Visa

If you are planning to travel to Armenia, check out which of the following 4 visa categories your nationality falls in:

- Visa-free;

- Visa upon arrival;

- E-visa;

- Visa at the embassy.

In addition, there are four types of Armenia visa depending on the purpose of the trip:

Guest/Visitor visa A visitor visa is issued when a foreigner intends to enter the Republic of Armenia for the purposes of tourism, visiting relatives or other persons, business, transportation and other professional interest, medical treatment or other short-term stay. Visitor visa is issued for a single entry or for multiple entries with validity of one year.

Official visa for holders of Official or Service Passports.

Diplomatic visa for holders of diplomatic passports and for the persons with diplomatic status

Transit visa single entry visa or multiple entries visa with validity of 1 year with stay in Armenia for no more than 3 days and with possibility to extend maximum for 4 days

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia issues and extends Official and Diplomatic visas, as well as issues e-visas. Visitor and Transit visas are issued and extended by the Passport and Visa Department of the Police of Armenia.

Armenian visas are issued for maximum 120 days with possibility to extend for another 60 days if no other term is defined by international agreements of the Republic of Armenia.

Visa-free entry

Citizens of many countries of CIS and EU do not need visa for visiting Armenia. Visa-free entry allows to stay in the country up to 180 days during a year on the condition that the passport expires no less than 3 months after exiting Armenia. The following countries are eligible for visa-free entry to Armenia:

!Important to know: On the border control points only 3-day trans it visas and 21/120-day visitor visas are given.

 

A

Andorra, Argentina, Austria

B

Belgium, Belorussia, Brazil, Bulgaria

C

Croatia, Cyprus. Czech Republic

D

Denmark

E

Estonia

F

Finland, France

G

Georgia, Germany, Greece

H

Hungary

I

Iceland, Ireland, Italy

K

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan

L

Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg

M

Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro

N

Netherlands, Norway

P

Poland, Portugal

R

Romania, Russia

S

San-Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

T

Tajikistan

U

UK, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan

V

Vatican

 

Visa upon arrival

Citizens of the following states may obtain visa upon arrival at the airport of Yerevan or at the checkpoints of Armenia. This visa will allow you to stay in Armenia up to 21 or 120 days depending on the selected visa type (visa fee varies too). Transit visa is also available upon arrival, it allows to stay up to 3 days. The list of nationalities, who can get Armenia visa upon arrival, includes:

 

A

Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia

B

Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei

C

Cambodia, Canada, Chili, Columbia, Costa-Rica, Cubav

D

Dominican Republic, Dominika

E

Eastern Timor, Ecuador, El-Salvador

F

Fiji

G

Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana

H

Haiti, Honduras, Hong-Kong

I

Indonesia, Iran, Israel

J

Jamaica, Japan, Jordan

K

Kiribati, Kuwait

L

Laos, Lebanon

M

Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar

N

Nauru, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea

O

OAE, Oman

P

Palau, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines

Q

Qatar

R

Republic of Korea

S

Saint-Lucia, Saint-Vincent and Nevis, Samoa, Serbia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Surinam

T

Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu

V

Vanuatu, Venezuela

Y

Yemen

 

E-visa

Citizens of the following countries can receive electronic Armenia visa via the official website. It takes 3 days to review the electronic visa. Currently citizens of following countries eligible for e-visa are:

 

A

Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia

B

Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei

C

Cambodia, Canada, Chili, China, Columbia, Costa-Rica, Cuba

D

Dominican Republic

E

Ecuador, El-Salvador

F

Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji

G

Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana

H

Haiti, Honduras, Hong-Kong

I

Indonesia, Israel

J

Jamaica, Japan, Jordan

K

Kiribati, Kuwait

L

Laos, Lebanon

M

Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar

N

Nauru, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea

O

OAE, Oman

P

Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines

Q

Qatar

R

Republic of Korea

S

Saint-Kitts and Nevis, Saint-Lucia, Saint-Vincent and Grenadines, Serbia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Surinam

T

Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga ,Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu

V

Vanuatu, Venezuela

Y

Yemen

 

Visa at the Embassy

Citizens of countries that were not included in any of the above-mentioned lists, may obtain visa at the embassies and consulates of Armenia. One of the required papers is the invitation letter. It should be originated by a legal entity, travel company registered in Armenia, Armenian authorities, diplomatic representations and international organizations or their representatives. Physical persons present invitations to the Passport and Visa Department of Police. Foreign citizens of Armenian nationality may receive visa without invitation. For the details of Armenia visa procedures check out the website of the MFA of Armenia.(link)

The Cost of an entry visa to the Republic of Armenia

 - Visitor visa (up to 21 days of stay) / Non-refundable - 3.000 AMD

- Visitor visa (up to 120 days of stay) - 15.000 AMD

- Multiple entry visitor visa (for up to 60 days of stay with 6 months validity) - 20.000 AMD

- Multiple entry visitor visa (for up to 120 days of stay with one year validity) - 40.000 AMD

- Single entry transit visa - 10.000 AMD

- Multiple entry transit visa (with one year validity) - 18.000 AMD

 

 

Information on the rules of entry visa to the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR)

Foreign citizens are allowed to enter the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic  on valid foreign passports or other documents replacing them, provided that you have an entry visa of NKR, with the payment of the corresponding state fee.

Entry visas to the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic to foreign nationalities are issued at the NKR representation in Armenia. In exceptional cases, an entry visa may be issued at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of NKR in Stepanakert.

For Russian citizens there is a visa-free entry regime in Nagorno-Karabakh. It is enough to present a passport and all necessary documents will be issued at the border when entering.

Registration terms and fees for NKR visas

(Extract from theNKRlaw"On State Duty"from14.04.2004) :

 - Visitor entry visa for 21 days - 3.000 AMD

- Single long-term entry visa for up to1 month - 24.000 драм

- Multiple long-term entry visa for up to1 month - 33.000 драм

- Single long-term entry visa for up to 2 months - 30.000 драм

- Multiple long-term entry visa for up to 2 months - 39.000 драм

- Single long-term entry visa for up to3 months – 36.000 драм

- Multiple long-term entry visa for up to3 months – 44.000 драм

 

Foreign citizens visiting the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic need to know:

Mark to visit Nagorno-Karabakh in the passport, will cause in evitable problems at the entrance to the Azerbaijan Republic. Therefore, if you plan to visit Azerbaijan, your visa will be issued not in your passport but on A4 format sheet.

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