselves that can be continuous or discontinuous in the period of one (1) year.

Requirements to Request a Tourist Visa for US Citizens:

  1. Complete the Sworn Statement For Visa Application
  2. One recent 2" x 2" passport type photograph
  3. Original Passport with at least 6 months of validity 
  4. Copy of the hotel reservation or invitation letter from Bolivian friends or relatives indicating the host address.
  5. Round trip ticket or copy of travel itinerary
  6. Bank statement or equivalent that shows economic solvency. (A copy of Credit Card - front side- will also be accepted. Please note that the validity of the document should be for at least the travel period). Parent's or Legal Guardian's Economic Solvency documents are accepted for underage applicants.
  7. Visa fee: US$ 160.00
  8. The visa must be obtained at any Consulate of Bolivia prior to trip


IMPORTANT: Incomplete application will be returned without being processed 

Sworn Statement for Visa Application / Declaración Jurada de Solicitud Visa

Credit/debit Card Authorization Form / Formulario Para Pago con Tarjeta de Crédito

 

Additional Requirements for Group II and III

Changes for Countries in Group II

  1. There is no Tourist Visa fee for citizens from countries in Group II
  2. Visa must be obtained at any Bolivian Consulate before traveling
  3. For Specific Purpose and Student Visas, the fees remain at $85.00 and $43.00, respectively 

Additional Requirements for Countries in Group III

  1. Certificate of Good Conduct / Police Record from the applicants country of origin, translated into Spanish or English if applicable
  2. Notarized Letter of Introduction or Letter of Invitation
  3. Yellow Fever Vaccination, if visiting endemic areas
  4. The Tourist Visa fee for citizens from countries in Group III is $30.00
  5. Visa must be obtained at any Bolivian Consulate before traveling
  6. It is subject to approval from the Directorate General of Immigration of Bolivia, the processing time is between 3-5 weeks 
  7. For Specific Purpose and Student Visas, the fees remain at $85.00 and $43.00, respectively

Processing by Mail

You can complete the process by mail. Payment must be sent in Money Order payable to the Consulate of Bolivia or by Credit/Debit Card.

We recommend using a reliable, certified or express courrier mail service. Package should include a return pre-paid envelope with the correct return address.

Shipping and returns costs are covered by the applicant. The Consulate is not responsible for lost or damaged documents outside the office or during transit.

Group I - Countries That Do Not Require a Tourist Visa

ANDORRA CROATIA ICELAND MONACO SLOVAKIA
ARGENTINA CZECH REPUBLIC IRELAND, REPUBLIC OF NETHERLANDS SLOVENIA
AUSTRALIA DENMARK PALESTINE NEW ZEALAND SPAIN
AUSTRIA ECUADOR ITALY NORWAY SWEDEN
BELGIUM ESTONIA JAPAN PANAMA SWITZERLAND
BRAZIL FINLAND LATVIA PARAGUAY TURKEY
CANADA FRANCE LIECHTENSTEIN PERU UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
CHILE GERMANY LITHUANIA PHILIPPINES URUGUAY
COLOMBIA GREECE LUXEMBURG POLAND VATICAN CITY
COSTA RICA HUNGARY MEXICO PORTUGAL VENEZUELA

 

Group II - Countries that Require a Tourist Visa

ALBANIA DOMINICA KENYA NAURU SOLOMON ISLANDS
ALGERIA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC KIRIBATI NEPAL SOUTH AFRICA
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA EGYPT KUWAIT NICARAGUA SRI LANKA
ARMENIA EL SALVADOR KYRGYZSTAN NIGER SURINAM
AZERBAIJAN EQUATORIAL GUINEA LEBANON OMAN SWAZILAND
BAHAMAS ERITREA LESOTHO PALAU TAJIKISTAN
BAHRAIN ETHIOPIA LIBERIA PAPUA NEW GUINEA THAILAND
BANGLADESH FIJI MACEDONIA QATAR TOGO
BARBADOS GABON MADAGASCAR REPUBLIC OF KOREA TONGA
BELARUS GAMBIA MALAWI ROMANIA TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
BELIZE GEORGIA MALAYSIA RUSSIA TUNISIA
BENIN GHANA MALDIVES SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS TURKMENISTAN
BOSNIA - HERZEGOVINA GRANADA MALI SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES TUVALU
BOTSWANA GUATEMALA MALTA SAMOA UGANDA
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM GUINEA-BISSAU MARSHALL ISLANDS SAN MARINO UKRAINE
BULGARIA GUNEA MAURITANIA SANTA LUCIA UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
BURKINA FASO GUYANA MAURITIUS SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
BURUNDI HAITI MICRONESIA SAUDI ARABIA UZBEKISTAN
CAMEROON HONDURAS MOLDOVA SENEGAL VANUATU
CAPE VERDE INDIA MONGOLIA SERBIA VIETNAM
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC MONTENEGRO SEYCHELLES ZAMBIA
COMOROS IVORY COAST MOROCCO SIERRA LEONE ZIMBABWE
CUBA JAMAICA MOZAMBIQUE SIERRA LEONE  
CYPRUS JORDAN MYANMAR SINGAPORE  
DJIBOUTI KAZAKHSTAN NAMIBIA CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC  

Group III - Countries That Require a Visa with Authorization from Bolivia

AFGHANISTAN INDONESIA ISRAEL
ANGOLA IRAQ RWANDA
BHUTAN KOREA, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC SOMALIA
CAMBOYA LAOS, PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC SUDAN
CHAD LIBYA SYRIA
  NIGERIA TIMOR LESTE
CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC THE PAKISTAN YEMEN

Visa Requirement by Country

 

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