If you are traveling to Armenia, you might need a visa for your trip.
Who needs a visa to travel to Armenia?
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.
List of the countries whose citizens can obtain Armenian entry visas upon arrival in Armenia.
In all other cases the visa regime for the citizens of Armenia with foreign states is regulated by the internal law of those countries and might be changed in accordance with them. Therefore, the MFA of the Republic of Armenia recommends to check on the latest information on visa requirements from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or from the diplomatic missions of the destination country before the trip.
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 This limitation is obsolete for the citizens of those countries of Armenian nationality.
If you wish to stay in Armenia for 120 days or less, you can now apply for your Armenian visa online. However, we do require that your passport be valid for at least six months from the time of your application.
Electronic visas are equivalent to a normal visa, but there is no paper inserted into your passport. Your application is verified online and in most cases, the visa will be approved within two business days.
E-visa holders can enter Armenia via Zvartnots International Airport, Gyumri Airport, Ayrum Railway Station, and the Bagratashen, Bavra, Gogavan and Megri borders entries.
Be aware that rules and regulations regarding Armenian visas are subject to change without prior notice.
Visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for the most updated information regarding current rules and regulations.
Arrival to Nagorno Karabakh / Artsakh
Visitors to Nagorno Karabakh Republic (NKR) are permitted with the presentation of valid foreign passports or valid similar documents, an entrance visa issued for the NKR, and with clearance from relevant customs authorities.
Entrance visas for NKR are granted by the NKR Permanent Mission to the Republic of Armenia. In rare cases, an entrance visa can be issued at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the NKR, located in the town of Stepanakert.
Visa support is also available to tour groups accredited in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the NKR.
Passport and visas are checked on the Goris-Stepanakert highway, not far from Aghavno (formerly Zabukh). This does not include a customs inspection. In NKR, you will only be asked to show passports and your visa. If you don’t have a letter of invitation, you will have to visit the consul at the RMK Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where a visa will be promptly issued.
If travelling over-land, consider stopping in at Yerevan to pick up your visa, as it will simplify your crossing into the NKR.
A 21-day visa will cost you 3000 Armenian Drams ($US7). Ensure you are advised that the consular of the RMK Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Armenian Permanent Mission do not operate on weekends. Please ensure you have your visa issued and valid before entering, if you intend to arrive on a Saturday or Sunday.
Be aware that entry to Azerbaijan is not allowed if you have a NKR visa on your passport. If you plan to travel on to Azerbaijan, please request that your visa be left outside the passport for this reason when seeking an issue to your visa. Entering NKR from Armenia is considered an act of illegal border crossing in Azerbaijan, making you liable for prosecution under Azeri law.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us, and we will be happy to help with any problems you have to the best of our ability.