323 New Armenian Citizens in 2009; A New Record

323 New Armenian Citizens in 2009; A New Record
2010/03/05 | 15:18

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Kristine Aghalaryan

Norayr Mouradkhanyan, head of the Police Department’s Division of
Passports and Visas, stated today that 4,323 individuals received RoA
citizenship in 2009, 2.5 times more than during the past eleven years.

When asked how many of these had received dual citizenship, Mr.
Mouradkhanyan answered that the law regarding this status only came
into effect at the end of 2007 and that citizenship status only
started to be granted as of 1997. He said that during the ten years
since 1997, 1,735 received citizenship and this number shot up to
1,554 during 2008 alone, the first year that dual citizenship was
granted. Mr. Mouradkhanyan said that most of the 1,554 involved dual
citizenship status.