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Old 09-07-2013, 09:07 AM   #1
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Visa for Bolivia for US citizens?

How much is the visa for US citizens (and bike import) for Bolivia and where do we apply for it??
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:19 AM   #2
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Bolivia visas are done at the border and were $135USD when I did it in 2011. I can't recall what the bike import cost is, if any, I'm pretty sure it's negligible.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:51 PM   #3
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The border I went through they only take US dollars for the visa. Not sure about other borders.
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:27 AM   #4
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Thanks, that helps. For some reason we thought we had to pre-apply at an embassy or something like that. Getting it done at the border is much easier!
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:52 AM   #5
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Make sure your bills are absolutly perfect if you using USD. They rejected several of mine for minor corner tears, pen ink, etc. I said, "but they work fine in the US!" They replied, "yes, but this is Bolivia, and nothing works correctly here." HAHAHA
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:45 AM   #6
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Make sure your bills are absolutly perfect if you using USD. They rejected several of mine for minor corner tears, pen ink, etc. I said, "but they work fine in the US!" They replied, "yes, but this is Bolivia, and nothing works correctly here." HAHAHA
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:47 PM   #7
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Make sure your bills are absolutly perfect if you using USD. They rejected several of mine for minor corner tears, pen ink, etc. I said, "but they work fine in the US!" They replied, "yes, but this is Bolivia, and nothing works correctly here." HAHAHA
I'd forgotten about that. I couldn't believe how picky everywhere in South America was about the condition of the US bills. IIRC I think I paid $150 or there about.
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:40 AM   #8
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I'm flying down to Bolivia next weekend and we have to pay $160 for our visa. I was warned about bringing $20 bills in mint condition. I may have to iron some of my U.S. bills. I will be in Bolivia and Peru for a month but I'm traveling with, and visiting, family in Bolivia so I won't be on my bike. However, I am going to rent a motorcycle in Cochabamba and do an overnight trip to Toro Toro, escorted by some local family members. I am excited about riding a bike down in Bolivia, which I have heard is absolutely amazing!
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:06 PM   #9
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I am excited about riding a bike down in Bolivia, which I have heard is absolutely amazing!

Most incredible riding in SA IMHO.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:36 AM   #10
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So, for those of us who are down in SA, but without US plata: will I have to get local currency (probably Chilean Pesos) then change for US dollars to give to Bolivian immigration?

Or, can I just do it in Bolivian if I change at the border? Because I have a US passport, do I need US $$$? I gave all of mine to Chile.
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:14 PM   #11
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Local currency is fine from what I remember. However, you're just losing 10% of the value though the ATM fees and changing fees at the border.


And I wouldn't miss riding in Bolivia for the world! IFrom the Amazon to the Altoplano to the Salar in a fairly small area, it's the most geographically diverse country on the planet
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:28 PM   #12
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When I crossed they only accepted US dollars. That's fairly common when paying for visas. Paraguay was the same.

Of course, you can always find a way to buy dollars. Probably the guys in Migración will sell them to you, although at a steep discount.

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