PROCEDURE TO LEGALIZE US DOCUMENTS AND CERTIFICATES

All legal US documents and certificates must be legalized by The Consulate General in order to be useful in Bolivia. The fees vary according the certificate or document’s nature.

 Procedure for authentication  

Here are the steps to legalize US documents in our Consulate: 

  1. A private document must be taken to a Notary Public in order to be sealed and signed.*
  2. Get the Authentication - Apostille or Certification under the Secretary Of State where the document was issued.
  3. Leave the paperwork after inspection of our staff.
  4. Make the payment.
  5. After two (2) business days, the document will be ready to pick up.

Payment must be done in Money Order to Consulate of Bolivia or with debit/credit card. You may enclose a return pre-paid envelope in order to get back the paperwork once it is ready.

Legalize via regular mail

  1. A private document must be taken to a Notary Public in order to be sealed and signed, if it is an original certificate issued by US authorities you may omit this step.
  2. Get the Authentication - Apostille or Certification under the Secretary Of State where the document was issued.
  3. Send the paperwork to our Office, plus a Money Order (ONLY) payable to CONSULATE OF BOLIVIA according our fees and a return pre-paid envelope.

CONSULAR FEES

 

The processing time is two (2) business days, we suggest you to include contact information in any case. The Consulate General of Bolivia does not take responsibility for the mail service.

*DOCUMENTS ISSUED BY AND OFFICIAL DEPARTMENT OF THE STATE (BIRTH, MARRIAGE, DEATH AND ANIMAL HEALTH) WILL NOT NEED TO BE NOTARIZED. tHEY CAN BE LEGALIZED DIRECTLY WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND THEN THE CONSULATE GENERAL.