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Registering a divorce according to the spouses' joint declaration of dissolution of marriage

  1. A Joint Declaration for divorce must be filed by the spouses at the Registry Office:
    1. in charge of their place of residence;
    2. where their marriage was registered.
  2. If one spouse is not able to appear in person at the registry office to submit the joint declaration, they may express their will in a separate statement; in this case, their signature will be authenticated as prescribed by law.
  3. A divorce is recorded in the presence of both or one of the spouses 1 month after filing the declaration. An unauthorized absence of one spouse while the divorce is being registered does not prevent the dissolution of marriage.
  4. A marriage is considered dissolved from the date of registration of divorce act.


Registering a divorce according to a single spouse's declaration of dissolution of marriage

  1. To request the dissolution of marriage according to the declaration of one of the spouses, you will need to get in touch with the Registry Office:
    1. in charge in your place of residence;
    2. where your marriage was registered.
  2. Submit all the required documents, see list below.
  3. A divorce act is registered within a month from the time the declaration was submitted.
  4. A marriage is considered dissolved from the date of registration of divorce act.


Registering a divorce act according to a court decision of dissolution of marriage

  1. An application to dissolve a marriage must be filed at court.
  2. Submit all the required documents, see list below.
  3. Wait for the court to issue a decision regarding your application.
  4. A marriage is considered dissolved on the day when the judgment becomes final and irrevocable.
  5. Register the divorce at the Registry Office in charge of the territorial unit where the court that issued the decision on dissolution of marriage is situated.
  6. The act of divorce will be registered free of charge within 3 days from receipt of the copy of the court judgment by the registry office.
    The act of divorce under court judgment will be completed on the day of addressing and costs 100 lei for each spouse separately



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Required Documents[edit]

Registering a divorce according to the spouses' joint declaration of dissolution of marriage
When the spouses are filing the joint declaration of divorce, the following documents should be presented:

  • request for dissolution of marriage in the joint declaration of the spouses (F-19D)
  • identity documents
  • marriage certificate
  • certificate from the place of residence issued by an institution in charge of the housing (housing construction cooperative, association of owners of privatized housing, or municipal enterprise (urban) housing management) or village, community, or town mayors office, confirming that the spouses have no minor children and / or the sworn statement that they have no minor children in common;
  • confirmation of state tax payment - 100 lei (presented on the day of the registration of divorce);
  • confirmation of payment for the services offered by the registry office - 100 lei for each spouse separately.


Registering a divorce according to a single spouse's declaration of dissolution of marriage
When one of the spouses is filing the joint declaration of divorce, the following documents should be presented:

  • a spouses declaration of divorce;
  • identity document;
  • court judgment (sentence) if the other spouse is:
    • declared incapable;
    • declared missing;
    • is sentenced to imprisonment for a term exceeding three years;
  • marriage certificate or an extract from the marriage act - in case if the certificate is lost.


Registering a divorce act according to a court decision of dissolution of marriage
To complete the act of divorce, the following documents must be submitted:

  • request for dissolution of marriage according to a court judgment (F-18);
  • court decision on dissolution of marriage, in case if the act of divorce has not been recorded before;
  • identity document;
  • confirmation of state tax payment as determined by the court for each spouse;
  • confirmation of payment for the services to complete the act.



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Civil Status Service

Chisinau city, 11/1 M. Viteazul Street

Information:
(022)257-181
(022)257-165
(022)257-173
(022)267-266
(022)267-273

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Eligibility[edit]

Registering a divorce according to the spouses' joint declaration of dissolution of marriage:
This can be done by spouses who have no minor children in common (including the ones they adopted together), and there is litigation related to dividing their property or supporting a spouse unable to work.


Registering a divorce according to a single spouse's declaration of dissolution of marriage

The reason for registering a divorce is the declaration filed by one of the spouses in case of existence of:

  • a court decision regarding the other spouse and confirming that they are:
    • declared incapable
    • declared missing
  • a court sentence (issued after the marriage was registered regarding the other spouse and confirming that they are condemned to imprisonment for a term exceeding 3 years.


Registering a divorce act according to a court decision of dissolution of marriage:
Registering a divorce act based on a court judgment is a way of judicial dissolution of marriage, and the divorce should be subsequently registered at the Registry Office.
This is possible in case the spouses have common minor children (including adopted ones), or there are disputes on dividing their property or supporting a spouse unable to work.



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Instructions[edit]

Divorce is the proceedings of dissolution of marriage lawfully registered when continuing the marriage has became impossible for well-grounded reasons for the person (persons) who file (s) for divorce.


A marriage can be dissolved in two ways:

  • administrative: at the registry offices according to the joint declaration of the spouses or the application of one of the spouses;
  • judicial: in court, if the spouses have minor children in common or disputes on dividing their property or supporting a spouse unable to work.



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