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Any individual 18 years of older has the right to apply for Armenian citizenship, regardless of ethnic origin.

The terms of acquiring Armenian citizenship are defined according to the Governmental Decision number 1390-N issued on 23 November 2007 based on the "Law on Citizenship of the Republic of Armenia" adopted on 06 November 1995 as amended by Law number 75-N. / 27 February 2007.

The law deals with acquisition and cessation of the citizenship of Armenia, citizenship of a child in case of changing of citizenship by the parents and in case of adoption. It clarifies the bodies regulating the citizenship and the procedure for cases relating to citizenship in general. See copy of the law in English (PDF format, 7 pages) here.

General requirements for acquiring citizenship of Armenia include: legal residence in Armenia for the last 3 years, good knowledge of Armenian language and basic acquaintance with the Constitution.

For people of Armenian origin there is a simplified method of acquiring the citizenship without the requirement of legal residence in Armenia or knowledge of Armenian. This applies also to spouses of Armenian citizens. The process for the simplified method of acquiring the citizenship lasts maximum one year.
 
In all cases, citizenship of Armenia is awarded upon a decree of the President of Armenia.

See below the chart for the steps of acquiring citizenship.

For any additional information you can contact the nearest diplomatic or consular representation of the Republic of Armenia. See the list of Armenian diplomatic representations abroad.
http://mfa.am/en/by-countries/

For consular issues (including citizenship) you can also contact the Mr Karen Gevorgyan, Attaché at the Consular Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Armenia using the following email:
k.gevorgyan@mfa.am
 
Website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia: www.mfa.am

Read here interview with the Consul of Armenia in UAE and replies to inquiries related to the citizenship issues.



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