In 2011, Artak Voskanyan, who was born in 1975, applied to Tavush AAC and informed that the Tavush section of the Passport and Visa Department of the RA Police refused to change his old passport of the USSR citizen and to provide the Passport of the RA citizen with reasoning that he did not have military registration.
A. Voskanyan is registered in the village Khashtarak of Tavush marz. The process of obtaining the RA citizen’s passport had come to a deadlock because once, on some unknown reasons he failed to register in the military registration and enlistment office in result failed to pass the compulsory military service and thus did not have the necessary military documents. However, it is due to mention that at the age of 19, he came to the military registration and enlistment office to register there. But he was informed that his name is missing from the lists and that they shall “call” him in future.
In addition A. Voskanyan had repeatedly applied to Ijevan military registration and enlistment department with request to register him. However he received a reply that the issue of his military registration may be solved only in compliance with the Law of the Republic of Armenia on Citizens who failed to complete Compulsory Military Service through violation of the established Procedure and only when the citizen shall pay the sum of 1.800.000 (one million eight-hundred thousand) AMD. However Artak Voskanyan never tried to escape from military service.
The case was examined and Tavush AAC assisted A. Voskanyan in court and protected his rights. In result the citizen received a RA citizen’s passport and the military certificate.
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Voskanyan’s complete success story is available here.