Moldovan Identity Card

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Moldovan Identity Card
Buletin de identitate simplu 2015.jpg
2015 series
Date first issued 1996
Issued by  Moldova
Valid in  Moldova
 Transnistria
 Ukraine (for people living in 30km border zone)
Type of document Identity card
Purpose Proof of identity
Eligibility requirements Moldovan citizen, at birth (mandatory)
Expiration birth - 10 years
10 - 16 years
16 - 25 years
25 - 45 years
45 years - until death

Moldovan Identity Card is a compulsory identity document issued in the Republic of Moldova. Every Moldovan citizen who resides in the Republic of Moldova must have an ID card. Moldovan ID cards are issued by the State Enterprise and Information Resources Center "Registru". The following age groups are: From birth until 10 years of age (the card can be issued without bearers photo.) From 10 years of age until 16 years. From 16 years of age until 25 years. From 25 years of age until 45 years. From 45 years of age identity card is not required to be renewed.[1]

1996 Series[edit]

The card is hard plastic and rectangular in shape, 105 × 74 mm in size. On the front side of the card on the left side a color photograph of the bearer is placed along with a round hologram and a signature of the bearer. Top of the card bears a title REPUBLICA MOLDOVA - BULETIN DE IDENTITATE (Republic of Moldova - Identity Card) and country code MDA. On the bottom of the card the Identity Card's Number is placed. The front side has the following description fields:

  • Surname
  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Sex
  • Place of birth
  • Holder's blood type
  • Holder's height
  • Holder's eye colour
  • Date of issuance
  • Issuer's ID
  • Date of expiry

On the verso side of the card bears similar identity information with exception of the photo and the information is written in both English and Russian languages. The verso side also contains barcode and other Machine-readable data. The verso side has the following description fields:

  • Nationality
  • Personal Code
  • Surname
  • Name
  • Patronym
  • Place of birth
  • Date of birth
  • Sex
  • Date of expiry

In addition to plastic ID card a soft paper booklet is issued with the card, bearing information on residency, civil and military status. The paper booklet is also used when voting.

2013 Series[edit]

Compared to the 1996 Series, the 2013 Series ID card is smaller in size and is 86.5 x 54 mm. On the front side of the card on the left side a color photograph of the bearer is placed along with a round hologram and a signature of the bearer. Top of the card bears a title REPUBLICA MOLDOVA - BULETIN DE IDENTITATE (Republic of Moldova - Identity Card), to the left side of the title there is a Moldovan Coat of Arms and to the right side of the title the Identity Card's Number is placed. The front side has the following description fields:

  • Surname
  • Name
  • Citizenship
  • Sex
  • Date of birth
  • Date of issuance
  • Date of expiry
  • Issuer's ID

The verso side contains barcode and other Machine-readable data. The verso side has the following description fields:

  • Personal Code
  • Holder's blood type
  • Place of residence
  • Date of registration in the place of residence

In addition to plastic ID card a soft paper booklet is issued with the card bearing information on temporary residence (e.g. for students). The paper booklet is also used when voting.

Information on both front and verso sides of the card is written in both Romanian and Russian languages.

2015 Series[edit]

Effective September 1st, 2015 a new edition of identity cards was introduced. New cards have a slightly different design and are made of polycarbonate. The bearer's photograph is now in black-and-white format only. The new technology involves the use of laser equipment for imprinting data onto the internal layer of the card. This system is based on the use of the next generation materials and equipment, in compliance with European Union directives on document safety. New identity cards are being issued in both Electronic (C series) and Non-electronic (B series) version.

As with previous series, in addition to plastic ID card, a soft paper booklet is issued with the card bearing information on temporary residence (e.g. for students). The paper booklet is also used when voting.

Information on both front and verso sides of the card is written in both Romanian and Russian languages.

Fees[edit]

Moldovan citizens up to 16 years of age inclusive can receive ID card without any fees. All other citizens must acquire ID card for a minimum cost of 130 Moldovan lei for a non-electronic version (B series) and 700 Moldovan lei for an electronic version (C series).[2]

International travel[edit]

Currently Moldovan citizens cannot travel outside Republic of Moldova (except local border traffic with Ukraine) using Identity Card but you can use it to get into Transnistria from its western border.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://registru.md/ca_en/#1
  2. ^ http://registru.md/ca_en/#2

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