Donate to Help Remote Rural Communities of Armenia
Become a Lawful Resident of Armenia
with a Path to Citizenship
How You Can Help
Rural communities of Armenia, especially those located in remote regions, struggle to develop and show very high rates of unemployment and poverty. Your help is much needed to identify and market investment opportunities in agriculture, hospitality, tourism and other areas that will result in sustainable growth and job creation. Your generosity can change the lives of many who want to stay and labor on their native soil but lack the opportunities to do so.
What We Can Do for You
In exchange for your generous donation, we will assist you in obtaining a resident status in Armenia. Our services include collecting, preparing, and filing all necessary documents, as well as serving as your legal representation before immigration authorities through the entire process, until the successful issuance of your residence card. Remote applications are possible.
Benefits of Armenian Residency
Steps and Timeline
- 1Step 1:
An agreement for legal services is entered into between the donor and Vardanyan & Partners (V&P) (1 day)
- 2Step 2:
Donor transfers the amount of donation to the bank account of a special charitable entity (3-5 days).
- 3Step 3:
The package of documents is emailed to the donor (1 day)
- 4Step 4:
Donor signs and mails the documents back to V&P, together with an original passport (in case of remote application) (1 day)
- 5Step 5:
Residence permit application is filed, the original passport is sent back (5-10 days)
- 6Step 6:
Residence permit application is examined and approved (30-60 days)
- 7Step 7:
V&P collects the residence permit and mails it to donor (1 day)
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of getting a residence permit in Armenia?
An Armenian residence permit grants you and your family members the right to unrestricted stay in Armenia, a free and open, democratic country with rich history and traditions, beautiful nature, and a very low crime rate. Residents can travel visa-free to Armenia and engage in any lawful activities, such as doing business, working (without a work permit), studying or simply retiring. A resident may invite other foreigners to Armenia. Residents enjoy constitutional rights and freedoms, including rights to healthcare, social security, education, property and privacy rights, freedom of speech and religion. Armenian residents are not obliged to serve in the military.
If you wish to travel to other countries, holding a residence permit may be required to apply for a visa at an embassy in Armenia. However, the residence permit itself does not grant you the right to travel to other countries.
After how many years will I get an Armenian passport?
You may be eligible to apply for Armenian citizenship after three years of residency. The decision is normally made in 6-8 months after you apply. The law does not require that you stay in Armenia for a certain number of days. On the other hand, you will have to take a test on the knowledge of the Armenian Constitution in Armenian language. Also, you have to keep in mind that each applicant's case is examined separately and citizenship is not issued automatically. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that you will be granted Armenian citizenship after three years of residency.
What other expenses I will have to incur throughout the process?
You should budget for legal fees as well as certain other expenses, such as government fees, mailing, translation, notarization, etc. Please contact us for more information.
How much am I required to donate? What the donation will be used for?
While there is no amount set by law we can recommend the amount of donation based on the circumstances of your particular case. Please fill out the inquiry form above for more information. The donations will be used in various ways to promote investments in rural areas with low income and high unemployment.
What documents do I have to provide?
You will have to present is a valid passport. A medical check certificate and photographs may also be required. There are no requirements to provide proof of address documents, police clearance certificates, bank account statements etc.
Is it guaranteed that my residency will be approved?
The donation is structured in a manner to qualify you and your family members for residency. However, we cannot guarantee the approval because certain factors (e.g. background checks conducted by security agencies) are beyond our control.