Tourist Visa for Singapore Passport Holders

by Jane
(Singapore)

I'm planning to visit Bolivia in Sep 2012. Initially I noted from VARIOUS website that visa on arrival is available for Singapore Passport Holders. However, I just learnt that this may not be accurate. As I don't have much time, would really appreciate if someone can advise me asap.

I've already purchased my flight tickets.
Thanks so much.

Jane
Singaporean

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Feb 27, 2013
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Thanks!
by: JL

DJ and Jane, thank you very much for the confirmation! I am from Group II as well, and I was worried I may not obtain my tourist visa in time before my travels due to all the document-requirements requested by the Bolivian Embassy. Was thinking I may have to give the Salt Lakes a miss! At least now I know there is an alternative to obtain it at the Peru-Bolivia border if all else fails! Many thanks!

Feb 03, 2013
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Updated info
by: DJ

Just wanted to post about our experience in case there are others in a similar situation in the future. Like Jane mentioned, it was really easy to get the visa upon arrival at the airport (we flew into La Paz). Citizens of Group II countries pay 360 Bs (for some reason they only accept bolivianos, but that is the equivalent of US$52 right now). Since we didn't have bolivianos on hand, we were allowed to go into the terminal area to either exchange money or use the ATM. All in all, very easy. And definitely much easier than trying to get the visa in advance (the consulate asks for a variety of documents; although if you do get it in advance, it is free for Group II countries.) At the airport they didn't ask for any documents, not even a completed visa application form or photo (even though we had all those things with us). All we needed was our passports and the cash. We traveled to Bolivia in early Dec. 2012.

Nov 16, 2012
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Thanks!
by: DJ

Great, thanks so much for the update. Very helpful. Hope you enjoyed your trip.

Nov 15, 2012
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Visa for Singaporeans
by: Jane

Well I went to Bolivia by getting a visa twice on arrival- this was at la Paz airport (30 sep 2012) and border btw Peru and Bolivia ( 29 oct 2012). Paid in bolivianos 330 equivalent of US $52. Afraid u must give it in bolivianos. There is a money changer at rhe aiport but we went in at the early hours of the morning so a friend brought the money to us. We tried changing in the US - most banks required at least a week or more. It was considered "rare" currency. But none of the banks were able to get it. As the visa issued is only for single entry, after Peru had to re enter at the border town and again had no problem getting the visa at the same rate.

I hope u have an enjoyable trip.

Nov 15, 2012
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Were you able to get your visa at the border?
by: DJ

Hi Jane, I am in a similar situation and have read/heard conflicting information, plus the consulate I called told me I can't get it at the airport. How did it go? Were you able to get your visa at the airport? I am also on a passport of Group II country, so wondering what others' experience has been.

Thanks in advance for any update!

Aug 22, 2012
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exact wording of the resolution
by: Anonymous

The exact wording (title) of this page

http://www.rree.gob.bo/webmre/documentos/servicios/d48.htm

is as follows:

RELACIÓN DE PAÍSES QUE REQUIEREN VISA DE TURISMO PARA INGRESAR A BOLIVIA (SIN CONSULTA PREVIA AL SERVICIO NACIONAL DE MIGRACIÓN, A TRAVÉS DE LA OFICINA CONSULAR O MISIÓN DIPLOMÁTICA BOLIVIANA) Grupo II

Translation:

List of countries that do require a tourist visa to enter Bolivia (WITHOUT PRIOR CONSULTATION with the National Immigration Service, through a consular office, or Bolivian diplomatic mission, Group II).

Aug 22, 2012
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visa for singapore passport holders
by: Anon

THROUGH the consular or diplomatic mission BOLIVIANA) Group II

I think it means that you can obtain the visa thru the bolivian consulate or embassy. In this case it has to be thru the Bolivian embassy in beijing or tokyo.


Aug 22, 2012
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Singaoore citizens will be issued visa upon arrival
by: Anonymous

Singapore (Singapur in Spanish) is in Group 2. You need a visa, but it will be issued to you upon arrival at the airport. You can see the Bolivian government's Ministry of Foreign Affairs website here. Why don't you print out this page and carry it with you. At least that way, when you arrive you can show the immigration officials that the official government page says that.

http://www.rree.gob.bo/webmre/documentos/servicios/d48.htm

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