Armenia visa consultancy by Merissa
List of countries whose nationals are unilaterally exempted from the requirement of obtaining a visa.
List of countries, with which Armenia has a visa-free regime according to bilateral and multilateral agreements.
Holders of all other national passports and travel documents, including UN Laissez-Passer, are required to obtain an entry visa.
Citizens of foreign countries for whom a visa-free regime is set can stay on the territory of the Republic of Armenia for no more than 180 days during one year if no other term is defined by the international agreements of the Republic of Armenia.
List of countries nationals of which could apply for visitor visa only with invitation.
(the list of documents required for the invitation). This limitation is obsolete for the citizens of those countries of Armenian nationality.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia issues and extends Official and Diplomatic visas, as well as issues e-visas. 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.
Nationals of countries who need the invitation to obtain a visa
You can see the list of countries, citizens of which can obtain an Armenian visa only upon invitation and only at the diplomatic representations of consular offices of the Republic of Armenia, by the following link:
How to provide an invitation
It is recommended to provide invitations using the unified portal for online requests (https://e-request.am/en).
The invitation can also be provided in paper form: by postal delivery or through a mailbox located inside the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Invitations can be presented by:
- Legal entities registered in the Republic of Armenia,
- Government agencies and local self-government bodies of the Republic of Armenia,
- Embassies, consular posts, and international organizations or their representative offices accredited in the Republic of Armenia.
Individuals submit invitations to the Migration and Citizenship Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Armenia.
- An invitation issued in the prescribed form on the organization’s letterhead, signed and sealed,
- Copy of the passport of the invited person,
- Receipt for payment of the consular fee. The consular fee is AMD 5,000 (five thousand), which can be paid at any commercial bank to the following treasury account number 900005162129 or online by the following link:
Arrival to Armenia
Foreigners enter the territory of the Republic of Armenia through border-control points. For entry, a foreigner must have a valid passport, entry visa or a document of residency status unless Armenian laws or international agreements define no other procedure.
Minor foreigners may enter Armenia accompanied by parents, a parent or any other legal representative or if one arrives to his parents, a parent, other legal representative or a receiving organization.
If a foreigner arrives in Armenia without any valid identity document or visa or if he gets a refusal to obtain an Armenian visa he cannot enter the territory of the Republic of Armenia and must be returned to his country of origin or to the country he arrived to Armenia from unless the aim of arrival is to apply for asylum or refugee status.
Departure from Armenia
Foreigners can leave Armenia upon a valid passport and a document validating their prior stay in Armenia if laws or international agreements of Armenia define no other term.
To extend the visa duration, it is necessary to contact the Migration and Citizenship Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and submit the visa extension application, providing the reason for extending the stay in Armenia.