Bolivia visa

If you want to visit Bolivia, you may need to apply for a Bolivian visa in advance. Bolivia’s visa policy varies depending on your country of origin. The Bolivian government divides visa applicants into three groups. If you are from a country in the first group (such as the US, EU, or Australia), you do not need a visa to enter Bolivia for a stay of 90 days or less. If you are from a Group 2 or 3 country, you must apply for a visa before entering Bolivia, but the visa requirements and application process will change.


Bolivia Visa for Group One Countries

If you are from one of the following countries, you do not need a visa to visit Bolivia for a stay of up to 30 days. Once you arrive in Bolivia, you can extend your stay for up to 90 days.

  1. European Union member states
  2. Andorra
  3. Argentina*
  4. Peru
  5. Brazil*
  6. Canada
  7. Philippines
  8. Colombia*
  9. Costa Rica
  10. Ecuador*
  11. Iceland
  1. Paraguay*
  2. Japan
  3. Liechtenstein
  4. Mexico
  5. Monaco
  6. New Zealand
  7. Norway
  8. Palestine
  9. Panama
  10. Paraguay
  11. Peru*
  1. Philippines
  2. Russia**
  3. Switzerland
  4. Turkey
  5. United Kingdom
  6. United States
  7. Uruguay*
  8. Vatican City
  9. Venezuela*

*Nationals of these countries can only enter Bolivia if they have their ID card. **A Russian passport holder can stay in Bolivia without a visa for 90 of her 180 days. If you wish to stay in Bolivia for more than 90 days, you must apply for a visa at a Bolivian embassy or consulate abroad. Go to the Bolivian embassy closest or most convenient to your home.

Bolivia Visa Application for Group Two Countries

If you are from one of the following countries, you must apply for a Bolivian visa before traveling. Bolivian visas can be obtained at your local Bolivian embassy or consulate, or for a fee upon arrival.

  1. Albania
  2. Algeria
  3. Central African Republic
  4. Armenia
  5. Azerbaijan
  6. China
  7. Bahrain
  8. Bangladesh
  9. Barbados
  10. Belarus
  11. Belize
  12. Benin
  13. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  14. Botswana
  15. Brunei
  16. Bulgaria
  17. Burkina Faso
  18. Burundi
  19. Cameroon
  20. Cabo Verde
  21. Central African Republic
  22. China
  23. Comoros
  24. Cuba
  25. Cyprus
  26. Brunei
  27. Djibouti
  28. Dominica
  29. Dominican Republic
  30. Egypt
  31. El Salvador
  32. Equatorial Guinea
  33. Eritrea
  34. Ethiopia
  35. Fiji
  36. Gabon
  37. Gambia
  38. Georgia
  39. Ghana
  40. Grenada
  41. Guatemala
  1. Guinea
  2. Guinea-Bissau
  3. Guyana
  4. Haiti
  5. Honduras
  6. India
  7. Iran
  8. Ivory Coast
  9. Jamaica
  10. Jordan
  11. Kazakhstan
  12. Kenya
  13. Kiribati
  14. Kuwait
  15. Kyrgyzstan
  16. Lebanon
  17. Lesotho
  18. Liberia
  19. North Macedonia
  20. Madagascar
  21. Malawi
  22. Malaysia
  23. Maldives
  24. Mali
  25. Malta
  26. Marshall Islands
  27. Mauritania
  28. Mauritius
  29. Micronesia
  30. Moldova
  31. Mongolia
  32. Montenegro
  33. Morocco
  34. Mozambique
  35. Myanmar
  36. Namibia
  37. Nauru
  38. Nepal
  39. Nicaragua
  40. Niger
  41. Oman
  1. Palau
  2. Papua New Guinea
  3. Qatar
  4. Democratic People’s Republic of  Korea
  5. Romania
  6. Russia
  7. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  8. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  9. Samoa
  10. San Marino
  11. Saint Lucia
  12. Sao Tome and Principe
  13. Saudi Arabia
  14. Senegal
  15. Serbia
  16. Seychelles
  17. Sierra Leone
  18. Singapore
  19. Solomon Islands
  20. South Africa
  21. Sri Lanka
  22. Suriname
  23. Eswatini
  24. Tajikistan
  25. Thailand
  26. Togo
  27. Tonga
  28. Trinidad and Tobago
  29. Tunisia
  30. Turkmenistan
  31. Tuvalu
  32. Uganda
  33. Ukraine
  34. United Arab Emirates
  35. Tanzania
  36. Uzbekistan
  37. Vanuatu
  38. Vietnam
  39. Zambia
  40. Zimbabwe

Bolivia Visa Application For Group Three Countries

If you are from one of the following countries, you must apply for a Bolivian visa at a Bolivian embassy or consulate abroad. However, the process will take longer as you will need to apply for a permit from Bolivia’s National Immigration Office.

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Angola
  3. Bhutan
  4. Cambodia
  5. Chad
  6. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  7. Indonesia
  8. Iraq
  9. Israel
  10. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  11. Laos
  12. Libya
  13. Nigeria
  14. Pakistan
  15. Rwanda
  16. Somalia
  17. Sudan
  18. Syria
  19. Timor-Leste
  20. Yemen

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Bolivia Visa Requirements

If you are applying for a Bolivian visa, you will need to provide documentation to support your application. The following documents are required:

  1. Valid passport. It must have at least 6 more months of validity and at least 2 pages of visa sticker remaining.
  2. Printed form for visa application to Bolivia (visa application affidavit).
  3. Passport photo with the following requirements:
    1. Dimensions: 3 cm x 3 cm or 2 inches x 2 inches
    2. For electronic images: JPG format and maximum 150 KB
    3. White background
    4. Recently taken
    5. Stare ahead is needed.
    6. The entire face must be visible.
    7. Must have a neutral facial expression.
    8. Wearing head coverings that obscure the eyes or face (except for religious reasons) or glasses is not permitted.
    9. If you cover your head for religious reasons, please do not cover your face.
  4. Proof of accommodation in Bolivia:
    1. Hotel reservation or
    2. invitation from host. In both cases, the documentation must include the dates of your stay there.
  5. Copy of ticket or itinerary.
  6. Proof of Financial Resources: Copy of bank or credit card statement.
  7. Yellow fever vaccination certificate.

Note: The above images are required in electronic and paper format.

An electronic copy is required to attach to the online application form. Electronic copies of required documents must be in PDF format (excluding images) and cannot exceed 500 KB.

Additional Documents for Bolivian Visa Applications

In addition to the documents listed above, you may be required to submit the following documents depending on the type of visa you require. These include:

  1. For a Bolivia transit visa: Documents supporting the flight route and proving the intention to travel to a third country (visa, ticket, etc.)
  2. Bolivia student visa For:
    1. Academic Transcript
    2. Letter of acceptance
    3. Police Clearance Certificate issued by your country of residence

How to Apply for an Bolivia Visa?

  1. Begin by clicking on the “Login” button, which can be found in the menu on the right side of the screen.
  2. If you haven’t registered yet, please register yourself first. After registering, proceed to log in to the panel.
  3. Once you are logged in, navigate to the menu on the left side of the panel.
  4. Select the “Visa Application Form” option from the menu.
  5. Fill out this form with the required information.
  6. Finally, submit the completed form.

Duration of Bolivia Visa

Bolivia tourist visas are issued for a maximum of 30 days per entry. You can apply for a visa extension before it expires. If issued as a multiple-entry visa, you can stay for up to 90 days per year (maximum 30 days per entry).

The decision regarding the validity period of a visa is at the discretion of the immigration officer at the port of entry or the embassy/consulate receiving the visa.

Bolivia Visa Cost

Bolivian visa costs vary depending on nationality. If you are from a Group 2 country, you may be able to obtain a visa for free if you apply for it at an embassy or consulate before traveling. If you apply on arrival, you will need to pay a fee of approximately $160.

Please note, however, that this is an estimate and prices may vary depending on nationality, purpose of visit, changes in immigration regulations, etc.

Bolivia Visa Requirements for US Citizens

As of December 20, 2019, U.S. citizens do not require a visa to enter Bolivia. U.S. citizens traveling to Bolivia for tourist purposes may only enter with a passport valid for at least six months. You can only stay for a maximum of 30, 60, or 90 days, depending on the decision of the immigration officer at your port of entry.

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