Fraud Prevention Unit
Welcome to the Fraud Prevention Unit of the U.S. Embassy in La Paz. Our principal mission is to safeguard U.S. borders by detecting and stopping fraud in applications for U.S. passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, Immigrant visas and Nonimmigrant visas. We accomplish this critical goal by training Consular Section staff on fraud detection, maintaining close cooperation with U.S. and Bolivian law enforcement agencies and deploying our staff of highly trained investigators to conduct interviews and investigations.
The consequences of fraud are extremely serious. If you commit fraud, not only will you lose the benefit that you are seeking, but you may also have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and you may even go to jail. The Fraud Prevention Unit aggressively pursues fraud cases, referring individuals as appropriate for prosecution under U.S. and/or Bolivian law.
The Fraud Prevention Unit, because of the nature of anti-fraud work, is not open to the public. If you have a tip concerning fraud that you wish to share with us, you may contact the Fraud Prevention Unit by e-mailing us at email@example.com
CHANGE IN THE APPLICATION FEES FOR A VISA TO THE UNITED STATESThe Consular Section informs the general public that as of Friday April 13, 2012, the visa fees will be adjusted to better reflect the costs for providing these services.
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