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Feb 01, 2014
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I did this too
by: Alex

Hello,

I did this last year, and overstayed about as long as you had. This will cost you at least a U.S. $300 fine, payable upon exit.

Please note, you CANNOT apply for residency with a tourist visa. You would need to leave Bolivia and apply for an Objeto Determinado visa in order to later apply for residency.

I left the country and returned the very next day with my new OD visa, they only asked if I paid my overstay fine, and did not care. I doubt you'll have any problems in 2015.

Feb 01, 2014
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don't do it
by: Anonymous

avoid doing this at any costs if you ever plan to return

Feb 01, 2014
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Funny
by: Anonymous

Paying a fine for overstaying your visa wasn't really intended so people could premeditatedly plan to overstay. It was supposed to be to deter people from staying past the expiration date. But I guess the fine is so low compared to the cost of doing things the right way (which would be to request residency) that I think foreigners don't care if they stay in the country illegally. LOL.

Seriously, the immigration system is being digitalized slowly so there is the possibility that in 2015 there would be a record that you had overstayed previously. But I don't know if it would actually make a difference to anyone in immigration or not.

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