Do I need a Round Trip Ticket if I Plan to Move to Bolivia?

by Trinity Garcia
(Santa Cruz, CA, USA)

My name is Trinity Garcia and my husband is Bolivian, my daughter Kiley and I are American and all of us have been living here in the USA for the past 5 years. We would now like to move down to Santa Cruz, Bolivia to live with my mother in law and Freddy's family. Kiley and I will go first and Freddy will follow. What I need to know is the best way for us to do this legally.

From what I have read it seems that we should apply in Los Angeles for a Specific Purpose Visa before our trip and travel to Santa Cruz with that in hand. What I want to know is will this make it easy for us to apply for residency once we are there? Or would it be better to just go as we have in the past without the Specific Purpose Visa? We do not plan on returning soon, so do we just buy a one way ticket or do we need a round trip ticket and does it need to be within a certain time frame?

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Apr 21, 2018
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You don't need a round trip ticket
by: Anonymous

The visa application form that the Bolivian consulates use in the U.S. is for both tourist visas and specific purpose visas, all on one page, so the thing about needing a round trip ticket is only for tourist visas. When they see you're applying for specific purpose visas, they will just ignore the part about requiring round trip tickets.

Apr 21, 2018
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You'll need a specific purpose visa
by: Anonymous

If you plan to live in Bolivia, you can't travel on a tourist visa, it has to be a specific purpose visa. It's cheaper anyway, and will make applying for residency way easier when you get there. Immigration has been making exceptions recently and allowing tourist visa holders to "modify" their visa to a specific purpose visa after arriving in Bolivia, but it comes with huge fines.

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