Applying for a certificate of residence in Bolivia

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Are you a Dutch national, do you live in Bolivia and do you need a declaration of residence (certificado domiciliario)? 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.

Attention: Please note: Are you registered in the Netherlands in the Basic Registration of Persons (BRP)? Then request the statement from the municipality where you are registered. You may need to have the statement translated and legalised.

To apply for a certificate of residence by email, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Gather the documents that you need

To apply for a certificate of residence you will need:     

  • A valid Dutch passport or a Dutch identity card (ID card);    
  • Proof of address, for example a registration from your municipality. Are these documents not available in your country? Then use a bank statement, gas bill or electricity bill from the past month with your name and address. You can also use a rental contract if it states your address.
  • Proof that you legally live in the country where you are requesting the certificate. For example, with your residence permit, work permit or study visa. 

When you have gathered all the documents, make a PDF of each document. Please note: photos of documents will not be accepted.

Step 2: Email the documents to the embassy

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

In your email you should state:

  • the type of document you need (in the subject line)
  • your initials and surname (in the subject line)
  • your phone number
  • why you need the certificate. This will be included on the certificate.
  • honorary consul where you want to collect the certificate: 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.