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Bolivia Visa and Passport Requirements - Bolivian Visa
For entry into Bolivia most nationalities require just a passport to have at least six months remaining of validity beyond the length of stay. Recently, Americans are required to have a Bolivia visa for entry. With the new president of Bolivia, things are changing, you should always contact the nearest Bolivian Embassy or Consulate for the latest information regarding your country's visa requirements.
When you arrive at a port of entry in Bolivia, your passport will be stamped upon entrance and you'll be given a green tourists slip valid for 30 to 90 days. Make sure not to lose the green slip because it must be returned to Immigration officials when you depart Bolivia.
You should always keep your passport in a safe place and it is a good idea to carry certified photocopies of your passport and visa with you. Also, it is a good idea to register your passport with your country's embassy to make it easier to get a replacement passport just in case your's gets lost or stolen.
Below is Bolivia's visa and passport requirements by country or use the search box to check what is required for your country.
*special note for Americans
Effective December 1, 2007, U.S. citizens seeking to enter Bolivia as tourists must have an entry visa. Bolivian tourist visas can be applied for by mail or in person at Bolivian consulates in the U.S., as well as at Bolivian ports of entry, such as at Bolivias international airports and at land border crossings. Bolivian tourist visas are valid for five years from the date of issuance and allow the bearer to enter the country three times in a year for a cumulative stay of not more than ninety days. The cost of the tourist visa is $135 U.S. dollars. The $135 fee can be paid in cash, by deposit to the Bolivian Consulates bank account, or by money order. Tourists applying for their visa upon arrival to Bolivia must pay this fee in cash to immigration authorities. In addition to the $135 fee, the applicant must present a Bolivia visa application form with a 4x4 color photograph, a passport with a validity of not less than 6 months, evidence of a hotel reservation or a letter of invitation in Spanish, proof of economic solvency (credit card, cash or a current bank statement), and an International Vaccination Certificate for yellow fever.
Other Countries That Need a Bolivia VisaAlong with the United States, some of the following countries need a visa to enter Bolivia:
Countries That DO NOT Need a Bolivia VisaThe following countries DO NOT need a Bolivian visa for a stay up to 30 days:
*Always check with the nearest Bolivian embassy to find your country's current status regarding visa requirements.
In Bolivia beware of of fake police asking to see your passport (I.D.) and then demanding you to get into a vehicle with them. Don't fall for their scam, they are looking to rob you. If this happens to you just simply walk away or tell them to follow you on foot to the nearest police station to handle it. Never get in a vehicle with them. They will eventually leave you alone. Read more on Travel Warnings in Bolivia
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