Your Ultimate Checklist for Obtaining an Entry Visa for Foreigners in Armenia
As a foreigner, before travelling to any country entry requirements need to be taken into account. In this article, we will provide you with a comprehensive checklist that will guide you through the process of obtaining an entry visa for foreigners in Armenia.
Introduction to Entry Visa for Foreigners in Armenia
An entry visa is a document that grants you permission to enter a foreign country for a specific period. For Armenia, there are a few visa regimes and the type you are eligible for depends on the citizenship you hold.
Citizens of the below-mentioned countries are visa-exempt; thus, they do not need to apply for a visa and can stay in Armenia for up to 180 days within a year.
21.Holy See (Vatical City State)
22.Hong Kong (SAR China)
45.Republic of Korea
46.Republic of Moldova
59.United Arab Emirates
61.United States of America
Citizens of the People’s Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of Iran are also visa-exempt; however, they can stay in Armenia for up to 90 days within any 180-day period.
Please note that citizens of these countries can only legally extend their stay in Armenia by getting a residence permit in Armenia (based on work/business/studies).
Visa on arrival
Citizens of the below-mentioned countries can either get a visa on arrival or choose to apply for a visa beforehand at an Armenian embassy or through e-visa platform. These citizens can choose to either get a 21 or 120-day visa.
1.Antigua and Barbuda
4.Bosnia and Herzegovina
7.Democratic People’s republic of Korea (North)
18.Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Visa at an embassy or E-Visa
For citizens of these countries, it is again possible to apply for a visa to Armenia at an Armenian embassy or through the e-visa platform online (find information about the e-visa application documents and the fees below). These citizens can qualify for a visa on arrival only if they hold a valid visa or a temporary or permanent residence card from an EU/Schengen country, or one of the GCC countries (UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain), USA, UK, Canada, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, or South Korea.
35.Papua New Guinea
38.Saint Kitts and Nevis
43.Sovereign Military order of Malta
47.Trinidad and Tobago
Visa at an embassy only with an invitation letter
Citizens of the below-mentioned countries will need an invitation letter from Armenia before you can obtain a visa at the Armenian embassy. These citizens cannot apply for a visa through the e-visa platform even after they get an approved invitation letter.
9.Central African Republic
42.Sao Tome and Principe
51.Syrian Arab Republic
53.The Democratic Republic of Congo
Invitations can be presented both by legal entities registered in Armenia or individuals. In case of individuals the invitations are submitted at the Migration and Citizenship Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Armenia.
E-visa application documents
To apply for an e-visa to Armenia, citizens of the qualified countries need to attach the following documents:
• valid passport copy
• a passport-size photo
• residence address and phone number
• occupation (company and the position)
• residence address in Armenia, contact phone number
• arrival date
• accommodation booking (preferable)
• other country visas/residence permits, if any
• flight tickets or reservation, if any
• proof of funds, if any
E-Visa Processing Time and Fees
The processing time and fees for an entry visa for foreigners in Armenia vary depending on the type of visa and the duration of stay. The e-visa fees are $7 and $34 for a 21 and 120-day visas respectively, and the processing time usually takes 3 business days.
Extension of Entry Visa for Foreigners in Armenia
Visitor visas are extended by the Migration and Citizenship Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Armenia.
Armenian visas are issued for a maximum of 120 days with the possibility to extend for another 60 days if no other term is defined by international agreements of the Republic of Armenia. The government fee for each day of extension is AMD 500 (around USD 1,5).
Conclusion and Additional Resources for Entry Visa Application
For additional resources and information on the visa application process, you can visit the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia or contact the Armenian embassy or consulate in your country.
In case after visiting Armenia you decide to stay longer than your visa validity period, you can review the options to get a residence permit in Armenia.
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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