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Civil Acts Registration

Birth Registration

 

What is the procedure for state registration of birth? 

The father and mother being in marriage are entered on the birth record of the child, as the parents of the child, on the basis of an application of any one of them. The father's name of the child is entered on the birth record by the consent of the father.

If the parents of the child are not in marriage, then the information about the child’s father is filled out:

(a)    on the basis of the act of paternity establishment;

(b)    on the basis of a written statement of the child’s mother, if the paternity is not established. In this case, the surname of the child’s father is entered by the mother’s surname, and the father’s name and his patronymic name-by indication of the mother.

If the parents of the child are not in marriage, then information about the child’s father does not need to be filled out in the birth record of the child at the wish of the mother.

The name of the child is entered on the birth record upon the consent of the parents.

In case of different surnames of the parents, the child’s surname is entered by the surname of the father or the mother, upon the consent of the parents.

The written statement for registration of the birth of the child is submitted to the body of Civil Status Acts Registration Agency no later than within one year following the date of birth of the child.

If there is a document of a prescribed form issued by the medical organisation or a doctor, then state registration of the birth of a child at the age of one and above is carried out on the basis of a written application submitted by the parents (one of the parents) or other interested persons.

The state registration of the birth of a child after he or she becomes an adult is carried out on the basis of his or her application.

 

Which body carries out state registration of a birth?

State registration of a birth is carried out by:

•    the body of the civil status acts registration of the place of birth of the child, or

•    the body of the civil status acts registration of the place of residence of the parents (one of the parents), or

•    the Chamber of Solemn Registration of Marriage and Birth within the system of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia (address: Otyan Street, 53a bld., 1st floor, Malatia-Sebastia administrative district, Yerevan, Tel.: +374-10-742233);

•    in case of foundlings (abandoned children) — the body of the civil status acts registration of the place where the child was found or the place of residence of the child;

•    in case of a child died in the first four weeks of life —the body of the Civil Status Acts Registration of the place of birth of the child or the place of residence of the parents (one of the parents) or the place of death of the child.

•    the body of the civil status acts registration of the place of residence of the child where the application for registration of birth has been received a year after the date of birth of the child, but prior to his attainment of 18 years of age.

 

 

What documents are required for state registration of a birth?

The following documents are submitted for the registration of the birth of a child:

1.   written statement (the sample form may be obtained from the website of the Ministry of Justice of Republic of Armenia at www.moj.am, or from the body of the civil status acts registration);

2.   identification document of parents (one of the parents) and the applicant;

3.   documents considered as a ground for filling in information about the father in the birth record (for instance, marriage certificate, divorce certificate, death certificate of the father);

4.   document certifying birth of the child;

4.1    birth document of a prescribed form issued by the medical organisation where the child was born, or

4.2   birth document of a prescribed form issued by the medical organisation having provided medical care during birth, or

4.3   birth document of a prescribed form issued by a person engaged in medical activities in the manner prescribed by the legislation of the Republic of Armenia-in case of birth taken place outside the medical organisation, or

4.4   in case of birth taken place outside the medical organisation and without provision of medical care-the written statement of a prescribed form on birth issued by the person(s) having been present during the birth, and the reference regarding the health of the child issued by the medical organisation.

In case of absence of the above mentioned documents, state registration of birth is carried out on the basis of a court judgment certifying the birth of the child and having entered into legal force.

5.   besides the above mentioned documents, also a copy of the contract signed with the surrogate mother in the manner prescribed by law, if state registration of a birth is carried out in accordance with the statement of married persons, an unmarried man or woman who have benefited from the auxiliary technologies for reproduction prescribed by law.

 

What is the time limit for state registration of a birth?

State registration of a birth is carried out on the day of submission of an application to the Civil Status Acts Registration Agency.

 

What are the legal consequences of state registration of a birth?

With state registration of a birth, the child is issued with his or her first document, by which the child enjoys his or her rights, including medical services, lump-sum benefit, different social programmes, etc.

What is the rate of the state duty?

No state duty is charged for state registration of a birth, including the issuance of a certificate.

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