Bolivia Permanent Residency Certificate Service Guide

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What is it?

The Bolivia Permanent Residency Certificate is a legal document granted by the Bolivian government that allows foreign nationals to live, work, and study in Bolivia on a permanent basis. This certificate is essential for those who wish to make Bolivia their long-term residence and enjoy the rights and privileges that come with permanent residency.

Who needs it?

This service is ideal for expatriates, retirees, and professionals who are planning to move to Bolivia for an extended period, or who wish to establish permanent residence in the country. Individuals looking to take advantage of Bolivia’s economic opportunities, cultural richness, and natural beauty will find this service particularly beneficial.


  1. Obtain a temporary residency visa: This is the first step towards permanent residency and can usually be obtained through your nearest Bolivian consulate.
  2. Gather required documents: Make sure to have all necessary paperwork ready to submit.
  3. Submit application: Visit the Bolivian immigration office to submit your permanent residency application.
  4. Attend an interview: Be prepared to attend an interview where your application and documents will be reviewed.
  5. Await approval: Your application will be processed, which may take several weeks to a few months.
  6. Receive your certificate: Once approved, collect your Permanent Residency Certificate from the immigration office.

Required documents

  • Valid passport: Make sure your passport is up to date.
  • Temporary residency visa: Obtain this from your nearest Bolivian consulate.
  • Proof of financial stability: Bank statements or proof of income.
  • Medical certificate: A recent health check-up report.
  • Police clearance certificate: No criminal record from your home country.
  • Proof of address in Bolivia: Rental agreement or property ownership documents.

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

  • Processing times can vary, so it’s crucial to start the application process well in advance.
  • Ensure all documents are translated into Spanish and authenticated, if necessary.
  • Be aware of any specific regional requirements, as these can differ across Bolivia.


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