GOVERNMENT OF ARMENIA FACILITATES PROCEDURE OF ISSUING PASSPORTS TO MINORS

arminfo
2008-07-31 15:20:00

ArmInfo. Government of Armenia has facilitated procedure of issuing
passports to minors.

Head of the Armenian Police Alik Sargsyan said at a press conference
that the minors whose passport validity was expiring within a year
have faced problems with getting exit visas. Consular services of
embassies demanded new passports to provide exit visas, which was
rather problematic in conditions of the effective legislation. The
governmental decision dated 1998 did not provide prolongation of
passports for minors under 16. Thursday on July 31 the Government
amended the given decision and liquidated all the red tape restrictions
and now minors can easily change their passports on the basis of an
application by one of their parents or a responsible person.

Thus, the government has recovered the constitutional right of minors
to free movement, the head of the Police said.