Head of Passports and Visas Pushes Dual Citizenship

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–The head of Armenia’s visa and passport department Alvina Zakarian–argued in favor of granting dual citizenship to Armenia’s from diaspora–saying many diaspora Armenia’s seek Armenian citizenship–while maintaining their original citizenship.

"While dual citizenship admittadly has both positive and negative effects–the positive will outweigh the negative consequences," she stressed.

She also revealed that there has been a change in the law to grant issuance of passports to one-day old infants–in order to accomodate international travel with children. Under the old law–only citizens who reached the age of 16 were eligible to receive passports.

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