How to stay for eight months in Bolivia?
(New Haven, CT, USA)
Hi all, I'm an American citizen who has been offered an internship in Bolivia for eight months. I understand that international volunteering like this is often something of a gray area in terms of visas, so I have a few questions.
First, as stupid as this question might be, if the tourist visas is good for 90 days out of 1 year, I assume they are referring to 365 days from the day you enter the country, rather than a calendar year?
Second, if there is not a way to renew my tourist visa, is it true that my only other option to remain in Bolivia for eight months is a specific purpose visa, even if I don't actually intend to take up permanent residence? How expensive and complicated is that process? What are the risks/drawbacks?
Any help would be much appreciated.