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Criminal record certificate

A certificate about earlier occurrence of any investigation and conviction in RA may be obtained from the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and in foreign countries - from the diplomatic missions and consular posts. The information on the person whose name appears in such certificate may be checked by Information Center of RA Police.

The certificate is issued by the consular department of RA Foreign Affairs Ministry.

RA MFA Consular Department organizes admissions on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10.00 to 12.00 in the reception hall of the administrative building of RA MFA at the Vazgen Sargsyan 3 street. Any 16-year-old or reference seeker's parent, brother, sister, husband and child, as well as the authorized representative has a right to apply for obtaining such certificate about himself/herself (hereinafter referred to as reference seeker).

A reference seeker may submit the following documents to the Ministry in person or by mail (only the certificate seeker himself/herself has the right to apply via e-mail, and his/her parent, brother, sister, spouse and child or authorized representative have to submit the application personally):

  1. An application on a prescribed form (available on the spot);
  2. A Passport (identification card) and a photocopy thereof (while applying by mail - only its photocopy);
  3. The state fee payment receipt or the necessary requisites of the payment for ratification of the certificate with Apostille in case of submitting the certificate to the governments of member states of the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961 (about Apostille). The state fee rate is 5,000 (five thousand) AMD. The State fee may be paid through any commercial bank, national electronic payment system or on the spot - through instant payment system (through a terminal). RA government treasury account is 900005163515. Here you may get acquainted to the list of the member-states of the Hague Convention;
  4. If at the moment of in person submitting the certificate seeker instructs a third person to receive the certificate –third person’s passport (identity card) copy is also needed;
  5. If an application is submitted by the certificate seeker’s parent, brother, sister, spouse, child or an authorized representative will have to submit the following documents:
  • a. in case of a parent - the applicant 's passport (identity card) and a copy of the original certificate seeker’s passport (identity card) and a copy of birth certificate;
  • b. in case of the applicant's brother and sister - the original and the photocopy of the applicant’s passport (ID card), the photocopies of the certificate seeker's birth certificate and passport (ID card);
  • c. in case of the spouse, the original marriage certificate and passport (ID card);
  • d. in case of the child - the original and the photocopy of the applicant's passport (identity card) and the photocopy of the certificate seeker's birth certificate and passport (ID card);
  • e. in case of an authorized representative - the authorized person's passport (identity card), the original of power of attorney and copy of the passport (identity card) of the certificate seeker. In this case the power of attorney is to have been approved according to the international treaties or legislation of the Republic of Armenia.

Note:

1. The issued certificate will be bilingual - in Armenian and a foreign language ( English, German, Spanish, Russian, French) on applicant 's request depending on the country the diplomatic mission or the consular post is situated in;

2. The certificate will be issued within 5 working days;

3. By the certificate seeker’s desire at his/her expense the application may be delivered by mail or by a registered letter.

4. A certificate certified by an Apostille is provided only by RA Foreign Affairs Ministry.

5. The application and the needed documents to acquire certificate on the existence of any convictions or investigation can be sent to the following address:

RA, Yerevan 0010,
Vazgen Sargsyan 3,
Government House 2,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Consular Department

It is recommended to make the delivery through ordered mail.
A fee has been fixed for the applicant for delivery to the address specified by RA Foreign Affairs Ministry.

A fee of 430 (four hundred and thirty) AMD has been fixed for making personal delivery to citizens within RA territory by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

A fee of 25,000 (twenty five thousand) AMD has been fixed for making personal delivery to citizens within RA territory by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Postage payment for delivery can be made at any commercial bank operating in RA territory through electronic payment system or on-site instant payment system (terminal) to the following treasury accounts:

900013196101 - to make a delivery within RA territory (AMD 430)

900013196093 - to make a delivery beyond RA territory (25,000 AMD)

6. RA Foreign Ministry consular department also provides information about criminal background in foreign states on the basis of inquiries made to diplomatic missions or consular posts of such states. RA Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not guarantee the receipt of certificates within short period of time (five years is set). It is impossible to obtain such certificates for some countries.

Such Certificates may be provided from RA diplomatic missions or consular posts.

The applications to obtain such certificates from RA diplomatic missions or consular posts (click here to see a list) are accepted at pre-set days and hours for reception. Any 16-year old person or a parent, brother, sister, husband and child, as well as the authorized representative thereof (hereinafter, certificate seeker) may have the right to apply to receive such information.

A certificate seeker may submit the following documents to the Ministry in person, by mail (only the certificate seeker himself has the right to apply via e-mail, and his/her parent, brother, sister, spouse and child or authorized representative have to submit the application personally) or online (in case of online application, the scanned copies the following documents must be submitted):

  1. An application on a prescribed form (available on the spot);
  2. A Passport (identification card) and a photocopy thereof (while applying by mail - only its photocopy);
  3. The state fee payment receipt. The amount of the state fee will be 25,000 (twenty five thousand) AMD;
  4. If at the moment of in person submitting the certificate seeker instructs a third person to receive the certificate –third person’s passport (identity card) copy is also needed;
  5. If an application is submitted by the certificate seeker’s parent, brother, sister, spouse, child or an authorized representative will have to submit the following documents:
  • a. in case of a parent - the applicant 's passport (identity card) and a copy of the original certificate seeker’s passport (identity card) and a copy of birth certificate;
  • b. in case of the applicant's brother and sister - the original and the photocopy of the applicant’s passport (ID card), the photocopies of the certificate seeker's birth certificate and passport (ID card);
  • c. in case of the spouse, the original and the photocopy of the applicant's passport (identity card), the photocopy of the certificate seeker's marriage certificate and passport (ID card);
  • d. in case of a child - the original and the photocopy of the applicant's passport (identity card) and the photocopy of the certificate seeker's birth certificate and passport (ID card);
  • e. in case of an authorized representative - the authorized person's passport (identity card), the original of power of attorney and copy of the passport (identity card) of the certificate seeker. In this case the power of attorney is to have been approved according to the international treaties or legislation of the Republic of Armenia.

Note:

1. The issued certificate will be bilingual - in Armenian and a foreign language (English, German, Spanish, Russian, French) on applicant 's request depending on the country the diplomatic mission or the consular post is situated in;

2. The certificate will be issued within 5 working days;

3. The application to obtain a certificate about criminal background in RA (if any) and the necessary documents should be sent to the relevant embassy (consular post) address, which you can find out in this section of the website or the official website:

It is recommended to make such delivery through the mail.

There has been a fixed fee for the certificate to be sent by the embassy (consular establishment) to the address specified by the applicant. The amount and the possible ways of payment should to be found out in advance.

For more information please send an email or call at (+37460) 620-508, (+37460) 620-544, (+37410) 544041 508 of 544 telephone numbers on any working day from 14:00 - 16:00.

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