Consular Affairs


Open Panel

Requirements to renew a Bolivian passport in Washington, DC

Life Certificate

Requirements to obtain a Life Certificate for retirement pensions.

Certificate of Criminal background

A certificate that can certify the lack of a criminal record or, where applicable, the existence thereof

Death Registration

It is the application that takes place before the Civil Registration Officer to record the death of a relative.

Consular Registration

The Consular Registration is an identity document issued by the Consulate of Bolivia in the United States to all Bolivians living in this country. Regardless of immigration status of Bolivians, the Consular Registration serves three purposes: Certifies that these citizens have Bolivian nationality; [ ... ]

Certification of Absence of Registration Entry

Certification of the absence of a birth, marriage or death registration entry.

Duplicate Bolivian Death Certificate

Issuance of duplicate Bolivian death certificate, according to the Civil Registry Service (SERECI)

Humanitarian Visa

It is free and is granted for 30 calendar days, for the following humanitarian grounds: Need of international protection covered by the Principle of Non-Refoulement Victim of human trafficking or other forms of exploitation; Being companion of a ill person requiring medical treatment

Victims of Human Trafficking

Victims of Human Trafficking
Article 15 of the Constitution of the Plurinational State of Bolivia says that no person may be subjected to servitude or slavery and that human trafficking is prohibited. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the governing body of international relations of the Plurinati [ ... ]


Information on obtaining a visa to enter the Plurinational State of Bolivia


Procedure to Legalize a Document in the United States

Return to Bolivia

Bolivians who return to the country to take up residence are entitled to introduce at the time of entry into the country duty free DOMESTIC HOUSEHOLD items.

Safe Conduct Pass

The Safe Conduct pass is a emergency travel document to return to Bolivia in case you do not have enough documents and time to apply for a passport


The Consulate performs certificate translations from a foreign language into Spanish and vice versa.

Duplicate Bolivian Birth Certificate

Issuance of duplicate Bolivian birth certificate, according to the Civil Registry Service (SERECI)

Repatriation of Human Remains to Bolivia

If you will doing a repatriation of a body please note the following requirements and procedures that must resort to the effect: The funeral home also will make the process of the following certifications so that the remains can move outside the State, subsequent reception and transport in Bolivi [ ... ]

Power of Attorney

For Special Power of Attorney, Wills and other notarial acts.

Child Registration For Dual Citizenship

Children born abroad of a Bolivian parent have the right to obtain Bolivian citizenship.

Power of Attorney For Retirement Pensions

Requirements for Power of Attorney to collect retirement pension payments.

Duplicate Bolivian Marriage Certificate

Issuance of duplicate Bolivian marriage certificate, according to the Civil Registry Service (SERECI)

Power of Attorney for Travel Authorization of Mino...

For Special Power of Attorney for travel authorization of minors

Marriage Registration (Recognition)

For a marriage celebrated abroad, to be valid in Bolivia, it must be registered with the Consulate of Bolivia.

1825 Connecticut Avenue N.W. Suite 200C

Washington, DC 20009

Tel: (202) 232-4827 / 4828

Fax: (202) 232-8017

M-F: 9:00am - 3:00pm