To make a planned tourist trip to Bolivia, a citizen of another country must obtain a Bolivian visa. Regardless of the purpose of the trip - tourism, visiting friends and relatives, short-term study, exchange programs or other temporary activities - there are different types of visas to suit different needs. If a long stay in Bolivia for study or work is planned, long-term visa options can also be considered.
Regardless of the purpose of travel, knowing the different types of Bolivian visas is crucial for a smooth and successful entry into the country.
The Bolivian government has divided the country into three categories, each with a different visa policy. Citizens of some countries can enter Bolivia without a visa. For citizens of other countries, visas are available upon arrival at the point of entry for an additional fee. Citizens of other countries need to apply for a Bolivian visa before traveling. It is important to know the category to which your country belongs and whether it has visa-free agreements with Bolivia.
You should also consider the type and duration of your trip. The Bolivian embassy can provide information on the type of visa required for permanent residency. To avoid problems with the Bolivian authorities. The Bolivian Immigration Service issues transit, diplomatic, educational, tourist, multiple entry (for business) and special case visas. As an accredited visa agency, we will be happy to assist you with your visa application.
There are three categories of countries with different rules. The first category can enter Bolivia with a passport without a visa. The second can obtain a tourist visa at the airport with the necessary documents. The third category must apply at a Bolivian consulate or diplomatic mission.
Most Bolivian tourist visas are valid for up to 90 days per year. When entering as a tourist, you cannot change immigration status while you are in Bolivia.
Applying for a visa with us, you will receive not only quality service, but also time saving, flexible payment terms and individual approach to each client. Our team of specialists will help you at all stages of visa processing and will be glad to answer all your questions.
Whether you need a visa to Bolivia
If you plan to visit Bolivia, you may need to apply for a Bolivian visa in advance.
Bolivia's visa requirements depend on the country you are coming from. The Bolivian government divides countries into three groups.
Types of Visas to Bolivia:
Issued for 30 days for tourism and recreation. No employment is allowed. Can be extended 2 times for 30 days. Maximum 90 days per year.
For 30 days for employment or self-employment. Allows you to obtain a temporary residence permit.
For 180 days for employment/individual or public/private contracts. Allows to obtain a temporary residence permit for academic exchange.
For 30 days for medical treatment in Bolivia. Allows you to obtain a temporary residence permit.
For 30 days for family reunification. Allows you to obtain a temporary residence permit.
For 1 year with extension for investors and entrepreneurs. Multiple entry/exit.
For 60 days for study. Allows you to obtain a student residence permit for up to 3 years
For 180 days under state academic agreements. Free of charge. Student residence permit for the same period.
For 180 days under academic contracts of higher education institutions. Student residence permit for the same period of time.
For 15 days for transit to another country.
For 60 days at the invitation of government agencies.
For 30 days for humanitarian reasons. Issued free of charge.
Obtain a visa for Bolivia upon arrival:
A Bolivian tourist visa can be issued upon arrival at the international airports of La Paz, Cochabamba or Santa Cruz if it is not possible to visit a Bolivian consulate or embassy in advance.
However, it is worth bearing in mind that border officials may not have the data required to issue visas on arrival. The on-site application procedure may take longer.
Therefore, when applying for a visa on arrival, be sure to have the entire package of required documents with you.
You should also bring money in US dollars to pay the visa fee. Damaged bills may not be accepted by border guards.
It is recommended to check the procedure for obtaining a visa on arrival with the Bolivian consulate in advance to avoid possible complications.
Requirements for entry into Bolivia:
with at least 6 months validity after entry and at least 1 blank page for the stamp
having sufficient financial resources for the period of stay
Ticket or reservation
of transportation out of Bolivia
All necessary documents
for the onward journey after Bolivia
Yellow fever vaccination certificate
If you are coming from a country with risk zones
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