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Consular functions

-           protecting in the Republic of Moldova the interests of the Republic of Cyprus and of its nationals, both individuals and bodies corporate, within the limits permitted by international law;

-           furthering the development of commercial, economic, cultural and scientific relations between the Republic of Cyprus and the Republic of Moldova and otherwise promoting friendly relations between them in accordance with the provisions of Vienne Convention on Consular Relationds;

-           ascertaining by all lawful means conditions and developments in the commercial, economic, cultural and scientific life of the Republic of Moldova, reporting thereon to the Government of the Republic of Cyprus and giving information to persons interested;

-           issuing passports and travel documents to nationals of the Republic of Cyprus, and visas or appropriate documents to persons wishing to travel to the Republic of Moldova;

-           helping and assisting nationals, both individuals and bodies corporate, of the Republic of Cyprus;

-           acting as notary and civil registrar and in capacities of a similar kind, and performing certain functions of an administrative nature, provided that there is nothing contrary thereto in the laws and regulations of the Republic of Moldova;

-           safeguarding the interests of nationals, both individuals and bodies corporate, of the Republic of Cyprus in cases of succession mortis causa in the territory of the Republic of Moldova, in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Republic of Moldova;

-           safeguarding, within the limits imposed by the laws and regulations of the Republic of Moldova, the interests of minors and other persons lacking full capacity who are nationals of the Republic of Cyprus, particularly where any guardianship or trusteeship is required with respect to such persons;

-           subject to the practices and procedures obtaining in the Republic of Moldova, representing or arranging appropriate representation for nationals of the Republic of Cyprus before the tribunals and other authorities of the Republic of Moldova, for the purpose of obtaining, in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Republic of Moldova, provisional measures for the preservation of the rights and interests of these nationals, where, because of absence or any other reason, such nationals are unable at the proper time to assume the defense of their rights and interests;

-           transmitting judicial and extrajudicial documents or executing letters rogatory or commissions to take evidence for the courts of the Republic of Cyprus in accordance with international agreements in force or, in the absence of such international agreements, in any other manner compatible with the laws and regulations of the Republic of Moldova;

-           exercising rights of supervision and inspection provided for in the laws and regulations of the Republic of Cyprus in respect of vessels having the nationality of the Republic of Cyprus, and of aircraft registered in that State, and in respect of their crews;

-           extending assistance to vessels and aircraft mentioned in subparagraph above of this article, and to their crews, taking statements regarding the voyage of a vessel, examining and stamping the ship’s papers, and, without prejudice to the powers of the authorities of the Republic of Moldova, conducting investigations into any incidents which occurred during the voyage, and settling disputes of any kind between the master, the officers and the seamen insofar as this may be authorized by the laws and regulations of the Republic of Cyprus;

-           performing any other functions entrusted to a consular post by the Republic of Cyprus which are not prohibited by the laws and regulations of the Republic of Moldova or to which no objection is taken by the Republic of Moldova or which are referred to in the international agreements in force between the Republic of Cyprus and the Republic of Moldova.