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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN

of April 29, 2006 No. 188

About state registration of acts of civil status

(The last edition from 18-07-2017)

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. The relations regulated by this Law

This Law regulates procedure for state registration of acts of civil status, procedure for correction, change, recovery and cancellation of civil registrations, procedure for forming of books of state registration of acts of civil status, procedure and storage durations of books of state registration of acts of civil status (assembly books) and legal status of the body making state registration of acts of civil status.

Article 2. Legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan on state registration of acts of civil status

The legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan on state registration of acts of civil status is based on the Constitution of the Republic of Tajikistan and consists of the Family code of the Republic of Tajikistan, this Law, other regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Tajikistan and the international legal acts recognized by the Republic of Tajikistan.

Article 3. Acts of civil status

1. Acts of civil status - actions of citizens or events influencing the origin, change or the termination of the rights and obligations characterizing legal condition of citizens.

2. According to the procedure, established by this Law, acts of civil status are subject to state registration: birth, death, marriage, annulment of marriage, adoption (adoption), paternity proof, change of surname, name and middle name, recovery or cancellation of civil registration.

Article 4. State registration of acts of civil status

1. State registration of acts of civil status is established for the purpose of protection of the property and personal non-property rights of citizens, and also for the benefit of the state and society.

2. State registration of the act of civil status is made by body of civil registration by means of creation of the corresponding record of the act of civil status based on which the certificate on state registration of the act of civil status is granted.

3. The data which are subject to entering into the birth statement, death, marriage, annulment of marriage, on adoption (adoption), paternity proof, on change of surname, name and middle name, recovery or cancellation of civil registration, and certificates granted based on these records, are determined by this Law.

4. Blank forms of civil registrations and forms of the certificate issued based on these records, procedure for their filling, blank form of other documents confirming the facts of state registration of acts of civil status and also blank forms of statements for state registration of acts of civil status are established by the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan. Forms of certificates on state registration of acts of civil status are carried out by typographical method on a centralized basis on the paper having degrees of protection, each such form has series, number and the Coat of arms of the Republic of Tajikistan.

5. The clerical work in bodies of civil registration is conducted in state language of the Republic of Tajikistan.

6. The employee of body of civil registration has no right to make state registration of acts of civil status concerning himself, the spouse, his and relatives (parents, children, grandsons, grandfathers, grandmothers, brothers and sisters). State registration of acts of civil status in such cases is made by other employee of body of civil registration.

Article 4 (1). Activities in bodies of civil registration

1. In bodies of civil registration only the citizen of the Republic of Tajikistan having the higher legal education and, passed training within six months, after certification of certifying commission can be employed. The provision of certifying commission of Management of acts of civil status of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Tajikistan affirms the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan.

2. Only the citizen of the Republic of Tajikistan having the higher legal education and professional length of service at least three years is appointed to position of the head of body of civil registration.

3. The head of body of civil registration according to the procedure, established by this Law and other regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Tajikistan, appoints to position and the head of authorized body dismisses.

Article 5. Civil registration

1. When making record of the act of civil status the documents confirming the facts which are subject to state registration in bodies of civil registration and the identity document of the applicant shall be submitted. The documents of foreign citizens and stateless persons issued by competent authorities of foreign states and shown for state registration of acts of civil status shall be legalized or apostalirovana according to the procedure, established by the legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan if the international legal acts recognized by Tajikistan do not provide other. Fidelity of the translation shall be certified in office of notary public.

2. Record of the act of civil status is constituted in duplicate.

3. Each record made in the book of state registration of acts of civil status shall be read by the applicant, is signed by him and the official making record is under seal body of civil registration.

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