The Consular Section in La Paz Bolivia Announces a New Appointment Service for Visa Applicants Travelling to the U.S.
The Consular Section in La Paz is transitioning to a new appointment service for applicants applying for a visa to travel to the United States. As of October 3, 2011, all services including calling for information and scheduling an appointment will be provided at no additional cost, with no requirement that applicants pay phone charges or PIN numbers to access such services. Starting October 3, 2011, applicants will visit ASC VISA INFORMATION SERVICES or the U.S. embassy web page to either obtain information online or via telephone on how to start their application for a U.S. visa at a consular section in La Paz.
Please note that an online visa application must be completed and required visa application fees must be paid before an appointment can be scheduled.
For complete details on how to complete a non-immigrant visa application and schedule an appointment please visit the new information and appointment website.
All visa interviews at the Consular Section in the U.S. Embassy in La Paz are handled on an appointment basis only. Individuals seeking general information about U.S. visas or needing to schedule a visa appointment should visit Official Visa Services of the United States of America - Bolivia or you may call 591-3-3871544 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm) from Bolivia or703-439-2335 if you are in the United States. You may also email your questions to ConsularLaPazNIV@state.gov.
We want to ensure that applicants already in the scheduling process are not negatively impacted by the change. In order to ensure you receive the visa services you have paid for, please review the guidance below regarding transition timetables.
APPLICANTS WHO HAVE ALREADY SCHEDULED AN APPOINTMENT FOR OCTOBER 3, 2011 OR AFTER THROUGH THE CALL CENTER
If you have already scheduled an appointment through CALL CENTER, please pay your MRV fee prior to October 3, 2011 and bring your BISA Bank receipt with you to your appointment. If you have not already scheduled an appointment, we recommend that you wait until October 3, 2011 or later to pay the MRV fee and register through the new service.
APPLICANTS WHO HAVE PAID THEIR MRV FEE PRIOR TO OCTOBER 3, 2011, BUT HAVE NOT SCHEDULED AN APPOINTMENT
Beginning October 3, 2011, you will be required to pay your MRV fee prior to scheduling an appointment. As stated above, we recommend that applicants who have not started their application process wait until after October 3, 2011, to pay their MRV fee and schedule an appointment under the new, no-cost service.
If you have paid your MRV fee prior to October 3, 2011, but have not scheduled an appointment, there will be a grace period from October 3, 2011 until November 1, 2011 during which you can still use your MRV fee for appointment scheduling. If you have not scheduled an appointment prior to November 1, 2011, you will have to pay the MRV fee again through the new service in order to schedule an appointment. If on October 3, you find that you have paid your fee but not scheduled your appointment, please visit CSC VISA INFORMATION SERVICES for assistance.
Applicants with confirmed interview appointments will not be affected by this transition. They can appear at the Embassy on the date scheduled and their applications will be processed as usual.
1. New Automated I-94 Process for Foreign Visitors 2. CEAC Status Code feature 3. Information about visas for Artists, Entertainers and Athletes 4. E-2 Visas
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.
For more information please visit the following link (PDF 68KB)
- For children of U.S. citizens living in Bolivia: the parents should contact the American Citizens Services by e-mail before scheduling for a visa appointment, in order to determine if their child is entitled to U.S. citizenship.