Update to Response to Information Request BGR20032.E of 20 March 1995 on internal and external passports [BGR20662.E]

For information on the above-mentioned subjects, please consult the attachments. Please note that question three of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee attachment refers to the following question: is a person required to surrender the internal passport in order to obtain the external passport or to leave the country?

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.


Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, Sofia. 17 April 1995. Document sent to the DIRB.

Bulgarian Lawyers for Human Rights, Sofia. 31 March 1995. Document sent to the DIRB. Official translation by Public Works and Government Services Canada.