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Military Service in Armenia

Military Service in Armenia is an obligation for an Armenian citizen to participate in the protection of the Republic of Armenia.
Such relations are regulated by the law on Military of Service of Armenia.

The enlistment process is handled by the commissions of the military commissariats during the months of January and Mai of the current year.
Civilians are obliged to present themselves in the commissariats where they are registered (or their local commissariats if not registered), for the recruitment registration, as well as the military recruitment for the obligatory service. After the draft declaration for the obligatory military service all pre-draftees are compelled to present themselves in the commissariats where they are registered, within the fixed period specified in the notification.

FAQ

Q. I have failed to complete military service, what are the consequences?

A. If you failed to implement your obligations then a criminal case is instituted in Armenia and you are wanted under the Armenian legislation.

Q. When and how is that possible to cancel criminal prosecution?

A. If you are 27 or elder, have not served in the Armenian army, then ''The Law of the republic of Armenia on citizens who failed to complete compulsory military service through violation of the established procedure'' shall be applicable
Such citizens qualified for exemption from compulsory military service or will be granted an extension in conformity with the established procedure if they are over 27 years of age, paying unilateral fine of 1.000.000 AMD (General procedure). There are other options also applicable per the regulations of same law.

Q. I do not want to serve in the Army based on  my religious beliefs, is there any alternative?

A. Yes. The law of the republic of Armenia on alternative service was adopted on 17 Decemebr 2003 for such citizens.

Q. I’m also a citizen of another country and have already severed in the army of this country, shall I be obliged for military service in Armenia again?

A. The citizen of a foreign state who has accepted citizenship of the Republic of Armenia shall be exempt from compulsory military service, if, before the acceptance of citizenship of the Republic of Armenia, the citizen has served in the armed forces of the foreign state for no less than 12 months or has completed alternative military service for no less than 18 months, except for the states defined by the Government of the Republic of Armenia.
The citizen of the Republic of Armenia who has accepted the citizenship of a foreign state shall not be exempt from compulsory military service, regardless of the fact that he or she has served in a foreign state or not.The dual citizen shall not be exempt from the military call-up and training musters.

Q. I haven’t served in the Armenian army and later have received citizenship of another country, where I have also no military service.

A. The citizens that have not served the compulsory military service in Armenia and later have received citizenship of another country, if they have reached the age of 27 shall also be exempt from the obligation of  military service  paying 100-fold of the minimum salary. i.e. 1.000.000 AMD.

 

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