"How do I find a Bolivian consulate?" is a common question we receive through our Bolivia visa forum. If you plan to travel to Bolivia you need to be aware that citizens of many countries are required to have a travel visa to visit the country. Depending on your travel purpose (whether you're touring or moving to Bolivia) you will either need a tourist visa (visa de turista) or a specific purpose visa (visa de objeto determinado). These can be obtained from the Bolivian consulate nearest you. (In countries that have both an embassy and a consulate, you would contact the consulate - embassies don't usually handle immigration or visa matters unless there is no consulate nearby).
1. To find a Bolivian consulate in your country you can simply contact your local telephone company's information number and ask for the Consulate of Bolivia, Consul General of Bolivia, or Bolivian Consulate. They may be listed in Spanish. Try asking for the Consulado General de Bolivia, Consulado de Bolivia, Consulado Boliviano, or Consulado del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia.
If they respond that there is no listing, try asking them for a number to the Embassy of Bolivia or Bolivian Embassy. Or in Spanish, Embajada de Bolivia, Embajada Boliviana, or Embajada del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia.
2. There are websites that have databases of embassies and consulates around the world. You can find a Bolivian consulate or embassy by visiting sites like www.embassiesabroad.com and www.embassyworld.com
3. Another way to find a Bolivian consulate is to go to the website of the Bolivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Bolivia) www.rree.gob.bo
Along the left hand side you'll find a list of buttons. Find the section that says DIRECTORIO and click on the first of two links that appear below it (Representaciones de Bolivia en el Exterior). This will open a page that will allow you to search for Consulates and/or Embassies by country. Find the name of your country under the drop down menu, then click on "Buscar" (search) and the contact information will pop up.
If your country is not on the Bolivian consulate or embassy listing, there is no representation of Bolivia in your country. In that case, use the list to find a country near you. Citizens of countries in which there is no Bolivian consulate are allowed to use a Bolivian consulate in any country in the region.
4. If you speak Spanish, you can contact the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores directly:
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
Plaza Murillo - c. Ingavi esq. c. Junin, La Paz - Bolivia
Teléfonos: (591)(2) 2408900 - 2409114 - 2408397 - 2408595
Fax: (591)(2) 2408642 - 2408905
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