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Armenia Visa

Fees & Processes 2022

Armenia Visa
Fees & Processes 2022

Country Overview

Area: 29,700 SQ.KM.

Population:   2,962,000

Capital: YEREVAN (1,075,000)

Religion: Christianity




climate: summer 35c; winter 0c

Currency: Dram ($1 = 410 AMD)

average Monthly salary: $414

gdp growth (2021): 6.1%

gdp per capita: $4,267

wp doing business rank: 47

unemployment RATE: 17%

inflation rate (2021): 6.9%

Visa-Free Travel

Nationals of almost all European countries as well as certain Asian and American countries (see the full list below) do not need a visa to enter Armenia. Normally they can stay in Armenia visa-free for up to 180 days in a year. A longer stay is possible for holders of residence permits (check this page for more information on residence permits).

In practice, the 180-day rule is currently not enforced on returning visitors (e.g. those who cross the border with Georgia or Iran and come back); only uninterrupted stays of over 180 days are punishable by a fine of AMD 50,000 to 100,000 (approximately, $130 to $260), payable upon exiting the country. 

Countries the Citizens of Which Can Travel to Armenia Visa-Free (Click to Expand)

Holders of refugee travel documents issued by the above-mentioned countries will need to obtain a visa (on arrival, online or through the embassy).

Visa on Arrival

Armenia re-introduced visas on arrival on July 5, 2022. Nationals of certain countries as well as visa or residence permit holders of certain countries are eligible to get a visa on arrival. Visas on arrival are also issued to ethnic Armenians and family members (parent, child, spouse, brother, sister) of Armenian citizens, irrespective of their citizenship. 

Nationals of the Following Countries

Holders of Valid Visas or Temporary or Permanent Residence Cards Issued by the Following Countries (Except Nationals of Countries Who Need an Embassy-Issued Sticker Visa)

  1. Antigua and Barbuda
  2.  Bahamas
  3.  Barbados
  4.  Bosnia and Herzegovina
  5. Canada
  6. Chile
  7.  Dominica
  8.  Dominican Republic
  9. Israel
  10. Jordan
  11.  Lebanon
  12. Mexico
  13. North Korea
  14. North Macedonia
  15. Oman
  16. Peru
  17. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  18. South Africa
  19. Thailand
  20. Turkey
  1. All EU and Schengen countries
  2. All GCC countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE)
  3. Australia
  4. Canada
  5. Japan
  6. New Zealand
  7. Russia
  8. South Korea
  9. United Kingdom
  10. USA

E-Visa (Online)

It is possible to get an e-visa by applying online at A longer stay is possible for holders of residence permits (check this page for more information on residence permits). The visa has a maximum validity of 120 days (extendable by another 60 days).

Countries the Citizens of Which Can Get an E-Visa (Click to Expand)

Sticker Visa (Embassy-Issued)

Nationals of certain African and Asian countries (see the full list below) generally cannot get an online visa (e-visa). They must obtain a visa before coming to Armenia at any embassy abroad. Normally an invitation letter from Armenia is required to get a visa. However, the invitation letter requirement is waived for ethnic Armenians and their family members.։ 

Countries the Citizens of Which Can Get a Sticker Visa at Embassy (Click to Expand)

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Why Armenia

Fast Residence Status

Path to Citizenship

Family Covered

Low Cost of Living

Low Taxes

Investment Opportunities




Free, Democratic Country

Rich History & Traditions

Beautiful Nature

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Invitation Letter

If you do not qualify for visa-free travel or e-visa (visa on arrival) you will need an invitation letter from an individual or a legal entity in Armenia. There are exceptions for citizens of Syria who may get Armenian visas without invitation, at the discretion of the consular officer.

Moreover, invitation letters are not required for ethnic Armenians (i.e. those who have Armenian ancestors). If you are Armenian by descent you can obtain a visa by showing evidence of your Armenian origin, e.g. a passport, birth certificate or certified baptism certificate attesting to your or your parents’ Armenian descent. Immediate relatives of Armenian citizens or ethnic Armenians (spouse, parent, son, daughter, sister, brother) are also exempt from invitation letter requirements.

The consular officer may, at his discretion, not require an invitation letter from a foreigner who has a permanent resident status in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Japan, UK, New Zealand, Switzerland or a Schengen country (except for Spain, Portugal and Greece).

Invitation letters issued by individuals must be filed with the Visa Department of the Police, and those issued by legal entities must be filed with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The approval is possible only after a security check which may take 2-3 weeks or even longer.

Visa Classes

There are several classes of visitor visas: tourism and visits to family and friends (V-1); family reunification (V-2); medical treatment (V-3); studies (V-4); attendance to 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 a visitor visa is generally the same irrespective of the specific purpose of the visit.

Armenian embassies do not issue long-term visas. If you need to stay in Armenia for longer periods you will need to obtain a residence permit (temporary, permanent or special). The residence permits are issued only in Armenia, they cannot be obtained at the embassies abroad.

Visa Fees & Extension

Visa Class

Validity Term

Government Fees


Extension Fee


21 days, single

$6 (AMD 3,000)

Max. 60 days

$1 (AMD 500) per day

120 days, single

$31 (AMD 15,000)

60 days, multiple

$42 (AMD 20,000)

120 days, multiple

$83 (AMD 40,000)


3 days, single

$21 (AMD 10,000)

Max. 4 days

3 days, multiple

$37 (AMD 18,000)

Documents Required

In order to get a visa at an Armenian embassy (if you do not qualify for visa-free travel or visa on arrival) you will be generally required to submit a valid passport, a visa application form and a passport-sized colored photograph. You will also have to pay the corresponding visa fee. Visas are issued at the discretion of the consular officer and additional documents may be requested to determine if you have a legitimate purpose and sufficient financial means to visit Armenia (e.g. invitation letter, hotel booking, tax returns, bank account statements etc.).

Visa Overstay

Under Armenian law visa overstay is an administrative offense currently punishable by a monetary fine of US $105 to 209 (AMD 50,000 to 100,000).

Penalties (Fines) for Visa Overstay in Armenia (Click to Expand)


Currently Armenia has 22 embassies in Europe, 1 embassy in Africa, 13 embassies in Asia and 5 embassies in the Americas. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get a visa?

There is no Armenian embassy in my country. What can I do?

How can I get an invitation letter from Armenia?

What happens if I overstay my visa?

Do I need a work permit to work in Armenia?

My passport expires soon. Will I have problems entering Armenia?

How much cash am I allowed to bring to Armenia?

Do I have to show proof of vaccinations?

How can I get a residence permit (TRP or PR)?

How can I get an Armenian passport?

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LL.M. Georgetown University

New York Bar | Armenia Chamber of Advocates

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