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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

of January 10, 1998 No. ZR-186

About the state fee

Accepted by National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on December 27, 1997

(as amended on 06-06-2019)

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. Subject of regulation of the Law

This Law establishes:

- concept of the state fee of the Republic of Armenia;

- types and sizes of duty;

- payers of duty;

- procedure and conditions of collection, duty drawback, provision of privileges on duty;

- governs other relations connected with the state fee.

Article 2. Concept of the state fee

The state fee in the Republic of Armenia is the obligatory payment for the services or actions caused by implementation of powers of state bodies established by this Law established by the law, paid to the government budget of the Republic of Armenia and (or) local authority budgets by physical persons and legal entities.

Chapter II. Payers of the state fee, their right and obligation

Article 3. Payers of the state fee

In the Republic of Armenia the physical persons and legal entities using services or actions, the stipulated in Article 7 these Laws are considered as payers of the state fee.

Article 4. Rights of payers of the state fee

Payers of the state fee have the right:

- demand from the body collecting the state fee, performing calculation of duty, and also its recalculation;

- protest in judicial, and also cassation procedure, actions of body or the officials collecting the state fee;

- addresses to the relevant state bodies behind receipt of privileges on payment of the state fee;

- receive the certificate of payment of the state fee;

- in the cases established by this Law to require and receive the amount of the state fee which is subject to return.

Article 5. Obligations of payers of the state fee

The payer of the state fee shall:

- timely and in full to pay the state fees established by this Law;

- represent to bodies or the officials performing services or actions with payment of the state fee, the documents proving payment of the state fee, except as specified when the state fee is paid for licensing or its duplicate, prolongation of effective period of the license, renewal of the license, occupation by the same activities which are also subject to licensing in other place, for issue of the operating authority or duplicate of the document certifying the right to permission, prolongation of term of the operating authority, renewal of the operating authority;

- submit the documents confirming provision to it privileges on payment of the state fee;

- pay in the slucha established by this Law in the government budget of the amount calculated penalty fee for timely payment of the state fee.

Article 6. The termination of the obligation on the state fee

The obligation of legal entities on payment of the state fee stops in case of accomplishment of this obligation, exemption of the state fee, cancellation of the state fee or on other bases established by the law, and physical persons - in case of accomplishment of the obligation, exemption of the state fee, cancellation of the state fee or in case of the death of the payer.

Article 6.1. The termination of the obligation on the annual state fee

1. Irrespective of the provisions specified in article 6 of this Law the obligation of physical persons and organizations for payment to the next annual state fee stops:

1) on performance of this obligation - in case of payment at the rates and in terms of the amounts of the next annual state fee (the amount of the state fee is considered the Republic of Armenia paid from the date of transfer on the corresponding budget account), and also the sums of the penalty fee determined by this Law for their overdue payment, exemptions of the annual state fee, cancellation by the law of the annual state fee, and also the death of the physical person;

2) or in case of the termination of the notified termination activities (recognition voided) authorized body in the mode of operation of documents (the rights, permissions, patents, licenses, the certificates of competency) granted till last day of the term established by this Law for payment of the next annual state fee by results of rendering services or accomplishment of the actions which are subject of collection of the annual state fee established by the legislation of the Republic of Armenia;

3) if the payer of the annual state fee till last day of the term established by this Law or the terminations of the notified activities for payment of the next annual state fee submits in authorized body the application for the termination (recognition voided) actions of documents (the rights, permissions, patents, licenses, the certificates of competency) granted as a result of rendering services or accomplishment of the actions which are subject of collection of the annual state fee by authorized body and in case of the subsequent satisfaction of this statement.

If the payer of annual licensed payment submits in authorized body the application for cancellation (recognitions voided) the rights, permissions, the patent, the license or the certificate on qualification or the notified activities after the last day of the term established by this Law for payment of the next annual state fee (in case of specifying in the statement of later term of the termination – from this day), then in case of its acceptance from the last day of the term established by this Law for payment of the next annual state fee (in case of specifying in the statement of later term of the termination – from this day) only penalty fee about day of submission of the statement for cancellation or the notified activities is calculated. If earlier term, than day of submission of the statement is specified in the statement, then penalty fee is calculated about day of submission of the statement for cancellation (recognitions voided) the rights, permissions, the patent, the license or the certificate on qualification or the notified activities;

4) if the type of activity which is subject to patenting, permission, licensing, qualification or notifications under the law is not considered to the subject patenting, permission, licensing, qualifications or notifications, - from the date of the introduction of the relevant law in force, regarding the next annual state fee.

2. In case of cancellation of permission, the patent, the license or the certificate on qualification or the notified activities in the procedure established by the Legislation of the Republic of Armenia (except as specified recognitions voided according to the statement during the termination of permission, the patent, the license or the certificate on qualification or the termination of the notified activities according to the legislation of the Republic of Armenia), the amounts of the next annual state fee are subject to payment regardless of the bases and terms of cancellation of permission, the patent, license or certificate on qualification or the notified activities.

Article 6.2. Application of the provisions established concerning the annual state fee to the monthly and quarterly state fees

The regulations on the annual state fee established by this Law are applied also to the monthly and quarterly state fees if other is not provided by this Law or it does not contradict essence of the relations concerning payment of the monthly or quarterly state fees.

Chapter III. Subjects of collection of the state fee

Article 7. Subjects of collection of the state fee

The state fee in the Republic of Armenia is collected:

a) from the filed a lawsuit actions for declaration, statements, from apellation and writs of appeal on court resolutions, and also for issued by court of the copy (duplicates) of documents;

and 1) for the private applications submitted to the Constitutional court;

b) it is excluded;

c) for making by the notary of notarial actions;

d) for civil registration, issue to citizens of repeated certificates on them, certificates in connection with change, amendment, correction and recovery of entries in acts of civil status;

e) for receipt of citizenship of the Republic of Armenia and change of citizenship of the Republic of Armenia;

e) for rendering consular services or making of consular actions;

g) for state registration;

h) for issue of the conclusion (the permitting document) on the right of export or temporary export of cultural values;

i) for making of the legally significant actions connected with legal protection of inventions, useful models, industrial designs, plant varieties, trademarks, geographical instructions, names of places of origin, the guaranteed traditional products, trade names (objects of industrial property), topology of integrated chips;

j) for the legally significant documents issued to physical persons, for certain services or actions;

k) for issue of licenses for the purpose of implementation of the activities which are subject to licensing;

l) for services or actions, stipulated in Clause 14.2, articles 19-1, 19-2, 19-4 and 20  of this Law;

m) for acquisition of right to be engaged in the activities which are subject to the notification in the cases established by the law.

Chapter IV. Rates of the state fee

Article 8. Rates of the state fee

Rates of the state fee are established concerning the cost of the property which is subject to assessment or the basic duty established by this Law.

The basic duty is established in the amount of 1000 dram.

Article 9. Rates of the state fee for the actions for declaration, statements which are filed a lawsuit appeal and prosecutor's appeals against court resolutions of court, and also for issue of copies (duplicates) of the documents issued by court

The state fee for actions for declaration, applications submitted to Trial Courts, appeal and prosecutor's appeals against court resolutions of court and also for copies (duplicates) of the documents issued by court is levied at the following rates:

1. for actions for declaration and statements for participation in case in quality of the third party representing independent requirements regarding dispute:

a) on monetary claim

in the amount of two percent from the claim price, but at least 150 percent of basic duty

b) according to the non-cash requirement

in quadruple size of basic duty

2. for statements for recognition of legal entities by bankrupts

in 500-fold size of basic duty

3. for statements for recognition of citizens by bankrupts

in 100-fold size of basic duty

4. for statements for special production:

 

a) for recognition of the minor completely incapacitated

in the amount of basic duty

b) for statements for approval of the facts having legal value

in double size of basic duty

c) for statements for recovery of the rights confirmed with the bearer security the lost order security

in the amount of basic duty

d) for other statements

in triple size of basic duty

5. for statements on application of measures of provisional remedy of the claim, for pleas of nullity of arbitral sentence or about issue of writ of execution for forced execution of arbitral sentence, for statements for recognition and forced execution of foreign arbitral sentences, for statements for rendering the arbitral judicial help, for statements for issue of writ of execution for forced execution of the decision of the intermediary of financial system or about cancellation of the decision of the intermediary of financial system:

in quadruple size of basic duty

6. for protests against court resolutions of court:

 

a) on cases on monetary claim

in the amount of three percent from the challenged amount specified in appeal protest and if the requirements in full met or unsatisfied with Trial Court, or met are challenged or unsatisfied requirements are not challenged, then in the amount of three percent from the price of the claim initiated by Trial Court and protested

b) on cases on the non-cash requirement

in tenfold size of basic duty

c) for special production

in eightfold size of basic duty

7. for prosecutor's appeals against court resolutions of court:

a) on cases on monetary claim

in the amount of three percent from the claim price, but there is at least tenfold size of basic duty and no more thousandfold size of basic duty

b) on cases on the non-cash requirement

in twentyfold size of basic duty

c) for special production

in tenfold size of basic duty

8. for issue of the copy (duplicate) of the court verdict, adjudication, the judgment according to the written application of persons participating in case or other persons

8.1. for provision of the paper copy of the writ of execution sent to service of forced execution

in the amount of 50 percent from basic duty and 15 percent from basic duty on each prepared page

 

in the amount of basic duty

9. for issue of copies of the documents enclosed to the action for declaration of persons participating in case according to the written application of persons participating in case or other persons

in the amount of 20 percent from basic duty and 10 percent from basic duty on each prepared page

10. for issue of the copied carrier from the original of the carrier of computer record of judicial session

in the amount of basic duty on everyone prepared the carrier (laser compact disk)".

 

 

Article 9.1. Rates of the state fee from the private applications submitted to the Constitutional court, copies (duplicates) of the documents issued by the Constitutional court

The state fee in case of the address to the Constitutional court, and also issue is levied by the Constitutional court of copies (duplicates) of documents at the following rates:

1. In case of the address to the Constitutional court - in tenfold size of basic duty;

2. in case of issue of the copy (duplicate) of the solution of the Constitutional court according to the written application of the parties which are involved in consideration of the case or other persons - in the amount of 50 percent from basic duty, and on each page - in the amount of 15 percent from basic duty

Article 10.

It is excluded according to the Law of the Republic of Armenia of 30.12.1998 No. ZR-277

Article 11. Rates of the state fee for notarial actions

Notary offices collect the state fee for making of notarial actions at the following rates:

1. for the certificate of agreements of alienation (except for gift agreements) each unit of real estate:

 

a) for the non-state parcels of land of agricultural purpose, either personal plots, or the parcels of land which are the state-owned or municipal property

in the amount of fifty percent of basic duty

b) for other real estate

in fivefold size of basic duty

2. for the certificate of usage agreements of real estate (lease, free use, rent and other):

 

a) for the non-state parcels of land of agricultural purpose or the homestead parcels of land, the parcels of land which are considered as the state-owned or municipal property and also for hostels

in the amount of fifty percent of basic duty

b) for apartments

in the amount of basic duty

c) for other real estate

in fivefold size of basic duty

3. for the certificate of agreements of alienation of vehicles (except gift agreements):

 

a) to heirs of the first priority

in twofold size of basic duty

b) to heirs of the second and third priority

in triple size of basic duty

c) to other persons

in fivefold size of basic duty

4. for the certificate of pledge agreements (except for mortgages of real estate or firm pledge of personal estate)

in twofold size of basic duty

5. for the certificate of agreements on mortgage of real estate or agreements on firm pledge of personal estate (except for each unit of the non-state parcels of land of agricultural purpose, personal plots, the gardening parcels of land and property of housing appointment)

in the amount of basic duty

6. for the certificate of agreements on each unit of the non-state parcels of land of agricultural purpose, personal plots, the gardening parcels of land and property of housing appointment

in the amount of fifty percent of basic duty

7. for the certificate of agreements on connection, separation of lands of agricultural purpose, personal plots, gardening lands

in the amount of fifty percent of basic duty

8. for the certificate of other agreements

 

 

8.1 for ratification of electronic agreements by electronic method

in twofold size of basic duty

 

in the amount of fifty percent of basic duty

9. for the certificate of wills

in twofold size of basic duty

10. for issue of the certificate on the right to inheritance and for the certificate of gift agreements:

 

a) to heirs of the first priority

in twofold size of basic duty

b) to heirs of the second and third priority 

in triple size of basic duty

c) to other persons

 

10.1 for issue of the certificates confirming powers of the executor

in fivefold size of basic duty

 

in the amount of basic duty

11. for the certificate of powers of attorney on right of possession, uses and orders real estate

in triple size of basic duty

12. for the certificate of powers of attorney on ownership, use and the order of personal estate (except for vehicles)

in twofold size of basic duty 
  
 

13. for the certificate of powers of attorney on management of property rights

in the amount of basic duty

14. for the certificate of powers of attorney on the order right vehicles: 

 

a) to heirs of the first priority 

in the amount of basic duty

b) to heirs of the second and third priority

in fivefold size of basic duty

c) to other persons

in twentyfold size of basic duty

15. for the certificate of powers of attorney on the order right vehicles with the retrust right:

 

a) to heirs of the first priority

in the amount of basic duty

b) to other persons

in thirtyfold size of basic duty

16. for the certificate of other powers of attorney

in the amount of fifty percent of basic duty

17. for implementation of measures for preserving heritable property

in twofold size of basic duty

18. for witnessing of fidelity of the translation of each page of documents

in the amount of fifty percent of basic duty

19. for witnessing of authenticity of each page of copies of documents and statements from them

in the amount of thirty percent of basic duty

20. for witnessing of authenticity of signatures on documents, including the signature of the translator on each document

in the amount of fifty percent of basic duty

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