4 steps to renew your Bolivian passport in Spain

Last updated on April 24th, 2024 at 03:44 pm

Finding a person from Bolivia living in Spain isn’t difficult since the largest community of Bolivians in Europe lives here. Bolivians living in this country must periodically renew their IDs and passports. Learning how to renew your Bolivian passport in Spain can ensure a simple process.

If it’s time to renew your Bolivian passport while living in Spain, review this guide from Remitly. We explain the passport renewal process in four key steps.

Steps to renew your Bolivian passport in Spain

Any Bolivian citizen may apply for a passport for a variety of reasons. For example, your passport may be about to expire, it’s already expired, or you may have lost it.

To renew your passport, you must have a valid ID, the assignment of the identity number or the original updated birth certificate, and a simple photocopy of said document. Depending on each case, you may need additional items. For example:

  • If your passport is about to expire, you must bring your current passport. This applies to those who want to renew passports up to six months before the expiration date.
  • If your passport has already expired, you must bring the expired passport.
  • If it’s damaged, you must bring the damaged passport.
  • If it’s lost or stolen, you must file a report of loss with the police, the examining magistrate’s court, or the magistrate’s court of your domicile.
  • If you’ve run out of pages, you must present the current passport with all the pages already used.
  • Finally, if you need a data correction, you’ll need to bring: your current identity card updated with the changes to be made, the last issued passport (either valid or expired), and documents proving the change to be made as appropriate (birth, marriage, death certificates, etc.).

Schedule your appointment and go to the consulate

If you meet the requirements, it’s time to schedule your appointment to renew your passport. Do this online using the form of the respective consulate where you plan to renew your passport (each Bolivian consulate in Spain has its own link to schedule, as is the case of Madrid).

Here’s a list of all available consulates with their addresses:

  • Consulate General of Bolivia in Madrid: C/ Aviador Lindbergh, 3, Chamartín.
  • Consulate General of Bolivia in Barcelona: Via Laietana, 45, 5.º 2.º, Ciutat Vella.
  • Consulate General of Bolivia in Seville: Av. Eduardo Dato, 38, 1.º C.
  • Consulate General of Bolivia in Valencia: Av. del Marqués de Sotelo, 11, Ciutat Vella.
  • Consulate General of Bolivia in Murcia: C/ Torre de Romo, 52 B.
  • Consulate General of Bolivia in Bilbao: Losada Pintor Kalea, 19.
  • Consulate General of Bolivia in Granada: Av. de la Constitución, Beiro.

When you go to your appointment, present all the requested original documentation. At the end of your appointment, you’ll receive a receipt or voucher.

Make the payment

The cost is 85 USD, converted to the currency of each country. In this case, the equivalent would be approximately 77 Euros. You can make this payment via credit card or bank deposit.

Wait for your new passport to arrive

Wait about 15 working days to receive your new passport. Consider this timeframe if you’re about to travel or need your passport for other reasons.

Frequently asked questions

What happens if you don’t have an appointment to renew your passport?

It’s not possible to renew your passport without an appointment.

Is the process the same for minors?

No. Here are the requirements for minors:

  • Both parents must be present, with their respective IDs or valid passports.
  • If one of the parents is deceased, bring the death certificate.
  • If one of the parents is absent, a special notarized power of attorney (or an apostilled court judgment) is required to certify that the absent parent authorizes the processing of the passport.
  • In the case of adoption, the original or legalized photocopy of the adoption decree must be attached.
  • If any document is foreign, it must be apostilled or legalized (and translated, if applicable).

What if you need to travel urgently to Bolivia and can’t wait for the renewal?

You can request a laissez-passer at the consulate. The consulate can issue this document immediately. It’s valid for 15 days from the issue date.

Can you renew other passports in Spain?

Yes, visit our guides below: