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Armenia Visa

Fees & Processes 2019

Temporary, Permanent & Special Residence
Fees & Processes 2019

Business Owners


New Developments



Ethnic Armenians

Family Members

Passport & Visa-Free Travel

Visa to Armenia

Why Choose Us

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 = 475 AMD)

average Monthly salary: $378

gdp growth (2018): 5.2%

gdp per capita: $4,212

wp doing business rank (2019): 41

unemployment RATE: 16.9%

inflation rate (2018): 2.5%

Why Armenia Residency

Armenia is a modern and fast growing country with rich history and traditions, beautiful nature, excellent cuisine, and a very low crime rate. Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, is considered to be one of the safest cities in the world. The cost of living is very low compared to other European countries. A list of indicative prices can be found here.

Armenian residence permit grants you the right to visa-free travel and unrestricted stay in the country and the right to engage in any lawful activities, such as doing business, working, studying or simply retiring. A resident may sponsor his/her family members to become residents and may invite other foreigners to Armenia. Residents enjoy constitutional rights and freedoms, including rights to work, healthcare, social security, education, property and privacy rights, freedom of speech, conscience, religion and belief. Armenian residents are not obliged to serve in the military.

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

Our Services

  • Visa (E-Visa) 
  • Invitation Letter
  • Visa Extension
  • Work Permit
  • Temporary Residence
  • Permanent Residence
  • Special Residence
  • Passport (Citizenship)
  • Bank Account
  • Tax ID Number
  • Social Security Number
  • Tax Residency Certificate
  • Address Registration
  • Company Registration
  • Legal Address
  • Real Estate Purchase
  • Certified Translation
  • Power of Attorney

Overview of Residence Programs

Armenia offers visas, residence permits and tax residency status to investors, entrepreneurs, freelancers, workers, and their family members, with a path to citizenship. 

Residence Permit

Temporary (Short-Term)

Permanent (Long-Term)

Special Passport


1 year, extendable

5 years, extendable

10 years, extendable


Invest in economy, start a business

Invest in economy, start a business

Invest in economy, start a business

Government Fees

$222 (AMD 105,000)

$296 (AMD 140,000)

$317 (AMD 150,000)


30-45 days

60 days

Family Covered

Spouse, parent, son or daughter

Spouse, parent, son, daughter, brother, sister, grandparent, grandchild


After 3 years of residence

Business Owners & Investors

Foreigners investing in the Armenian economy may qualify for one of the following residence permits:

  • Special residence permit, issued in the form of a passport and valid for 10 years 
  • Permanent residence permit, issued in the form of a card and valid for 5 years
  • Temporary residence permit, issued in the form of a card and valid for 1 year

The immigration authorities (Police and National Security Service) will consider the nature of the investment, its size, location, creation of jobs, your nationality and other factors in deciding whether you qualify for a residence permit.

Procedure - Application Steps

Documents Required (Main Applicant)

Documents Required (Dependent)


New Developments


Students & Workers

Students enrolled in Armenian schools and universities generally get temporary residence permits that are valid for up to one year and can be extended.

Foreign workers can get a temporary (one-year) residence permit on the basis of an employment agreement signed with the Armenian employer. Working without a residence permit may result in penalties for the employer and visa revocation.

The residence permit can be canceled if the student or the employee is terminated by the school/university or the employer.

In June of 2016 Armenia introduced a system of work permits that requires employers to obtain work permits before they can hire foreign employees. These rules became effective on January 1, 2019. Fore more information, please check the section on work permits

Procedure - Application Steps

Documents Required (Main Applicant)

Documents Required (Dependent)


Family Members & Ethnic Armenians

Temporary (one-year) residence permits are available for family members of Armenian citizens and other residence permit holders. Who can be sponsored and for what type of residence permit depends on the status of the principal applicant (sponsor). A residence permit will be issued to a family member if documents are submitted showing the kinship (e.g. marriage certificate, birth certificate).

Procedure - Application Steps

Documents Required (Main Applicant)

Documents Required (Dependent)


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/Iran and come back); only uninterrupted stays of over 180 days are punishable by a fine of up to $209, payable upon exiting the country.

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

E-Visa (Online) / Visa on Arrival

Nationals of most other countries (see the full list below) can get a visa upon their arrival to Armenia at the airport or at the border with Georgia or Iran. The visa has a maximum validity of 120 days (extendable by another 60 days). It is also 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).

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

Sticker Visa (Embassy-Issued)

Nationals of certain African and Asian countries (see the full list below) generally do not qualify for visa on arrival and 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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Armenia Visa Form 2018.03.31

Country-Specific Information


GCC Countries








E-Visa and Visa on Arrival for Indian Nationals

On Nov. 22, 2017, Armenia became the easiest country for Indian nationals to visit in Europe. As they can get visa on arrival or a visa online (e-visa) before their arrival to Armenia. Alternatively, they can simply buy tickets, come to Armenia and get a visa on arrival at the airport or other crossing points at the borders with Georgia or Iran.

The decision to liberalize visa regime with India was taken by the Armenian government on November 16, 2017,  following President Sargsyan’s visit to India earlier in November. The official decision is available at the official legislative website. Now all Indian nationals, irrespective of their residence,qualify for e-visas or visas on arrival. Armenia issues visas valid for 21 or 120 days, extendable by another 60 days. For longer stays residence permits are issued.

With these changes Armenia has become the most attractive country in Europe for Indians, at least from the immigration point of view. Earlier in 2017 Serbia exempted Indians from visa requirements. But the maximum stay there is limited to 30 days in a year. Visitors also must show proof of sufficient financial means (50 euros per day). Ukraine also recently allowed Indians to get visas on arrival, however visas are issued for up to 15 days and the paperwork involved (insurance, invitation, proof of financial means) is still considerable.



Visa on Arrival


Max. Stay (Days)


































Invitation Letter

If you do not qualify for visa-free travel or visa on arrival/e-visa you will need an invitation letter from an individual or a legal entity in Armenia. There are exceptions for citizens of Iraq who may apply for a visa at the Armenian embassy without an invitation letter and citizens of Egypt and Syria who may also 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, grand-parents, grand-children) 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?

Investment Opportunities

Vacation Property Investment

Units are now for sale in an apart hotel ideally located in the ski resort town of Tsaghkadzor (valley of flowers in Armenian), the most desirable tourist destination in Armenia, only 50km north of the capital Yerevan. Surrounded with alpine meadows, the town is situated at a height of 1,841 meters above sea level. Summers in Tsaghkadzor are mild, winters are cold and snowy. The skiing season normally starts in mid December and stretches well into March with the top slopes often fit for skiing in April. The infrastructure of tourism is highly developed in Tsaghkadzor, which is the second Armenian city after Yerevan to have the largest number of hotels. 

  • Units from only $23,000
  • Up to 20% ROI yearly
  • 100% ownership
  • Turnkey project
  • Opens early 2020
  • Regular income
  • Growing property market
  • Capital growth potential
  • Low taxes
  • No stamp duties
  • No capital gains tax
  • 10%+ tourism growth
  • Exceptional safety
  • Mountains & skiing
  • Tasty food

Residents will enjoy a great view of the mountains. A professional company will manage the property. You may choose to personally use the property or rent it out and make extra money. Higher occupancy and rental rates means more income and higher resale profits. Tourism is growing by over 10% a year, making Tsaghkadzor a perfect place to earn a good return on property investment.

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Nerses Isajanyan


LL.M. Georgetown University

New York Bar | Armenia Chamber of Advocates

We are a team of licensed immigration lawyers based in Armenia and Georgia. Our primary commitment is to provide quality service to clients at a compelling value that helps manage risk, overcome regulatory issues and advance their personal and business goals. We combine local experience with international expertise to provide quality legal advice in prompt, effective and efficient manner. 

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