Information on the conditions under which government authorities would seize and retain a person's internal passport; on whether a person can obtain an external passport without producing an internal passport; on whether a person is required to surrender an internal passport in order to obtain an external passport or to leave the country; on the practical implications of the seizure and retention of a person's internal passport; on whether benefits such as health care, housing, employment, etc., are affected by the seizure; and on whether a person can do anything to have a seized internal passport returned [BGR20032.E]

No information on the above-mentioned subjects could be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

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.