Immigrants must fulfill new registration requirement

9 Feb 17

BOLIVIA

IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the change? Bolivia has issued a decree requiring foreign nationals with transitory, temporary or definitive immigration status to register with the National Registry of Foreigners between now and Nov. 1.

What does the change mean? Affected foreign nationals, whether they have regular or irregular immigration status, must complete the registration processes.

  • Implementation time frame: Between now and Nov. 1.
  • Who is affected: All foreign nationals in Bolivia with transitory, temporary or definitive immigration status.
  • Business impact: Businesses should make sure any foreign employees covered by the decree register with authorities in order to avoid adverse immigration consequences in the future.
  • Next steps: Foreign nationals covered by the decree should complete the registration process at the closest district Migration Office.

BAL Analysis: Bolivia has instituted the new requirement in an effort to better keep track of foreign nationals working and residing in the country. Those who do not register by the Nov. 1 deadline will be subject to possible adverse immigration consequences in the future.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in Bolivia. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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