How to claim asylum in Bolivia?

Depending on your nation of origin, the immigration criteria in Bolivia change for each individual or family. Bolivia travel visa requirements and expenses are determined by Bolivia’s bilateral agreements with each nation. Bolivia’s immigration legislation now follows the “reciprocity” principle, which means that whatever your country’s immigration officials require of Bolivians who emigrate, Bolivia will also require of you. If you plan to apply for residency in Bolivia, you’ll find an explanation of the process below.

How to apply for refugee status?

Those who have been compelled to flee their country of origin or regular residence are known as refugees.

  • Because their life, security, or freedom were threatened by generalized violence, foreign aggression, internal conflicts, massive violations of human rights, or other circumstances that seriously disrupted public order, or because they were afraid of being persecuted for their political opinions, religion, nationality, or belonging to a certain ethnic group or social group.
  • Due to their life, security, or freedom were threatened by generalized violence, foreign aggression, internal conflicts, massive violations of human rights, or other circumstances that seriously disrupted public order.

When this occurs, anyone has the right to seek protection from another country by applying for refugee status in the host country.

Before starting the application, you need to follow the following steps:

  • To support your case, you must present your identity document (passport or identity card) as well as any additional paperwork or information. If you’re unable to do so, you’ll need to explain why.
  • You have the right to at least one personal interview with a CONARE Technical Secretariat officer, who will question you extensively about the events that led you to leave your home country.
  • Separately from the other members of the family, all members of the family group should be interviewed.
  • The information given in the interview is kept private.
  • You must provide and keep your real address (where you actually live) up to date, as well as a legal address (which can be the same or different) where all notices, citations, and correspondence addressed to you will be legitimate.

You may refer to the UNHCR website for more information regarding the asylum in Bolivia.

If you are in Bolivia or you intend to go there, you can contact:

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UNHCR in Bolivia
E-mail:  [email protected]

UNHCR in Peru
Telephone:  +51 0800 719 29
E-mail:  [email protected]

UNHCR in Chile
Telephone: +562 265 41063
E-mail:  [email protected]