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Overview of Armenian Visas


Visa Procedures

Discover the various visa options including visa-free travel, visa on arrival, e-visa, and sticker visa.


Visa Regulations

Explore details on visa fees, extension procedures, and overstay penalties to plan your stay.


Common Questions

Delve into our FAQ section to find answers to common visa and immigration queries.

Unsere Leistungen

Visa & Residency

  • Visa application
  • Visa extension
  • Einladungsbrief
  • Aufenthaltsgenehmigung
  • Work permit
  • Staatsbürgerschaft

Legal & Compliance

  • Adressregistrierung
  • Social security number
  • Tax ID number
  • Tax residency certificate
  • Tax compliance services
  • Health insurance


  • Persönliches Bankkonto
  • Firmenbankkonto
  • Firmenregistrierung
  • Grundeigentum
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Bank deposits

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Visafreies Reisen

Den meisten europäischen Ländern, ausgewählten asiatischen Ländern und bestimmten amerikanischen Staaten wird die visumfreie Einreise nach Armenien gewährt (siehe die vollständige Liste unten). Normalerweise können Besucher aus diesen Ländern einen visumfreien Aufenthalt in Armenien für bis zu 180 Tage innerhalb eines Jahres genießen. Für diejenigen, die an längeren Aufenthalten interessiert sind, bietet Armenien die Möglichkeit, diese zu erhalten Aufenthaltsgenehmigungen.

In practice, Armenia does not strictly enforce the 180-day rule for returning visitors. For example, individuals crossing the border with neighboring countries such as Georgia or Iran and returning to Armenia are not fined. However, continuous stays exceeding 180 days can lead to fines ranging from AMD 50,000 to 100,000 (approximately $130 to $260), which must be settled upon departure from the country.

List of visa-free countries

Europe: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Moldova, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican.

Asien: China (90 days), Hong Kong, Iran (90 days), Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Macau, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea, Tajikistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan.

Americas & Pacific: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Ecuador, New Zealand, Panama, United States of America, Uruguay.

Visum bei der Ankunft

Eligibility for a Visa on Arrival is extended to:

  • Nationals of certain countries (see the list below)
  • Individuals holding valid visas or residence permits from certain countries (see the list below)
  • Ethnic Armenians and family members (parent, child, spouse, brother, sister) of Armenian citizens, regardless of their nationality

Alternatively, these individuals may choose to apply for a visa beforehand at an Armenian embassy or through the e-visa platform.

Nationals of the following countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Chile, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, North Korea, North Macedonia, Oman, Peru, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey.

Holders of Valid Visas or Temporary or Permanent Residence Cards Issued by the Following Countries:

All EU and Schengen countries, all GCC countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE), Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea, United Kingdom, USA.

This option is nicht available to nationals of countries requiring an embassy-issued sticker visa for entry.

E-Visum (Online)

You can obtain an e-visa by applying online on the Armenian E-Visa Portal if you are a national of a country listed below. Additionally, individuals eligible for a visa on arrival (as detailed in the section above) also have the option to apply for an e-visa. Typically, an e-visa is issued within 3-5 business days. If the e-visa is rejected, you can re-apply immediately. However, it is recommended to understand the reason for rejection and, if necessary, submit any additional documents to address the concerns of the immigration authorities.

The e-visa has a maximum validity of 120 days, with an option to extend it for an additional 60 days. For those seeking a longer stay, holding a residence permit is an option (refer to diese Seite for more details on residence permits).

List of E-Visa Countries

Asia & Africa: Algeria, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Vietnam.

Amerika: Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela.

Pazifik: Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu

Sticker Visa (von der Botschaft ausgestellt)

Nationals from specific African and Asian countries, as outlined in the list below, are generally not eligible for an online visa (e-visa) or visa on arrival for Armenia. They are required to secure their visas in advance of their arrival by visiting an Armenian embassy abroad.

The visa application process usually necessitates the submission of an invitation letter from a host in Armenia. However, an exception is made for ethnic Armenians and their immediate family members, who are exempt from the invitation letter requirement.

For more information on invitation letters and a list of Armenian embassies, please refer to the sections provided below.

Restricted Nationalities for Online and On-Arrival Visa Applications

Asien: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Syria, Yemen.

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Invitation letter requirements

If you do not qualify for visa-free travel, e-visas, or visas on arrival, obtaining an invitation letter from an individual or a legal entity in Armenia is necessary.

Additionally, individuals of Armenian ethnicity are exempt from the invitation letter requirement. They can secure a visa by providing proof of their Armenian heritage through documents like a passport, birth certificate, or certified baptism certificate, verifying their or their parents' Armenian descent. This exemption also extends to immediate family members of Armenian citizens or ethnic Armenians, including spouses, parents, children, siblings.

Foreign nationals with permanent resident status in the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Switzerland, or a Schengen country (excluding Spain, Portugal, and Greece) may also be exempt from the invitation letter requirement at the consular officer's discretion.

Invitation letters from individuals should be forwarded to the Migration and Citizenship Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Armenia. Conversely, letters from legal entities should be directed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The approval process for these letters entails a security check, which may span 2-3 weeks or longer. During this process, a security officer may meet with or have a phone call with the person submitting the invitation letter to ensure compliance with immigration requirements.

List of Armenian Embassies Abroad

Europe: Österreich, Weißrussland, Belgien, Bulgarien, Tschechien, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Holy See, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom.

Americas: Argentinien, Brasilien, Kanada, Mexico, United States.

Asia & Africa: China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Syria, Turkmenistan, U.A.E., Vietnam.

Visa Fees, Extension, and Overstay

The following table outlines the various visa classes, their validity terms, government fees, extension possibilities, and the respective extension fees:

Visa Klasse






21 Tage, Single

$7 (AMD 3.000)

Max. 60 Tage

$1 (AMD 500) pro Tag

120 Tage, Single

$39 (AMD 15.000)

60 Tage, mehrfach

$52 (AMD 20.000)

120 Tage, mehrfach

$104 (AMD 40.000)


3 Tage, Single

$26 (AMD 10.000)

Max. 4 Tage

3 Tage, mehrfach

$47 (AMD 18.000)

Overstay Penalites

Under Armenian law, visa overstay is considered an administrative offense, punishable by a monetary fine. The fines are levied based on the number of offenses and the duration of the overstay:

Erste Straftat: In practice, the first offense is typically penalized with a fine of $130 (AMD 50,000).
Zweite Straftat: The second offense carries a fine ranging from $157 to $235 (AMD 60,000 to 90,000), depending on the length of the overstay.
Dritte und nachfolgende Verstöße: Any third or subsequent offenses are punishable by a fine of $261 (AMD 100,000).

Häufig gestellte Fragen

What documents are required to obtain a visa ?

The process of obtaining a visa from an Armenian embassy (if you are not eligible for visa-free travel or visa on arrival) typically entails a standard set of document submissions. The essential documents are:

  • Ein gültiger Reisepass,
  • Completed visa application form,
  • Passport-sized colored photograph.

Additionally, consular officers may request supplementary documents to evaluate the validity of your travel intentions and your financial capability to visit Armenia. These supplementary documents could include:

  • An invitation letter,
  • Proof of hotel booking,
  • Tax returns,
  • Bank account statements, among others.

The document requirements for an e-visa are similar, with the primary difference being the online submission of these documents.

Moreover, you will need to pay the applicable visa fee, which may vary based on the type and duration of the visa you are applying for.

What types of visas are issued in Armenia?

Armenia offers a range of visitor visas catering to different purposes of visit. The classes of visitor visas include:

  • Tourism and Visits to Family and Friends (V-1)
  • Family Reunification (V-2)
  • Medical Treatment (V-3)
  • Studies (V-4)
  • Attendance at Cultural, Athletic, Scientific or Other Events (V-5)
  • Participation in Humanitarian, Charitable, Technical Assistance and Similar Programs (V-6)
  • Business, Investment or Work (V-7)
  • Crew Members (V-8)

The procedure for obtaining any of these visitor visas is generally uniform, regardless of the specific purpose of your visit.

For long-term stays in Armenia, traditional visas issued by Armenian embassies won't suffice. Instead, you'll need to obtain a residence permit, which can be categorized into temporary, permanent, or special permits. It's important to note that while temporary and permanent residence permits are issued exclusively within Armenia, special residence permits can be obtained at Armenian embassies abroad.

Wie lange dauert es, ein Visum zu bekommen?

E-visas are typically processed within 3 business days. On the other hand, regular visas are usually issued by embassies within 10 days. However, if an invitation letter has already been approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the visa is normally issued on the day of application.

In meinem Land gibt es keine armenische Botschaft. Was kann ich tun?

If you do not qualify for visa-free travel or an e-visa, you will need to obtain a visa at an Armenian embassy. A list of Armenian embassies can be found above. For instance, a Nigerian citizen might choose to apply for a visa at the Armenian embassy in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., or Cairo, Egypt, while a citizen of Bangladesh could apply at the embassy in New Delhi, India.

Mein Reisepass läuft bald ab. Habe ich Probleme bei der Einreise nach Armenien?

You should be able to enter and exit Armenia as long as your passport is valid. There is not a requirement for your passport to be valid for a specific period beyond your stay. If you have obtained an Armenian visa and then changed your passport, you can still use that visa by presenting both your new passport and the old passport containing the visa to the border control officer.

Wie viel Bargeld darf ich nach Armenien bringen?

According to the regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union, you are required to declare cash amounts exceeding US$ 10,000. Failing to declare could result in criminal liability. There are not any restrictions on the amount you can bring into or take out of Armenia, as long as you declare the cash.

Muss ich einen Impfnachweis vorlegen?

Currently, there are no requirements to show vaccination documents when entering Armenia.

Where can I find legal resources regarding visa and immigration procedures in Armenia?

Below is a list of legal regulations and resources available in Armenian to help you understand visa and immigration procedures:

  • Ausländergesetz -
  • Gesetz über staatliche Pflichten -
  • Verordnung über die Erteilung von Visa -
  • List of Countries Whose Nationals Require Invitations -
  • Verordnung über Einladungsschreiben -
  • Regulation on Exemptions from Invitation Requirement -
  • Verordnung über Aufenthaltsgenehmigungen -
  • Code of Administrative Offenses -

What is the climate like in Armenia?

Armenia experiences a continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. It's advisable to check the weather forecasts before your visit to plan accordingly.

What currency is used in Armenia?

The official currency of Armenia is the Armenian Dram (AMD). It's advisable to have some local currency for small purchases, though many places accept credit cards.

What languages are spoken in Armenia?

Armenian is the official language. Russian is widely spoken and understood. English is also spoken, especially in Yerevan and by the younger population.

Is English widely spoken in Armenia?

English is increasingly spoken, especially among the younger population and in urban areas like Yerevan. However, proficiency may vary, and knowing a few phrases in Armenian or Russian could be helpful.

What are some tourist attractions I should not miss in Armenia?

Armenia is rich in historic sites like the Echmiadzin Cathedral, Garni Temple, and Geghard Monastery. The capital Yerevan, Lake Sevan, and the Dilijan National Park are also popular attractions.

What is the transportation system like in Armenia?

Armenia has a network of buses and taxis. Yerevan has a metro system. For long-distance travel, buses and shared taxis are common. While there isn't Uber service in Armenia, there are equivalent ride-hailing services such as Yandex Taxi and GG Taxi which are widely used and provide a convenient alternative for getting around.

Where can I find emergency services in Armenia?

In case of emergency, you can dial 911 for immediate assistance. It's also advisable to have the contact information of your country's embassy.

Country-Specific Visa Information


E-visa Availability: Yes
Validity: Up to 120 days, extendable by another 60 days.
Application: Online at Armenian E-visa portal.


U.A.E., Qatar, and Kuwait:
Visa Requirement: No
Duration: Up to 180 days per year.

Bahrain and Saudi Arabia:
E-visa Availability: Yes
Validity: Up to 120 days, extendable by another 60 days.
Application: Online at Armenian E-visa portal.

Visa on Arrival: Yes
E-visa Availability: Yes
Validity: Up to 120 days, extendable by another 60 days.
Application: Online at Armenian E-visa portal.

Note: Visas on arrival are available to nationals of all countries (excluding those requiring an embassy-issued sticker visa) holding a valid GCC country visa or residence card.


Visa Requirement: No
Duration: Up to 90 days within a 180-day period. Stays beyond 90 days require a residence permit. 


E-visa Availability: Yes
Validity: Up to 120 days, extendable by another 60 days.
Application: Online at Armenian E-visa portal.

Jordan, Lebanon

Visa on Arrival: Yes
E-visa Availability: Yes
Validity: Up to 120 days, extendable by another 60 days.
Application: Online at Armenian E-visa portal.


E-visa Availability: No
Visa Requirement: Yes, obtainable at Armenian embassies with an invitation letter, exceptions apply for ethnic Armenians and their family members.


E-visa Availability: No
Visa Requirement: Yes, obtainable at Armenian embassies abroad with an invitation letter, exceptions apply for ethnic Armenians and their family members.
Note: Visa procurement may be challenging due to lack of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Armenia.


E-visa Availability: Yes
Validity: Up to 120 days, extendable by another 60 days.
Application: Online at Armenian E-visa portal.

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Kein Aufenthalt oder Besuch

Die Beibehaltung des Wohnsitzes in Armenien erfordert keine physische Anwesenheit; Remote-Anwendung ist möglich.

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Der Aufenthaltsantrag dauert in der Regel etwa 80 Tage und es wird lediglich ein gültiger Reisepass benötigt. 

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Bewohner können erweiterte Familien für den Aufenthalt sponsern (Eltern, Geschwister, Enkelkinder usw.) 


Nach dreijährigem Aufenthalt in Armenien kann die Staatsbürgerschaft erworben werden. Doppelte Staatsbürgerschaft ist erlaubt.

Nerses Isajanyan

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LL.M., Georgetown University

Licensed Attorney, Armenia: License no. 903

Licensed Attorney, New York: License no. 5148945

Our firm's reputation rests on more than just legal expertise. We pride ourselves on the values of honesty, transparency, and an unwavering commitment to client care. We recognize the unique opportunities and challenges Armenia presents, and we are here to guide you through them.

For inquiries or to schedule a consultation, you may contact us at [email protected] or +374. I look forward to collaborating with you on your journey in Armenia.

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