Procedure for filing a missing person report; whether a non-relative of the missing person can file such a report (1998-1999) [BGR33184.E]

According to the Bulgarian Interior Ministry's Website, missing persons fall under the mandate of the National Police Service. No information on the procedure for filing a missing person report, or whether a non-relative of the missing person can file such a report, could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate 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 additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Bulgaria. Ministry of the Interior. 8 October 1999. "National Police Service." [Accessed 22 Nov. 1999]

Additional Sources Consulted

Bulgaria News Agency (BTA) [Sofia]. Aug. 1999-Nov. 1999.

Unsuccessful attempts to contact two oral sources.

Electronic sources: IRB Databases, LEXIS/NEXIS, WNC.

Internet sites including:

Amnesty International.

Bulgarian Helsinki Committee.

Bulgarian Institute for Legal Development.

Central Europe Online.

Human Rights Watch.

International Helsinki Federation.

Minority Rights Group.

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

Rule of Law Institute.