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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

of October 21, 2002 No. ZR-419

About the state register of the population

(as amended on 29-03-2018)

Accepted by National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on September 24, 2002

Article 1. Subject and purpose of regulation of the Law

1. This Law governs the relations connected with processing in the procedure for data of personal accounting (registration) established by the law in the State register of the population (further - the register), and also the relations connected with maintaining the register.

2. The purpose of this Law is realization of the right of the inhabitant to free movement, the choice of the residence and accounting at the place of residence.

Article 2. Legislation on the register

1. The legislation of the Republic of Armenia on the register consists of the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia, this Law, other laws, international treaties of the Republic of Armenia and other legal acts.

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

Article 3. Concept "register"

The register is information system of accounting of the personal data established by the law on the population which is created for the purpose of accounting at the place of residence of persons living in the Republic of Armenia (irrespective of nationality), and also the citizens of the Republic of Armenia staying on the consular registry for the purpose of accommodation outside the Republic of Armenia for the term of more than 183 days.

Person who obtained the citizenship of the Republic of Armenia which does not have the permanent residence in the Republic of Armenia and constantly or generally living in foreign state in case of documentation by the passport of the citizen of the Republic of Armenia in the state register of the population is registered to the address of the residence in foreign state.

Article 4. Basic principles of creation and maintaining register and structure of the register

1. The basic principles of creation and maintaining the register are:

1) unification of creation and maintaining;

2) availability of personal data of accounting of the inhabitant only to bodies (persons) having the appropriate authority established by the law;

3) free movement of the inhabitant and free choice of the residence by it;

4) accounting of the inhabitant only in one place of permanent residence;

5) freedom of free acquaintance by the inhabitant with the data of personal accounting.

2. The register consists of the Central register and local offices of the Central register (further - the local register).

3. Works on creation and maintaining the register are financed by means of the government budget and other means which are not forbidden by the legislation.

4. Voided according to the Law of the Republic of Armenia of 21.06.2005 No. ZR-131

5. The central register conducts and the state body authorized by the Government of the Republic of Armenia coordinates works on maintaining local registers.

Article 5. The personal data processed in the register

1. In the register the following personal data of the inhabitant are processed:

1) registration plate of public services;

2) name, surname, and also middle name if certifying documents are submitted;

3) status (status of stay or status of the refugee);

4) nationality;

5) day, month, year and birthplace;

6) floor;

7) address of the permanent residence (dwelling);

8) the document details (type, number, date of issue, the effective period and body which issued the document) certifying citizenship of the Republic of Armenia and (or) nationality of foreign state and the right to residence in the Republic of Armenia;

9) day, month, year and place of death;

10) biometric data if their processing is directly provided by the Law.

2. In case of change of the details specified in the parts one of this Article which are carrying out changes state bodies in seven-day time officially notify on it the bodies keeping the register. The procedure for modification and amendments in personal data of the register establishes the Government of the Republic of Armenia.

2.1. In case of change of the data provided by Items 3 and 4 of part of 1 this Article, the bodies keeping the register coordinate them and with quarter frequency represent to the state register of real estate.

3. Voided according to the Law of the Republic of Armenia of 21.06.2005 No. ZR-131

4. Data of personal accounting of the inhabitant staying on the registry are stored also after his death which legal regime of storage can be changed according to the procedure, established by the Government of the Republic of Armenia.

Article 6. Accumulating sources in the register of personal data

1. Authorized state bodies of the respective areas shall provide to the bodies keeping the register, data of personal accounting of the population:

1) about the citizens of the Republic of Armenia born in the Republic of Armenia;

2) about the citizens of the Republic of Armenia born out of the Republic of Armenia;

3) about persons who obtained citizenship of the Republic of Armenia:

4) about those persons born in the Republic of Armenia, but who are not considered as citizens of the Republic of Armenia whose parents live in the Republic of Armenia;

5) about dvoyegrazhdanets of the Republic of Armenia;

6) about persons who received the residence permit in the Republic of Armenia;

7) about the persons which do not have nationality who are constantly living in the Republic of Armenia;

8) about persons who were granted political asylum in the Republic of Armenia;

9) about persons who were granted provisional asylum in the Republic of Armenia;

10) about persons which received the status of the refugee in the Republic of Armenia;

11) concerning the citizens of the Republic of Armenia staying on the consular registry for the purpose of accommodation outside the Republic of Armenia for the term of more than 183 days.

2. Local government bodies (the organizations and the organizations which are under their supervision) provide data of personal accounting to the relevant organ keeping the local register, and authorized bodies of public administration – to the body keeping the Central register.

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