Official Language in Armenia

Armenian is the official language of Armenia.

According to the law on Language, state bodies, enterprises, institutions and organizations (regardless of ownership) must maintain their documentation (including posters, letterheads, labels, stamps, seals, international mail envelopes, ads) in Armenian, coupled with other languages if necessary. Furthermore, the documentation of foreign government agencies, enterprises, institutions and organizations that is subject to State control, must be accompanied by their Armenian translations.

The law on Administrative Offences provides penalties for violating these requirements:

  • failing to maintain the documentation (as well as posters, letterheads, labels, stamps, seals, international mail envelopes, ads) in Armenian is punishable by a fine from 200,000 to 250,000 AMD for individuals, and from 250,000 to 300,000 AMD for officials. A repeat offence within a year from the first violation is punishable by a fine from 250,000 to 350,000 AMD for individuals, and from 300,000 to 400,000 AMD for officials
  • not accompanying documentation in foreign language by its Armenian translation results in a warning or a fine from 30,000 to 50,000 AMD.
2015-08-14T13:22:27+04:00 August 14th, 2015|