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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

of January 16, 2007 No. ZR-47

About foreign persons

(The last edition from 30-12-2015)

Accepted by National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on December 25, 2006

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Subject of regulation of the Law

1. This Law governs the relations connected with entry into the Republic of Armenia, stay and accommodation in the territory of the Republic of Armenia, transit through the territory of the Republic of Armenia, departure from the Republic of Armenia of foreign persons, and also other relations connected with foreign persons.

2. Operation of this Law extends to foreign persons and members of their families arriving to the Republic of Armenia or staying in the Republic of Armenia for the purpose of work in diplomatic representations, consular establishments of foreign states in the Republic of Armenia and also in the foreign organizations or their representations in the Republic of Armenia so far as the features of the relations connected with the last are not established by international treaties of the Republic of Armenia.

3. This Law does not extend to the relations connected with the bases of provision or refusal in provision to the foreign person asking shelter in the Republic of Armenia, losses of these bases by it.

Article 2. Foreign persons

This Law the concept "foreign persons" includes persons who are not considered as citizens of the Republic of Armenia who have nationality of other state (foreign citizens) or have no nationality of any state (stateless person).

Article 3. The concepts used in the Law

In this Law the following concepts are used:

the passport or the road document (further - the passport) - the road identity document recognized at the international level issued by foreign state or the international organization and granting the right to cross frontier;

the certificate or the entry visa (further - the entry visa) - permission of the state body authorized by the Government of the Republic of Armenia, the right to entry into the Republic of Armenia, transit granting to the foreign person through the territory of the Republic of Armenia, stay in the Republic of Armenia and departure from the Republic of Armenia, with indication of in it the purposes, conditions and terms;

the temporary status of stay - the permission of the state body authorized by the Government of the Republic of Armenia granting the right to the foreign person to live certain time for the territories of the Republic of Armenia;

the permanent status of stay - the permission of the state body authorized by the Government of the Republic of Armenia granting the right to the foreign person constantly to live in the territory of the Republic of Armenia;

the special status of stay - the permission of the President of the Republic of Armenia granting the right to the foreign person to live in the territory of the Republic of Armenia in terms of validity of the document certifying this status;

the work permit - the permission of the state body authorized by the Government of the Republic of Armenia granting the right to the foreign person to work in the Republic of Armenia;

the State of origin - the state which citizen person, or the state in which the person without citizenship or person who nationality cannot be confirmed lives is considered;

the invitation or the petition (further - permission) - the document which is the basis for entrance and stay of the foreign person in the territory of the Republic of Armenia with indication of in it the purposes and terms;

deportation - forced expulsion of the foreign person from the Republic of Armenia in case of lack of legal causes for its stay or residence in the Republic of Armenia;

collective deportation - expulsion of the group consisting at least of two foreign persons on the decision made based on objective and reasonable consideration without personal data and special provision of each member of group;

carrier - the organization performing the international passenger transportations by land and air carriage;

the attendant - the head of group of foreign persons aged up to 18 years arriving to the Republic of Armenia for participation in cultural, sporting, youth events or for the purpose of group tourism;

the accepting organization - state body or local self-government of the Republic of Armenia, the legal entity registered in the Republic of Armenia, organizing cultural, sporting, youth events or tourist tours with participation of foreign persons aged to 18 years.

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