All foreigners who wish to live and work in Bolivia must apply for residency first. (Tourists, visitors and volunteers cannot legally work for pay.) Even if you marry a Bolivian, you must still apply for residency on your own.
Can I work in Bolivia?
Though investors and executives may use fixed purpose and business visas, employees who plan to work in-country must obtain a residence and work visa. Employees working in Bolivia for a short time may apply for transitory residence or work visas, which are valid for 30 to 180 days.
What do people do for jobs in Bolivia?
Bolivia’s largest industrial sectors are traditionally in mining, natural gas, and exports, though its economy is showing increasing signs of diversification. You can also look for work in the services sector, in areas such as marketing, sales, or business administration.
Can I immigrate to Bolivia?
You must complete all residency requirements and turn in your completed residency application to Immigration officials, within 30 days of entering Bolivian territory. There are several types of Specific Purpose Visas. Consult your local Bolivian consulate to see which is the most appropriate for you.
Are Bolivians US citizens?
Between 1984 and 1993, only 4,574 Bolivians got U.S. citizenship. In this period about 457 were naturalized each year.
What is work like in Bolivia?
Bolivia has a very large “informal” work sector. These are generally market sellers, tailors and seamstresses, owners of small shops, etc. They are self-employed, but their declared income remains under the amount considered “poverty level”, so their taxes are very low. Most pay no taxes at all.
What do they mine in Bolivia?
Principal metals and industrial minerals include zinc, lead, tin, gold, silver, copper, tungsten, sulfur, potassium, borax, and semi-precious stones. Mining accounted for approximately 28 percent of Bolivia’s exports or $2.2 billion in 2017. Bolivia began opening the mining industry to private investment in the 1980s.
What are Bolivia’s exports?
In the last two decades Bolivia has become a major exporter of natural gas (43 percent of total exports). Other exports include: silver (12 percent of total exports), zinc (10 percent) and soybeans and related products (7 percent).
How much does it cost to move to Bolivia?
A single person could live on $600 to $800. And that low-cost lifestyle is not one of minimalistic denial.
Example of the Cost of Living in Bolivia.
|Rent (two-bedroom centrally located furnished apartment)||$400|
Can you go to Bolivia without a visa?
To enter Bolivia as a tourist, citizens of countries in group I do not require a visa, and must only meet the following requirements : Valid passport and/or valid identity card. Yellow fever vaccine, if visiting endemic areas. Admission Period is of 90 days.