Specific Purpose Visa

Specific Purpose Visas are required for those who wish to travel to Bolivia for any purpose other than Tourism. 

A Specific Purpose Visa is required by those who intend to engage in business, education, paid work, to get married according to Bolivian law and any other legal activities not related to tourism.

Specific Purpose Visas have a validity of 30 days and are renewable, after submitting a request for extension to the immigration office in Bolivia. When applying for one, an introduction letter is required which should state the specific purpose of the travel, the dates of travel, and that the expenses will be furnished by the sending or hosting company or institution. These requirements apply to business executives, film crews, missionaries, voluntary workers, etc. 

For certain nationalities authorization from the Immigration authorities in Bolivia is required, in which case the application takes longer to be processed. It is recommended to allow at least 2 to 3 weeks prior to departure. 

Applications can be made during the office hours (Mon - Fri 09:00 am - 3:00 pm) which can also be made by mail. The fee of $85.00 can be paid by Credit Card or money order payable to the Bolivian Consulate. It is recommended to use the safest way to send your passport, either registered delivery or courier. The costs of delivery are met by the applicant and no responsibility is taken by the Consulate if the passport gets lost in the post.

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Completed application form
  2. Valid passport or travel document with a minimum validity of 6 months
  3. One recent 2" x 2" passport type photograph
  4. Fee of $85.00
  5. Letter of introduction explaining purpose of travel, means of subsistence and information on the company or institution 
  6. Photocopy of ticket or itinerary
  7. Bank statement or equivalent that shows economic solvency (Please note that the validity of the document should be for at least the travel period)
  8. Certificate of good conduct / Police Record

IMPORTANT: Incomplete application will be returned without being processed

 

 

Declaración Jurada de Solicitud de Visa

Sworn Statement for Visa Application

 

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Group I - Countries That Do Not Require a Tourist Visa

ANDORRA CROATIA ICELAND MONACO SLOVAKIA
ARGENTINA CZECH REPUBLIC IRELAND, REPUBLIC OF NETHERLANDS SLOVENIA
AUSTRALIA DENMARK PALESTINE NEW ZEALAND SPAIN
AUSTRIA ECUADOR ITALY NORWAY SWEDEN
BELGIUM ESTONIA JAPAN PANAMA SWITZERLAND
BRAZIL FINLAND LATVIA PARAGUAY TURKEY
CANADA FRANCE LIECHTENSTEIN PERU UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
CHILE GERMANY LITHUANIA PHILIPPINES URUGUAY
COLOMBIA GREECE LUXEMBURG POLAND VATICAN CITY
COSTA RICA HUNGARY MEXICO PORTUGAL VENEZUELA

Group II - Countries that Require a Tourist Visa

LBNI DOMINIC KENY NURU SOLOMON ISLNDS
LGERI DOMINICN REPUBLIC KIRIBTI NEPL SOUTH FRIC
NTIGU ND BRBUD EGYPT KUWIT NICRGU SRI LNK
RMENI EL SLVDOR KYRGYZSTN NIGER SURINM
ZERBIJN EQUTORIL GUINE LEBNON OMN SWZILND
BHMS ERITRE LESOTHO PLU TJIKISTN
BHRIN ETHIOPI LIBERI PPU NEW GUINE THILND
BNGLDESH FIJI MCEDONI QTR TOGO
BRBDOS GBON MDGSCR REPUBLIC OF KORE TONG
BELRUS GMBI MLWI ROMNI TRINIDD ND TOBGO
BELIZE GEORGI MLYSI RUSSI TUNISI
BENIN GHN MLDIVES SINT KITTS ND NEVIS TURKMENISTN
BOSNI - HERZEGOVIN GRND MLI SINT VINCENT ND THE GRENDINES TUVLU
BOTSWN GUTEML MLT SMO UGND
BRUNEI DRUSSLM GUINE-BISSU MRSHLL ISLNDS SN MRINO UKRINE
BULGRI GUNE MURITNI SNT LUCI UNITED RB EMIRTES
BURKIN FSO GUYN MURITIUS SO TOME ND PRINCIPE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TNZNI
BURUNDI HITI MICRONESI SUDI RBI UZBEKISTN
CMEROON HONDURS MOLDOV SENEGL VNUTU
CPE VERDE INDI MONGOLI SERBI VIETNM
CENTRL FRICN REPUBLIC IRN, ISLMIC REPUBLIC MONTENEGRO SEYCHELLES ZMBI
COMOROS IVORY COST MOROCCO SIERR LEONE ZIMBBWE
CUB JMIC MOZMBIQUE SIERR LEONE  
CYPRUS JORDN MYNMR SINGPORE  
DJIBOUTI KZKHSTN NMIBI CHIN, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC  

Group III - Countries That Require a Visa with Authorization from Bolivia

AFGHANISTAN INDONESIA ISRAEL
ANGOLA IRAQ RWANDA
BHUTAN KOREA, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC SOMALIA
CAMBOYA LAOS, PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC SUDAN
CHAD LIBYA SYRIA
  NIGERIA TIMOR LESTE
CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC THE PAKISTAN YEMEN

Visa Requirement by Country