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This content was updated in September 2023

Note: All travelers must have a hotel or hostel booking on arrival for their first night in Bolivia.

Bolivia is a beautiful country in South America, full of fantastic historical and natural sites. Since October 2021, the Bolivian immigration authorities established that all travelers and foreign residents wishing to travel to Bolivia, have to fill out an Affidavit of Residence.

This document intends to boost tourism in Bolivia by increasing safety for tourists and locals by giving the government better knowledge of who is staying in Bolivia and where. document doesn’t replace a Bolivian visitor visa, tourist visa, or any other Bolivian visa.

Visiting a Bolivian embassy or consulate is unnecessary to get the Affidavit of Residence. We’ll tell you how to get it online using iVisa services. Learn all about this document and how to apply below!

What is the Affidavit of Residence?

It is an official legal document that allows foreigners from any nationality to enter Bolivia on land or by air border. This document is necessary to get your entry and exit stamps. If you don’t have the affidavit of residence when you leave Bolivia, you will need to pay a Bs.236 fine. If you don’t pay it, you will be forced to leave the country, and you won't be allowed to return for three years.

The Affidavit of Residence doesn’t have a specific validity period. It will last the time of your stay in a particular residence in Bolivia, during your international travel. So it’s you that will inform the National Migration Service of the period of stay.

You can obtain the authorization form through the iVisa platform. You can apply now with us using our 100% online guided process. It takes only a few minutes, and you will receive the travel document via email to enter the Bolivian territory.

Which nationalities can apply for the Affidavit of Residence?

The Bolivian authorities require the document for all foreigners. So, citizens from any country can apply for this document, but remember that there are some requirements for eligible applicants.

  • You can apply if you are a foreigner going to have a short stay in Bolivia.

  • You can apply if you are a foreigner with residence in Bolivia.

  • You can apply if you have an operator transport service in Bolivia.

  • You can apply if you have a hotel, lodging house, or any lodging establishment in Bolivia.

  • You can apply if you have a company or agency specializing in Bolivia trips and tourism.

How long is this document valid for citizens visiting Bolivia?

The Affidavit validity will depend on the arrival and departure dates you choose, this is necessary to include when filling out the form. After the day you depart Bolivia, the document will no longer be valid.

What documents do I need to apply for the Affidavit of Residence?

You need only a few documents to fill out the Affidavit form:

  • Location mapping - Determining and displaying the precise location of a house or residence on a map based on its address details.
  • Valid Passport - A passport with at least six months of validity.
  • Valid email address - You will receive the document via email.
  • Payment method - A debit or credit card to pay the fees.

Do I need an Affidavit of Residence if I’m transiting through Bolivia?

No, you don’t. This document intends to register the place you will stay in Bolivia, so if you are transitioning, it is not necessary.

How do I apply for the Affidavit of Residence online?

The online application process is straightforward and fast with the iVisa platform. You’ll just need to follow these three steps:

  • Step one: Fill out our application form with your personal information, such as passport number, permanent residence, or the address of friends or family where you’ll stay. Once you’re done, you can select the processing time.

  • Step two: Double-check that all the information in the application form is correct. We want to ensure your application runs smoothly. Once everything is right, you can pay the fee with a credit or debit card.

  • Step three: Upload all the supporting documents and submit your application form. Make sure that the scan is clear and has no streaks.

Applicants will receive their valid Affidavit of Residence and a receipt by email, so make sure you're aware of anything coming from iVisa.

What are the costs and processing time of the Affidavit?

There are three processing alternatives for the Affidavit for Bolivia. You can choose according to the processing time and price that suits you better. These are as follows:

  • Standard Processing Time: This is an affordable option that takes 1 Business Day and costs USD $69.99.

  • Rush Processing Time: This is a slightly faster option, taking8 hours and costs USD $128.99.

  • Super Rush Processing Time: Perfect for those who need their Affidavit urgently, this option takes only 4 hours and costs USD $218.99.

Traveling with minors

Minors also need an Affidavit of Residence to visit or live in Bolivia. In the child's case, parents can apply for them.

COVID-19: Bolivia entry requirements

The Bolivia government has retired all vaccination, testing, and quarantine requirements.

Where can I learn more about the Affidavit of Residence?

You can always contact our customer support team if you have any questions about travel documents. They are incredibly helpful and experts in processing travel documents, available 24/7. If you prefer, you can also email [email protected].

Bolivia Travel Tips

  • The Affidavit is not a visa application. Depending on your nationality, you may need a separate visa and to provide documents like a round trip ticket. You can use the iVisa Visa Checker to see other documents you may need for this trip or contact the embassy to learn more about the visa requirements for Bolivia.

  • Bolivia has a rainy season from November to March, so there may be better times to visit the country. During this period, you can face natural disasters like floods and landslides, especially in mountainous areas. If you travel during this season, you should monitor local media.

  • Medical insurance is not mandatory, but it is always a good idea. We never know when we will need medical services, which can be very expensive during a trip.

  • The yellow fever vaccination is recommended for all travelers visiting areas over 2,300m in elevation and east of the Andes Mountains. You can check vaccine details and recommendations on the CDC website.

Required Documents to Apply

  • Photo and location mapping of the house where you’re staying.

Important Instructions

  • The Bolivia Affidavit of Residence is an additional document that is required to enter Bolivia.

  • This form does not replace a visa.

  • This document also allows you to enter Bolivia by land.

  • You can not use it to transit through Bolivia or make stops at the airport.

  • Citizens from any country can apply for this form.

  • Children need to apply separately for this travel document.

  • You can apply 100% online with iVisa.

  • If you’re staying in a house you will need a photo of the property and the location mapping to apply.

  • Applicants will receive their valid Bolivia Affidavit of Residence and a receipt by email so make sure you're aware of anything coming from iVisa.

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Yes, the Bolivia Affidavit of Residence doesn't have a government fee, and you can apply directly on Bolivia's government website for free. At iVisa we help you fill out the form 100% government-compliant so you can forget about doing this stressful and time-consuming application process.

We make all the hard work for you to ensure you a fast application that meets government standards perfectly.

You can check our prices here.

**Yes, children need to apply. If you're traveling with children you’ll need to apply for them separately. You can not include them in your affidavit of residence.

What are you waiting for? Apply now!

Getting the Bolivia Affidavit of Residence can be tricky if you try to do it all by yourself, even if the government tells you is an immediate process. It can be stressful and time-consuming, especially if you enter the government website since a lot of the time the instructions are in Spanish.

But don’t worry! iVisa does all the hard work for you! We guide you to make your application process smooth, and error-free. With our help it will be faster and much easier.

Your Bolivia Affidavit of Residence is closer than ever. Apply here!

With iVisa the online application process is very easy and fast. You’ll just need to follow these three steps and you’ll be done in no time.

  • Step one: Fill out our application form with your personal information. Once you’re done, you can select how fast you want to receive your travel document. We have three different speed options.

  • Step two: Double-check that all the information in the application form is correct. We want to avoid any issues with your application. All the details need to match your supporting documents. Once you’re sure everything is correct, you can proceed to pay the fee with a credit/debit card or PayPal.

  • Step three: Upload all the supporting documents and submit your application form. Make sure that the scan is clear and has no smudges.

Applicants will receive their valid Bolivia Affidavit of Residence and a receipt by email so make sure you're aware of anything coming from iVisa.

To get your Bolivia Affidavit of Residence with us you won’t need to visit an embassy or consulate!

Yes they are. You will need to provide a negative PCR test to enter Bolivia and make sure is been taken no more than 72 hours before your trip date. This test needs to be done for persons older than 5 years old. You can also provide a vaccination certificate as proof.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is recommended for travelers older than 9 months of age to get a vaccine against yellow fever if visiting the departments of Beni, Pando, and Santa Cruz as well as certain areas of the departments of Chuquisaca, Cochabamba, La Paz, and Tarija.
At iVisa, we understand that your time is valuable, and we strive to provide you with the fastest service possible. Our processing times are estimated based on the average duration it takes governments to process visa applications. These estimated times begin from the moment we receive all the correct information for your application until you receive your visa. While we work diligently to expedite the process, it’s important to note that we are reliant on the processing times set by the government authorities.
Disclaimer
  • iVisa is NOT affiliated with any government agency. This site does not provide legal advice and we are not a law firm. None of our customer service representatives are lawyers and they also do not provide legal advice. We are a private, internet-based travel and immigration consultancy provider dedicated to helping individuals travel around the world. You may apply by yourself directly on the various government websites. The source of information: https://www.gob.bo/

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