Certificate of Criminal Background

WHAT IS IT?

A Certificate of Criminal Background is issued under the Code of Criminal Procedure approved by Law 1970 of May 31, 1999 which reflects the Judicial Background Registry from a national registry Centralized with the following Information:

  • Enforceable Convictions
  • Declaration in Contempt of Court; And
  • Conditional Suspension of Proceedings

WHAT IS FOR?

This certificate can prove the lack of judicial record or, where applicable, the existence thereof. This document is recognized by the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State as Court Records or Prison Records according to the table of reciprocity by country (http://tinyurl.com/kygkcmr). This report can also be presented as evidence of criminal history for immigration procedures in United States.

WHO CAN APPLY?

The Judicial Background Registry (REJAP) (Art. 442 Código de Procedimiento Penal) establishes that these records are reserved; therefore, its public dissemination is prohibited. The Judicial Backround Registry can only be legally accessed the following:

  • The interested Party
  • Judges and Prosecutors
  • Bolivian Legislative Committees and
  • Foreign authorities upon request, by way of international judicial cooperation

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

The requirements are:

  • Current Passport or Bolivian ID
  • Completed Form at http: //www.rree.gob.bo/antecedentes/
  • Appear in person at the Consulate General of the Plurinational State of Bolivia in New York [1]
  • Fee of $ 50.00 credit or debit card

The CERTIFICATE OF CRIMINAL BACKGROUND may be picked up from the Consulate General of the Plurinational State of Bolivia in New york 72 hours after the application was made in person, or under the responsibility of the applicant and upon request, it can be mailed. The applicant may also request a translation of the document issued by the Consulate General of the Plurinational State of Bolivia in New York.

MORE INFORMATION:

http://www.organojudicial.gob.bo/Consejo/content.aspx

http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/fees/reciprocity-by-country/BL.html#nationalidcards-10

[1] The application of the procedure by a third party is only possible if:

A request from a competent judge or prosecutor who must apply by sending the Consulate General of the Plurinational State of Bolivia in New York attaching the Judicial Resolution or similar legal document.

At the request of the Public Defender to represent the detainee concerned (Act 1970 Art. 109 and 2496 Act Art. 25.), with legalized document certifying their status as legitimate