British - specific purpose visa confusion
I am British and i am a Phd student here to gather data. I spoke with the consulate in London and i gave ALL the appropriate information and forms for the specific purpose visa. They then told me that I will be given a 30 day visa to enter the country and that when I am in Cochabamba I can extend this to 8 months as I requested. She said that all my papers and documents were sent to Cochabamba to the foreign ministry of affairs were she said it will be straight forward to extend it as they have my info. Can somebody confirm if this is correct, because I went to the immigration office in Cochabamba and they had no clue what I was talking about.