Rules for getting married in Bolivia?

Hi I would like to know the rules of marriage as a person with a Tourist visa to a Bolivia citizen?

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Jan 12, 2013
Marriage in Bolivia
by: Tara

The previous poster is correct. If you are on a tourist visa, you won't be able to get married in Bolivia. As was stated, if you are currently in Bolivia, you will need to stop by registro civil to get the current requirements, but to give you an idea of some of the paperwork involved, you will probably need the following, which can prove to be the most time-consuming/difficult to obtain:

1. A specific purpose visa (Visa Objeto Determinado). Please be aware that this visa is only good for 30 days upon entering, so make sure that all of your ducks are in a row BEFORE entering Bolivia on this visa since processing paperwork can take FOREVER.

2. You will need a document to prove that you are single. (No such official document exists in the States, unless you are divorced. You may have to get a little creative.)

3. You will need a fully legalized birth certificate.

For the rest of the requirements, stop by registro civil.


Jan 03, 2013
Getting married in Santa Cruz Bolivia
by: AD

The rules (unless they have changed very recently) are that you CANNOT get married in Bolivia whilst on a tourist visa. Sorry.

Please do a search of this forum to find the previous post detailing the documents you do need to marry a Bolivian citizen in Bolivia.

Alternatively, if you are in Bolivia at the moment you could go to a registry office and ask for their list of requirements.

I married a Bolivian citizen in Bolivia just over a year ago.

The paperwork is a real headache - I won't lie to you about that.

But hopefully we only get married once :) And it will all be worth it.

If you have any more questions please come back to us. Good luck!

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