Visa policy of Bolivia

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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 (Group 1), countries whose citizens must obtain a visa prior to entry for free, or upon arrival for a fee (Group 2), and countries whose citizens must obtain visa in advance with special authorization (Group 3).

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Bolivia
  Bolivia
  Visa-free (Passport and ID card entry)
  Visa-free (Passport entry)
  Must obtain visa prior to landing for free, or upon arrival for a fee (Special rules for US, China and Iran)
  Special authorization required before visa can be granted

Visa exemption[edit]

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):[1]

1 - Except for nationals of  Bulgaria,  Cyprus,  Malta and  Romania who must obtain visa on arrival.
2 - including all classes of British nationality.
3 - 90 days within any 180 day period
ID - May enter with an ID card too.

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[edit]

National of countries in Group 2 must obtain a visa prior to arrival,[9] obtained at any Bolivian embassy or consulate free of charge,[10] or on arrival.[11]

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. Visas issued to U.S. passport holders are valid for ten years and allow multiple entries.[10]

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.[10]

Nationals of  China (including  Macau and  Hong Kong) can obtain a visa on arrival for 90 days. The fee of US$30 also applies when the visa is obtained in advance.[12] China is lifted to Group 2 Country effective on Aug 17, 2014. Chinese nationals can get visa on arrival at airport or land check points as indicated by Bolivian Embassy in Beijing on Dec 27, 2017.[13]

Nationals of  Taiwan can obtain a visa on arrival for 90 days. The fee of US$30 also applies when the visa is obtained in advance.[14]

Group 3 Countries[edit]

Nationals of the following countries are required to obtain further authorization from a Bolivian embassy or consulate:[1][11][15]

Visitor statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Bolivia were from the following countries of nationality:[16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1962/04/monstate.pdf
  3. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1964/02/monstate.pdf
  4. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1981/11/monstate.pdf
  5. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1964/03/monstate.pdf
  6. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1986/02/monstate.pdf
  7. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1996/01/monstate.pdf
  8. ^ "О вступлении в силу российско-боливийского Соглашения о взаимных безвизовых поездках граждан". Mid.ru (in Russian). Министерство Иностранных Дел России/The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Visas". Consulate General of Bolivia - Washington DC. Retrieved 22 September 2017. To enter Bolivia as a tourist, citizens of the countries in Group II, require a Consular Tourist Visa... Visa must be obtained before traveling at any Consulate
  10. ^ a b c http://www.boliviawdc.org/consulate/visas
  11. ^ a b "Requisitios para ingresar a Bolivia" (PDF). Direccion General de Migracion. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  12. ^ Requirements to enter Bolivia, General Directorate of Migration of Bolivia (in Spanish).
  13. ^ "EMBOLCHINA-news_contents". www.embolchina.cn. Retrieved 2017-12-28.
  14. ^ Requirements to enter Bolivia, General Directorate of Migration of Bolivia (in Spanish).
  15. ^ "Visas". Consulate General of Bolivia - Washington DC. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  16. ^ Estadísticas por Actividad Económica. Turísmo

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