Posted on 18.06.2012 in Armenia, News

Citizens of Armenia can apply for electronic passports from June 1st

Citizens of Armenia can apply for electronic passports, including biometric guidelines and for IDs from June 1st, deputy Chief of Police Arthur Osikyan said at a press conference in the Passport and Visa Department of Police.

He also added that the ID will include a citizen’s electronic data archive set by the law. While biometric passports will include a citizen’s personal data, including a digital photo, a signature, finger prints. As a matter of fact, protection of the data is secured. Those documents also will simplify the process of granting visas. Citizens are free to apply for the modern documents.

Another participant of the conference, a Polish representative said that data stealing and documents’ forgery is a threatening crime for the modern world, while the new documents make it almost impossible to commit crimes on this way.

Stressing high level of Armenian-Polish cooperation, Polish Ambassador to Armenia Zdzislaw Raczynski also paid importance to the installation of electronic IDs and biometric passports.