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Armenia Visa
Regimes, Fees & Procedures

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 = 480 AMD)

average salary: $414

gdp growth: 6.1%

gdp per capita: $4,267

WB DB rank: 47

unemployment: 17%

inflation (2021): 6.9%

#1. FAQ

1. How long does it take to get a visa?
E-visas are normally issued within 3 business days. Regular visas are typically issued by embassies within 10 days, except when an invitation letter has already been approved by the Foreign Affairs Ministry, in which case the visa is normally issued on the day of application.

2. There is no Armenian embassy in my country. What can I do?
If you do not qualify for visa-free travel or an e-visa you should get a visa at an Armenian embassy. You can see the list of Armenian embassies above. For example, a citizen of Nigeria may choose to get a visa at the Armenian embassy in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., or Cairo, Egypt, whereas a citizen of Bangladesh may get a visa at the embassy in New Delhi, India.

3. My passport expires soon. Will I have problems entering Armenia?
You shall be able to enter and exit the territory of Armenia for as long as you have a valid passport. There is no requirement that your passport be valid for a specific period of time.

If you changed your passport after getting an Armenian visa you can still use that visa if you show to the border control officer both the new passport and the old passport with the visa in it.

4. How much cash am I allowed to bring to Armenia?
Under the regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union you have to declare cash in excess of US$ 10,000. Failure to declare may result in criminal liability. There are no restrictions on the amount you can bring to Armenia or take out of Armenia, provided you declare the cash.

5. Do I have to show proof of vaccinations?
No, currently there are no requirements of showing vaccination documents when entering Armenia.

#2. Visa types

Visa-Free Regime

Most European countries, selected Asian nations, and certain American states, are granted visa-free access to Armenia (see the complete list below). Typically, visitors from these countries can enjoy a visa-free stay in Armenia for up to 180 days within a year. For those interested in extended stays, Armenia offers the possibility of obtaining residence permits.

In practice, Armenia does not strictly enforce the 180-day rule for returning visitors. For example, individuals crossing the border with neighboring countries such as Georgia or Iran and returning to Armenia are not subject to the 180-day limit. However, continuous stays exceeding 180 days can lead to fines ranging from AMD 50,000 to 100,000 (approximately $130 to $261), which must be settled upon departure from the country.



Americas & Pacific

  1. Albania
  2. Andorra
  3. Austria
  4. Belarus
  5. Belgium
  6. Bulgaria
  7. Croatia
  8. Cyprus
  9. Czech Republic
  10. Denmark
  11. Estonia
  12. Finland
  13. France
  14. Georgia
  15. Germany
  16. Greece
  17. Holy See (Vatical City State)
  18. Hungary
  19. Iceland
  20. Ireland
  21. Italy
  22. Latvia
  23. Liechtenstein
  24. Lithuania
  25. Luxembourg
  26.  Malta
  27. Monaco
  28. Montenegro
  29. Netherlands
  30. Norway
  31. Poland
  32. Portugal
  33. Republic of Moldova
  34. Romania
  35. Russian Federation
  36.  San Marino
  37. Serbia
  38. Slovakia
  39. Slovenia
  40. Spain
  41. Sweden
  42. Switzerland
  43. Ukraine
  44. United Kingdom
  1. China (90 days)
  2. Hong Kong
  3. Iran (90 days)
  4. Japan
  5. Kazakhstan
  6. Kuwait 
  7. Kyrgyzstan
  8. Macau
  9. Qatar
  10. Singapore
  11. South Korea (Republic of Korea)
  12. Tajikistan
  13. United Arab Emirates
  14. Uzbekistan
  1. Argentina
  2. Australia
  3. Brazil 
  4. Ecuador 
  5. New Zealand
  6. Panama (September 8, 2023)
  7. United States of America
  8. Uruguay 

Visa on Arrival

Nationals of certain countries are eligible to get a visa on arrival (alternatively, they can choose to apply for a visa beforehand at an Armenian embassy or through e-visa platform). Additionally, visas on arrival are extended to ethnic Armenians and their immediate family members, regardless of their citizenship.

Nationals of the Following Countries

  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 (Democratic People's Republic of Korea)
  14. North Macedonia
  15. Oman
  16. Peru
  17. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  18. South Africa
  19. Thailand
  20. Turkey

E-Visa (Online)

Citizens of certain countries have the option to obtain an e-visa through an online application process, accessible at https://evisa.mfa.am/. A longer stay is possible for holders of residence permits. The e-visa for Armenia typically has a maximum validity of 120 days (extendable by up to another 60 days). 

These nationals can also 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.

Asia & Africa



  1. Algeria 
  2. Bahrain
  3. Bhutan
  4. Brunei
  5. Cambodia
  6. Egypt 
  7. India
  8. Indonesia
  9. Iraq
  10. Laos
  11. Malaysia
  12. Maldives
  13. Mongolia
  14. Morocco
  15. Myanmar
  16. Philippines
  17. Saudi Arabia 
  18. Taiwan
  19. Timor-Leste
  20. Tunisia 
  21. Turkmenistan
  22. Vietnam
  1. Antigua and Barbuda
  2. Belize
  3. Bolivia
  4. Colombia
  5. Costa Rica
  6. Cuba
  7. El Salvador
  8. Grenada
  9. Guatemala
  10. Guyana
  11. Haiti
  12. Honduras
  13. Jamaica
  14. Mexico
  15. Nicaragua
  16. Panama
  17. Paraguay
  18. Peru
  19. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  20. Saint Lucia
  21. Suriname
  22. Trinidad and Tobago
  23. Venezuela
  1. Fiji
  2. Kiribati
  3. Marshall Islands
  4. Micronesia
  5. Nauru
  6. Palau
  7. Papua New Guinea
  8. Samoa
  9. Solomon Islands
  10. Tonga
  11. Tuvalu
  12. Vanuatu

Sticker Visa (Embassy-Issued)

Nationals of certain African and Asian countries, as detailed in the list provided below, typically do not have the option to acquire an online visa (e-visa) for Armenia. Instead, they are required to obtain their visas prior to their arrival in Armenia by visiting any Armenian embassy abroad.

Normally, obtaining a visa involves the submission of an invitation letter from Armenia. However, it's important to note that this invitation letter requirement is waived for ethnic Armenians and their immediate family members. 



  1. Afghanistan
  2.  Bangladesh
  3. Nepal
  4.  Pakistan
  5.  Palestine
  6.  Sri Lanka
  7.  Syria
  8.   Yemen
  1.  Angola
  2.  Benin
  3.  Botswana
  4.  Burkina Faso
  5.  Burundi
  6.  Cameroon
  7.  Cape Verde
  8.  Central African Republic
  9.  Chad
  10.  Comoros
  11.  Democratic Republic of Congo
  12.  Congo
  13. Cote d'Ivoire
  14.  Djibouti
  15.  Equatorial Guinea
  16.  Eritrea
  17. Eswatini
  18.  Ethiopia
  19. Gabon
  20.  Gambia
  21.  Ghana
  22.  Guinea
  23.  Guinea-Bissau
  24.  Kenya
  25.  Lesotho
  26.  Liberia
  27.  Libya
  28.  Madagascar
  29.  Malawi
  30.  Mali
  31.  Mauritania
  32.  Mauritius
  33.  Mozambique
  34.  Namibia
  35.  Niger
  36.  Nigeria
  37.  Rwanda
  38.  Sao Tome and Principe
  39.  Senegal
  40.  Seychelles
  41.  Sierra Leone
  42.  Somalia
  43.  South Sudan
  44.  Sudan
  45. Tanzania
  46.  Togo
  47.  Uganda
  48.  Zambia
  49.  Zimbabwe

Invitation Letter

If you do not meet the criteria for visa-free travel, e-visas, or visas on arrival, you will need to obtain an invitation letter from an individual or a legal entity in Armenia. However, there are exceptions for Syrian citizens who may be eligible for Armenian visas without the need for an invitation letter, at the discretion of the consular officer.

Moreover, individuals who have Armenian ethnicity are exempt from the invitation letter requirement. To obtain a visa, they can provide evidence of their Armenian origin, such as a passport, birth certificate, or certified baptism certificate, attesting to their or their parents' Armenian descent. Immediate relatives of Armenian citizens or ethnic Armenians, including spouses, parents, children, sisters, and brothers, are also exempt from the invitation letter requirement.

Foreigners who hold permanent resident status in the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Switzerland, or a Schengen country (except for Spain, Portugal, and Greece) may, at the discretion of the consular officer, not require an invitation letter.

Invitation letters issued by individuals must be submitted to the Migration and Citizenship Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, while those issued by legal entities should be filed with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The approval process for these invitation letters involves a security check, which can take 2-3 weeks or even longer.

#3. 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 Class

Validity Term

Government Fees


Extension Fee


21 days, single

$7 (AMD 3,000)

Max. 60 days

$1 (AMD 500) per day

120 days, single

$39 (AMD 15,000)

60 days, multiple

$52 (AMD 20,000)

120 days, multiple

$104 (AMD 40,000)


3 days, single

$26 (AMD 10,000)

Max. 4 days

3 days, multiple

$47 (AMD 18,000)

#5. Documents required

Obtaining a visa at an Armenian embassy (if you do not qualify for visa-free travel or visa on arrival) typically involves a standard set of requirements and document submissions. For this process a valid passport, a visa application form and a passport-sized colored photograph will be required. Consular officers may request supplementary documents to assess the legitimacy of your travel purpose and your financial ability to visit Armenia. These may include an invitation letter, proof of hotel booking, tax returns, bank account statements, etc. Please note that visas are issued at the discretion of the consular officer.

You will also have to pay the required visa fee, which can vary based on the type and duration of the visa you are applying for. 


Under Armenian law visa overstay is an administrative offense currently punishable by a monetary fine of US $130 to 261 (AMD 50,000 to 100,000).

Number of Overstays within the Last Year

Overstay Duration

Penalty (Fine)

First Offense


$130 (AMD 50,000)

Second Offense

Up to 30 days

$157 (AMD 60,000)

31-60 days

$183 (AMD 70,000)

61-90 days

$209 (AMD 80,000)

91-120 days

$235 (AMD 90,000)

More than 120 days

$261 (AMD 100,000)

Third and Subsequent Offenses


$261 (AMD 100,000)

#7. Embassies

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

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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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