Bolivia Visa

Bolivia Visa

Do you need to visit Bolivia? Find your nearest Bolivian Embassy.

Our Bolivia Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Bolivia’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Bolivia.

Who needs a visa to visit Bolivia?

All U.S. citizens visiting Bolivia are required to obtain a visa. A visa can be obtained from a Bolivian Embassy or Consulate in the United States or a nearby nation. Moreover, a tourist visa can be obtained at any land or air border. Entry is permitted for thirty days.
Visitor visas. Bolivia does not require British nationals to obtain a visa to enter the country. The initial permissible length of stay upon entering Bolivia is 90 days.

For more information on visas to Bolivia, you can visit their Embassy page.

Entry into Bolivia

All travellers to Bolivia must provide one of the following documents:

  • Documentation of vaccination (obtained at least 14 days before to departure);
  • A negative RT-PCR test administered within 72 hours of departure;
  • A negative antigen test administered within 48 hours before departure.
  • Children under 5 are exempt from the aforementioned restrictions.

All non-native residents and tourists are required to register their permanent or temporary address online. When travelling around the country, tourists should update this information. Failure to comply will result in penalties upon departure.

Eligibility to apply for a Bolivia visa

The eligibility criteria to apply for a Bolivian visa is straight forward. You must ensure you bring along with you all relevant documentation needed for your visa. Not bringing all documentation could result in your visa application being denied. The list of documentation requirements are below:

 

Passport. You must submit your actual, signed passport together with a copy of the page containing your personal information....

Photographs.

Visa Questionnaire.

Proof of Travel Arrangements.

Authorization Form.

Proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination.

CIBT visas Order Form.

Processing time for Bolivian visas

The processing time is 10 business days, beginning when the application, payment, and passport are received. Ensure that the information on the Sworn Statement and passport are identical. Depending on your country of origin, you may be required to obtain a visa to enter Bolivia. Please ensure that all necessary visa paperwork is completed well in advance of your trip.

Appointment waiting times

Due to a limited supply of visa stickers at the embassy, appointment times may take four to six weeks. The Specific Purpose visa is necessary for individuals travelling to Bolivia for business, paid job, marriage, or any other non-tourism-related activity. Due to the length of time that appointments can take, please schedule your appointment well in advance of your trip.

Who can visit Bolivia without a visa?

Visitors from the following nations do not require a visa to enter Bolivia for stays of up to 30 days. You can extend your stay in Bolivia for up to 90 days.

Members of the European Union;

  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador Iceland
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • The country of New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Philippines
  • Russia
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Commonwealth
  • United States of America
  • Switzerland
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela

For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.

Bolivian visa types

Bolivia has several different types of visas. Each visa is for a different reason of entry into the Country. These types of visas are:

  • Tourist Visa (90 days).
  • Specific purpose visa (30 days).
  • Temporary residence visa for one year.
  • Two-year temporary residence visa.
  • Permanent or definitive resident visa.
  • Student visa.
  • Courtesy visa.
  • An official or diplomatic visa.

What to do if your Bolivia visa is refused?

You have the right to contest this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that opted to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a Schengen visa and the reasons for the denial. People regularly ask us how we can “guarantee” the issuance of a visa. Because all final decisions are made by embassies, there is no way to obtain a 100 percent guarantee. All you can do is ensure that your application is as strong as possible. Please get in touch with us if your visa application was denied.

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Visas can be obtained upon arrival at land borders or ports of entry.

If you have stayed in the nation longer than permitted by your visa, you will be required to pay a fine of 20 Bs (2 Euros) per day for each day of overstay upon departure. Note that Bolivian embassies abroad and the Bolivian immigration office do not readily issue residence visas.

To apply for a visa for Bolivia, you must possess:

  • A passport that will be valid for six months following the expiration of your visa.
  • An application for a Bolivian visa, completed and signed.
  • Passport Photos
  • Travel Schedule
  • If travelling for work, a business letter explaining your trip and potentially an invitation letter from the firm or group in Bangladesh, along with an invitation or support letter from the sponsor in Bolivia.
  • If for tourism, a hotel reservation is customary.
  • Police Report
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