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Bolivia Visa Requirements

Bolivia visa

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.

Group 1: Countries that do not require a tourist visa

Group 2: Countries which are required to apply for a tourist visa without previous consultation

Group 3: Countries which are required to apply for a tourist visa with previous consultation of the National Migration Service of Bolivia

Passports must be valid for six months beyond the date of entry.

Personal documents – passports and visas – must be carried at all times, especially in lowland regions, but it's safest to carry photocopies rather than originals.

Citizens of most South American and Western European countries can get a tourist card on entry for stays up to 90 days, depending on the nationality. Citizens of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan are granted 30 days while citizens of USA and Israel are granted 90 days. Overstayers can be fined US$1.25 per day.

Citizens of many Communist, African, Middle Eastern and Asian countries require 'official permission' from the Bolivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs before a visa will be issued.

Effective December 1, 2007, U.S. citizens seeking to enter Bolivia as tourists must first obtain an entry visa.