Specific Purpose Visa

Specific Purpose Visas are required for those who wish to travel to Bolivia for any purpose other than Tourism.

A Specific Purpose Visa is required by those who intend to engage in business, education, paid work, to get married according to Bolivian law and any other legal activities not related to tourism.

Specific Purpose Visas have a validity of 30 days and are renewable, after submitting a request for extension to the immigration office in Bolivia. When applying for one, an introduction letter is required which should state the specific purpose of the travel, the dates of travel, and that the expenses will be furnished by the sending or hosting company or instruction. These requirements apply to bussines executive, film crews, missionaries, voluntary workers, etc.

For certain nationalities authorization form the Immigration authorities in Bolivia is required, in which case the application takes longer to be processed. It is recommended to allow at least 2 or 3 weeks prior to departure.


  1. Completed Sworn Statement for Visa Application.
  2. Yellow Fever Vaccination.
  3. Valid passport or travel document with a minimum validity of 6 months.
  4. One recent passport size photograph.
  5. Fee of US$85.00 Money Order or Certified Cheque payable to Embassy of Bolivia.
  6. Letter of introduction explaining purpose of travel, means of subsistence and information from the company or institution.
  7. Photocopy of ticket or itinerary.
  8. Certificate of good conduct/ Police record.
  9. Bank statements or equivalents that shows economic solvency (Please note that the validity of the document should be for at least the travel period). Parent´s or Legal Guardian´s Economic Solvency documents are accepted for underage applicants.


Incomplete application will be returned without being processed.