Bolivia Visa Requirements
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Bolivia Visa Requirements

Passport & Visa Requirements

Country Visa Required Reciprocity Fees Return Ticket Required
USA $160
UK × ×
Canada × ×
Australia × ×
Most EU × ×
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. Visit

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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: $160

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
Website URL:

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