Guatemala Pro Bono Directory

Click here to see the numbers and origins of refugees hosted by Guatemala.

For Guatemala country of information (COI) experts, reports, commentaries and relevant documents, please click here.

As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.

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Bufete Popular Universidad Rafael Landívar
Dirección: 13 calle 2-73 zona 1, Guatemala, Guatemala.
Tel: +502 22 30 51 11-17-21-31

The legal Clinic or “bufete Popular” of Universidad Rafael Landívar is part of the Social and Legal Sciences Faculty. We provide legal advice and practical training of students en their professional development. We provide legal advice in diverse matters, including advice to refugees. Legal advice is free to those that lack means to pay.

Institute of criminal public defense

7th. Avenue 10 – 35 Zone 1
Tel: +502 2501 – 5757

Provides free legal defense service in the criminal field, assisting union members of limited economic resources for the possible commission of a crime


El refugio de la niñez

Their aim is to Protect people in situations of violence, risk and vulnerability, depending on restitution and full exercise of their rights.

Casa del Migrante Nazareth


Casa del Migrante en Guatemala, 15 Ave. 1-94 “A” Zona 1, Guatemala, Guatemala.
Tel: +502 22 30 27 81


Ave. del Migrante 22, Col. Olguita de Leon, Tecún Umán, Guatemala
Tel: Area +502 77 76 84 16
Fax: +502 77 76 84 17

Casa del Migrante welcomes people that come from the south of Mexico and Central America, or anybody that is going up to the US. They welcome Mexican deportees or repatriates that come from the US. Though they do not work directly with refugees they also have welcomed refugees in the past.

En la Casa del Migrante le damos acogida a personas que vienen desde el sur de México y América Central, o a las personas que están viajando hacia Estados Unidos. También le damos acogida a mexicanos deportados o repatriados que vienen desde Estados Unidos. Si bien no trabajamos con refugiados directamente hemos recibido con asistencia humanitaria a refugiados en el pasado.

Pastoral de Movilidad Humana, Conferencia Episcopal de Guatemala
Km. 15 Carretera Roosevelt 4-54 Zona 3, Mixco, Guatemala
Oficina del Proyecto de Atención a Refugiados: 15 Avenida 1-94 “A” Zona 1, Casa del Migrante, Guatemala 01001
Tel: +502 225 37 707 or +502 243 25 654
Fax: +502 243 31 833 Apdo.1698
Email: or

Pastoral de Movilidad Humana is UNHCR’s social Agency in Guatemala. It is the implementing agency for the asylum seeker and refugee care program in Guatemala. Its functions are to accompany, follow up and advise refugees and asylum seekers. It also works through civil society, human rights, and education and church networks involved in the area of migration in general. It provides advice and training to governmental authorities in charge of protection and eligibility.

The organisation offers legal advice to migrants, deported migrants and refugees. The Pastoral also carries on several campaigns to sensitize the society about the dignity of migrants.


3rd Avenue 0-80, Colonia Bran, Zone 3, Guatemala City
Tel:+502 2238 0905 ,+502 2251 5716

Migration Guidance Office

Asociación de Abogados y Notarios Mayas de Guatemala (NIM AJPU)

Dirección: 11 Calle 10-56 zona 1, Edificio Santo Domingo, 5to. Nivel, Oficina 501. Ciudad de Guatemala.
Tel: (+502) 2220-3295
Email: ,

Thy aim to protect and defend the rights of indigenous people.