Yes - A visa is required for travel to Bolivia

Monday, April 6, 2020

A valid passport and business visa are required for travel to Bolivia.

Send these documents to Travisa


Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Bolivia, with at least one blank passport page available for Bolivian visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Bolivia visas.


Bolivia Visa Application Form:

One visa application form per applicant properly completed and signed. Signature must be original on each application.


Photo Requirements:

One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.

OR - you can upload a photo when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.


Official Invitation:

A letter of invitation from sponsor in Bolivia (either host company or individual) explaining the relationship to the applicant and the purpose of travel. In addition, the letter must indicate the length of stay, place of stay, and contact information.
New York: The original, notarized invitation is required.


Business Cover Letter:

Letter from employer or sponsoring company in the US, on company letterhead, introducing the applicant, indicating the applicant's employment status/position held in the company, and clearly stating the purpose of travel to Bolivia. The business letter must also indicate who will be financially responsible for the applicant and must provide detailed contact information in Bolivia.

The Consulate of Bolivia requires an official business letter to support your application. To generate a Bolivia Business Cover Letter on-line, simply request this service and provide your information using the simple online form in your Visa Application Kit, which you will receive once you place your order.


Proof of Travel Arrangements:

Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or a travel agency or copy of airline ticket showing entry and departure from Bolivia.


Criminal Record:

Washington, DC: Single-entry visa applicants must submit an original Police Clearance obtained from your city or county's jurisdictional police department that bears an official stamp or seal from the police department or be notarized. Multiple-entry visa applicants must submit a Certificate of Good Conduct or background check issued by INTERPOL.


Medical Requirements:

International certificate of vaccination against yellow fever.


Proof of Sufficient Funds:

Miami, New York and Washington DC: A recent bank statement that shows evidence of sufficient funds to support stay in destination. A photocopy of the applicant's credit card is not accepted.
All other jurisdictions: Evidence of sufficient funds to support stay in destination such as most recent bank statement or a photocopy of applicant's credit card (front side).


Other Requirements:

For multiple entries: a certified copy of Tax Identification Number (NIT) or original electronic certification if the company was established in Bolivia.

This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.

Click here for Bolivia Consular Fees and Visa Processing Times

Visa Validity:

Business visas (Specific Purpose) are issued for a single entry, valid for 30 days from the date of issue. Visas can only be extended in Bolivia through the Bolivian Immigration Department (Dirección Nacional o Regional de Migración).

Visa Processing Time:

Bolivia visas are usually processed in 3 to 5 business days. Rush or Emergency visa service may be available for additional fees. Please visit our “Bolivia Consular Fees and Visa Processing Options” link for details.

Register your trip with the US Embassy:

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Registration notifies the US Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the US Department of State; simply complete the form on your visa application kit after placing your order.

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

How to Apply for a Visa to Bolivia

  • Review the requirements to apply for your visa
  • Gather your documents and complete the forms
  • Ship your documents to our office

Where to Apply for Your Bolivian Visa

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Houston :

Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas

Travisa - Houston
2 Greenway Plaza Suite 200
Houston, TX 77046
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Los Angeles :

Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota,Utah, Washington and Wyoming

Travisa - Los Angeles
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 570
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Miami :

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee

Travisa - Miami
169 E. Flager Street Suite 1522
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in New York :

Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont

Travisa - New York
60 E. 42nd Street, Suite 106-107 Lobby
New York, NY 10165
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Washington, DC :

Delaware, District of Colombia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin

Travisa - Washington, DC
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: 877-876-3266