The Consular Section of the U. S. Embassy in Yerevan provides a variety of services for U.S. citizens. There are two units in the Consular Section: the U.S. Citizen Services Section and the Visa Section.
The Consular Section is located at 1 American Avenue, Yerevan, off of Admiral Isakov Avenue. Our local telephone number is (374-10) 49-45-85. Our fax number is (374-10) 46-47-37.
Apply for Citizenship
Claiming U.S. Citizenship and Applying for Your First Passport
If you have been issued any of the following documents, you may immediately begin your application for your first U.S. passport. If you are no longer in possession of any of these documents, you must obtain a certified copy from the issuing authority.
- A U.S. Birth Certificate – for certified copies, please contact the state in which you were born. The National Center for Health Statistics maintains a list of states’ contact information for this purpose;
- A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) – for certified copies, please contact the Passport Services Office at the Department of State;
- A Certification of Birth (Form FS-545 or DS-1350) – for certified copies, please contact the Passport Services Office at the Department of State;
- A U.S. Certificate of Citizenship – for certified copies, please contact the S. Citizenship and Immigration Services;
- A U.S. Naturalization Certificate – for certified copies, please contact the S. Citizenship and Immigration Services;
- A passport of your U.S. citizen parent(s) in which you are included – for a copy of your parents’ passport records, please contact the Passport Services Office at the Department of State.
Once you are in possession of one of the listed documents, please see our instructions for applying for your first U.S. passport.
If you were born outside the United States, have not been previously documented as a U.S. citizen and are:
- under the age of 18: please see our instructions for obtaining a Consular Report of Birth Abroad;
over the age of 18: you should review the information concerning transmission requirements to see if your parent(s) had the prerequisite physical presence in the United States required by U.S. citizenship law in effect at that time. If, based on this information, you believe you have a claim to U.S. citizenship, please click here and follow the instructions provided.
Loss of U.S. citizenship is a serious and irrevocable act which deserves your thoughtful consideration. It is imperative that you fully understand the nature of its consequences prior to requesting a Certificate of Loss of Nationality. If you decide that this is the course of action you wish to pursue, there are several steps you need to take including arranging an appointment to come into the Embassy to sign the Statement of Understanding, the Loss of Citizenship Questionnaire and/or the Oath of Renunciation, in the presence of a Consular Officer. Please note that the Statement of Understanding clearly states that the action you are taking is irrevocable.
Remember that expatriation is a personal right and can never be exercised by another person (including parents and/or legal guardians).
Important Information on the Loss of Nationality Process
Become familiar with legal requirements and possible expatriating acts before beginning this process. All renunciations in Yerevan include an initial appointment to discuss your possible loss of citizenship with a consular official over the phone prior to your final interview. For questions related to expatriation tax and possible tax implications, please consult with the Internal Revenue Service.
Documents Required (Loss of Citizenship)
You should gather the following documents:
- Evidence of U.S. citizenship; (such as your most recent U.S. passport or U.S. birth certificate, if you are not in possession of your U.S. passport;
- U.S. Consular Report of Birth Abroad, if applicable;
- Bio-pages of all current foreign passports;
- Certificates of Naturalization for any country, including the United States, if applicable;
- Certificates of Citizenship for any country, including the United States, if applicable;
- Evidence of any name changes, if applicable (for example marriage or divorce certificates, court orders or deed polls);
- Completed form DS-4079 (only for relinquishments) – download the form from the Department of State website here;
You will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of $2,350 or equivalent in Armenian dram.
Lost Green Card
If you have lost or misplaced your “green card” or have questions about Returning Resident Visas, please visit https://am.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/lost-green-card/ or https://am.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/returning-resident-visa/.