Civil Registry
Marriage Registration

For a marriage celebrated abroad, to be valid in Bolivia, it must be registered with the Consulate of Bolivia. To register your marriage at the Consulate of the Plurinational State of Bolivia must meet the following requirements , no exceptions : Certificate of Marriage Document must be c [ ... ]

Child Registration For Dual Citizenship

Children born abroad of a Bolivian parent have the right to obtain Bolivian citizenship. This condition is formalized through registration of the minor before a Bolivian consular representation. REQUIREMENTS The minor must be under 18 years of age Original and Photocopy of B [ ... ]

Marriage Celebration

Information on marriage celebrations at the Consulate of Bolivia. A Marriage Celebration is a legal act by which two persons of opposite sex who meet the requirements set by law, go before a Consular Officer to request record that decision in the accompanying book, constituting a [ ... ]


For a marriage celebrated abroad, to be valid in Bolivia, it must be registered with the Consulate of Bolivia.


To register your marriage at the Consulate of the Plurinational State of Bolivia must meet the following requirements , no exceptions :

  1. Certificate of Marriage
    • Document must be certified by the Secretary of State where it was issued and authenticated by the State Department of the United States of America (See procedure Legalization)
    • Legalization of the marriage certificate is required by the Consulate.
  2. Original or certified copy of the birth certificate of the spouses
    • If one spouse is not Bolivian must perform the same procedure to legalize birth certificate at the Consulate.
    • No translation of any required certificates
    • Photocopies of birth certificates will not accepted
  3. Valid Identification of both spouses
    • Bolivian passport or Identification Card
    • Foreign passport
  4. Presentation of two (2) witnesses armed with valid identity documents
    • Witnesses must not necessarily be Bolivian
  5. Proof of current residence
    • Utility bill , lease etc. 

Appointments are not required , the approximate time of each registration is 15 minutes.

FEE

  • Recognition of foreign marriage and registration in the Books of Marriage between Bolivians, including a Certificate of Marriage and Family Booklet$ 30.00
  • Recognition of foreign marriage and registration in the Books of Marriage when one or both of the spouses is a foreigner individual, including a marriage certificate and family booklet$ 100.00
  • Legalization of a Marriage Certificate not granted by the Consulbetween Bolivian individuals or a Bolivian individual with a foreign individual (original or photocopy): $ 15.00
  • Legalization of a Marriage Certificate not granted by the Consul among non-Bolivian individuals (original or photocopy)$ 50.00