Obtaining a Military Status Certificate in Bolivia

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What is it?

A Military Status Certificate in Bolivia is an official document that verifies an individual’s compliance or exemption from mandatory military service. This certificate is essential for various administrative processes, such as applying for scholarships, certain job applications, and sometimes for obtaining or renewing a passport.

Who needs it?

The ideal customer profile for this service includes Bolivian males approaching or having reached the age of 18, expatriates with Bolivian citizenship, and legal residents of Bolivia who are required to prove their compliance or exemption from military service. This also applies to individuals seeking to complete documentation processes for higher education, employment, or international travel.


  1. Visit the nearest military recruitment office (Regimiento) to inquire about the Military Status Certificate.
  2. Submit an application form, which can usually be obtained at the recruitment office.
  3. Provide all necessary documents as requested by the recruitment office.
  4. Undergo any required interviews or medical examinations.
  5. Wait for the processing of your application. Processing times may vary.
  6. Collect your Military Status Certificate once it is ready.

Required documents

  • National Identity Card (Carnet de Identidad)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Residence (e.g., utility bill or rental agreement)
  • Photographs – Passport-sized photos as specified by the recruitment office
  • Educational Records (if applicable) – School certificates or diplomas

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Additional details

  • The premilitary service (‘premilitar’) can be an alternative way for students to fulfill military service requirements during their last year of high school.
  • Dual citizenship holders must check both countries’ requirements related to military service to avoid legal complications.
  • It is advisable to start the application process well in advance of any deadlines, such as job applications or study abroad programs.
  • For expatriates, it’s often required to present additional documentation proving continuous residency or legal status in Bolivia.


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