Armenia’s State Migration Service presented data on readmission from the EU countries
According to Gagik Yeganyan, the Chief of Armenia’s State Migration Service, the number of Armenians deported from the EU countries has increased considerably over the past two years.
“In 2014, we received two readmission applications. In 2015, we received 36 readmission applications regarding 62 individuals, whereas in 2016 there were 74 applications. As of 30 August 2017, we received 58 applications regarding 87 individuals,” he said.
The Chief of the Migration Service also presented statistical data regarding the number of applications from EU-countries requesting confirmation of Armenian citizenship status of some individuals. “We received 255 similar applications in 2016, and have 544 such applications as of 30 August, 2017,” he said.
In 2013, Armenia and the EU signed the Readmission Agreement, which regulates the process of deportation of Armenian nationals who stay in European countries without legal grounds.