Visa policy of Bolivia
Citizens (ordinary passport holders) of specific countries and territories are eligible to visit Bolivia for tourism or business purposes without having to obtain a visa.
There are 3 groups of countries, countries whose citizens do not require a visa, countries whose citizens can obtain a visa on arrival and countries whose citizens must obtain visa in advance.
Visa policy map
Citizens or nationals of the following 51 countries and territories may enter Bolivia without a visa for a period of up to 90 days annually (permitted length of stay is initially 30 days, then it can be extended free of charge):
Holders of diplomatic or service passports of any country except Israel do not require a visa. Visa exemption also applies to holders of passports for public affairs issued by China.
Group 2 Countries
National of countries not in Group 1 or Group 3 may obtain a visa on arrival for approximately 100 US Dollars. Alternatively, the visa may be obtained at any Bolivian embassy or consulate free of charge. Nationals of the * United States must hold a hotel reservation or letter of invitation along with sufficient funds and US$160 in cash in order to obtain a visa on arrival. The fee of US$160 is also applicable even if the visa is obtained in advance at a Bolivian embassy or consulate. Nationals of * Iran can obtain a visa on arrival for 30 days only at Cochabamba, La Paz and Santa Cruz airports. The fee of US$30 is also applicable even if the visa is obtained in advance at a Bolivian embassy or consulate. Nationals of * China (including Macau and Hong Kong) can obtain a visa on arrival for 30 days only if they do not reside in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan.
Group 3 Countries
Nationals of the following countries are required to obtain a visa in advance at a Bolivian embassy or consulate
- Countries that do not require a visa for Bolivia (Group 1) (Spanish)
- Countries that obtain a visa on arrival to Bolivia (Group 2) (Spanish)
- Countries that require a visa for Bolivia (Group 3) (Spanish)
- "Visa Information". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 17 December 2013.