Applying for a certificate of marital status in Bolivia

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Are you a Dutch national, do you live in Bolivia and do you need a declaration of marital status (certificado de estado civil)? You can apply for this certificate by sending an email to the Dutch embassy in Lima, Peru. After which you can collect the certificate at the honorary consul in La Paz or Santa Cruz.

Warning: If you are registered in the Personal Records Database (BRP) in the Netherlands, apply for this document from the municipality where you are registered. You may need to have the declaration/certificate translated and legalised before you can use it outside the Netherlands.

To apply for a certificate in person, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Gather the documents that you need

To apply for a certificate of marital status, you will need to provide various documents. Which documents you need to provide depends on your situation. You may need to have your documents translated and legalised.

You may need to have non-Dutch documents translated and legalised.

Do you have all the required documents? Bring the original documents and a copy of the documents with you to your appointment.

Step 2: Send an e-mail

Request the statement by email from the Dutch embassy in Lima:

Please include in your email:

  • The name of the statement (in the subject of your email);
  • Your first name and last name (in the subject of your email);
  • Your (mobile) telephone number; For which you need the statement.
  • The purpose of the statement is stated on the statement;
  • Where you want to pick up the statement: in La Paz or Santa Cruz.

Attach the required documents to your email as PDFs.

You may be asked to send extra documents if your application is not complete, if anything is unclear or we have questions.

Step 3: Pay the fee

The fee for a consular certificate is €30. You pay the fee when you collect your certificate.

You can find information on how to pay in the overview of consular fees.

Step 4: Receive the certificate

After receiving your application, it takes an average of 10 working days to process your application. Do you need to send additional documents because your applicant is not complete? Then it will take longer.

You will be notified when you can collect the certificate.

Check opening hours and addresses:

honorary consul in La Paz (information in Spanish)
honorary consul in Santa Cruz (information in Spanish)


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.