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UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION

ratified by the RA President

R. Kocharyan

4 February 2000, Yerevan

Decree # 52 of the Government of the Republic of Armenia

On the movement and selection of the place of residence of applicants for refugee

status in the RA territory

In accordance with the article 8 of the RA Refugee Law, the Government of the Republic of Armenia has decided:

To establish regulations on the movement and selection of the place of residence of applicants for refugee status in the RA territory (attached).

RA PRIME MINISTER A. SARGSYAN

Approved by the decision # __52___

of the RA Government

4 February 2000

REGULATIONS

On the movement and selection of the place of residence

of applicants for refugee status in the RA territory

1. This document establishes the regulations on the movement and selection of the place of residence of applicants for refugee status in the RA as stipulated by the RA Refugee Law.

2. After an applicant for a refugee status has entered the RA, the RA Governmental Department on Migration and Refugees (hereinafter Department) accommodates him/her in a special dwelling.

3. In the course of conducting the medical examination and verification of documents, an applicant for refugee status shall not leave the territory of the dwelling. An applicant for refugee status is forwarded to the corresponding medical facilities for the purpose of medical tests only being accompanied by the employees of the special dwelling.

4. After the medical examination and verification of documents, an applicant for refugee status is accommodated by the Department in a temporary dwelling administered by the Department.

5. If an applicant for refugee status has a possibility to reside in another dwelling (at relatives, hotel, rented premises), he/she submits an application thereof to the Department.

6. Within a three day period, the Department considers the application (taking into account the financial situation of an applicant for refugee status, consent of the relatives to his/her residence in their premises, and the legal grounds for his/her residence in an indicated address) and decides on a positive or a negative response to the application. In a case of a negative response, an applicant for refugee status shall reside in a temporary dwelling provided by the Department.

7. An applicant for refugee status shall, within a three day period after commencing a residence in a temporary dwelling, visit an interior body of the area of the dwelling for registration to be put on the paper issued by the Department on the fact of his/her application for refugee status. This registration serves as a ground for the free movement of an applicant for refugee status in the administrative area of that interior body (in Yerevan - in the area of the whole city).

8. In a case of necessity to move in the area of the republic, an applicant for refugee status shall apply in written to the interior body indicating the reasons forleaving, area of destination and the period of leave which shall not exceed seven days.

9. An applicant for refugee status may leave his/her area of residence only upon the permission by the interior body specified accordingly on his/her paper and information sent to the interior body of the area of new residence.

10. Upon arriving in the area of destination as well as leaving that area, an applicant for refugee status shall register in the local interior body within one day. A corresponding note is made on his/her paper.

11. After returning, an applicant for refugee status shall register in the local interior body within one day.