New building of Passport and Visa Department opens in Yerevan

Today, at the Davidashen community of Yerevan, President Serzh Sargsyan attended the official opening ceremony of the new administrative building of the Passport and Visa Department of the Armenian Police. It is yet another important step aimed at the modernization of the Police structure, improvement of the working conditions for the staff and resulting better services for the citizens, President’s Press Office reports.

The President toured the premise, familiarized with the accomplished works, observed technical equipment and working conditions, visited some of the divisions, such as registration of application forms, paper work processing related to the state registration of the citizens, visas, passports and exit documents and other divisions. He conversed with the employees who presented to the President new opportunities for introducing modern methods for all services provided to the population.

The leadership of the Department reported to the President of Armenia about the results of the reforms which were mandated by the President and related to a better processing of the applications submitted by the RA citizens.

Due to a steep increase of the applications for the RA citizenship, in 2012 it became necessary to the change processing of the applications related to the Armenian citizenship and relevant infrastructure. By the President’s instruction in the light of the increasing volume of applications, in July 2012 it was decided to streamline the entire process of application review, to modernized technical equipment and to ensure a proper notification of the applicants on the processing of their applications. The results of the works aimed at the resolution of the mentioned problems were presented to Serzh Sargsyan during his tour of the Department.

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