How can i spend a couple months in Bolivia exploring as a tourist without waiving my right/privelage to a specific purpose visa and to establish residency?
I'm an American citizen fascinated by Bolivia and considering the possibility of opening an eco-tourism/community development project there.
I understand that in order to enter the country for such a reason I will need a "specific purpose visa," but I understand that such a visa will grant me only 30 days to travel and require me to apply for residency simultaneously.
What are my options if I want to take time to explore the country and make contacts before making such a rash decision?
Could I possibly enter Bolivia on a tourist visa and then visit the Bolivian embassy in Lima a couple months later to apply for the specific purpose visa? Is that even possible, and if so, how long would that process take (more or less)?
Is there an easier way to do this that I'm missing?