PROCEDURES AND CONSULAR SERVICES

 

 

PASSPORTS

To obtain a consular passport, an applicant must

  1. Be a Paraguayan citizen by birth.
  2. Apply in person.
  3. Have a Paraguayan ID card.
  4. Present expired passport.
  5. Fill and sign application form.
  6. Not have an arrest warrant pending in Paraguay.
  7. Pay the consular fee of US$ 55.00 (paragraphs 66 and 79 of Law 4033/2010), in cash or money order payable to the Consulate of Paraguay. No personal checks.

Consular passport for minors

In order to request a consular passport for a minor, the application must be signed by both parents.  In case the application is signed by just one parent, he/she must present the proper legal authorization to do so. The following documents must also be presented:

1. Birth certificate of the minor.
2. Copy of ID cards of both parents.


No neme change on consular passports

The National Police is the only government institution authorized to make name changes on ID cards and passports.  Embassies and Consulates are not authorized to do so. In case the need arises due to changes on the civil status of a person, the request has to be presented to the proper office of the National Police in Paraguay.

Note: Starting April 1, 2010, in order to comply with Document 9303 of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICOA) regarding machine readable official travel document, consular passports are issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Asuncion and then sent to the Consulate to be handed to the applicant. Consular passports are valid for five years and they are not renewable.

 

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VISAS

To obtain a non resident visa the applicant must

  1. Provide a current passport with an expiration date at least six months away.
  2. Have completed and signed the application.
  3. Provide a passport size photo.
  4. Flight itinerary.
  5. Provide official or company letter stating purpose of the trip, in case of an official or business trip.
  6. In the case of minors, the application has to be signed by both parents and presented along with the birth certificate of the minor. If the minor is traveling alone, with just one parent or a third party, an authorization signed before a notary public is requested, along with a copy of the ID cards of both parents.
  7. Pay the multiple entry visa fee of US$ 160.00, in cash or money order payable to the Consulate of Paraguay. No personal checks.


 

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VISAS ON ARRIVAL


The NON-RESIDENT Visas on Arrival are provided at the "Silvio Pettirossi" International Airport in Asunción, Paraguay. Those visas will only be valid for the maximum  period of ninety (90) days.
 

The requirements to obtain the Visa on Arrival are:

1. Valid passport.
2. Payment IN CASH for the established amount.
 

Costs for the Visas on Arrival are as follows:
 

Citizens of AUSTRALIA       U$S 135.00

Para nacionales de CANADA             U$S 150.00

Citizens of ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMERICA  U$S 160.00

Citizens of NUEVA ZELANDA     U$S 140.00

Citizens of CHINA (TAIWAN)  U$S 100.00

                                                               

Only citizens of the countries listed above can obtained the Visa on Arrival. Citizens of others countries must apply previously at the Consulate in person.

 


 

REPATRIATIONS

To apply for repatriation benefits, the applicant must

  • Filled out and signed application provided by the Consulate.
  • Have a Paraguayan ID card or passport.
  • Hold Paraguayan citizenship.
  • Present proof of at least two years of foreign residency.
  • Provide a list of all personal items to be taken back to Paraguay.
  • Provide the original bill of lading.
  • Provide a passport size photo.
     

Please complete the Application Form and send it to the Consulate, along with the required documents. After evaluation, the Consulate will issue the corresponding Certificate that must be presented to the "Secretaria de Desarrollo para Repatriados y Refugiados Connacionales" in Paraguay (Laws 227/93 and 978/96).The Certificate is exempted of consular fees, as well as the legalization of personal documents of the Paraguayans nationals that are certified for repatriation and the members of their family. 

 

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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

Issuance of travel document

The Consulate issues travel documents to Paraguayan citizens in order to facilitate their return to the country, in case their passports were lost, destroyed, stolen or have expired. The travel document is only valid to travel to Paraguay within thirty days of the date of issuance.

To obtain a travel document, the applicant must

  • Bring expired Paraguayan passport or ID card. If not in possession of any of these documents, the applicant needs to provide a police report or an affidavit stating reason for not having them.
  • Provide a passport size photo.
  • Pay the consular fee of US $ 30.00, in cash or money order payable to the Consulate of Paraguay. No personal checks.

Travel document for minors

Minors under the age of 18 are not allowed to apply for a travel document on their own. Parents or tutors must apply in person for it and signed the application. In case the parents are absent, either an authorization issued by the Judiciary in Paraguay or an authorization to travel signed by both parents is needed. In order to confirm identity the following documents must be presented:

  • Copy of passports or ID cards of both parents.
  • Copy of the birth certificate of the minor.

Document to prove legal custody, in case of absence of one or both parents.

 

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LEGALIZATIONS

Legalization of export commercial documents


The set of commercial documents to be legalized must have the following:

  • Original and one copy of the commercial invoice.
  • Original and one copy of the bill of lading or airway bill.
  • Original and one copy of the certificate of origin.

The consular fee for the legalization of one set of commercial documents is US$ 65.00.


Note: The invoices and certificates of origin must be certified by an officially authorized Chamber of Commerce. The Consulate does not issue certificates of origin.


Legalization of documents in general


The Consulate legalizes documents signed before notary public whose commission has to be certified by a County Clerk and then by the Secretary of State. Documents issued by the Federal Government do not need to be certified by notary public or State Government.


Cost of legalization of documents in general


The consular fee for the legalization of documents has to be paid in cash or money order payable to the Consulate of Paraguay. No personal checks.


Following are the fees that apply:

  • Articles of incorporation of corporate entities - $ 165.00
  • Original trademark and patents - $ 135.00
  • Copy of trademark and patents - $ 45.00
  • Original of authorizations to extent or renew trademarks and patents - $ 135.00
  • Copy of authorizations to extent or renew trademarks and patents - $ 45.00
  • Original of chemical formula for commercial purposes - $ 95.00
  • Copy of chemical formula for commercial purposes - $ 45.00
  • Other documents not mentioned in prior paragraphs - $ 55.00
  • Birth, marriage and death certificates - $ 30.00
  • Police records - $ 35.00
  • Life and residency certificate, travel document - $ 30.00
  • High school transcript, diploma or degree program - $ 25.00
  • College transcript, diploma and degree program - $ 35.00
  • Elementary school transcript, diploma or degree program – no charge.
  • Other documents not mentioned in prior paragraphs - $ 35.00
  • General power of attorney - $ 115.00
  • Special power of attorney - $ 95.00
  • Affidavit or donation letter - $ 55.00
  • Other documents not mentioned in prior paragraphs - $ 55.00