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Visas and consulates


In order to enter Bolivia it is necessary to have a valid passport or a visa granted to you for 30 or 90 days according to the agreement with the country of origin.

The countries that DO NOT require visas are:
Germany, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Great Britain, Finland, Ecuador, Spain, El Salvador, United States, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Perú, Portugal, Poland, the Vatican, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay, and countries of the Caribbean.

Countries that require visas without previous consultation:
Albania, Andorra, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Bah rein, Belarus, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, United Arab Emirates, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldavia, Nauru, Nicaragua, Papa New Guinea, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Surinam, Tuvalu, Ukraine, Vanuatu, Bangladesh, Granada, Guatemala, Pakistan, Panama, Tunisia, Algeria, Dominica, Korea, Slovakia, Honduras, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Oman, Barbados, Egypt, Guyana, Haiti, Belize, Cuba, El Salvador, Malta, Venezuela, Romania, Hungary, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Kuwait.


    • Passport with remaining validity of at least 6 months.
    • Return ticket from Bolivia.
    • Bank deposit for the price of the Consulate Fee (if requested).

In these cases, the visa will be granted for a period of 30 days (deferrable).

The countries that require a visa and a previous consultation by the Chancellery are:
Afghanistan, Angola, Armenia, Benin, Brunei, Bosnia Herzegovina, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Bhutan, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Rep. of Central Africa, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Korea, Ivory Coast, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of Guinea, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kurdistan, Kiribati, Lesotho, Lebanon, Liberia, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauricio, Mauritania, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, St. Thomas and Prince, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leon, Singapore, Syria, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Togo, Tonga, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Thailand, China, India, Croatia, Libya, Slovenia, Laos, Taiwan, Iran, Iraq, Bulgaria.


    • Request visa at least 25 days before your trip.
    • Photocopy of passport with remaining validity of at least six months.
    • Photocopy of identification document granted by Immigration if you are a resident of Chile.
    • Personal interview with the department of the Consulate.
    • Statement of bank deposit for the price of the Consulate Fee (if requested)
    • Return ticket from Bolivia.
    • Personal references/contacts in Bolivia (if possible).

Under the agreement of reciprocity, the tourist visa should be stamped by consulates of the following countries: Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Korea, China, France, Jordan and Thailand.

Specific Purpose Visa

All foreigners that enter Bolivia for business reasons, negotiations, to sign contracts, documents, marriage contracts, or taking part in activities other than tourism, should obtain a Specific Objective Visa.


    • Letter from the business that you represent or personal letter addressed to the Consulate of Bolivia indicating the motive for your travels and the length of stay required.
    • Passport with remaining validity for at least 6 months.
    • A bank deposit for US $ 85.

Students visas

In agreement with the Memorandum of understanding written by the Republic of Bolivia and the Republic of Chile on November 24, 1994, the country will grant a Student Visa (Temporary Resident Visa for students), valid for one year (renewable at the end of that period), to Chilean citizens that study in public and private learning centers, recognized by the Bolivian government.


    • Valid passport and legal identification.
    • Certificate of good conduct, duly legalized, issued by an official police authority from your country of origin or in some cases from the country where you last resided.
    • Medical certification issued by a professional authority from the Bolivian Consulate, certifying that the applicant is not sick with infectious or contagious diseases, including an Elisa exam to test for H.I.V.
    • Proof of studies, duly legalized, that certifies that the applicant is authorized to continue his/her studies.
    • If the applicant is younger than the legal age in Bolivia (21), legal authorization by the parents or legal guardians must be countersigned for permission to travel and remain in Bolivia.
    • A certificate of the parent's economic solvency must be submitted if the applicant is underage, and a personal economic solvency certificate, if the person is of legal age under Bolivian law, proving their ability to pay their expenses during their stay in the country. If the applicant has received financial aid in the form of a scholarship to study at a Bolivian university or other similar institution, the student visa permits the student to stay for 60 days after which they will be able to renew it for up to one year with the approval of the specific administrative department within their institution (renewable annually).

Embassies and Consulates in La Paz:

Country Address Telephone
Australia Villanueva 1400 47776580
Austria French 3671 48021400
B├ęlgica Defensa 113, piso 8 43310066
Bolivia Av. Corrientes 545, piso 2 43946042
Brasil Cerrito 1350 48144685
Canadá Tagle 2828 48027020
Colombia C. Pellegrini 1363, piso 3 43250258
Costa Rica Av. Callao 1103, piso 9 (I) 48158159
Cuba Virrey del Pino 1810 47829089
Chile Tagle 2762 221-2080
China Av. C. Larralde 5349 45438862
Dinamarca Av. L. N. Alem 1074, piso 9 43126901
Republica Dominicana Santa Fe 1206, piso 2 C 48114669
Ecuador Av. Quintana 585, pisos 9 y 10 48040073
Egipto Arroyo 955 43939312
El Salvador Av. Santa Fe 882, piso 12 A 43111854
Finlandia Santa Fe 846, piso 5 43120600
Francia Av. Santa Fe 846, piso 4 43122409
Alemania Villanueva 1055 47782500
Grecia Av. R. Saenz Pe├▒a 547, piso 4 43424958
Guatemala Santa Fe 830, piso 5 43139160
Honduras Av. Del Libertador 1140 P.B. 48046181
Hungria Coronel D├şaz 1874 48264132
India C├│rdoba 950, piso 4 43934001
Iran Figueroa Alcorta 3229 48021470
Israel Av. De Mayo 701, piso 10 43421465
Italia M. T. de Alvear 1149 48166136
Jamaica Av. Rivadavia 829 43318787
Japon Bouchard 547 43188200
Corea San Mart├şn de Tours 2815 48029665
Malasia Villanueva 1040/48/62 47760504
Malta Viamonte 783, piso 1 43250778
Mexico Larrea 1230 48217172
Marruecos Mariscal Ram├│n Castilla 2952 48018154
Holanda Av. De Mayo 701, piso 19 43343474
Nueva Zelanda Av. Corrientes 456, piso 6 Of. 65 43280747
Nicaragua Av. Corrientes 2548, piso 6 Of. 1 49512463
Noruega Esmeralda 909, piso 3 B 43121904
Panama Santa Fe 1461, piso 5 48143655
Paraguay Viamonte 1851 48120075
Per├║ Av. C├│rdoba 1345, piso 11 48114619
Filipinas Juramento 1945 47814173
Polonia Alejandro M. de Aguado 2870 48029681
Portugal C├│rdoba 315, piso 3 43123524
Rumania Arroyo 962 43228656
Rusia Rodriguez Pe├▒a 1741 48121794
Eslovenia Suipacha 1380, piso 3 43932039
Espa├▒a Guido 1760 48110070
Suecia Tacuari 147, piso 6 43421422
Suiza Santa Fe 846, piso 10 43116491
Taiwan Av. De Mayo 654, piso 4 43340653
Tunez Ciudad de la Paz 3086/88 45442618
Turquia 11 de Septiembre 1382 47883239
Reino Unido Dr. Luis Agote 2412, piso 2 48037070
Estados Unidos Av. Colombia 4300 47774533
Uruguay Ayacucho 1616, piso 4 48073041
Venezuela Virrey Loreto 2035 47852226
Yugoslavia Marcelo T. de Alvear 1705 43072751

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