Bolivia: Information on how a naturalized citizen can lose his or her Bolivian nationality
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 January 1994|
|Citation / Document Symbol||BOL15787.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Bolivia: Information on how a naturalized citizen can lose his or her Bolivian nationality, 1 January 1994, BOL15787.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ace610.html [accessed 20 June 2013]|
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Please consult the section on nationality of the 1967 Constitution of Bolivia, attached to Response to Information Request BOL15785 of 4 January 1994, which specifies the grounds on which a person can lose Bolivian nationality.
According to a consular officer at the Embassy of Bolivia in Washington, DC, the 1967 constitution is still in effect (4 Jan. 1994). The source was unaware of any grounds for loss of nationality other than those specified in the constitution.
This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
Consulate of Bolivia, Washington, DC. 4 January 1994. Telephone interview with consular officer.
Flanz, Gisbert H., Carol Corcoran and Sandra Laureano. July 1992. "Bolivia," Constitutions of the Countries of the World. Edited by Albert P. Blaustein and Gisbert H. Flanz. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publications, pp. 27-28.