Important Fraud Alert
The U.S. Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia has recently received information regarding a visa scam in which third parties are falsely offering US visas through advertisements published in local newspapers. Once contacted by interested parties, the perpetrators request a down payment to secure process.
Please note that a visa to the United States can only be issued by an American Embassy overseas following a personal interview with a Consular Officer. Third parties are not needed in this process and have no authority to guarantee a visa. Please avoid financial losses by visiting the U.S. Embassy website to learn more about the visa process.
Welcome to the Consular Section in Bolivia. One of our priorities is to provide immigrant and non-immigrant visa services, including Diversity Lottery Visas.
We are committed to providing a courteous and professional service to all applicants. For detailed information, please use the links on the left margin of this page to select the appropriate visa classification.
Hours of Service
The Embassy is open Monday through Friday, except on U.S. and Bolivian holidays.
- Non-Immigrant Visa
Interviews are conducted by appointment only scheduled through our Call Center.
- Immigrant Visas
Interviews are by appointment only. Appointments are scheduled by NVC mostly.
Questions, inquiries and further information are accepted only by e-mail; please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Embassy of the United States of America
Arce Av. 2780 (between Cordero and Campos Streets)
La Paz, Bolivia
- Destination USA
- Department of State Travel Page
- Department of State Main Page
- Administrative Processing information notice
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- DHS U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
- DHS U.S. VISIT
- DHS Customs and Border Protection
- First Gov Website
- Discover America – This new site is the official travel and tourism website of the United States, developed in cooperative agreement with Department of Commerce.
Dia Agente 5 and presentation for students
The Consular Section will participate in the “Dia Agente 5” activity in Santa Cruz at 08:30. We will present an introduction on visa process. The activity will take place at the Feria exposicion-Salon “Chiquitano” on May 28, 2014.
Additionally, on the same day the Consular Section will do a presentation addressed to students. The activity will take place at the auditorium of Centro Boliviano Americano in Santa Cruz at 15:30.
DIVERSITY Visa Program – DV-2015
Diversity Visa-2015 opens for electronic entries at noon, Eastern Daylight Time, Tuesday, October 1, 2013, and closes at noon, Eastern Daylight Time, Saturday, November 2, 2013. Applicants can access the electronic DV entry form (E-DV) at the official E-DV website: http://www.dvlottery.state.gov during the registration period. Do not wait until the last week of the registration period to enter, as heavy demand may result in website delays. No late entries or paper entries will be accepted.
U.S. Visas for Same-Sex Spouses
U.S. embassies and consulates now adjudicate visa applications that are based on a same-sex marriage in the same way that we adjudicate applications for opposite gender spouses. Read the Frequently Asked Questions