Closure of Consular Agency in Santa Cruz

WARDEN MESSAGE, U.S. EMBASSY LA PAZ, BOLIVIA, March 23, 2010 This warden message is being issued to notify U.S. citizens traveling to and residing in Bolivia that:

· Due to the absence of consular personnel, the consular agency in Santa Cruz will be closed from March 30, 2010, to April 23, 2010. Persons seeking emergency services during this period of time, may directly contact the American Citizen Services Unit, U.S. Embassy in La Paz at (591-2) 216-8246 or via email at We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

· A consular official will be at the consular agency in Santa Cruz on Friday, March 26, 2019 to provide consular services. Persons who must apply for passports or consular reports of birth abroad, or seek notarial services on this date must contact the agency in advance to schedule an appointment by phone at (591-3) 351-3477. Walk-ins will not be accepted on this date.

For the latest security information, U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department's internet website at 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 and on the embassy web page at

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

U.S. citizens may contact the consular section of the U.S. Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia, via e-mail at or by telephone at (591-2) 216-8246 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, and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and on Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.).

The Santa Cruz consular agency can be reached by telephone at the telephone number mentioned above, and the Cochabamba consular agency can be reached by telephone at (591-4) 411-6313.

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