The Moldovan passports are issued to citizens of Moldova for the purpose of international travel. The passport is issued by the State Enterprise and Information Resources Centre 'Registru' and by Moldovan foreign representations abroad. The validity of the passport is 7 years. For children under the age of 7 years the passport's validity is 4 years. Since 1 January 2006 Moldovan citizens have the possibility to hold two passports simultaneously, providing a written request has been submitted to local passport office.