Comprehensive Guide to Property Registration in Bolivia

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What is it?

Property registration in Bolivia involves legally documenting property ownership with the relevant authorities to ensure your rights and obligations are protected. This process includes multiple bureaucratic steps but is essential for securing ownership and preventing legal complications in the future.

Who needs it?

This service is ideal for Bolivian property owners, international investors, expats residing in Bolivia, and legal representatives looking to securely and legally register real estate properties. It’s especially relevant if you’re buying, selling, or transferring ownership of property.


  1. Obtain a Folio Real (land registry) from the Real Estate Office.
  2. Prepare and notarize the property purchase/sale agreement.
  3. Submit the agreement to the Real Estate Office for initial registration.
  4. Pay required taxes and fees at the local tax authority office.
  5. Receive a certified copy of your registered property document.

Required documents

  • Folio Real (obtain from Real Estate Office)
  • Notarized property purchase/sale agreement (obtain from a notary public)
  • Personal identification (e.g., passport or national ID card)
  • Proof of tax payment (obtain from local tax office)

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

  • Ensure all documents are in Spanish or include an official translation.
  • Consult with a local attorney for legal advice and document preparation.
  • Expect processing times to vary depending on local office efficiency.


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