The Armenian Constitution, the law on Foreigners, the international agreements of Armenia, and other legal acts regulate the issues related to immigration, and the Code of Administrative Offences provides penalties for immigration violations.
The Chapter 2 of the law on Foreigners (articles 6 – 10) regulates the visa obtaining procedures, visa types, revocation of visa and entry ban. The article 13 of the same chapter regulates the procedures of traffic in transit through Armenia. The Chapter 3 of the law on Foreigners oversees issues related to residence permits (the types of residence permits, the grounds and time limits of application, how to apply and appeal in case of rejection of the application, etc.).
These violations are punished by fine from 50,000 to 100,000 AMD:
- living in Armenia without a valid visa or residence permit or with invalid documents,
- violating the procedures of traffic in transit through the Armenian territory.
The individual inviting a foreigner for a visit provides information about the foreigner’s ability to pay for their travel and living expenses and possible health care costs, or is bound to care for these expenses themselves.
The violation of this requirement is punishable by fine from 50,000 to 100,000 AMD.
Employers (the executive directors of legal entities) hiring foreigners without an adequate residence or work permit are subject to a fine from 100,000 to 150,000 AMD. In this case, the foreign employees visa is revoked as well.