consular agency closures update

(Santa Cruz, Bolivia)


November 19, 2008

This warden message is an update to the warden message sent on November 5, 2008, to notify U.S. citizens of the one-day closure to the public of the consular agencies in Cochabamba and Santa Cruz. We reconfirm that the consular agency in Cochabamba will not be open to the public on Thursday, November 20, but the closure of the consular agency in Santa Cruz has been rescheduled for Thursday, December 4. Persons who must apply for passports or consular reports of birth abroad, or seek notarial services during these dates may seek these services at the U.S. Embassy in La Paz. Persons seeking emergency services, may directly contact the American Citizen Services Unit, U.S. Embassy, in La Paz at (2) 216-8297 or via email at We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

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 iInformation 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). American 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) 216-8297 during business hours 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.

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