Limited Consular Services in La Paz Due to Current Road Blocks

by US Embassy
(La Paz, Bolivia)

14-Apr-2011 - U.S. citizens in Bolivia are advised that all major roads to the embassy are currently blocked and staff are currently unable to report to work. Consequently, consular services will be temporarily limited. U.S. citizens experiencing emergencies may reach the Consular Section by calling 591-2-216-8426. Individuals with appointments for routine services should reschedule through the online appointment system. Note that those applicants with appointments in Santa Cruz are not affected. The Embassy will make every effort to advise U.S. citizens when the roads have reopened.

For the latest security information, you should regularly monitor the Department's internet website at http://travel.state.gov where the current worldwide caution, travel warnings and travel alerts can be found. Additional information is available in the country specific information for Bolivia at http://travel.state.gov and on the embassy web page at http://bolivia.usembassy.gov.

Current information on travel and security in Bolivia may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States, or, from overseas, 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). U.S. citizens traveling or residing overseas are encouraged to register with the appropriate U.S. embassy or consulate on the State Department's travel registration web site at https://travelregistration.state.gov.

For the latest security information, you should regularly monitor the Department's internet website at http://travel.state.gov where the current worldwide caution, travel warnings and travel alerts can be found. Additional information is available in the country specific information for Bolivia at http://travel.state.gov and on the embassy web page at http://bolivia.usembassy.gov.

You may contact the consular section of the U.S. Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia, via e-mail at consularlapaz@state.gov or by telephone at (591-2) 216-8246 during business hours (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or (591) 715-33713 after hours and on weekends. The consular section is located in the U.S. Embassy at 2780 Arce Avenue in La Paz, Bolivia, and is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 08:00 to 12:30, and Thursdays from 14:00 to 16:00. The Santa Cruz consular agency can be reached by telephone at (591-3) 351-3477. The Cochabamba consular agency is temporarily closed.

We hope this information is useful to you. If we may provide further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.


American Citizens Services
Consular Section
U.S. Embassy, La Paz

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May 10, 2011
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Regreso de EEUU en Septiembre del 2010
by: Irma Bracamonte Salazar

Por favor cuando retornaba de Miami a Bolivia no encontre el formulario que llenamos al ingresar y que deberia dejar en embarque; por lo cual me dijeron que tenia que retornar hasta Marzo de este año (permanencia que me dieron) o caso contrario hiba a tener problemas...yo tengo el formualio lo encontre y no se como hacerlo llegar alla, porque yo trabajo aqui en Santa Cruz y no puedo viajar de nuevo. Por favor... quisiera que me concedieran una cita para que me ayuden a cumplir con ese requisito. Si fuese posible para el Miercoles 11/05/2011 a las 9:00 a.m.. Muchas Gracias. Mi Celular es 72653584 y mi correo:irma_bracamonte@hotmail.com

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