Traveling to Bolivia

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Bolivia Visa & Passport Requirements

Bolivia Visa & Passport Requirements

v*** Updated: February 22, 2018

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Rest of World Citizen of countries NOT mentioned on this list, it is vital that you check your specific visa requirements before traveling to Bolivia. We recommend visiting VisaHQ to stay up-to-date with all the latest visa & passport requirements.

** Note for Travelers from New Zealand and other Latin American countries

Travelers from New Zealand and many other Latin American countries DO NOT REQUIRE A VISA to enter Bolivia. However, it is still very important you check with your local consulate or embassy for the most up-to-date visa & passport requirements.

Passport Requirements:

Citizens of ALL countries: To enter Bolivia, your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after your travel dates. For example, if you are traveling to Bolivia in March, your passport must be valid through September of that year.

We strongly recommend making copies of your passport. Keep your original passport locked away in the safe of your hotel and carry a photocopy of your passport with you during your travels. You might also consider purchasing a passport holder to keep all your documents safe.

Visa Requirements:

Visas ARE NOT REQUIRED by Australian, British, Canadian and most EU nationals when traveling to Bolivia for tourism. Instead, travelers will be granted an initial 30-day stay visa-free. 

US Citizens ARE REQUIRED to obtain a visa in advance or instantly upon entry into Bolivia (Bolivia visa on arrival). We always recommend that travelers apply for the travel visa in advance (as soon as your flights are scheduled) from the nearest embassy. US citizens can extend their visa up to a maximum of 90 days per year.

Nationals of India and Malaysia can obtain a visa upon arrival, or in advance at any Bolivian Embassy or Consulate.

To determine if your nationality requires a visa, please contact the nearest Bolivian embassy to check visa requirements.

Visa Fees:

Tourist Visa Fee for U.S. citizens: US $160 USD

Tourist Visa's can be obtained upon arrival at any valid entry point into Bolivia. US citizens must pay the entrance fee in cash.

Processing Time for Visas: 

Visas for US travelers can be obtained instantly, upon arrival through any valid Bolivian border crossing or international airport.

In general, visa applications submitted through any Bolivian Consulate take between 5 to 10 business days depending on where you apply. However, to be safe, you should always allow for plenty of time for your visa to be processed. We recommend applying for a visa as soon as your flights to Bolivia have been scheduled. 

Vaccination Recommendations: 

We highly recommend visiting the World Health Organization website for the most up-to-date country-specific vaccination requirements. 


Bolivia Embassy in Washington, DC
3014 Massachusetts Av. N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
United States
Phone: +1-202-483-4410
Phone: +1-202-483-4414
Fax: +1-202-328-3712
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