Information on the application of and failure to comply with a "Law on Registration" that came into effect in the spring of 1995, and on whether citizens and non-citizens are required to register with the authorities before exiting the country in order to reenter Estonia and, if so, on the consequences for failure to register [EST21336.E]

Information on the above-mentioned subjects could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB. For information on the issuing of temporary travel documents to non-citizens that are used for exiting and reentering Estonia, which may be of interest, please consult page 804 of Country Reports 1994, which is available at Regional Documentation Centres.

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. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

DIRB country file on Estonia.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Reports.

Monitor [Washington]. Bi-Monthly.

News from Helsinki Watch [New York]. Monthly.

RFE/RL Research Reports [Munich]. Weekly.

On-line search of media sources.

Oral sources.