Armenia facilitates marriage and birth registration procedures

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YEREVAN, June 25. /ARKA/. The Armenian National Assembly passed Monday unanimously legislative changes implying facilitation of marriage and baby birth registration procedures. Anna Vardapetyan, deputy justice minister, presenting the bill to the lawmakers, said the amendments will allow cutting certain expenses, saving the time necessary for formal procedures, lessening corruption risks and improving the quality of the services provided.

“We propose to create an opportunity to provide services on the principle ‘one window’,” she said. “In particular, the persons wanting to register their marriage have to apply today to the Civil Registry Office’s branch located in the district where they live, while the new system will allow citizens to do that at any branch they want, also in consular departments of Armenia abroad.”

Vardapetyan said that the electronic database will reduce either citizens’ expenses or budget spending.
She said that the proposed changes will allow saving AMD 27 million in the government budget. ($1 – AMD 477.5).

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