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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

of November 16, 1995 No. ZR-16

About citizenship of the Republic of Armenia

(as amended on 18-07-2022)

Accepted by National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on November 6, 1995

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Citizenship of the Republic of Armenia

The procedure for acquisition and termination of citizenship of the Republic of Armenia is determined by this Law. Person loses citizenship of the Republic of Armenia owing to the nationality termination.

Each person in the procedure established by the law has the right to acquisition of citizenship of the Republic of Armenia. Armenians on nationality acquire citizenship of the Republic of Armenia in the simplified procedure.

The citizen of the Republic of Armenia cannot be deprived of citizenship of the Republic of Armenia or the right to its change.

Change of nationality is regulated by this Law and international treaties of the Republic of Armenia.

The refusal of citizenship of the Republic of Armenia or acceptance of nationality of other state in itself does not attract loss of citizenship of the Republic of Armenia.

Article 2. Legislation on citizenship of the Republic of Armenia

The legislation on citizenship of the Republic of Armenia consists of the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia, international treaties of the Republic of Armenia, this Law and other regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Armenia.

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

Article 3. Citizen of the Republic of Armenia

Citizens of the Republic of Armenia are persons which acquired citizenship of the Republic of Armenia according to this Law.

Citizens of the Republic of Armenia are equal before the law, irrespective of the bases of acquisition of citizenship of the Republic of Armenia, nationality, race, floor, language, religion, political or different views, social origin, property or other status, have weight established by the Constitution and the laws of the right, freedom and obligation.

Article 4. The documents confirming citizenship of the Republic of Armenia

The documents confirming citizenship of the Republic of Armenia are the ID card and the passport of the citizen of the Republic of Armenia, and before achievement of 16-year age of the document confirming citizenship of the Republic of Armenia it can not be required if the certificate of birth and documents of parents confirming citizenship of the Republic of Armenia is provided.

Article 5. Inadmissibility of issue of the citizen of the Republic of Armenia to other state

The citizen of the Republic of Armenia cannot be issued to foreign state, except as specified, provided by the international treaties ratified by the Republic of Armenia.

Article 6. Preserving citizenship of the Republic of Armenia

Accommodation outside the Republic of Armenia in itself does not attract the termination of citizenship of the Republic of Armenia.

Marriage of the citizen (citizen) of the Republic of Armenia with the citizen (citizen) of foreign state in itself does not attract nationality change.

Nationality change by one of spouses in itself does not attract change of nationality of other spouse.

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