Welcome to the Immigrant Visa Unit of the U.S. Embassy in La Paz. We provide visa services to Bolivians or people living in Bolivia who are beneficiaries of immigration petitions based on family relationship, employment or winners of the diversity annual visa lottery and would like to immigrate to the United States. Please click tabs for additional information. If you are interested in learning about immigrating to the United States or the process, please check for detailed information at http://www.travel.state.gov/ or http://www.uscis.gov/.
In addition, we provide assistance to Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) of the United States who have lost their LPR cards (also known as “green cards”) while in Bolivia. We can provide a transportation letter/ boarding foil to return to the United States. To learn more about the transportation letter/ boarding foil process, please click here for further information.
If you have already filed an immigrant case with USCIS:
You can inquire about the status of your case directly at http://www.uscis.gov/
If your case is approved and current for processing, you will receive notification from the National Visa Center about the documents required for visa application and about the interview scheduled at the U.S. Embassy La Paz. Please read below for further information:
For information on what document to bring to your immigrant visa interview, please contact us at ConsularLaPazIV@state.gov.
If you wish to initiate a visa case for your fiancé(e), to get married in the United States, and reside in the United States, please read about the fiancé(e) visa.
If you are a petitioner living abroad and wish to file the I-130 petition for an immigrant please click here and if you are living in the United States, please visit the USCIS web site.
If you have questions that have not been answered from above, please feel free to contact us at ConsularLaPazIV@state.gov However, due to the high volume of emails received daily, we are limited to answering ONLY those emails containing inquiries which are not addressed in our website.
HOURS OF SERVICE
The Embassy is open Monday through Friday, except on U.S. and Bolivian Holidays.
Most Immigrant Visa services are by appointment only.
HOW TO CONTACT US
Due to the high volume of correspondence the Consular Section receives, we will give priority to those e-mails addressed to ConsularLaPazIV@state.gov soliciting information or concerning topics not covered on our website.
Provisional Unlawful Presence WaiversBeginning March 4, 2013, certain immigrant visa applicants who are spouses, children and parents of U.S. citizens (immediate relatives) can apply for provisional unlawful presence waivers before they leave the United States.
USCIS Immigrant FeeForeign nationals who seek permanent residence in the United States and receive an immigrant visa will need to pay a USCIS Immigrant Fee beginning February 1, 2013.
For more information please visit the following link
The Consular Section launches
the "Visas Trucha" Campaign.
Click here for more information. (PDF 512KB)