Monitoring Report. Agreement between the EU and Armenia on the Facilitation of the Issuance of Visas (third monitoring)

This Monitoring focuses on the implementation of the Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Armenia on the Facilitation of the Issuance of Visas and the Agreement on the Readmission of Persons Residing without Authorisation. The Project included a comprehensive overview of the process of obtaining short-term EU entry visas (only visas with a validity of up to 90 days), irregular migration, the readmission of persons residing without authorisation, passports, personal data, and other aspects. The following methods were used during this study:

  • Review of the relevant Armenian and European legislation
  • Review of the websites of EU consulates, the visa centers operating in Armenia, and the relevant state authorities
  • Inquiries (see questions in text)
  • Visits to the Consular Services
  • Recommendations on Transition to Visa Dialogue between Armenia and the EU, and Corruption Prevention, Fighting Corruption, and Anti-Discrimination Legislation
  • Monitoring of the online media
  • Statistical desk research

The study was carried out with the financial support of Open Society Foundations-Armenia.

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