Table 9: Limits for Application for Recognition

Time / status limits for application for recognition as a Conscientious Objector
Country Limts
Russian Federation 6 months before induction
Armenia One month before induction ( i.e. by 1st March or 1st September)
Romania within 15 days after passed fit for service
Slovakia within 30 days after passed fit for service
Bulgaria within 1 month after passed fit for service (Article 7.2)
Taiwan between medical examination and call-up
Austria within 6 months after passed fit or 2 days before call-up, reservists within 3 years of first call-up
Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of before call-up
Poland before call-up
Bosnia - Herzegovina:
  Federation (S) within 7 days of call-up
  Republika Srpska (S) within 15 days of call-up
Georgia within 10 days of call-up
Czech Republic (S) within 30 days of call-up (for conscripts) reservists may apply during January of any year - separate regulations for regular service personnel?
Ukraine within 6 months of call-up
Greece between call-up and the day before induction (one month)
USA (S) after call-up; must be received one day before induction - separate regulations for regular service personnel
Moldova during the two months before induction
Cyprus before induction
Estonia before induction
Latvia before induction - separate regulations for regular service personnel?
Lithuania before induction
Uzbekistan before induction
Paraguay no rules established, presumably very difficult in practice after induction
Hungary  (S) before taking military oath (about 3 weeks into service), reservists: before call-up for reserve duties
Serbia-Montenegro before induction or within the first third of the period of service ( i.e. 3 months)
Switzerland at any time after passed fit for service
Netherlands (S) at any time after passed fit for service - including regular service personnel
Croatia no restrictions for conscripts
Finland no restrictions for conscripts
Sweden no restrictions for conscripts - approval automatic within 6 months of call-up or at any time before induction
Denmark no restrictions for conscripts - situation for regular service personnel unclear
Norway no restrictions for conscripts - situation for regular service personnel unclear
Slovenia (S) no restrictions?
Germany no restrictions

(S)  = obligatory military service currently suspended or abolished