Appointments for American Citizen Services
(La Paz, Bolivia)
WARDEN MESSAGE U.S. EMBASSY LA PAZ, BOLIVIA January 8, 2010
This warden message is being issued to notify that on February 1, 2010, the American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit at the U.S. Embassy in La Paz, will be introducing an appointment system for all non-emergency services, including passport renewals (and passport extra pages), birth registrations, notarial services, Federal benefits, and general inquiries. Anyone requesting American citizen services must make an appointment in advance for services rendered after that date.
The American Citizen Services Unit will begin accepting appointments on January 11, 2010. After February 1, 2010, only customers with appointments will be admitted into the Consular Section for all non-emergency matters. Walk-ins will continue to be accepted during regular ACS hours until January 29, 2010.
To make an appointment please visit the Embassy website at http://bolivia.usembassy.gov after January 11, 2010, for more information.
For the latest security information, U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department's internet website at http://travel.state.gov where the current worldwide caution, travel warnings and travel alerts can be found. Additional information is available in the country specific information for Bolivia at http://travel.state.gov and on the Embassy web page at http://bolivia.usembassy.gov.
Current information on travel and security in Bolivia may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States, or, from overseas, 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). U.S. citizens traveling or residing overseas are encouraged to register with the appropriate U.S. embassy or consulate on the State Department's travel registration web site at https://travelregistration.state.gov.
U.S. citizens may contact the consular section of the U.S. Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (591-2) 216-8297 during business hours (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or (591-2) 216-8500 after hours and on weekends.
The consular section is located in the U.S. Embassy at 2780 Arce Avenue in La Paz, Bolivia, and is open to the public (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.).
The Santa Cruz consular agency can be reached by telephone at 591-3-351-3477 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and
The Cochabamba consular agency at 591-4-411-6313 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.).