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Country Conditions Materials

The information contained herein is for reference only and may not be up to date. It does not constitute legal advice. You should always consult an attorney regarding your matter.

Last updated: July 14th, 2022


To win asylum, an applicant must demonstrate that they fear being seriously harmed in their country of origin. Often, applicants establish this by submitting documents such as reports from national and international human rights and governmental organizations and news articles describing the types of harm the applicant suffered or fears suffering in the future in their country of origin.  This evidence is generally referred to as “country  conditions.”  Country conditions packets typically consist of an index (highlighting important quotations from specific reports and articles) followed by printouts of the full documents.

Sample country conditions packets, primarily for LGBTQ and/or HIV claims, from various countries are provided below. These materials are intended to provide a helpful starting point for research. However, you must always make sure that the country conditions are updated to cover the specific issues in the applicant’s case.

To inquire about LGBTQ or HIV country conditions for a country not listed below, email us at the following address: countryconditions@immigrationequality.org.

Immigration Equality is happy to share these country conditions with you, which are researched and compiled on an ongoing basis. If you are a private attorney being paid for your service, please consider making a donation here to support our work.


Afghanistan Country Conditions Materials
Antigua and Barbuda Country Conditions Materials
Brazil Country Conditions Materials
Burkina Faso Country Conditions Materials
Cameroon Country Conditions Materials
Chad Country Conditions Materials
China Country Conditions Materials
Colombia Country Conditions Materials
Cuba Country Conditions Materials
Dominican Republic Country Conditions Materials
Egypt Country Conditions Materials
El Salvador Country Conditions Materials
Equatorial Guinea Country Conditions Materials
Eritrea Country Conditions Materials
Ethiopia Country Conditions Materials
Gabon Country Conditions Materials
Gambia Country Conditions Materials
Georgia Country Conditions Materials
Ghana Country Conditions Materials
Grenada Country Conditions Materials
Guatemala Country Conditions Materials
Guinea Country Conditions Materials
Guyana Country Conditions Materials
Haiti Country Conditions Materials
Honduras Country Conditions Materials
India Country Conditions Materials
Indonesia Country Conditions Materials
Iran Country Conditions Materials
Iraq Country Conditions Materials
Jamaica Country Conditions Materials
Kazakhstan Country Conditions Materials
Kenya Country Conditions Materials
Lebanon Country Conditions Materials
Malawi Country Conditions Materials
Malaysia Country Conditions Materials
Mali Country Conditions Materials
Mexico Country Conditions Materials
Myanmar Country Conditions Materials
Nicaragua Country Conditions Materials
Nigeria Country Conditions Materials
Pakistan Country Conditions Materials
Panama Country Conditions Materials
Russia Country Conditions Materials
Saudi Arabia Country Conditions Materials
Senegal Country Conditions Materials
Serbia Country Conditions Materials
Singapore Country Conditions Materials
Somalia Country Conditions Materials
Sri Lanka Country Conditions Materials
St. Kitts and Nevis Country Conditions Materials
St. Lucia Country Conditions Materials
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Country Conditions Materials
Tanzania Country Conditions Materials
Trinidad and Tobago Country Conditions Materials
Turkey Country Conditions Materials
Tunisia Country Conditions Materials
Ukraine Country Conditions Materials
Uganda Country Conditions Materials
Venezuela Country Conditions Materials
Zimbabwe Country Conditions Materials

The information contained herein is for reference only and may not be up to date. It does not constitute legal advice. You should always consult an attorney regarding your matter.

This handbook is intended for use by pro bono attorneys and immigration attorneys working on LGBTQ/HIV asylum cases.

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