Moldovans who bring children into the world in self-proclaimed regions must go to court

Public Services Agency (ASP) does not issue Moldovan civil status documents based on papers issued in self-proclaimed regions. The reason is that these regions are not recognized by their territorial jurisdiction states. In these cases, the registration in the civil status registries of the Republic of Moldova can be done only through a court decision.

IPN Press Agency received the answer upon submitting a request for information, after a woman, citizen of the Republic of Moldova, complained at a press conference that she could not obtain documents for her child born in Crimea.

Public Services Agency specifies that, if the transcription of the civil status document is not possible according to the administrative procedure, due to the impossibility to qualify the foreign documents as foreign official documents that could be subject to transcription, the Civil Status services of the Public Services Agency issue notices regarding the impossibility of registering through the transcription procedure of the declared fact. These documents may be subjected to judicial examination in the special civil procedure.

According to the ASP, the non-recognition of the documents issued by "civil status bodies of Crimea as belonging to the Russian Federation" resides in the principle of inviolability of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova. This principle was enshrined in Article I of the Treaty on Good Neighborhood, Friendship and Cooperation between the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, signed in Chisinau in 1992, as well as the Resolution of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova for approving the Declaration of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova regarding the developments in the situation in Ukraine.

In the answer it is mentioned that in the judicial practice of the Republic of Moldova there are dozens of cases of establishing similar facts, the court decision serving as basis for recording the fact found in the civil status registries.

At an IPN press conference, on November 11, a woman accused SSC Nisporeni of refusing to issue a Moldovan birth certificate and, respectively, a passport for her child born in Crimea although she had a birth certificate issued by the authorities in Sevastopol. ASP specifies that it recommended the woman to go to court with a request to "establish the fact of the child's birth by a specific woman".

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