What is a Consulate?

It is an office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bolivia, which has the function of representing and protecting the interests of the State and Bolivian citizens who are abroad. Therefore, and without fear of exclusion, all Bolivian citizen, has the right to be assisted by their consulates and access their services. The Embassy of Bolivia in the countries in which we do not have consulates have a responsible officer of the consular section, who performs the same functions.

What can our consulates for you?

  • Grant visas to foreigners wishing to visit Bolivia.
  • In case of loss or theft of documents the Consulate can issue a safe conduct to return to Bolivia.
  • Grant passports upon verification of your identity card.
  • Provide guidance on legal, social and notary.
  • Supporting information and seek medical advice for injured persons. Inform relatives or close associates of accidents or deaths, disasters and provide counseling.
  • In case of death by unnatural causes, request information from local authorities. Seek notify family or friends in case of an emergency.
  • Interest in the nationals in detention or in prison and, upon request, inform relatives.
  • Ensure legal defense of Bolivian citizens, advising them to access a lawyer.
  • Request the whereabouts of people to local authorities for legal, humanitarian or family emergencies.
  • To protect the interests and rights of minors or disabled Bolivians.
  • Travel authorizations issued under the consent of both parents (or the holder or holders of parental rights).
  • Providing Civil Registration, Notary, legalization of documents, and forward communications Bolivian authorities or bodies. The provision of consular services is governed by the current Consular Fees.
  • What our Consulates can not do for you?
  • American Process residence visas, or other work.
  • To get a job in the United States. Being party to legal proceedings or in any other court action.
  • Sponsor lawsuits on their behalf.
  • Waive compliance with the legal American.
  • Find special treatment afforded to American nationals in prisons or detention.
  • Lending money or pay fines or accounts.
  • Provide passages or means to return to Bolivia.
  • Managing work or work permit, as well as become its guarantor or surety.
  • Perform the tasks assigned to travel agents.