Bolivia Visa Requirements: New Tool 2024 - Bolivia Hop

Our guide below breaks down the visa process step-by-step in combination with Bolivia Hop’s handy Bolivia Visa Requirements tool that allows you to select your country, see what group you are in, and give you a summary of the necessary requirements!

Many nationalities require a visa to enter Bolivia. The visa requirements for each individual depends on the nationality on the passport under which you will be travelling. Some visas are free, others require payment. Some can be obtained upon arrival to the Bolivian border. Others MUST be obtained in advance. It is critical to research your visa requirements before travel and apply for your Bolivia visa within the necessary timelines.

Our guide below breaks down the visa process step-by-step in combination with Bolivia Hop’s handy Bolivia Visa Requirements tool that allows you to select your country, see what group you are in, and give you a summary of the necessary requirements!

What Visa Group Are You In?

The Bolivian goverment has listed all the countries into 3 different groups. Based on the group your in, they will ask for different requisites needed to enter the country. To quickly check what group your in, use our Visa tool below!

Find your group according to your country of passport here:

Required documents
to enter the country

Things that everyone
will require.

Visa groups
Group I, II & III

Find out which
Visa group you’re in

Use our
updated Visa tool

Additional documents
you may present

Visit your local
Bolivian Consulate

Verify visa requirements,
fees, & processing times

Documents everyone requires

Things ALL nationalities NEED to have:

1. VALID PASSPORT

You must have 6 months validity remaining on your passport at the time of entry. If entering Bolivia from Peru then the passport you use must be the same passport used to enter Peru. If you happen to be of dual citizenship, you cannot switch passports at the Bolivian border.

Visa Groups I, II, III

The Bolivian embassy has listed the different countries into 3 Groups. In order to avoid any issues, or potential fines, it is important you know what group you belong to and what your Bolivia Visa Requirements are:

GROUP 1:

Passport holders from any of these countries do not require a visa or need to pay any kind of fee upon entering Bolivia. The only requirement is that you present a valid passport with a minimum validity of 6 months, and a valid immigration card at the border.

GROUP 2:

Passport holders from any of these countries NEED to apply for a visa either at a Bolivian embassy or directly at the border. Obtaining a visa at the Bolivian embassy in advance is FREE OF CHARGE, however if you opt to get your visa at the border, a $95 USD fee will apply.

GROUP 3:

Passport holders from any of these countries MUST apply for a visa IN ADVANCE and can ONLY apply for one directly at a Bolivian embassy. The cost for the visa is $30 USD.

Use our Visa tool

Use our Bolivia Visa Requirements tool at the top of the page to select your country to see what group you are in and a summary of the necessary requirements. We advise to prepare each and every document on the list in order to apply for a visa. Bolivia Hop will not be held responsible should you be denied entrance into Bolivia because you failed to meet any of these requirements.

Find your group according to your country of passport here:

Contact your local Bolivian consulate

Contact your local Bolivian embassy for up to date advice on requirements, processing times and fees. Bolivian authorities may change the rules and prerequisites at their discretion.

If already within Peru, then you can also visit the Bolivian consulate or embassy either in Lima or Cusco.

Frequently Asked Questions

– I have 2 passports. Can I switch Passports in order to avoid paying the visa fee?

No. The Bolivian authorities will only grant you entry with the passport that you used to enter (and exit) Peru.

– I lost my immigration card. What should I do?

You must approach an immigrations office in Peru and pay a small fine to issue a new immigration card. This replacement fee cannot be paid at the immigrations office or at the border. It needs to be paid at the Peruvian bank, BANCO DE LA NACION. It MUST be done prior to travelling to the border. It is NOT possible to process at the border.

– I overstayed my given time here in Peru. What should I do?

You will need to follow the same procedure as the above question. The cost for overstaying is approximately $1 USD per day.

– I hold a Passport from one of the Group 3 countries. Can I apply for a visa at the border?

NO. Nationalities from Group 3 must apply for a visa at a Bolivian embassy in advance. We recommend you do this before travel, in your home country where possible.

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