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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

of January 5, 2005 No. ZR-9

About acts of civil status

(as amended on 03-08-2020)

Accepted by National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on December 8, 2004

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Subject of regulation of this Law

This Law governs the relations connected with procedure and terms of state registration of acts of civil status, amendments, changes, recoveries and cancellations of civil registrations, creation and storages of books of state registration of acts of civil status (assembly books) and others and also competence of the bodies performing state registration of acts of civil status is established.

Article 2. Legislation on acts of civil status

1. The relations connected with acts of civil status are regulated by the Family code of the Republic of Armenia, the Civil code of the Republic of Armenia, international treaties of the Republic of Armenia, this Law and other legal acts.

2. If international treaties of the Republic of Armenia establish other regulations, than those which are provided by this Law then are applied regulations of international treaties.

Article 3. Acts of civil status

1. Acts of civil status are such actions of citizens or event which attract change or stop their rights and obligations, and also characterize legal condition of citizens.

2. According to the procedure, established by this Law, the following acts of civil status are subject to state registration:

a) birth;

b) marriage;

c) annulment of marriage;

d) adoption (adoption);

e) paternity proof;

e) change of name;

g) death.

Article 4. The bodies performing state registration of acts of civil status

1. In the Republic of Armenia the state civil registrations established by part 2 of article 3 of this Law, introduction of changes in them, amendments and corrections, cancellation of these registration, recovery of the lost records maintaining or contents of books of acts of civil status and issue of duplicates of the certificates and other documents confirming the state civil registration and also other functions following from them provided by this Law perform territorial authorities of civil registration of municipal jurisdiction (further - territorial authority of ZAGS).

2. The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia in the procedure established by the Government performs coordination of professional activity of territorial authorities of ZAGS, their control, and also other functions provided by this Law.

3. The functions established by part of 1 this Article perform also relevant divisions which are a part of the system of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia. State registration of death in the city of Yerevan is performed only by the relevant division which is a part of the system of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia.

4. In foreign states of function, established by part of 1 this Article, perform the consular establishments of the Republic of Armenia which are in these countries, according to the procedure, established by this Law.

Article 5. The powers of consular establishments of the Republic of Armenia connected with state registration of acts of civil status

Consular establishments of the Republic of Armenia in foreign states in accordance with the established procedure:

a) perform state registration of the birth, marriage, annulment of marriage, paternity proof, change of name and death;

b) according to petitions from citizens of the Republic of Armenia, being outside the territory of the Republic of Armenia, and also foreign citizens and stateless persons constitute the conclusion about introduction of corrections or changes in civil registration, constituted in the territory of the Republic of Armenia;

c) make additions or changes in civil registration, being at them stored;

d) based on the civil registrations made by them, grant certificates, duplicates of certificates on state registration of acts of civil status and other documents confirming state registration of acts of civil status;

e) perform other powers connected with state registration of acts of civil status, provided by this Law and other legal acts.

Article 6. State registration of acts of civil status

1. State registration of acts of civil status is performed as for the purpose of protection of the property and personal non-property rights of citizens, and for the benefit of the state.

2. State registration of acts of civil status is performed in single system of electronic control by the civil registration operating in the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia by means of performing assembly record of civil status and issue to the citizen on its basis of the certificate on state registration.

3. The body of the REGISTRY OFFICE performs state registration of acts of civil status in day of submission of documents to body of the REGISTRY OFFICE if this Law does not provide other terms.

Day of submission of documents to body of the REGISTRY OFFICE is date of actual receipt of all necessary documents established for state registration which signed by person who accepted documents is specified on the arrived statement and is registered incoming documents.

4. The head or the employee of body of the REGISTRY OFFICE has no right to perform state registration of acts of civil status concerning themselves, the spouse, his and relatives (parents, children, grandsons, grandfathers, grandmothers, brothers and sisters). In such cases state registration of acts of civil status is performed by other employee of body of the REGISTRY OFFICE or other body of the REGISTRY OFFICE.

5. Responsibility for correctness of state registration of acts of civil status and for quality of creation of civil registrations is assigned to the head of body of the REGISTRY OFFICE and the worker making registration.

6. State registration of acts of civil status can be made out of place of employment of body of the REGISTRY OFFICE according to the procedure and the cases established by the Government of the Republic of Armenia.

Article 7. Record of the act of civil status

1. For making of record of the act of civil status the documents which are the basis for state registration of the act of civil status and the identity document of the applicant shall be submitted.

2. The documents of foreign citizens and stateless persons issued by competent authorities of foreign states and provided for state registration of acts of civil status shall be exposed to consular legalization if international treaties of the Republic of Armenia do not provide other, and are translated into Armenian. Fidelity of the translation makes sure of notarial procedure.

3. Civil registration and clerical work in body of the REGISTRY OFFICE is conducted in Armenian.

4. It is excluded according to the Law of the Republic of Armenia of 16.06.2011 No. ZR-181

5. Record of the act of civil status is made in two identical copies.

6. Each record about registration of the act of civil status is signed by the employee of body of ZAGS and the head of body of ZAGS and certified by seal of body of ZAGS.

Record about registration of the act of civil status is not subject to provision, except as specified, provided by part 2 of article 11 of this Law.

7. The first copies of civil registrations (on each type of civil registrations) constituted within one year gather in chronological procedure in the book of state registration of acts of civil status (the assembly book). In the same procedure also the second copies of civil registrations gather.

8. Samples of forms of civil registrations, procedure for filling of these forms, and also samples of application blanks about civil registration affirm the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia.

Article 8. Certificate on state registration of the act of civil status or certificate of state registration of the act of civil status

1. The certificate on state registration of the act of civil status and the certificate of state registration of the act of civil status are the electronic documents automatically prepared in single system of electronic control by the civil registration operating in the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia, based on assembly record of civil status and containing the information about her which is issued also on the documentary carrier.

2. The certificate on state registration of the act of civil status and the certificate of state registration of the act of civil status certified by the signature of the head of the issuing body and seal of this body go persons, specified in assembly record of civil status - to the official e-mail address of the website www.e-citizen.am, and also provided by the applicant. Upon the demand of the applicant listing (copy) of the electronic document is issued.

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