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HOW TO GET ARMENIAN CITIZENSHIP

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citizenship1-300x300Citizenship by Naturalization. (as amended on 26.02.2007 by RA Law No. 75-N)

Any person 18 years of age and capable of working that is not an RA citizen may apply to for RA citizenship, if he/she

  • has been lawfully residing on the territory of the Republic of Armenia for the preceding 3 years;
  • is proficient in the Armenian language;
  • is familiar with the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia.

A person who is not an RA Citizen may be granted RA Citizenship without being subject to the conditions set forth in points 1) and 2) of the first part of this article, if he/she:

  • marries a citizen of the Republic of Armenia or has a child who holds RA citizenship,
  • has parents or at least one parent that had held RA citizenship in the past or was born on the territory of the Republic of Armenia and had applied for RA Citizenship within 3 years of attaining the age of 18;
  • is Armenian by origin (is of Armenian ancestry)
  • has renounced RA Citizenship of his/her own accord after January 1, 1995.

Notwithstanding the provisions of 1st, 2nd and 3rd points as well as the second part of this article, RA Citizenship may be granted to persons who have provided exceptional service to the Republic of Armenia.

An applicant for RA Citizenship shall submit his/her application in person to the authorized body of the Government of the Republic of Armenia.

RA Citizenship shall be granted by the decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia.

An application for RA Citizenship may be denied, if the applicant’s activities are deemed harmful to the state and social welfare or public order, the public health and societal mores, or the rights, freedoms, dignity and good reputation of others. The bases for denying an application for RA Citizenship are not required to be given. .

The person receiving RA Citizenship shall take the following oath: "I, (name, surname) becoming the citizen of the Republic of Armenia, swear to be loyal to the Republic of Armenia, to comply with the Constitution and the legislation of the Republic of Armenia, to defend the independence and the territorial integrity of the Republic of Armenia. I pledge to respect the State language, the national culture and the traditions of the Republic of Armenia."

The person receiving RA Citizenship shall sign the oath. Upon receiving RA citizenship, the receipient shall be given a copy of the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia and an information manual on special provision of the Armenian law prepared by the authorised body of the RA Government.

Dual Citizenship (amended 26.02.2007, RA Law No. 75-N)

A dual citizen is a citizen of more than one country at the same time.

A person who holds the citizenship of other countries in addition to RA Citizenship shall be deemed dual citizen of the Republic of Armenia.

For the Republic of Armenia, a dual citizen of the Republic of Armenia shall be recognized only as an RA citizen.

This provision extends also on those who, after January 1, 1995, accepted or were granted citizenship of another country without renouncing RA Citizenship as required by law, as well as on those RA citizens who renounced the RA citizenship unilaterally.

A dual citizen of the Republic of Armenia has the same rights, responsibilities and obligations as other RA citizens, except as prescribed by international treaties and law of the Republic of Armenia.

An RA citizen upon accepting or receiving the citizenship of another country shall inform the authorized body of the RA Government, no later than one month thereafter, in the manner required by the RA Government.

Failure to do so shall be subject to penalties as defined by law.

Restoration of RA Citizenship.

A person who has lost RA Citizenship may petition for its restoration, provided such request is not barred by Art.

13.4 of this Law and the petitioner has not previously been deprived of his/her citizenship. Group Naturalization.

Receiving RA Citizenship as a group in case of repatriation or other cases prescribed by Law shall be carried out by

decree of the President of the Republic.

Citizenship of a Child if Parents acquire RA citizenship.

A child under the age of 14 whose parents have acquired RA citizenship shall acquire RA citizenship.

For children under 14 years of age, if one of the parents has acquired RA citizenship, while the other is a foreign citizen or Stateless person, the child shall acquire RA citizenship, if both parents consent, or if child resides on the territory of the Republic of Armenia and the parent who holds RA citizenship consents.

The Citizenship of a child if Parents lose RA citizenship.

A child under14 years of age whose parents have lost RA citizenship shall loses his/her RA citizenship, if he/she has acquired the citizenship of another State.

For a child under 14 years of age, if one the parent has lost RA citizenship, while the other is an RA citizen the child shall lose RA citizenship, if both parents consent, or if the child resides outside the territory of the Republic of Armenia and the parent who holds RA citizenship consents.

The Citizenship of a Child in case of Adoption.

A child adopted by citizens of the Republic of Armenia shall acquire RA citizenship..

If one of the adopting spouses is a stateless person, while the other is an RA citizen, the child shall acquire RA citizenship.

If one of the adopting spouses is a foreign citizen, while the other is an RA citizen the child shall acquire RA citizenship, provided:

1) both adoptive parents consent;

2) the child resides in the territory of the Republic of Armenia and the parent who holds RA citizenship consents;

3) the child is a person without citizenship or may become a stateless person.

Retention of RA Citizenship in case of adoption.

A child who holds RA citizenship and is adopted by foreign citizens or married couple where one of the spouses is a foreign citizen and the other is a citizen of the Republic of Armenia shall retain his/her RA citizenship. In such cases the child may renounce its RA citizenship only at the request of his/her adoptive parents.

A child who holds RA citizenship and is adopted by Stateless persons or a married couple where one spouses is without citizenship and the other is a citizen of the Republic of Armenia shall retain RA citizenship.

Citizenship of a Child whose Parents are Unknown.

A child on the territory of the Republic of Armenia whose parents are unknown is a citizen of the Republic of Armenia. In case of discovery of at least one of the parents or a trustee, the citizenship may be changed as set forth in this Law.

Retention of Citizenship by a Child who is in Custody or Guardianship.

A child holding RA citizenship who is in the custody or guardianship of RA citizens shall retain RA citizenship notwithstanding his/her parents’ renunciation of RA citizenship. In such a case the child may renounce its RA citizenship upon petition of his/her parents provided their parental rights have not been terminated.

Circumstances requiring the Child's Consent for Changing its Citizenship.

For a child between the ages of 14 and 18, if a parent’s citizenship changes, the child may change his/her citizenship of his/her own on accord as set forth in this Law.

The bases for Cessation of RA citizenship.

RA citizenship shall cease:

1) in case of changing of RA citizenship;

2) in case of loss of RA citizenship;

3) in cases provided for by the international treaties of the Republic of Armenia;

4) based on the provisions of this Law.

Changing RA Citizenship.

Any citizen of the Republic of Armenia who is 18 years of age may change RA Citizenship by the renouncing RA citizenship and acquiring the citizenship of another state.

The request for renouncing RA Citizenship may be denied, if the person renouncing the citizenship:

1) has been indicted;

2) has been convicted by the decision or sentence of court that is pending enforcement;

3) if renunciation contravenes the national security interests of the Republic of Armenia;

4) has unsettled obligations related to interests of State, commercial and non-governmental organizations, or citizens.

Loss of RA Citizenship.

RA citizenship may revoked:

1) if the person has acquired RA citizenship under Article 13 of this Law, has been a permanent resident abroad and has failed to file for consular registration for 7 years without reasonable justification;

2) if RA citizenship has been acquired through false information or documents;

3) if the person has acquired citizenship of another State in violation of the law relating to citizenship.

The President of the Republic of Armenia.

The President of the Republic of Armenia takes decisions by his decrees on the issues of the acquisition of RA citizenship, restoration of RA citizenship of the Republic of Armenia, the granting of RA citizenship by the group, and cessation of RA citizenship, determines the procedure for consideration of applications relating citizenship.

The Committee on Citizenship Affairs at the President's Office.

The Committee on Citizenship Affairs at the President's Office is appointed by the President. The rules of the Committee on Citizenship Affairs shall be established by the President of the Republic of Armenia.

The Government

The Government shall:

1) ensure the conformity of the normative acts of the Government, ministries and other governmental agencies

to this Law;

2) establish the procedure for the issuance and delivery to citizens of documents evidencing RA;

3) establish the list of documents necessary for acquisition and cessation of citizenship;

4) adopt the resolutions for due implementation of this Law.

The relevant Bodies of the Government shall:

1) receive application and other documents concerning RA citizenship check their authenticity and supporting

information;

2) deliver applications, petitions and other such documents along with their recommendation to the President of the Republic of Armenia;

3) deliver its the recommendation on the cessation of RA Citizenship to the President of the Republic of Armenia;

4) conduct the registration of RA citizens;

5) determine according to this Law whether persons residing on the territory of the Republic of Armenia hold RA citizenship.

NECESSARY DOCUMENTS FOR GETTING RA CITIZENSHIP:

  1. Application
  2. Autobiography
  3. Passport and the copy of it
  4. 6 photo of 35 x 45 size
  5. Licenze of health state
  6. Licenze of conviction from the country in which lived in the  last 10 years, the document of job activity
  7. Licenze of permanently living in RA within the last three years

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