Expatriate workers in Armenia shall possess an individual work permit issued my the Ministry of Social Affairs. This requirement does not apply to the following categories of foreigners:

  • Holders of permanent or special residency permits;
  • Holders of temporary residency permits if such a temporary residence permit is issued on the basis of being a family member of another holder of permanent (special, temporary) residency permit;
  • Founders, directors and representatives of commercial organizations with foreign capital;
  • Foreigners employed in representative offices of foreign companies;
  • Foreign specialists employed to install or repair machinery and other equipment purchased from foreign companies or to train local staff to operate such machinery or equipment;
  • Highly qualified foreign specialists;
  • Family members of diplomatic staff;
  • Foreigners working in border areas;
  • Short-term workers in areas of sports and culture;
  • Lecturers invited to lecture in Armenian educational institutions;
  • Accredited representatives of foreign media organizations;
  • Refugees and foreigners granted asylum;
  • Students working during vacations within exchange programs;
  • Foreigners arriving to Armenia on the basis of international agreements;
  • Foreigners exempted from work permit requirements by virtue of international agreements.
By | 2014-11-19T11:06:12+04:00 November 19th, 2014|Immigration|Comments Off on Exemptions from Work Permit Requirements in Armenia

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