voulenteer for less than 90 days

by magnus kramer
(denmark)

what kind of visa do you need if you are going to volunteer less than 90 days?

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Returning Back to Bolivia already utilizing 90 day Visa
by: Anonymous

I have already spent 90 days in Bolivia in 2015.

If I want to return to Bolivia before the end of 2015 will I be permitted entry to the country? What are my options? I am a Canadian Citizen.

Apr 21, 2012
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BOLIVIA VISA FOR GHANA CITIZENS
by: Anonymous

We are Ghanaian traveling to Bolivia for Volunteering project.

Does Ghana Citizens need to obtain visas before traveling to Bolivia or Ghana Citizens can get Bolivia Visa upon Arrival at Airport?

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According to the Bolivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, citizens of Ghana DO need a visa to enter Bolivia, but are not required to obtain it prior to travel. I suppose that means it will be issued at the airport upon arrival.

http://www.rree.gob.bo/webmre/documentos/servicios/d48.htm

Sep 30, 2011
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visas for citizens of denmark
by: Anonymous

Since you are planning to stay under 90 days and since your work is not paid, you would qualify as a tourist. Danish citizens are not required to obtain a tourist visa for Bolivia.

http://www.rree.gob.bo/webmre/documentos/servicios/d43.htm

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is the 90 days in one year 1 jan to 1 jan 1s that the year

by james gore
(la paz)

is the 90 days in one year from first of january to the first of january the next year thank you very much if you can answer this question jimmy

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Oct 12, 2011
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days per year and calendar year
by: Anonymous

my 12/25/10 stamp allowed me to stay til 3/19/11; re-enter 3/22/11; leave 5/4/11, re-enter 7/31, leave again 9/14/11 re-enter 10/6/11 obtaining only 5 days, expired today (whoops, yesterday). Probably doesnt answer your question. But you can see there is variability, possibly due to the fronterras.
also, i believe when i asked in january at immigration, i was told its january to january. thats been a while.

Feb 02, 2011
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90-day Bolivia tourist visa duration
by: Anonymous

You get 90 days every 365 days beginning on the date you enter the country. It's not a calendar year.

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Is Work Visa necessary for a US citizen planning to work in Bolivia for 90 days?

by Tiffani
(Houston, TX. USA)

I understand that US Citizens do not need visas to enter Bolivia for 90 days. So do I need a work visa if I only stay for 90 days at a time?

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Jan 21, 2012
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dollars are welcome
by: Anonymous

And once you are through inmigrations the next guys at the door the want you to give them another $20 a person. So when I ask them for a receipt they gave me my money back. The country landscape is nice the people will try to take advantage of you. I will not go back again.

Nov 01, 2011
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Americans DO need a visa to enter Bolivia
by: Anonymous

American citizens absolutely DO need a visa to enter Bolivia at any time, whether to live here or as tourists. This has been in effect for the past 3 years, when the Bolivian government changed the law. A tourist visa costs $135 and gives you 90 days to be in the country. However, you cannot work if you are here on a tourist visa.

To work here, you need a VISA DE OBJETO DETERMINADO (specific purpose visa). The cost is $85 but gives you only 30 days in country. During those 30 days you are expected to apply for residency because that is the specific purpose of giving you this visa. If you plan to work in Bolivia you may have to apply for residency even if you will only be here for 3 months. The minimum residency is 1 year. Once you get your residency, you are expected to apply for a work permit which, at this time, costs $300 for Americans.

The other option would be to pay to "extend" the visa de objeto determinado twice - for 30 days each time. There is a Bolivian consulate in Houston. You should talk to them to get informed on the latest.

Either way, Americans must acquire one of these two visas prior to travel.

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USA to Cochabamba for 90 Days - Tourist Visa Confusion

by Jim
(Massachusetts)

Hi, I've read through a couple of the forum threads and it appears there are some discrepancies about having a Letter of Good Conduct from the Police. Funny thing is the Miami and Los Angeles Consulates don't ask for a Letter of Good Conduct from a Police Station (meaning you don't have a criminal record/no pending court dates).

I just spoke to the New York Consulate of Bolivia and they said you needed the following per their website.

1) Passport
2) 1 Passport Photo
3) Letter of Good Conduct (from Police)
4) Flight Itinerary
5) Hotel or Letter of Invitation (Notarized)
6) Bank Statement (not a credit card statement)
7) Yellow Fever Vaccination
8) $135

What is going on here? Would it be best just to bring all these documents when I arrive in Cochabamba and deal with it there? Any previous experiences with obtaining a tourist visa from the Cochabamba International Airport?

Thanks


Requisitos de Visas de Turismo
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• Formulario de Declaración Jurada de Solicitud de Visa, debidamente llenado y firmado, una fotografía actualizada a colores, tamaño pasaporte, SIN LENTES.

• Pasaporte vigente no Menor de 6 meses. y su respectiva fotocopia

• Certificado de Antecedentes Policiales.

• Reserva de hotel debidamente respaldada que cubra la totalidad de la estadía en Bolivia ó Carta de Invitación NOTARIADA de un familiar o amigo residente en Bolivia, Señalando domicilio y compromiso formal de responsabilizarse con los gastos de hospedaje y manutención de su invitado en tanto dure su permanencia.

• Pasaje de ida y vuelta o Itinerario de viaje.

• Solvencia económica en el país residente (extracto bancario).

• Vacuna contra la Fiebre Amarilla

• Money order por $us 135.- a nombre del Consulado General de Bolivia. (Si el tramite es por correo)

• Si el tramite es por correo enviar un sobre pre-pagado con su direccion para luego ser reenviado al interesado.

NOTA.- Por favor presentar toda esta documentación ordenado y en folder.

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by: Theodore

If you ask me I would seriously be happy to say that it is such a safe place to be and also would leave each day you spend into something worth remembering after long years from now. Do check out the place.

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US State Dept says no criminal record needed
by: Anonymous

This is from www.travel.state.gov from the state dept:

If you are a U.S. citizen seeking to enter Bolivia as a tourist, you must have an entry visa. You can apply for a Bolivian tourist visa by mail or in person at Bolivian consulates in the U.S., as well as at Bolivian ports of entry, such as at Bolivia’s international airports and at land border crossings. Bolivian tourist visas are valid for five years from the date of issuance and allow the bearer to enter the country three times in a year for a cumulative stay of not more than ninety days. The tourist visa costs $135.00. You can pay the $135.00 fee in cash, by deposit to the Bolivian Consulate’s bank account, or by money order. If you choose to apply for your visa upon your arrival to Bolivia, you must pay this fee in cash to immigration authorities. In addition to the $135.00 visa fee, you must present a visa application form with a 4cm x 4cm color photograph, a passport with a validity of not less than 6 months, evidence of a hotel reservation or a letter of invitation in Spanish, proof of economic solvency (credit card, cash, or a current bank statement), and an International Vaccination Certificate for yellow fever.

Please visit the Embassy of Bolivia web site for the most current visa information. Bolivian consulates in the United States are located in Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City, New York, , , and Washington, DC.


So I'm gonna try my luck at the La Paz airport without a criminal background clearance.

Feb 10, 2012
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get visa in bolivia
by: Anonymous

I went through Miami consulate but it is closed now. It's probably easiest just to bring your documents and $ 135 to the airport and porcess the visa when you arrive in Santa Cruz or La Paz. I'be never known anyone who did not get a visa at either bolvian airport. The New York consulate is having issues with drugs coming in from Bolivia and that's why they ask for a criminal background check. You will be fine dealing with the visa once you arrive in Bolivia.

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Tourist Visa at the Airport
by: Matlokz

You don't need anything more than the money when you arrive at the airport. I went in October and didn't have a clue about the visas. I arrived and they told me I had to pay 135 dollars and fill out 1 form.

Feb 06, 2012
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good conduct certificate
by: Anonymous

Hi everyone,

I hope this helps with others applying for a visa.

Today I went to the Bolivian consulate in New York with all the required documents for a tourist visa, but they would not grant the visa since I did not have the good conduct certificate (background check from police). Even though other Bolivian consulates do not require this, for some reason the NY one is.

Since I only have 2 weeks before my travel, they recommended I just get the visa in the La Paz airport, but they still said that I need the good conduct certificate from police. I doubt it would be a problem though if you don't have this in La Paz.

Sep 29, 2011
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Certificate of good conduct???
by: Johanna

Hi Jim I am having the same issue and was told also by the NYC bolivian consulate that we need a background check, but nowhere in the website or any other website that is stated. Did you run into problems??? please Email me if you have any info Johanna.guardado@gmail.com

May 27, 2011
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get your visa first
by: Anonymous

Americans are required to get their travel visa before traveling. But you can use ANY Bolivian consulate in the US, you don't have to use the one in New York. The one in Washington is very friendly and efficient. You can Fedex them your stuff, wait a few days, call to see if it's ready, and then send Fedex to pick it up and send it back to you (you pay the courier both ways). I hear Miami is issuing visas within 48 hours but you have to call them to confirm that.

May 26, 2011
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Response to Bolivia Bella
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the prompt response.

I checked with both LA, Miami and DC and no mention of criminal background check/Letter of Good Conduct.

When I called the Bolivian Consulate of New York City (who processes visa for the North East of the USA), they mentioned I needed to get one.

Any further comments would be greatly appreciated.

How is the Visa process at the Cochabamba Airport? Is it worth it to wait until I get there to apply as long as I have all my necessary documents?

May 26, 2011
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criminal background check tourist visa
by: BoliviaBella

You're the second person to mention to us that a Bolivian consulate in the USA is requesting a criminal background check to issue a tourist visa. This has not been a requirement ever before that we know of.

The criminal background check is usually requested of foreigners who are MOVING to Bolivia to request residency. And it is done here in Bolivia (a national criminal background check at the police station and an international criminal background check at Interpol, both here in Bolivia).

I checked the Bolivian Consulate in Washington DC's website http://www.bolivia-usa.org (click on tourist visa) and it does NOT list a criminal background check as a requirement for a tourist visa.

I checked the Bolivian Consulate in Miami's website http://www.consuladodebolivia.net/serv_visasdeturismo.php and it does NOT list a criminal background check as a requirement for a tourist visa.

If this is a new thing they need to inform their consulates and update their websites. In the meantime, you may want to contact one of the above for a second opinion.

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Re-enter Bolivia to catch a flight after 90 days are up

by Jack

So the visa rules changed while I was in Bolivia. My tourist visa has now expired and I will be paying the fine when I leave the country. My flight from La Paz is in August but I will be leaving the country in June overland to visit other South American countries.

Would I be able to get a special purpose visa to get back into the country? Or would I be able to fly into La Paz in August on the day of my flight and not leave the airport and fly out again? Do I have any other options?

Thanks in advance!

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Dec 21, 2010
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Any results?
by: Turista

I'm actually facing the same issue and I'm wondering what happened to you. Did it turn out all right? Did they let you back in the country or did you not try? I'd rather come overland than fly...

Apr 11, 2010
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The visa change
by: Anonymous

What rules changed with the visa? Just curious, as I may be relocating there. Is this just for a tourist visa?
Gracias!

Apr 11, 2010
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Re-enter Bolivia to catch a flight after 90 days are up
by: Anonymous

If you re-enter Bolivia in August on the same day as your other flight leaves La Paz and you never leave the airport, you are just switching planes, wouldn't you just be considered "in transit"?

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Do I need a work visa to volunteer in Bolivia for more than 90 days?

by Ryan
(Toronto, Ontario, canada)

Hello, I am a Canadian citizen who is planning on going to Bolivia for 4 months to volunteer and was wondering if I needed a special visa or a work visa for that. Also, would I be able to receive it on arrival in Santa Cruz? And if not how would I go about getting a visa from Toronto?

Please help, this is proving to be very frustrating. Thank you

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Nov 01, 2011
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Visas to Bolivia for Canadian Volunteers
by: Anonymous

Canada is a GROUP 1 country. You do not need a tourist visa to enter Bolivia. You can see that here on the Bolivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website:

http://www.rree.gob.bo/webmre/documentos/servicios/d43.htm

Since you are not working for pay, you should be OK to enter Bolivia without a work permit either.

Why don't you contact one of the Bolivian consulates in Canada and see what they advise you about that, just to be sure:

CONSULADO DE BOLIVIA EN CANADA, MONTREAL
1-514- 4210033
1-514-4212169
colivian-montreal@videotron.ca

CONSULADO DE BOLIVIA EN CANADA, QUEBEC
(1-418) 6888417
(1-418) 688-7697
bolivia21@sympatico.ca

CONSULADO DE BOLIVIA EN CANADA, VANCOUVER
1-604-922 3474
1-604-9223432
colivian-vancouver@shaw.ca

SECCION CONSULAR DE BOLIVIA EN CANADA, OTTAWA 1-613-2365730
1-613-2368237
gzubieta@bellnet.ca

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Is the Bolivia tourist visa 90 days per CALENDAR year?

by Meg
(Cochabamba)

I am a US citizen and I arrived to Bolivia in August 2012 and am leaving in December 2012. So I know I will have to pay an overstay fee. Can I pay this fee at the airport in La Paz the day I fly out? Or must I pay in advance at immigration? ALSO, I am flying back to Bolivia in Jan 2013 - will I get another 90 days on arrival because it is a new calendar year?

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Nov 17, 2012
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90 days visa
by: Anonymous

Hi Meg, 90 days per calendar year is correct. In janueary 2013 you will get 90 days.

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90 day tourist visa for US citizens hows it work??

by Kathy
(Chicago)

The 90 day tourist visa for US citizens allows you to be in Bolivia 90 days a year. Is that a calendar year?? Beginning Jan 1, 2011 finishing Dec. 31, 2011. Meaning you could be in Bolivia with said visa from Oct 1 to Dec. 28th 2011 leave and then re-enter in Jan 2012???? anyone know????

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Sep 09, 2011
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Tourist Visa
by: Carmen Mercado

The tourist visa for Bolivia is for 5 years,but you cannot stay over 3 months. Either consecutive or spread apart throughout the year. Bolivia government uses the calander year January 1st to December 31st. Don't forget to check your passport before departing, that the expiration date is over 6 months.
Hope this helps

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What happens to a 90 days visa permit when the year changes?

by Demie
(Cochabamba)

Hi there,

I am an EU citizen visiting Bolivia and my 90 days visa are pretty soon over. I am planning to go to Brazil after that and I would like to come back to Bolivia on January 2011. Would it be possible for me to get an extra 90 days visa on January since it's a new year or the 90 days visa means is valid from the day I entered Bolivia (September 2010). What happens when the year changes?

Thanks for your help and congratulations about your website

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Nov 06, 2010
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What happens to a 90 days visa permit when the year changes?
by: BoliviaBella

The one-year period refers to a 365-day period that begins on the day on which you enter the country, not each calendar year. If you first entered Bolivia in September 2010 this means you can be in Bolivia for a total of 90 days anytime between Sept. 2010 and Sept 2011.

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What happens to a 90 days visa permit when the year changes?
by: Anonymous

Si piensas quedarte mucho mas de 90 dias, te convendria obtener una visa de objeto determinado, si solo te quedas unos dias mas o incluso un par de meses mas, en migracion te impondran una multa que tendrias que pagar, pero seria mas conveniente que salir a otro pais para ingresar nuevamente.

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90 days tourist visa for bolivia
by: Anonymous

as far as i know, the new rule says you get to stay a total of 90 days a year in bolivia, so i guess if u come back in early 2011, those days will probably count as part of your 90 days for 2011... hope this helps!

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What happens to a 90 days visa permit when the year changes?
by: Anonymous

Your visa is valid for a total of 90 days within a total one year (365-day) period. So once you've used the 90 days, you have to wait.

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90 day Visas!

by Jennifer
(Canada)

Hi, I am a Canadian Citizen who will be in Cochabamba for 90 days. I have not obtained my Visa, and I leave in two weeks. Am I able to get a 90 day tourist visa at the airport? I am getting different information from different officials. Thank you!

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Excellent post
by: Anonymous

This is awesome. I?m always looking to meet more travel bloggers, since I love traveling more than anything. www.nationalvisas.com.au

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tourist visa to bolivia for canadian citizens
by: BoliviaBella

According to the Bolivian government foreign affairs website, Canadians are in GROUP 1, a group of countries whose citizens do not need a tourist visa to visit Bolivia.

http://www.rree.gob.bo/webmre/documentos/servicios/d43.htm

If you'd like to double check, contact the nearest Bolivian consulate in Canada. We hear most North American consulates of Bolivia are now issuing tourist visas within about 48 hours.

Here are the addresses for Bolivian consulates in Canada:

Montreal
http://www.rree.gob.bo/webmre/mision.aspx?codcontacto=71

Edmonton
http://www.rree.gob.bo/webmre/mision.aspx?codcontacto=72

Quebec
http://www.rree.gob.bo/webmre/mision.aspx?codcontacto=73

Vancouver
http://www.rree.gob.bo/webmre/mision.aspx?codcontacto=74

Any other Canadian citizens who have different information please feel free to click on "post comments" below.

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