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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

of December 21, 2011 No. ZR-287

About the passport of the citizen of the Republic of Armenia

(as amended on 30-12-2020)

Accepted by National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on November 30, 2011

Article 1. Subject of regulation of this Law

1. This Law establishes the bases for provision, replacement, recognition invalid, receipts of the passport of the citizen of the Republic of Armenia (further – the passport) and bases of regulation of other related legal relationship.

Article 2. Purpose of this Law

1. The purpose of this Law is guaranteeing use (realization) by constitutional right of the citizen of the Republic of Armenia on departure from the Republic of Armenia and entry into the Republic of Armenia.

Article 3. The basic concepts used in this Law

1. In this Law the following basic concepts are used:

1) the passport – the identity document of the citizen of the Republic of Armenia and citizenship of the Republic of Armenia which is provided for departure from the Republic of Armenia and entry into the Republic of Armenia, and also use in the territory of the Republic of Armenia.

2) biometric data – the personal data collected, kept and used in the procedure established by the Law which describe physiological features of the citizen and give the chance to identify the citizen (the photo, the signature, prints of all fingers of the right and left hands),

3) the electronic database – structural technical part of the passport which contains the data of the citizen provided by this Law, including, biometric data.

Article 4. Right to acquisition of the passport and effective period of the passport

1. The citizen receives the passport voluntarily, irrespective of age.

2. The passport is provided to citizens up to 6 years with effective period 3 years, to the citizens who reached from 6 to 16 years - with effective period of 5 years, but no more, than before execution of 18 years, and to the citizens who reached 16 years with effective period of 10 years. At the same time, it is provided to the male citizens up to 16 years and also who reached 16 years to citizens of preinduction age the passport before achievement of military age, and in case of achievement of military age, for the term of delay of appeal on obligatory military service.

3. The citizen who reached 16 years submits the application for receipt of the passport personally.

4. Disabled people of the first group have the right to receive the passport based on the statement of representatives. In this case the certificate on disability of the citizen or the copy of the certificate certified of notarial procedure is enclosed to the application.

5. The passport is provided to the child up to 16 years based on the statement of one of parents of the child or other legal representative. In this case the document certifying the fact that person is other legal representative is enclosed to the application. If the parent or other legal representative cannot personally submit the application, then reliability of its signature on the submitted application is assured of notarial procedure.

6. The passport based on the statement of one of the child's parents is not issued to the child up to 16 years if the parent at whom on legal causes the child lives represents to Police of the Republic of Armenia the announcement in writing of disagreement on provisions of the passport in advance. The copy of consent on determination of residence of the child or court resolution certified of notarial procedure is attached to the announcement.

7. The passport is provided to the citizen recognized incapacitated based on the statement of the guardian. The passport is provided to the citizen recognized restrictedly capable based on its statement. The passport is provided to the citizen recognized restrictedly capable in the shortest terms provided by part 12 of article 5 of this Law for collectible amount, from written consent of the custodian. In the cases provided by this part the document confirming the phenomenon fact with the guardian or the custodian is enclosed to applications.

8. The citizen submits the application for receipt of the passport in police agency of the Republic of Armenia, in foreign states – diplomatic representation or consular establishment of the Republic of Armenia.

Article 5. Content, form, procedure and terms of provision (replacement) and the basis for refusal in provision (replacement) of the passport

1. The passport is property of the Republic of Armenia. The found passports in the Republic of Armenia are subject to delivery in Police of the Republic of Armenia, in foreign states – diplomatic representation or consular establishment of the Republic of Armenia.

2. The following personal data of the citizen are entered in passports in the Armenian and English languages:

1) surname, name, and also middle name, only in the version in Armenian,

2) place, day, month, year of birth,

3) floor,

4) nationality,

5) nationality, at the request of the citizen or in the cases provided by this Law, at the request of the representative,

6) the residence (only the country is specified).

2.1. The procedure for entering into the passport of name and surname in English, and also name, surnames and middle names in Armenian is established according to the order of the Government of the Republic of Armenia.

3. Also the photo of the citizen, the signature of the citizen, and also blood type and Rhesus factor by bodies of health care are introduced in the passport (at the request of the citizen or in the cases provided by this Law, at the request of the representative). Bodies of civil registration in the Republic of Armenia, and in foreign states - diplomatic representations or consular establishments of the Republic of Armenia make record about registration of the conclusion or annulment of marriage (at the request of the citizen or in the cases provided by this Law, at the request of the representative), the relevant state body in the sphere of defense makes record about passing of obligatory military service (for persons liable for call-up) at the request of the citizen or in the cases provided by this Law, at the request of the representative. The passport contains subdivision code, provided the passport, and also terms of issue and action of the passport, serial number of the passport.

3.1 The procedure for forming of the passport number containing biometric data of the citizen of the Republic of Armenia approves the Government of the Republic of Armenia.

4. The passport has technical part – the electronic database where the obligatory data provided by parts 2-3 of this Article, prints of all fingers of the right and left hand are entered. If in the passport the incompleteness or discrepancy to qualifying standards of biometric data of the citizen are caused by physiological features of the citizen, then about it in the passport the corresponding record is made.

5. Fingerprints at children undertake from 6 years, and the photo, in each case of provision of the passport, regardless of age.

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