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U.S. Visa: Reciprocity and Civil Documents by Country

Bolivia

Bolivia
Plurinational State of Bolivia

Reciprocity Schedule

Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.

Explanation of Terms

Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.

Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).

Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.

Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.

Visa Classifications
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
 
Visa
Classification
Fee Number
of Entries
Validity
Period
A-1 None Multiple 24 Months
A-2 None Multiple 24 Months
A-3 1 None Multiple 12 Months
B-1 None Multiple 120 Months
B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
B-1/B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
C-1 None Multiple 60 Months
C-1/D None Multiple 60 Months
C-2 None Multiple 12 Months
C-3 None Multiple 60 Months
CW-1 11 None Multiple 12 Months
CW-2 11 None Multiple 12 Months
D None Multiple 60 Months
E-1 2 None Multiple 60 Months
E-2 2 A None One 3 Months
E-2C 12 None One 3 Months
F-1 None Multiple 60 Months
F-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-1 None Multiple 24 Months
G-2 None Multiple 24 Months
G-3 None Multiple 24 Months
G-4 None Multiple 24 Months
G-5 1 None Multiple 12 Months
H-1B None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-1C None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2A None N/A N/A3
H-2B None N/A N/A3
H-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
I None Multiple 60 Months
J-1 4 None Multiple 60 Months
J-2 4 None Multiple 60 Months
K-1 None One 6 Months
K-2 None One 6 Months
K-3 None Multiple 24 Months
K-4 None Multiple 24 Months
L-1 None Multiple 60 Months
L-2 None Multiple 60 Months
M-1 None Multiple 60 Months
M-2 None Multiple 60 Months
N-8 None Multiple 24 Months
N-9 None Multiple 24 Months
NATO 1-7 N/A N/A N/A
O-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
Q-1 6 None Multiple 15 Months 3
R-1 None Multiple 60 Months
R-2 None Multiple 60 Months
S-5 7 None One 1 Month
S-6 7 None One 1 Month
S-7 7 None One 1 Month
T-1 9 N/A N/A N/A
T-2 None One 6 Months
T-3 None One 6 Months
T-4 None One 6 Months
T-5 None One 6 Months
T-6 None One 6 Months
TD 5 N/A N/A N/A
U-1 None Multiple 48 Months
U-2 None Multiple 48 Months
U-3 None Multiple 48 Months
U-4 None Multiple 48 Months
U-5 None Multiple 48 Months
V-1 None Multiple 120 Months
V-2 None Multiple 120 Months 8
V-3 None Multiple 120 Months 8
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Country Specific Footnotes

Country Specific Footnotes

  1. The Government of Bolivia has given notice of termination, effective June 10, 2012, for the bilateral investment treaty between the United States and Bolivia. As of June 10, 2012, the treaty ceased to have effect except that it continues to apply for another 10 years after that date to covered investments existing as of June 10, 2012. Posts must request an advisory opinion from CA/VO/L/A if the applicant: (1) previously has not received an E-2 visa or acquired E-2 status in the United States, or (2) is applying on the basis of an investment in a different commercial enterprise than the enterprise identified at the time the applicant qualified for the last E-2 visa or (if no previous E-2 visa) the change of nonimmigrant status to E-2.

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.

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Visa Category Footnotes
  1. The validity of A-3, G-5, and NATO 7 visas may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the person who is employing the applicant. The "employer" would have one of the following visa classifications:

    • A-1
    • A-2
    • G-1 through G-4
    • NATO 1 through NATO 6

  2. An E-1 and E-2 visa may be issued only to a principal alien who is a national of a country having a treaty, or its equivalent, with the United States. E-1 and E-2 visas may not be issued to a principal alien if he/she is a stateless resident. The spouse and children of an E-1 or E-2 principal alien are accorded derivative E-1 or E-2 status following the reciprocity schedule, including any reciprocity fees, of the principle alien’s country of nationality.  

    Example: John Doe is a national of the country of Z that has an E-1/E-2 treaty with the U.S. His wife and child are nationals of the country of Y which has no treaty with the U.S. The wife and child would, therefore, be entitled to derivative status and receive the same reciprocity as Mr. Doe, the principal visa holder.  

  3. The validity of H-1 through H-3, O-1 and O-2, P-1 through P-3, and Q visas may not exceed the period of validity of the approved petition or the number of months shown, whichever is less.

    Under 8 CFR §214.2, H-2A and H-2B petitions may generally only be approved for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as participating countries. The current list of eligible countries is available on USCIS's website for both H-2A and H-2B visas. Nationals of countries not on this list may be the beneficiary of an approved H-2A or H2-B petition in limited circumstances at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security if specifically named on the petition.  

    Derivative H-4, L-2, O-3, and P-4 visas, issued to accompanying or following-to-join spouses and children, may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the principal alien.

  4. There is no reciprocity fee for the issuance of a J visa if the alien is a United States Government grantee or a participant in an exchange program sponsored by the United States Government.

    Also, there is no reciprocity fee for visa issuance to an accompanying or following-to-join spouse or child (J-2) of an exchange visitor grantee or participant.

    In addition, an applicant is eligible for an exemption from the MRV fee if he or she is participating in a State Department, USAID, or other federally funded educational and cultural exchange program (program serial numbers G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-7).

    However, all other applicants with U.S. Government sponsorships, including other J-visa applicants, are subject to the MRV processing fee.

  5. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian and Mexican nationals coming to engage in certain types of professional employment in the United States may be admitted in a special nonimmigrant category known as the "trade NAFTA" or "TN" category. Their dependents (spouse and children) accompanying or following to join them may be admitted in the "trade dependent" or "TD" category whether or not they possess Canadian or Mexican nationality. Except as noted below, the number of entries, fees and validity for non-Canadian or non-Mexican family members of a TN status holder seeking TD visas should be based on the reciprocity schedule of the TN principal alien.

    Canadian Nationals

    Since Canadian nationals generally are exempt from visa requirement, a Canadian "TN' or "TD" alien does not require a visa to enter the United States. However, the non-Canadian national dependent of a Canadian "TN", unless otherwise exempt from the visa requirement, must obtain a "TD" visa before attempting to enter the United States. The standard reciprocity fee and validity period for all non-Canadian "TD"s is no fee, issued for multiple entries for a period of 36 months, or for the duration of the principal alien's visa and/or authorized period of stay, whichever is less. See 'NOTE' under Canadian reciprocity schedule regarding applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality.

    Mexican Nationals

    Mexican nationals are not visa-exempt. Therefore, all Mexican "TN"s and both Mexican and non-Mexican national "TD"s accompanying or following to join them who are not otherwise exempt from the visa requirement (e.g., the Canadian spouse of a Mexican national "TN") must obtain nonimmigrant visas.

    Applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality, who have a permanent resident or refugee status in Canada/Mexico, may not be accorded Canadian/Mexican reciprocity, even when applying in Canada/Mexico. The reciprocity fee and period for "TD" applicants from Libya is $10.00 for one entry over a period of 3 months. The Iranian and Iraqi "TD" is no fee with one entry over a period of 3 months.

  6. Q-2 (principal) and Q-3 (dependent) visa categories are in existence as a result of the 'Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998'. However, because the Department anticipates that virtually all applicants for this special program will be either Irish or U.K. nationals, the Q-2 and Q-3 categories have been placed only in the reciprocity schedules for those two countries. Q-2 and Q-3 visas are available only at the Embassy in Dublin and the Consulate General in Belfast.

  7. No S visa may be issued without first obtaining the Department's authorization.

  8. V-2 and V-3 status is limited to persons who have not yet attained their 21st birthday. Accordingly, the period of validity of a V-2 or V-3 visa must be limited to expire on or before the applicant's twenty-first birthday.

  9. Posts may not issue a T-1 visa. A T-1 applicant must be physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a U.S. port of entry, where he/she will apply for an adjustment of status to that of a T-1. The following dependents of a T-1 visa holder, however, may be issued a T visa at a U.S. consular office abroad:

    • T-2 (spouse)
    • T-3 (child)
    • T-4 (parent)
  10. The validity of NATO-5 visas may not exceed the period of validity of the employment contract or 12 months, whichever is less.

  11. The validity of CW-1 and CW-2 visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (12 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

  12. The validity of E-2C visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (24 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

 

 

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General Documents

The following certificates are issued by the Civil Registry Offices (Oficialías de Registro Civil) and/or SERECI (Servicio de Registro Cívico):

1. Birth Certificate
2. Marriage Certificate
3. Divorce Certificate (On the back of the Marriage Certificate)
4. Death Certificate

The same special security standardized pre-printed format and paper stock is used.

All Bolivian documents must comply with the following specifications:

  • Birth/Death/Marriage/Divorce Certificates must be issued within the last year at the time of the interview.
  • Certificates issued by FELCC/FELCN/REJAP must be issued within the last year at the time of the interview.
Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates

Available

Fees:  Local currency 50 Bs. (USD 7)

Document Name: CERTIFICADO DE NACIMIENTO

Issuing Authority: Civil Registry Offices (Oficialías de Registro Civil y Oficinas del Servicio de Registro Civil SERECI sereci.oep  or  gob.bo/tramite

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:

  • Pale gray color - Micro printing: SERVICIO DE REGISTRO CIVICO TRIBUNAL SUPREMO ELECTORAL
  • Logo for the Servicio de Registro Civico on the upper left corner.
  • Serial type and year on the upper right corner.
  • Certificate number on the upper center ( usually seven numbers preceded by N°)
  • Serial number on the lower left corner disappears if rubbed.
  • At the bottom stamp name, ID number and signature of Civil Registry Officer. Also, number of Oficialia Computarizada de Registro Civil.
  • Same special security standardized pre-printed format and paper stock for Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate.
  • Coat of arms watermarked in the center.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Civil Registry Officer (Oficial de Registro Civil)

Registration Criteria:

  • Certificate of Live Birth
  • Father and/or mother or legal guardian with valid ID's must be present.
  • Child must be present.
  • Fill out a request form at the Civil Registry Office.
  • 2 witnesses over 18 might be also required. (No blood relation)
  • According to law 2616 registry can be carried out until minor is 12 (Late registry).

Procedure for Obtaining:

  • Must be obtained personally and present current and valid Bolivian ID or
  • A representative of the interested party with a power of attorney.

Certified Copies Available: For current certificates. No copies of previously issued records.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments:

  • Bolivian birth certificates must be issued within the last year at the time of the interview. The certificates must be computerized to be valid. Handwritten certificates will not be accepted.
  • According to the Supreme Decree of April 5, 1945, anyone born before 1940 could have the birth entered in the record of the Registro Civil by presenting after a legal procedure, a petition to the judge. The former Oficina Municipal de Estadística (Municipal Statistical Office), established before the Registro Civil for the registration of all births located in La Paz, was closed in 1940. Therefore, the administrative process should be conducted at the Main SERECI Office in La Paz - Plaza Venezuela N°23 (Downtown La Paz) in order to obtain a valid updated computerized certificate.

 

Death Certificates

Available

Fees: Local currency 51 Bs. (USD 7)

Document Name: CERTIFICADO DE DEFUNCIÓN

Issuing Authority: Civil Registry Offices in all cities throughout Bolivia. (Oficialías de Registro Civil - Oficinas del Servicio de Registro Civil - SERECI) sereci.oep or gob.bo/tramite

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:

  • Pale gray color - Microprinting: SERVICIO DE REGISTRO CIVICO TRIBUNAL SUPREMO ELECTORAL
  • Serial number on the lower left corner disappears if rubbed.
  • Certificate number on the upper center ( usually six nubers preceded by N°)
  • At the bottom right stamp name, ID number and signature  of Civil Registry Officer and number of Oficialia Computarizada de Registro Civil.
  • At the bottom left corner QR code.
  • Same special security standardized pre-printed format and paper stock for Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate.
  • Coat of arms watermarked in the center.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Civil Registry Officer (Oficial de Registro Civil)

Registration Criteria: A medical death report is necessary. The Certificado de Defunción may be obtained from the office of the Civil Registry in all cases of death occurring within Bolivian territory as long as it has been properly registered/recorded.

Procedure for Obtaining:

  • Must be obtained personally and present current and valid Bolivian ID or
  • A representative of the interested party with a power of attorney.

Certified Copies Available:  For close relatives.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments:

  • Death Certificate indicates TOD, COD, MD and subject requesting registry.
  • When late registrations (after 24 hours) a Judicial Order is required.
  • Handwritten certificates are not valid.
  • Bolivian death certificates must be issued within the last year at the time of the interview.
Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Available

Fees:  Local currency 51 Bs. (USD 7)

Document Name: CERTIFICADO DE MATRIMONIO

Issuing Authority: Oficialías de Registro Civil - Oficinas del Servicio de Registro Civil (SERECI) sereci.oep  or  gob.bo/tramite

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:

  • Pale gray color - Microprinting: SERVICIO DE REGISTRO CIVICO TRIBUNAL SUPREMO ELECTORAL
  • Serial number on the lower left corner disappears if rubbed.
  • At the bottom stamp name, ID number and signature of Civil Registry Officer. Also number of Oficialia Computarizada de Registro Civil.
  • Same special security standardized pre-printed format and paper stock for Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate.
  • Coat of arms watermarked in the center.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Civil Registry Officer (Oficial de Registro Civil)

Registration Criteria: Marriage is registered as soon as it is celebrated.

Procedure for Obtaining:

  • Must be obtained personally and present current and valid Bolivian ID or
  • A representative of the interested party with a power of attorney.

Certified Copies Available: Yes. Previous marriage and divorce processes.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments:

  • Previous marital status for both, nationality and DOB is indicated on Marriage Certificate.
  • Handwritten certificates are not valid.
  • Bolivian marriage certificates must be issued within the last year at the time of the interview.
  • Under Bolivian Law (LAW No 603 Article 137) cohabitating couples and common-law relationships are considered equal to civil marriages under Bolivian law and entitled to all of the same benefits and rights. Therefore, common-law and cohabitation relationships in Bolivia are recognized by the U.S. government as legal marriages for immigration purposes.

 

Divorce Certificates

Available

Fees: Local currency 51 Bs. (USD 7)

Document Name: CANCELACIÓN DE LA PARTIDA DE MATRIMONIO - CERTIFICADO DE DIVORCIO

Issuing Authority: Oficialías de Registro Civil - Oficinas del Servicio de Registro Civil (SERECI) sereci.oep

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:

  • Pale gray color - Microprinting: SERVICIO DE REGISTRO CIVICO TRIBUNAL SUPREMO ELECTORAL
  • At the bottom stamp and signature indicating name of Civil Registry Officer and number of Oficialia Computarizada de Registro Civil.
  • Divorce certificate information is printed on the back of the Marriage Certificate.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Civil Registry Officer (Oficial de Registro Civil)

Registration Criteria: Once the decree of final divorce is effective, the record of marriage is dissolved or annulled at the Civil Registry by appropriate annotation and divorce certificate can be issued.

Procedure for Obtaining:

  • Must be obtained personally and present current and valid Bolivian ID or
  • A representative of the interested party with a power of attorney.

Certified Copies Available: Previous marriages and divorces.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments:

  • Divorce certificate is printed on the back of the Marriage Certificate with 3sections:
            1) Dissolution 2) Annulment 3) Notarial Divorce
  • Handwritten certificates are not valid.
  • Bolivian divorce certificates must be issued within the last year at the time of the interview.
Adoption Certificates

Available

Fees: There are no fees

Document Name: SENTENCIA DE ADOPCIÓN

Issuing Authority: Minor and Adolescent Judge Court (Juzgado del Menor)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:

  • Stamp and signature of Judge
  • Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Judge for Minors and Adolescents (Juez de la Niñez y Adolescencia)
  • Registration Criteria: Variable
  • Procedure for Obtaining:
    • Couple must hire a lawyer and request adoption thru lawyer to the Minor and Adolescent Judge Court.
    • Social worker and family psychologist present a formal report on adoption petition and eligibility.
    • Judge makes decision and issues Adoption Sentence.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: There is no issuing authority personnel.

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: There is no procedure for obtaining.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions:  None

Comments:

  • Sentencia de Adopción must be executed to be valid. (Debe estar ejecutoriada)
  • No international adoption in effect or adoption agencies operating at the moment though Bolivia and the US are part of the Hague Convention.
Identity Card

Available

Fees: Local currency 17 Bs. (2.5 USD)

Document Name: CÉDULA DE IDENTIDAD

Issuing Authority: SEGIP (SERVICIO GENERAL DE IDENTIFICACIÓN DE PERSONAL) National Identification Services

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:

  • Green plastic standardized card
  • Microprinting: ESTADO PLURINACIONAL DE BOLIVIA in red and below CÉDULA DE IDENTIDAD

FRONT:

  • Digitized and integrated photo on the left
  • Bar code on the lower left corner
  • ID number in red below photo preceded by N°
  • Date of validity below number
  • Coat of arms watermark in the center within a circle
  • Subject signature at the bottom center
  • Right thumb fingerprint on the right

BACK:

  • Coat of arms watermark in the center within a circle
  • Signature of the Regional Director
  • Information on full name, DOB, POB, marital status, occupation and address.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Regional Director (Director Departamental).

Registration Criteria: Usually new records are registered for minors with a birth certificate and both parents present.

Procedure for Obtaining: if not already in the SEGIP system, present a birth certificate and a bank deposit in advance. Request in person:  segip.gob

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Police, Court, Prison Records

Police Certificates

Police Certificate:  CERTIFICADO DE ANTECEDENTES DE LA FUERZA ESPECIAL DE LUCHA CONTRA EL CRIMEN (FELCC)

Available: To those 16 and older.

Fees: Local currency 25 Bs. (4 USD)

Document Name: CERTIFICADO DE ANTECEDENTES DE LA FUERZA ESPECIAL DE LUCHA CONTRA EL CRIMEN (FELCC)

Issuing Authority: Police Record Registry Offices from the Bolivian National Police

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:

  • Green special security standardized pre-printed format and paper stock.
  • Current photo on the upper right corner (Not digitized or integrated)
  • Usually seal over photo and ID number on photo
  • Color shifting sticker next to serial number on top.
  • Few security fibers
  • Right thumb fingerprint on the left
  • If there are records, report is usually in the back.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Chief of Registry Office and Chief of Police Record Registry (Jefe Departamento de Registros y Jefe de la División de Certificación de Registro y Antecedentes Policiales).

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining:

Must be obtained personally and present current and valid Bolivian ID and current photo 4x4 cm.in red background. For more information go to gob.bo/tramite.

Certified Copies Available: Current certificate has all previous records.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments:

  • For immigrant visa processing, the Consular Section in Bolivia requires:
    • 1) Certificado de Antecedentes de la Fuerza Especial de Lucha Contra el Crimen (FELCC) which covers the records from the Bolivian National Police ,           
    • 2) Certificado de Antecedentes de la Fuerza Especial de la Lucha Contra el Narcotráfico (FELCN) which covers all records from the Antinarcotic Offices and
    • 3) Informe de Antecedentes Penales del Registro Judicial de Antecedentes Penales (REJAP) which covers all the records from the Judicial/Court system.
  • Certificates issued by FELCC/FELCN/REJAP must be issued within the last year at the time of the interview.

 

Police Certificates - Narcotic Certificates - CERTIFICADO DE ANTECEDENTES DE LA FUERZA ESPECIAL DE LUCHA CONTRA EL NARCOTRÁFICO (FELCN)

Available: To those 16 and older.

Fees: Local currency 25 Bs. (4 USD)

Document Name: CERTIFICADO DE ANTECEDENTES DE LA FUERZA ESPECIAL DE LUCHA CONTRA EL NARCOTRÁFICO (FELCN)

Issuing Authority: Police Record Registry Offices from the Bolivian National Police - FELCN Offices (Antinarcotic Offices)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:

  • Special security standardized pre-printed format and paper stock.
  • Current photo on the upper right corner (Not digitized or integrated)
  • Logo of the institution in the center
  • Few security fibers
  • Microprinting: DIRECCIÓN NACIONAL DE FISCALIZACIONES Y RECAUDACIONES POLICÍA BOLIVIANA
  • Right thumb fingerprint on the left
  • If there are records, report is in the back 

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Revising Officer (Possible only 1 of the 2 signatures)

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining:

Must be obtained personally and present current and valid Bolivian ID and current photo 4x4 cm. in red background. For more information go to  felcn.gob  or  gob.bo/tramite

Certified Copies Available: Current certificate has all previous records.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Certificates issued by Fuerza Especial de Lucha Contra el Narcotráfico (FELCN) must be issued within the last year.

 

Court Records

Available:  To those 16 and older.

Fees: Local Currency 50 Bs. (USD 7)

Document Name: INFORME DE ANTECEDENTES PENALES del REGISTRO JUDICIAL DE ANTECEDENTES PENALES (REJAP)

Issuing Authority: Dirección Nacional de Registro de Antecedentes Penales.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:

  • Security standardized pre-printed format and paper stock.
  • Bar code on top below title INFORME DE ANTECEDENTES PENALES
  • Red serial number on the upper right corner (part of the pre-printed format)
  • Colored Bolivian coat of arms on the upper left corner
  • signatures from two (2) judicial authorities

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: National and District Officers for the Penal Record Registry (Usually Responsable REJAP Nacional y Encargado del REJAP).

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining:  

Must be obtained personally and present current and valid Bolivian ID. It can be processed in Bolivian diplomatic offices in the United States..

Certified Copies Available:  Certified copies are not available. All information on records is registered on this certificate.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments:

  • Locally process takes 24 to 48 hours (1-2 working days).
  • Certificate issued by Registro Judicial de Antecedentes Penales(REJAP) must be issued within the last year at the time of the interview.

 

Prison Records

Available: Yes. To those 16 and older.

Fees: Local Currency 50 Bs. (USD 7)

Document Name: INFORME DE ANTECEDENTES PENALES del REGISTRO JUDICIAL DE ANTECEDENTES PENALES (REJAP)

Issuing Authority: Dirección Nacional de Registro de Antecedentes Penales.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:

  • Security standardized pre-printed format and paper stock.
  • Bar code on top below title INFORME DE ANTECEDENTES PENALES
  • Red serial number on the upper right corner (part of the pre-printed format)
  • Colored Bolivian coat of arms on the upper left corner
  • Signatures from two (2) judicial authorities

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: National and District Officers for the Penal Record Registry (Responsable Nacional y Responsable Distrital del Registro de Antecedentes Penales)

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining:  

Must be obtained personally and present current and valid Bolivian ID. It can be processed in Bolivian diplomatic offices in the United States..

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available. All information on records is registered on this certificate.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments:

  • Locally process takes 24 to 48 hours (1-2 working days).
  • Certificate issued by Registro Judicial de Antecedentes Penales(REJAP) must be issued within the last year at the time of the interview. 
Military Records
  • Unavailable
Passports & Other Travel Documents

Types Available: Regular

Fees: Around 485 Bs. (Around 72 USD)

Document Name: PASAPORTE REGULAR

Issuing Government Authority: General Immigration Direction (Dirección General de Inmigración)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:

  • Not an E-passport
  • Color: Bordeaux
  • 32 pages
  • Bio data on page 2 with digitized and integrated photo also bar code and MRP section
  • Passport assembly in the middle pages 16/17

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Bolivian Immigration Office

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Request in person. Applicant will be asked to make deposits after verifications. migracion.gob.bo

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments:

The issuing center for Bolivian passports for Central & North America is the Bolivian Consulates in Washington, DC. This process is valid since December 2011.

Other Records
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Visa Issuing Posts

Post Title: US Embassy

Address: 2780 Arce Avenue

Phone Number: 591-2-2168000

Email IV: consularlapaziv@state.gov

Email NIV: consularlapazniv@state.gov

Visa Services: IV and NIV

Comments / Additional Information:

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday to Thursday 0800 to 1700 - Friday 0800 to 1200 (No interviews)

Visa Services

All visa categories for all of Bolivia.

Additional Information for Reciprocity

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