British Embassy in Bolivia

British Consulate

The British Embassy in Bolivia is close to the US Embassy in La Paz. the is also a Honorary Consulate in Santa Cruz. If you are a British national in Bolivia then speak to the embassy staff about registering your marriage in Bolivia, registering a British national born abroad or registering the death of a British citizen.

British Embassy in Bolivia

They can also offer you consular assistance such as calling your family if you have died, bee in an accident or been arrested. You can also apply of a British passport or renew your passport at the Embassy in Bolivia. The contact details are listed below with a telephone number, email address and also their operating hours.

Note there is also a map to the British Embassy in La Paz Bolivia. The British consulate in La Paz provides legalisation services. They can issue certificates of no impediment, affirmations or affidavits of marital status.

In the event of losing your passport while in the country, it is necessary to report to the Bolivian police to obtain a case number. With the case number, you can proceed to the British Embassy to either apply for a new passport or obtain a temporary one which will enable you to leave the country. There is also the British passport renewal online option. If you reside in Gambia, you will need to wait for the issuance of a new passport and ensure that your old Bolivian visa is transferred to your new passport. See the track passport application process on this website.

For those intending to get married, it is essential to obtain a letter from the Embassy to confirm your single status. This process takes a few days and requires original documents such as your divorce decree or the death certificate of your previous spouse. The letter must be authenticated and verified by the Bolivian government and then translated and certified. With these documents, you can proceed to register your marriage in Bolivia.


British Embassy in Bolivia


British Embassy La Paz Office

Avenida Arce No. 2732
La Paz



British Honorary Consulate, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz International School (SCIS)
Santa Cruz



British Visa Processing Times:

Bolivia, La Paz


Visits Visas 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 60 days 90 days 120 days Total decisions made
General Visit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 0% 7% 50% 100% 100% 100% 100% 14
Business Visit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 2
Family Visit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 0% 25% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 4
Other Visit (6 months or less) 0% 0% 0% 0% 66% 100% 100% 100% 100% 3


Other Non Settlement Visas 2 days 3 days 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 60 days 90 days 120 days Total decisions made
Other Non-Settlement 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 1


The above data is for all decisions made in March 2013



There are many other Embassies and Consulates around the world. The British Embassy in Venezuela as well as the British Embassy in Spain and British Consulate Santa Cruz de Tenerife as all spread across the world.


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