Bolivia Identity Card - Easy Steps to Obtain Yours

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What is it?

The Bolivia Identity Card is a government-issued identification document that verifies an individual’s identity, residency, and other essential details. It is required for both citizens and residents for various legal, financial, and social activities within the country.

Who needs it?

The ideal customers for the Bolivia Identity Card service include Bolivian citizens, residents, and expatriates living in Bolivia. Additionally, anyone planning to stay in Bolivia for an extended period, engage in formal employment, open bank accounts, or utilize government services will require this identification.


  1. Visit the nearest Servicio General de Identificación Personal (SEGIP) office.
  2. Fill out the Bolivia Identity Card application form.
  3. Submit the required documents for verification.
  4. Get your biometric data (photograph, fingerprints) captured at the SEGIP office.
  5. Pay the applicable fee for the identity card issuance.
  6. Wait for the processing period, which is usually a few days.
  7. Collect your Bolivia Identity Card from the SEGIP office once notified.

Required documents

  • Original birth certificate (for citizens).
  • Passport (for residents and expatriates).
  • Proof of residency (utility bill, lease agreement).
  • Recent passport-sized photographs.
  • Completed application form (available at SEGIP office or online).

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

  • The processing time for the Bolivia Identity Card is usually a few days to a week.
  • Ensure all documents are up-to-date and valid to avoid delays.
  • Biometric data is mandatory and captured in-person at the SEGIP office.
  • The identity card must be renewed periodically; check the expiration date on your card.


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