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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

of January 5, 2005 No. ZR-9

About acts of civil status

(The last edition from 12-01-2018)

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 state registration of the acts of civil status established by part 2 of article 3 of this Law, and also introduction of changes in them, amendments and corrections, cancellation of this registration, recovery of the lost records, maintaining or storage of books of acts of civil status and issue of duplicates and other acts of civil status of documents confirming state registration according to the procedure, established by this Law and other legal acts, are performed by bodies of state registration (record) of acts of civil status (further - body of the REGISTRY OFFICE).

Registration of marriage, the birth, termination by person got married by it, and also the change made by it in civil registrations, amendment or correction can be made also in the Palace of solemn registration of scrap and the birth which is a part of the system of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia, and registration of death in the city of Yerevan is made in the relevant territorial authority which is a part of the system of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia.

2. State registration of acts of civil status of the citizens of the Republic of Armenia living in foreign states is performed according to the procedure, established by this Law, the consular establishments of the Republic of Armenia which are in these states.

3. The activities connected with state registration of acts of civil status, according to the procedure, established by the Government, coordinates and controls the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia.

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. The body of the REGISTRY OFFICE performs state registration of acts of civil status by entering of the corresponding record into the act of civil status and based on this record - by issue to the citizen 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.

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