Consular Sevices

What can the Consular Service of Bolivia in the Netherlands do for you?

> Legalization of documents

The Consular Section can legalize the documentation provided if it has the following requirements:

 

1. Documents must be original (not copies)

2. The original documents must be previously legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, "Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken –MINBUZA” (Bezuidenhoutseweg 67, 2594 AC Den Haag).

3. The documents must be translated into Spanish by an official sworn translator or printed in an international version in several languages.

4. The documents must include a copy for the consular archives.

 

IMPORTANT: THE DOCUMENTS MUST BE PRESENTED TO THE CONSULAR SECTION OF THE EMBASSY BEFORE THE CORRESPONDING PAYMENT

In case of legalization of documents from Portugal, enter here

> Passport renewal

A Bolivian passport is valid for six years. In case of expiration, loss, theft or deterioration, a new passport must be requested.

The steps for the passport renewal are:

First:

-        Send a scanned copy or picture in good quality of the information page of the passport for the data verification by the migration and SEGIP systems. This documentation must be sent to: embolned@embassyofbolivia.nl

Second:

Once the information is verified we set an appointment for the signature of the forms and fingerprinting. The day of the appointment the interested person must bring the following:

-        2 Photographs in colour with white background of 4 x 4.5 cm. (Click here to see the specifications)

-        The expired passport (original) or identity card (original)

-        Proof of payment for the cost of the passport

-        In case of loss or theft of the passport, the police complaint must be presented as well.

Third:

Once the passport arrives to the Consulate (around two or three weeks after the application) the interested person must pick up the document presenting the old passport. 

> Marriage celebration

Requirements:

  1. Passport or Identity Card (original and copy).
  2. Original Birth Certificates of both parties (If one of them is Dutch, the certificate must come in its international version and must be legalized by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
  3. Act of Manifestation of the will to marry (it is elaborated by the Consulate).
  4. Certificate of Non-Marriage Registration (The Consular Section is authorized to the issuance of this requirement for Bolivian citizens).
  5. Cancellation of previous marriage, only in case of one or both of the parties have been previously married.
  6. Certificate of Civil Status in an international version legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, for the foreigner fiancé.
  7. Two witnesses with original and copy of their passports or identity cards (witnesses may be Bolivians or foreigners, but they cannot be relatives of the parties).
  8. Proof of current residence (invoice, extract of residence or other documentation that certify the current residence of the contracting parties).

> Marriage registration

Bolivians married with other Bolivians or foreigners under the laws of the Netherlands may apply for the registration of their marriage at the Consular Section of the Embassy, obtaining a Marriage Certificate. With this registration, the marriage will be legally recognized in Bolivia.

Requirements:

1. Passport or Identity Card (original and copy).

2. Certificate of Marriage in its international version. (Legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands).

3. Original Birth Certificates of both parties (legalized by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in case one of them has the Dutch nationality).

4. Two witnesses carrying their passports or identity cards and a copy (witnesses may be Bolivians or foreigners, but they cannot be relatives of the parties).

5. Proof of current residence (invoice, extract of residence or other documentation that certify the current residence of the contracting parties).

> Birth registration

Children under 12 years old and from 12 to 18 (with an administrative procedure), born in the Netherlands with a Bolivian parent may apply for a Bolivian birth certificate. The Birth Certificate is issued at the moment of the registration. For persons over eighteen years old, the procedure must be done in Bolivia directly.

Requirements:

  1. International Birth Certificate of the minor, legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
  2. Photocopy of the passports or ID cards of both parents.
  3. Birth certificate of both parents. (optional)
  4. Certificate of marriage of the parents. (Legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands in case of being a Dutch certificate).
  5. Two witnesses carrying their passports or identity cards and a copy (witnesses may be Bolivians or foreigners but cannot be relatives) Only if the parents are not married.

Cost: Free

It is essential the presence of both parents on the day of the registration for the signature in the registration books.

> Duplicate of birth certificate

Bolivian nationals may request a duplicate of the Birth Certificate at the Consular Section of the Embassy.

Requirements:

-        Photocopy of passport or identity card.

> Assignation of Identity Card number for minors

Children under 18, born abroad and registered in the Consular Section, have the right to request the assignment of identity card number. With this number is possible to apply for the Bolivian passport for the first time in the Consular Section of the Embassy.

Requirements:

  1. Bolivian Birth Certificate (Original)
  2. Photocopies of parents' documents (ci and / or passport)
  3. 4 pictures of the minor 3x3 cm (white background)

Cost: Free

The presence of the minor is essential to take fingerprints.

> Death certificate

Family members of Bolivians who have died in the Netherlands must register the death of the deceased in the Consular Section of the Embassy. Upon registration, the corresponding Consular Death Certificate is issued.

Requirements:

  1. Letter addressed to the Consular Section requesting the registration and death certificate.
  2. Medical report legalized by a local court and translated into Spanish by sworn translator.
  3. Name, surname and number of the identity card of the doctor who has confirmed the cause of death.
  4. Declaration signed by two witnesses with a copy of their corresponding passports or identity cards.
  5. International death certificate legalized by the local Civil Registry.
  6. Birth Certificate of the deceased.
  7. Marriage Certificate of the deceased.
  8. Family book.
  9. Passport of the deceased.
  10. Two witnesses with original and a copy of their passports or identity cards (witnesses may be Bolivians or foreigners but may not be relatives).

Important:

It is possible to present an international death certificate issued by the Dutch authorities and request only the legalization.

> Safe-conduct

The safe-conduct is a travel document that can be used for a single trip to Bolivia, with a maximum validity of 30 days. The Consular Section issues these documents in case of emergency, due to loss, confiscation or expiration of the applicant's passport.

Requirements:

  1. Two pictures 3.5 x 4.5 cm.
  2. Travel itinerary.
  3. Copy of documents I.D. or passport.

> Life status certificate

Requirements:

  1. Valid passport or identity card.
  2. Provide the following information:

Additional data:

Residence:

  • Temporary
  • Definitive

Period:

 

  • From January to March
  • From April to June
  • From July to September
  • From October to December

Entity:

ADMINISTRACIÓN PÚBLICA MAGISTERIO (P.M.M.)
ADUANAS MAGISTERIO FISCAL
BANCA PRIVADA MEDICO Y RAMAS ANEXAS
BANCO AGRICOLA MEDICO
BANCO DEL ESTADO MINERIA
BANCA ESTATAL MINERIA PRIVADA
BENEMÉRITO MUNICIPALES
CAJA NACIONAL DE SALUD POLICIA BOLIVIANA (MUSEPOL)
CAJA SALUD PETROLERA SALUD
CAMINOS S.S. UNIVERSITARIOS
COMERCIO UNIVERSITARIO (Univ. Gabriel René Moreno)
COMIBOL  
COMUNICACIONES VARIOS
CORPORACIONES – CAJA CORDES VIUDA DE BENEMÉRITO
COSSMIL Y.P.F.B.
COSSMIL – F.A.B. PROFESIONAL MINERIA
COSSMIL (FF.AA.) CONSTRUCCIÓN
FABRIL BANCO MINERO
FERROVIARIO COOPERATIVAS
FERROVIARIO Y RAMAS ANEXAS JUDICIAL (ADMINISTRACIÓN)
PERSONAJE NOTABLE METALURGIA
LUZ, FUERZA Y TELEFONOS AERONUTICA
LUZ, FUERZA Y TELEFONOS (P.M.M.) PODER JUDICIAL
MAGISTERIO SINEC SANTA CRUZ

Rent:

  • RENTA TITULAR
  • DERECHOHABIENTE
  • RENTA TITULAR – DERECHOHABIENTE
  • PENSIÓN VITALICIA (BENEMÉRITO)
  • PENSIÓN VITALICIA (VIUDA DE BENEMÉRITO)
  • RENTA TITULAR – PENSIÓN VITALICIA (BENEMÉRITO)
  • RENTA TITULAR – PENSIÓN VITALICIA (VIUDA DE BENEMÉRITO)
  • RENTA DERECHOHABIENTE Y PENSIÓN VITALICIA (VIUDA DE BENEMÉRITO)
  • RENTA TITULAR – RENTA DERECHO HABIENTE Y PENSIÓN VITALICIA (VIUDA DE BENEMÉRITO)

Name of the representative, identity card number and place of issuance of the document and address.

Cost: Free

> Power of Attorney

Requirements:

  1. Valid passport or identity card from the person who will give the power.
  2. Valid passport or identity card of the person who will receive the power.
  3. Instruction of power (power text according to the needs of the applicant, preferably drafted by a lawyer, in electronic format WORD)
  4. Full details of the proxy, full name, marital status, profession or occupation, identity card, place of issue and address.

> Travel authorization for Bolivian minors

In order to allow the travel abroad to children under 18 years old, a travel permit must be granted. If one or both parents reside in the Netherlands, the permit may be requested at the Consular Section.

Requirements:

  1. Physical presence of both parents and the child.
  2. Passport or identity card of both parents and the child.
  3. Travel itinerary for the child.
  4. A recent picture from the child 4x4 cm.

> Facilities for the return of Bolivians to Bolivia

To introduce household items to Bolivia, the following information must be taken into account:

  1. The introduction of household goods by a family unit must be registered with the name of its owner.
  2. The owner of the household items must fill out his affidavit by the system of the National Customs at:

    http://www.aduana.gob.bo/aduana7/content/viajeros

  3. Once printed and signed, this affidavit must be presented to the General Consulate, Consulate or Consular Section of Bolivia for the validation in the system of the National Customs.
  4. The owner of the household must obtain a validation document of the information provided by the applicant in the sworn declaration issued by the Consular representation of Bolivia. 

    For household goods including machines, equipment and tools used in your work activity, limit 50,000 USD.

    For household goods that include only furniture appliances and accessories of normal use in a house, limit 35,000 USD.

  5. The owner of the household must present the passport and official documentation in original or legalized copies that guarantees the staying abroad.

 

The nationalization of this merchandise must be done with the declaration of goods importation, with the intervention of a Customs Broker, applying the exemption of household goods.

Goods that do not comply with the requirements and conditions established may be imported following their own tariff classification regime and after completion of customs formalities.

For more information about this process you can write an email or contact the Consular Section.

> Donations

Under national provisions in force since 2009, donations must go addressed to state institutions. Therefore, any donation must be previously coordinated with the Ministries of the area to which the donations correspond (education or health) and the mayors of the place where the donation will be sent.

  1. Letter of application addressed to the Consular Section of the Embassy or Honorary Consulate of Bolivia. Address and phone number must be included.
  2. Certificate of Donation in Spanish. The donation certificate must be presented on the official paper of the donor institution and contain the following information:
    • Name of the institution or state agency that will receive the donation in Bolivia.
    • A detailed description of the object of the donation.
    • The FOB or CIF value in US dollars or the real cost of the good. In case of not having a specific value, it must carry a nominal value, for processing purposes in the National Customs of Bolivia.
    • Signature, name and position of the donor.

Important:

  1. The goods to be donated must be useful and should not be obsolete, damaged or in disuse.
  2. The documentation submitted to the Consular Section must be sent to the office of privileges and immunities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bolivia, in order to obtain the respective authorization

> Travelling with pets to Bolivia

To bring pets to Bolivia, the following procedures must be followed:

  1. Health certificate issued by a veterinarian including rabies vaccination, administered at least three months prior to travel.
  2. The Health Certificate must be legalized and translated into Spanish.

> Filming in Bolivia

Producers and/or filmmakers of foreign production companies who wish to film in the Bolivian territory must fullfil a registration with CONACINE to obtain a Filming License, in order to protect the cultural values of the country.

Also, members of the film crew require a Specific Purpose Visa

Requirements:

  1. Letter addressed to the Executive Director of CONACINE, requesting a film license and explaining in detail:
    • The project
    • The theme
    • Filming Locations
    • Format
    • Estimated duration of the product
    • Approximate time of stay in Bolivia
    • Payroll of components of the filming equipment
    • List of equipment and technical material brought to the country
    • Copy of the passport that certifies the identity of the producer or person responsible for the production company.
  2. Flight itinerary (arrival and departure), airline number, flight number, time of arrival and departure (for customs procedures)
  3. Documentation certifying the legal domicile in the country of origin of the company and/or director, legalized by the Bolivian diplomatic representation in that country.
  4. Commitment to deliver a copy of the finished work (film, documentary, point etc.) to the Bolivian Cinematheque archives within a maximum period of 1 (one) year from the date of obtaining the license. Said commitment must be duly stamped by the embassy or diplomatic representation of the country of origin of the production company in Bolivia.
  5. Valued Form (Foreign Filming License)