Breaking Down the Requirements: What EAEU Citizens Need to Know About Obtaining a Certificate of Legality of Stay based on Employment in Armenia
Armenia, a constituent of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), extends an array of advantages to citizens from EAEU nations aspiring to secure a residence permit. This permit grants the privilege of a prolonged stay in Armenia, enabling them to enjoy the country's vibrant culture, economic opportunities, and high quality of life. In this article, we will explore the requirements, benefits, and step-by-step process of obtaining a certificate of legality of stay in Armenia for EAEU citizens engaged in employment in an Armenian company.
Understanding the EAEU and its impact on residency in Armenia
The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is an economic union comprised of five member states, including Armenia. Its primary aim is to promote economic integration and cooperation among its member countries. The EAEU has simplified the process of obtaining a certificate of legality of stay for its citizens, making it easier to establish a long-term presence in Armenia.
Step-by-step process of obtaining a certificate of legality of stay based on employment in Armenia
The process of obtaining a residence permit in Armenia as an EAEU citizen can be broken down into several steps. Firstly, citizens of these countries are exempted from the work permit requirement, thus, they can directly apply for a certificate of legality of stay through the website www.workpermit.am.
For the application, the citizens should submit the following documents;
• Social Security Number
• Passport Copy
• Employment Agreement
• Residence Address in Armenia
• Passport-Sized Photograph (3.5cm x 4.5cm)
The process takes around 2 months to complete, and if approved, you can receive the card at the Migration and Citizenship Service of Armenia. Please note that the certificate is issued only for 1 year.
Furthermore, EAEU citizens already registered on the work permit portal can simultaneously submit applications for their family members (spouse, parents, children) to obtain certificates of legality of stay in Armenia.
Renewing and extending a certificate of legality of stay in Armenia for EAEU citizens
Once you have obtained a certificate of legality of stay in Armenia, it is important to be aware of the renewal and extension process. Typically, this document is valid for a one-year interval and may be renewed annually provided that the employment is still active. For renewal, the applicant should submit a new employment agreement alongside any document that has been modified since the first application. It is important to note that application for extension is permissible no sooner than 30 calendar days before the expiration of the card's validity period.
What Makes Armenia a Good Choice for Residency
No Stay or Visit
Maintaining residency in Armenia does not require physical presence; remote application is possible.
Fast and Easy
The residency application usually takes about 80 days and only a valid passport is required.
Residents can sponsor extended family for residency (parents, siblings, grandchildren, etc.)
After living in Armenia for three years, citizenship can be obtained. Dual citizenship is allowed.
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Residency for Family
You can sponsor your spouse, children, parents, siblings, grandparents, and grandchildren to obtain residency in Armenia.
In order to qualify for residency, you have the option of either making a low-risk investment in government bonds or donating to a rural development project.
SSN, Tax ID, Etc.
You can obtain a certificate of registered address, a social security number, personal tax identification number, as well as a tax residency certificate.
Applicants can choose to apply for a temporary (1-year) or permanent (5-year) residence permit remotely or in-person.
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What Clients Say
Overall, I felt it could not have been any better. Everything was taken care of so smoothly, effortlessly, and managed very well.
It is always daunting when dealing with immigration, visas etc in a foreign country. The team at Vardanyan & Partners made the process for registering the business and applying for residency so much easier. I had no worries at all. The team overall really went out of their way to accommodate and assist us.
The team members were all professional, knowledgeable and most importantly, honest. They are hard-working and patient and were always responsive to my messages and questions. What I like most is, they are very well organised and have a modern system of work.
Armenia is a captivating nation with a rich history and a promising future. Our firm is wholeheartedly committed to supporting individuals and businesses that recognize Armenia's potential and are eager to contribute to its ongoing success.
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