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Decision No. 192, Measures Providing for the Implementation of the Republic of Armenia's Law on Citizenship of the Republic of Armenia

Publisher National Legislative Bodies
Author Republic of Armenia
Publication Date 25 June 1996
Citation / Document Symbol 192
Reference ARM-610
Cite as Decision No. 192, Measures Providing for the Implementation of the Republic of Armenia's Law on Citizenship of the Republic of Armenia [], 192, 25 June 1996, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6b51f0.html [accessed 30 July 2014]
Comments This is an unofficial translation. The Decision was attested by the President of the Republic of Armenia on 25 June 1996.
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GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

To provide for the implementation of the Republic of Armenia's Law on Citizenship of the Republic of Armenia, the Government of the Republic of Armenia resolves as follows:

1.         Approve hereby the attached Regulations for Preparation of Materials Relating to Acquisition, Restoration, Collective Acquisition, and Termination of Citizenship of the Republic of Armenia and Submission thereof to the President of the Republic of Armenia.

2.         Approve hereby the form (see attached) of the certificate of citizenship of the Republic of Armenia.

3.         Upon the written application submitted by a citizen of the Republic of Armenia the Ministry of Internal Affairs shall issue a notice showing the duration of citizenship of` the Republic of Armenia.

4.         Appropriate documents required in cases prescribed by Articles 11 and 12 of the Republic of Armenia's Law on Citizenship of the Republic of Armenia shall be executed by the respective civil registry office, in the manner set forth by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia.

5.         Actions required in cases prescribed by Articles 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, and 24 of the Republic of Armenia's Law on Citizenship of the Republic of Armenia shall be taken by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, if they are to be conducted in the territory of the Republic of Armenia, and by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, if the said actions are to be conducted in the territory of foreign states.

6.         Enforcement of the requirements set forth in Sections 1, 2, and 4 of the second paragraph of Article 24 of the Republic of Armenia's Law on Citizenship of the Republic of Armenia, with regard to the receipt of relevant information from the Republic of Armenia's ministries, departments, governmental agencies, bodies for regional state administration as well as local self-government, judicial bodies and prosecutors' offices, enterprises, institutions, organizations, and private citizens, shall be provided by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Armenia.

7.         In cases provided by Articles 16, 18, and 20 of the Republic of Armenia's Law on Citizenship of the Republic of Armenia, the person involved shall receive a certificate of citizenship of the Republic of Armenia.

8.         Pursuant to the provisions of Article 13 of the Republic of Armenia's Law on Citizenship of the Republic of Armenia, the regulations for testing in the knowledge of Armenian and in the familiarity of the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia as well as the procedures for administration of oaths shall be established and carried out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Armenia respectively.

9.         The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia shall be charged hereby with the responsibility to propose within 10 days period, to the Government of the Republic of Armenia recommendations on the manner of registration of the citizens of the Republic of Armenia.

10.       The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia shall be charged hereby with the responsibility to propose, within 10 days period, to the Government of the Republic of Armenia recommendations on medical examination of persons seeking citizenship of the Republic of Armenia and on records to fix the results of such examination as well as on the list of diseases that may endanger one's associates.

11.       The State Inspectorate of Language, operating under the auspices of the Government of the Republic of Armenia, shall be charged hereby with the responsibility to propose, within 10 days period, to the Government of the Republic of Armenia the test-questionnaire for trying one's ability of making him/herself understood in Armenian.

12.       The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Armenia shall be charged hereby with the responsibility to propose, within one month period and based on the requests of the interested ministries and governmental agencies, to the Government of the Republic of Armenia recommendations on the volumes and sources of financing of the estimated expenditures relating to the organization of the measures as required by this decision.

13.       This decision shall become effective on the 25th day of June, 1996.

H. Bagratian,
Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia

Regulations for Preparation of Materials Relating to Acquisition, Restoration, Collective Acquisition, and Termination of Citizenship of the Republic of Armenia and Submission thereof to the President of the Republic of Armenia

1.         Any person(s) seeking citizenship of the Republic of Armenia to be acquired, restored, collectively acquired, or terminated while being in the territory of a foreign state shall submit to the respective diplomatic mission or consular agency of the Republic of Armenia a citizenship application form (Form No. 1 or Form No. 2) as provided by these Regulations and the documents required pursuant to the List No. 1 annexed to these Regulations. The respective diplomatic mission or consular agency of the Republic of Armenia shall review the above mentioned documents for their truthfulness and sufficiency of explanation provided therein and shall send them in accompaniment with its opinion to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia.

Applications, mediatory letters, and all the other documents related to citizenship shall be re-addressed, within two months of their receipt by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Ministry of Armenia, and they shall be accompanied by the opinion of the Foreign Ministry.

Immediately after the documents are received from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, their copies shall be sent by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Armenia to the Ministry of National Security of the Republic of Armenia which shall have two months to review them and present its opinion back to the Ministry of Interior.

All the materials, opinions thereon, other necessary documents relevant to the given case and received from governmental and other bodies and private citizens shall be collected by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, accompanied by the opinion of the said Ministry, and submitted, through the Secretariat of the Government of the Republic of Armenia and in the established manner, to the President of the Republic of Armenia.

2.         Any person(s) seeking citizenship of the Republic of Armenia to be acquired, restored, collectively acquired, or terminated while being in the territory of the Republic of Armenia shall submit to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Armenia a citizenship application form (Form No. 1 or Form No 2) as provided by these Regulations and the documents required pursuant to the List No. 2 annexed to these Regulations. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Armenia shall review the above mentioned documents for their truthfulness and sufficiency of explanation provided therein.

Immediately after the documents concerning citizenship are accepted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Armenia. their copies shall be sent to the Ministry of National Security of the Republic of Armenia and to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia which shall have two months to review them and present their opinions back to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Armenia. Within two months of receipt, the above mentioned opinions, together with other necessary documents received from governmental and other bodies and private citizens, shall be submitted, through the Secretariat of the Government of the Republic of Armenia, in accompaniment with the opinion of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and in the established manner, to the President of the Republic of Armenia.

3.         Proposals on disfranchisement [deprivation] of citizenship of the Republic of Armenia shall be submitted to the President of the Republic of Armenia by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, and/or Ministry of National Security of the Republic of Armenia.

4.         In case of any amendment, before the President of the Republic of Armenia has signed a decree in respect of citizenship of the Republic of Armenia, to the materials relating to the said decree, the appropriate governmental authorities must promptly inform the President of the Republic of Armenia of such amendment by giving him a written notice.

5.         Foreign citizens, who have applied for acquisition or restoration of citizenship of the Republic of Armenia or collective acquisition of citizenship of the Republic of Armenia, shall be required to produce, within three months after the relevant notice of the Staff of the President of the Republic of Armenia is received via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia or the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, a document evidencing the termination of foreign citizenship such document to be presented to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia or the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Armenia.

6.         Within two weeks after the publication of the Republic of Armenia's President's decree concerning citizenship, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Armenia shall inform the President of the Republic of Armenia and the Secretariat of the Government of the Republic of Armenia of the results of execution of any necessary measures taken, which information shall be in writing.

CERTIFICATE NO. __ OF A CITIZEN OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

In accordance with

Article ____ of the Republic of Armenia's Law on Citizenship of the Republic of Armenia,

Mr./Mrs. _____________________________________________________ (Full name)

is hereby certified to be a citizen of the Republic of Armenia.

 

 

_____________________
Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Armenia

Form No. 1

TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

35 x 45 mm photo attached

APPLICATION FORM

This is a request to confer upon me citizenship of the Republic of Armenia. Below are data on myself as well as the reasons for acquiring citizenship of the Republic of Armenia:

1.

First name father's name [middle name], family name (If you have changed your first name, father's name, or family name, please list all your names and give the reasons for such change).

 

2.

Date of birth; day, month, and year.

 

3.

Place of birth (give full data).

 

4.

Nationality [ethnic group] (If changed, note the time and give the reasons.).

 

5.

Present citizenship.

 

6.

If you have been a citizen of another state, please indicate the state and the reasons for termination of such citizenship.

 

7.

Have you ever held residency status in any other states (when and which state)?

 

8.

Marital status (married, divorced, single).

 

9.

Education and profession (When and which educational institution have you graduated from?).

 

10.

Degrees and academic distinctions obtained.

 

11.

Do you have any scientific works accomplished and/or inventions made?

 

12.

Have you ever been elected to representative bodies (when and where)?

 

13.

Have you ever been subjected to criminal or administrative liability (when and what for)?

 

14.

Have you ever been subjected to persecution due to your political or religious beliefs while living abroad?

 

15.

Have you ever participated in military actions or wars? If yes, please indicate the country and time of your participation as well as the position held by you.

 

16.

When have you arrived in the Republic of Armenia?

 

17.

The purpose of coming to the Republic of Armenia.

 

18.

Have you ever visited the Republic of Armenia in the past (indicate the time and purpose)?

 

19.

Your close relatives (father, mother, sister, brother, husband, wife, children). If any of the mentioned persons has changed his/her first name, father's name, family name, or nationality, please explain fully.

 

 

Relations

Full name (family name, first name, father's name)

Date of birth (day, mo., year)

Nationality

Citizenship

Employment and title of the post

Permanent address

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.        Starting with your first employment, list in consecutive order all employment you have had (include also studies at high school and vocational school as well as service in the armed forces). While filling in this section, it is necessary to indicate the exact name of the employer at the time of your employment. Data concerning the service in the armed forces should be provided in accordance with the military passport, and the position held should be indicated as well.

 

Date: month  and year

Name of the employing institution or enterprise, and title of the post

Address of the employing institution or enterprise

From

to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21.

Have you been rewarded with state awards?

 

22.

Relationship with military service, and the military rank conferred.

 

23.

Reasons for acquiring Armenian citizenship.

 

24.

Permanent address (both in the Republic of Armenia and abroad).

 

25.       State any other relevant facts about yourself and your relatives

 

 

 

26.       List all the documents attached to this application form.

 

 

 

27.        I understand that any misrepresentation of biographical data may cause in denial of granting of citizenship of the Republic of Armenia.

_______________________
 (signature)

_________________ 199.

28.        For office use only:

Mr./Mrs. _______________________________ holds:

a) passport ______________________________________ (name of the authority issuing the passport) issued on ______________ 199__ and valid until ________________ 199__.

b) foreign citizen's __________________ residency status under _________________ (serial number of the special passport or certificate) issued by ______________________ and valid from __________ 199__ to ___________ 199__.

c) stateless person's residency status under _____________________________ (serial number of the certificate) issued by ________________________________ and valid from ___________ 199__ to _____________ 199__.

29.        This application form and documents attached thereto are reviewed for the clerical accuracy thereof

by _________________________________________________ (family name, title, and signature of the accepting officer)

_____________ 199__ (date of acceptance)

Form No. 2

TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

35 x 45 mm photo attached

APPLICATION FORM

I hereby request your authorization for termination of my citizenship of the Republic of Armenia. Below are data on myself as well as the reasons for my termination of citizenship of the Republic of Armenia:

1.

First name, father's name [middle name], family name (If you have changed your first name, father's name, or family name, please list all your names and give the reasons for such change).

 

2.

Date of birth: day, month, and year.

 

3.

Place of birth (give full data).

 

4.

Nationality [ethnic group] (If changed, note the time and give the reasons.).

 

5.

If you have been a citizen of another state, please indicate the state and the reasons for termination of such citizenship. Also give the time of acquisition of citizenship of the Republic of Armenia.

 

6.

Marital status (married, divorced, single).

 

7.

Education and profession (When and which educational institution have you graduated from?).

 

8.

Degrees and academic distinctions obtained.

 

9.

Do you, have any scientific works accomplished and/or inventions made?

 

10.

Have you ever been elected to representative bodies (when and where)?

 

11.

Have you ever been subjected to criminal or administrative liability (when and what for)?

 

12.

Do you have any non performed duties or obligations affecting the lawful interests of the state, or any enterprise, organization, and/or private citizen.

 

13.

Have you ever been abroad? If yes, indicate the time and purpose. If you have left the Republic of Armenia, indicate the year as well as identify the place where you have obtained the exit visa.

 

14. Your close relatives (father, mother, sister, brother, husband, wife, children). If any of the mentioned persons has changed his/her first name, father's name, family name, or nationality, please explain fully:

Relations

Full name (family name, first name, father's name)

Date of birth (day, mo., year)

Nationality

Citizenship

Employment and title of the post

Permanent address

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15. Starting with your first employment, list in consecutive order all employment you have had (include also studies at high school and vocational school as well as service in the armed forces). While filling in this section, it is necessary to indicate the exact name of the employer at the time of your employment Data concerning the service in the armed forces should be provided in accordance with the military passport, and the position held should be indicated as well.

Date: month and year

Name of the employing institution or enterprise, and title of the post

Address of the employing or enterprise

From

to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.

Have you been rewarded with state awards?

 

17.

Relationship with military service, and the military rank conferred.

 

18.

Reasons and justification for termination of citizenship. Citizenship of which country do you intend to acquire?

 

19.

Permanent address (both in the Republic of Armenia and abroad).

 

20. List all the documents attached to this application form.

 

 

 

 

21. I understand that any misrepresentation of biographical data may cause in denial of granting of citizenship of the Republic of Armenia.

____________________________ (signature)

___________ 199__.

22. For office use only:

Citizen _________________________________________ holds the passport __________________________ (serial number and name of the issuing authority) issued on ______________ 199__ and valid until _______________ 199__.

23.        This application form and documents attached thereto are reviewed for the clerical accuracy thereof by __________________________________________ (family name, title, and signature of the accepting officer) ________________ 199__ (date of acceptance)

ANNEX to the Regulations for Preparation of Materials Relating to Acquisition, Restoration, Collective Acquisition, and Termination of Citizenship of the Republic of Armenia and Submission thereof to the President of the Republic of Armenia

LIST NO. 1 OF THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR SUBMISSION TO THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

In case of acquisition and restoration of citizenship of the Republic of Armenia as well as collective acquisition of citizenship of the Republic of Armenia:

1.         Petition;

2.         Application form;

3.         Self-biography;

4.         Passport and notarized copies of the certificate of birth and certificate of marriage (if available);

5.         Six photos of the following size; 35 x 45 mm;

6.         Document reflecting the employment background;

7.         Health certificate;

8.         Certificate evidencing that the petitioner has not been convicted in the country of his/her permanent or main residence during the last 10 years; and

9.         Document evidencing the Armenian origin of the petitioner.

In case of termination of citizenship of the Republic of Armenia:

1.         Petition;

2.         Application form;

3.         Self-biography;

4.         Residency notice (from the place of residence);

5.         Passport and notarized copies of the certificate of birth and certificate of marriage (if available);

6.         Six photos of the following size: 35 x 45 mm; and

7.         Document reflecting the employment background.

LIST NO. 2 OF THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR SUBMISSION TO THE MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

In case of termination of citizenship of the Republic of Armenia:

1.         Petition;

2.         Application form;

3.         Residency notice (from the place of residence);

4.         Passport and notarized copies of the certificate of birth and certificate of marriage (if available);

5.         Document reflecting the employment background;

6.         Self-biography; and

7.         Six photos of the following size: 35 x 45 mm.

In case of acquisition and restoration of citizenship of the Republic of Armenia as well as collective acquisition of citizenship of the Republic of Armenia:

1.         Petition;

2.         Application form;

3.         Self-biography;

4.         Residency notice (from the place of residence);

5.         Passport and notarized copies of the certificate of birth and certificate of marriage (if available);

6.         Six photos of the following size: 35 x 45 mm;

7.         Health certificate;

8.         Certificate evidencing that the petitioner has not been convicted in the country of his/her permanent or main residence during the last 10 years;

9.         Document evidencing the Armenian origin of the petitioner; and

10.       Document reflecting the employment background.

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