Issue of my Bolivia visa
Hi all, I was planning to go to Bolivia on 4/22/11 and my visa got granted on 4/21/11 with one month validity. However, my visa application agent didn't receive the visa from Bolivia consulate till 4/25/11. Because this date has passed, I will need to reschedule my vacation with my employer and I will not be able to travel now until after the 6/17/11.
I was requesting and hoping that the consulate in Los Angeles office would extend my visa validity, from one (1) month to two (2) months, in order for me to visit the country. I provided my new itinerary, as requested, for his/ her consideration too. To my surprise, the answer I got is that I "will not" meet any problem to enter Bolivia on June 17 (my new schedule), even if by that time my visa will be invalid (it will expire on 5/21/11). The consulate guaranteed me and he even provide me his contact number in case if something happen.
My question here is "Is it true that I can enter the country even the visa is invalid?"
"If it's true, then what is the validity of visa for?"
It really makes no sense to me and I don't want to take a chance to book the flight and hotel stuffs then got rejected from entry at the Bolivia custom. I even am willing to re-apply the visa but the consulate just said "You don't need to do that you will be fine."
I'm really frustrated about this.
Thank you all