Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “Everyone has the right to a nationality.” Article 15(1)
Who is a stateless person?
- Any person who is not a citizen of Armenia or any other country may apply for a stateless status in Armenia. Both legally and illegally staying persons are eligible to apply.
How to apply
- A person interested in obtaining the status of a stateless person should submit an application to the Passport and Visa Department of the Police.
- Application can be lodged in a language spoken by the person.
- The Passport and Visa Department of the Police will file a case, based on your application within three working days from the receipt of your application, and will inform you about it in writing. The duration of the case processing is one month and it can be prolonged for up to two more months. During this period, an interview will be arranged with the applicant. During the interview the applicant should present information and/or any other evidence in support of his/her application.
Following consideration of your case, the Passport and Visa Department of the Police will adopt a decision, which may be positive or negative. The applicant will be informed about the decision in writing.
Right to appeal
The applicant has the right to appeal the decision of the Passport and Visa Department of the Police within the period of 60 days following its receipt.
In case of positive decision, the applicant will be issued a non-citizenship certificate by the Passport and Visa Department of the Police for which s/he should pay AMD 1,500.
Passport and Visa Department of the Police
Hotline for complaints, applications and offers: +374 10 37 02 64
Address: 17/10 Building, 4th District, Davitashen, Yerevan, Armenia