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Civil Acts Registration

What is the procedure for state registration of a death? 

The statement on death must be submitted no later than within three days following the death or after the body of the deceased is found. However, missing the period prescribed for state registration of a death may not serve as a ground for rejecting the registration of a death.

The following are obliged to submit a written statement on death to the body of the civil status acts registration:

1.   medical organisation or organisation for social protection of the population, if the person died while being in the given organisation;

2.   head of the penitentiary institution, if the convict died while bearing the punishment in the penitentiary institution, or the head of the place of preliminary detention, if the detainee died while being under detention;

3.   preliminary investigation or inquest body, if an investigation is carried out in relation to the death of the person, or on the ground of the fact of death, if the identity of the deceased person has not been established;

4.   commander of the military unit, if the death occurred during military service.

 

Which body carries out state registration of a death? 

State registration of a death is carried out by one of the following bodies of the civil status acts registration:

1.   the body of the civil status acts registration of the last place of residence of the deceased;

2.   the body of the civil status acts registration of the place where the death occurred;

3.   the body of the civil status acts registration of the place where the body of the deceased was found; or

4.   the body of the civil status acts registration of the location of the organisation having issued a document regarding the death.

Registration of a death in the city of Yerevan is performed in the territorial division of Yerevan special services of the Agency for Civil Status Acts Registration of the Ministry of Justice (address: 14/1 Ayvazovsky, Yerevan, Tel.: (+374 10) 704026).

 

 

What documents are required for state registration of a death? 

The following need to be submitted for state registration of a death:  

1.   application (you can obtain the sample form on the website of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia at www.moj.am or from the body of the Civil Status Acts Registration Agency);

2.   document issued in the prescribed form by a medical organisation or a doctor and establishing the death;

3.   court’s civil judgment having entered into force, if the fact of death of the person has been established or the person has been declared as dead through a judicial procedure.

Not submitting the identification document of the deceased is not a hindrance to registration of a death.

 

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

Registration of a death is carried out on the day of submission of an application to a body of the civil status acts registration.

 

What is the rate of the state duty? 

No state duty is levied for state registration of a death.

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