Does getting your Bolivian Citizenship mean you lose your American Citizenship if you are US-born???

by a Rokstan
(Seattle, WA, USA)

My dad & his side of the family are Bolivian. I was born in the US & I'm interested in getting my dual citizenship. I read all the info about how to to apply for said residency (apply for Specific Purpose Visa, go to Bolivia & apply within 30 days, etc.), but I can't seem to find any information saying whether or not acquiring said Bolivian Residency will cause me to lose my US citizenship.

A lil help!

-a Rokistan

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Jun 02, 2011
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possibly military service
by: Anonymous

If you are male and 18 or over, you might be required to do military service. It sort of depends because if you are very young and just around 18 they probably would but if you are older they might make an exception. As a general rule, you would.

You might want to contact the Bolivian Ministry of Foreign Relations with your questions. Since this is of a legal nature. www.rree.gob.bo

You should also talk to someone in the US because although the US allows dual citizenship, it you were to do military service in another country, it could have repercussions for you in the US. I'm not saying you'd lose your citizenship, but the US government could have some kind of other sanction.

Jun 02, 2011
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MIlitary Service Requirement? Easy?
by: a Rokistan

Thanks for the reply!
I guess a follow up question is around how easy this might be, as well as any other special requirements that it might entail.
Specifically, my dad seems to think that I might have to do military service, since its required from all Bolivian citizens? Is this true?
Dear god, I hope not...

Yeah, I would love to hear if anyone has gone to Bolivia to apply for their Dual Citizenship who was in the same boat as me (have one parent that's Bolivian, having no SPECIFIC plans of wanting to study or work study in the country, etc.)

Thanks again!


Jun 01, 2011
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you won't lose it
by: Anonymous

The United States allows dual citizenship with Bolivia. You won't lose your US citizenship.

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