YEREVAN, APRIL 12, ARMENPRESS: Almost half of Armenian citizens who sought permission to visit the USA in March were refused visas. Lily Cozier, US Consul General in Armenia, said out of 774 Armenians who applied for visas in March 363 were denied permission to travel to her country. Last year 11,873 Armenians applied for visas and only 5,029 were given permissions.
Cozier also said that Armenia was included in the list of countries from March 31 whose citizens are be required to be fingerprinted and photographed when applying for visas. She said the program is designed to fight terrorism.