Information on whether inhabitants of Moldova are permitted to take their birth certificates when exiting Moldova and whether they require permission from the authorities to do so and, if so, on the requirements that must be met before permission is granted; on whether it is possible to obtain certified copies of original birth certificates or other identification documents that are held by the police; on whether it is possible to obtain another original birth certificate or other identification document when the original is held by the police or has been lost and, if so, on whether there are any requirements that must be met before a person is issued another original document [MDA21996.E]

Information on the above-mentioned subjects as they apply to birth certificates could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB. For information on the procedure a Moldovan citizen must follow to replace a lost internal passport, and on whether the authorities issue a certificate to replace the lost internal passport, please consult Response to Information Request MDA17199.E of 10 May 1994.

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

Oral sources.