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Unlocking a Spectrum of Opportunities: The Advantages of Special Passport in Armenia

Introduction to Special Residency/Passport in Armenia

This article explores the benefits associated with obtaining special residency/passport status in Armenia. From access to healthcare and educational prospects to land ownership privileges, Armenia extends an array of opportunities to those who receive this residency status.

Access to Healthcare as a Special Passport Holder in Armenia

Holders of a special passport are entitled to enlist the services of a family physician upon registering as per the protocol at a primary care medical institution, which offers complimentary healthcare services.

Although neither citizens nor regular residence permit holders are legally mandated to acquire health insurance, Armenia boasts six licensed insurance companies that offer health coverage. Annual premiums typically fall within the range of $300 to $600 per individual.

Education Opportunities for Special Passport Holders in Armenia

Armenia boasts a number of esteemed universities, with one of the most renowned institutions extending benefits specifically to international students holding special passports.

The American University of Armenia, recognized for its academic excellence, welcomes many international students annually. Special residence permit holders in Armenia receive an automatic subsidy of approximately 50% off the published international tuition rates.

Relocation to Armenia: Personal belongings 

Special passport holders are eligible to obtain a certificate of permanent residence in Armenia, entitling them to import personal belongings without incurring customs fees. The Migration and Citizenship Service typically issues the certificate within a brief period of 5 business days. Remote application submission through a designated representative is also possible for those with prior visits to Armenia.

Family members 

Special passport holders enjoy the legal provision granting extended family members (comprising parents, siblings, spouses, children, grandparents, and grandchildren) eligibility for a 1-year temporary residence permit. Furthermore, after sustaining uninterrupted residence as dependents for a continuous period of 3 years, family members can qualify for a 5-year permanent residence permit, contingent upon demonstrating adequate housing and financial means.

Rights to Own Land

While Armenia permits all foreign nationals to hold full ownership of real estate within the country, it imposes restrictions on the acquisition of agricultural land. Special residency holders stand as the sole exception, endowed with the privilege of owning agricultural land in their name under the law.

Conclusion and Final Thoughts on the Benefits of a Special Passport in Armenia

In conclusion, obtaining a special residency/passport in Armenia opens a world of opportunity. The country's welcoming environment, coupled with its rich cultural heritage and natural beauty, creates the perfect backdrop for a fulfilling life. 

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. 

Family Covered

Residents can sponsor extended family for residency (parents, siblings, grandchildren, etc.) 

Citizenship Path

After living in Armenia for three years, citizenship can be obtained. Dual citizenship is allowed.

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Our Proven Process of Making Armenia Your Second Home



As part of the preparation process, we will take care of translating your passport, printing photos, and filling out the necessary forms.


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.


Residence Permit

Applicants can choose to apply for a temporary (1-year) or permanent (5-year) residence permit remotely or in-person.


Bank Account

You can choose from 18 banks offering online and mobile banking, Visa and MasterCard options, and up to 11% interest on deposits in AMD, RUR, etc.

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. 

Jagdish n.

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.

Nadine B.

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.

H. Rassa

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.

We trust that this website will serve as a valuable resource for you in gathering the information you need. Should you have any questions or require further assistance, please feel free to get in touch with us. You can easily contact us through various channels, such as completing the form on our website, emailing us directly at [email protected], or reaching out via phone or popular messaging apps like WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram, and Skype at +374. We are always available to assist you in any way possible.

Nerses Isajanyan
Managing Attorney
LL.M. Georgetown University, licensed to practice in both Armenia (license no. 903) and New York (license no. 5148945)

About Us

Vardanyan & Partners is a reputable law firm situated in Yerevan, Armenia, which has been providing excellent legal services since its establishment in 2012. Our team of locally licensed, English-speaking attorneys specializes in immigration, incorporation, and compliance matters, ensuring that clients receive expert legal guidance.  We are committed to staying up-to-date with the latest changes in legislation and regulations, ensuring that our clients receive the most relevant and accurate advice. At Vardanyan & Partners, we place a strong emphasis on honesty, transparency, and client care. 

  • 10+ years of specialized experience in immigration and busines setup.
  • Fast and fluent communication in English and Russian. 24-hour response policy.  
  • Secure online payments. No hidden charges. 
  • Licensed and insured local attorneys. 

Where to find us

4/3 Pirumyanner, Suite 12, Yerevan, 0054, Armenia