Article 45. Declaring a citizen dead.

1. A citizen may be declared dead by the court, if the place of his residence does not contain information about his place of residence for five years, and if he went missing under circumstances threatening death or giving reason to assume his death from a certain accident, during six months. 2. A soldier or other citizen who went missing due to hostilities may be declared dead by the court no earlier than after two years from the date of the end of hostilities. 3. The day of death of a citizen declared dead is the day when the court decision on declaring him dead comes into force. In the event of the announcement of a deceased citizen who went missing under circumstances threatening death or giving reason to assume his death from a certain accident, the court may declare the day of death of this citizen the day of his alleged death.

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Links to other articles of chapter 3. Citizens (individuals):
Article 17. Legal capacity of a citizen.
Article 18. The content of the legal capacity of citizens.
Article 19. Name of the citizen.
Article 20. Place of residence of a citizen.
Article 21. Capacity of a citizen.
Article 22. Inadmissibility of deprivation and restriction of the legal capacity and capacity of a citizen.
Article 23. Entrepreneurial activity of a citizen.
Article 24. Property responsibility of a citizen.
Article 25. Insolvency (bankruptcy) of an individual entrepreneur.
Article 26. The legal capacity of minors aged fourteen to eighteen years.
Article 27. Emancipation.
Article 28. The capacity of minors.
Article 29. Recognition of a citizen as incapable.
Article 30. Restricting the capacity of a citizen.
Article 31. Guardianship and trusteeship.
Article 32. Guardianship.
Article 33. Custody.
Article 34. Guardianship and Trusteeship.
Article 35. Trustees and trustees.
Article 36. Execution by guardians and trustees of their duties.
Article 37. Disposal of property of the ward.
Article 38. Trust management of the property of the ward.
Article 39. Release and removal of guardians and trustees from the performance of their duties.
Article 40. Termination of custody and guardianship.
Article 41. Patronage of capable citizens.
Article 42. Recognition of a citizen as missing.
Article 43. Consequences of recognizing a citizen as missing.
Article 44. Cancellation of the decision on recognition of a citizen as missing.
Article 46. Consequences of the appearance of a citizen declared dead.
Article 47. Registration of acts of civil status.