Updated on 31 January 2016
A Visitor visa is issued when a foreigner intends to enter the Republic of Armenia for the purposes of tourism, visiting relatives or other persons, business, transportation and other professional interest, medical treatment or other short-term stay. Visitor visa is issued for a single entry or for multiple entries with validity of one year.
The citizens of the following countries (all types of passports) don’t need visa to enter Armenia: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Swiss Confederation, Vatican, United Kingdom, United States of America and Uruguay. Citizens of these countries can stay in Armenia for up to 180 days per year.
The citizens of the following countries do not visa to enter Armenia based on bilateral and multilateral agreements: Argentine, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan do not need visa to enter Armenia. Citizens of these countries can stay in 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.
VISA with INVITATION ONLY
The citizens as well as holders of travel documents of following 63 countries can apply for Visitor visa only at the diplomatic representations or consular posts abroad and with invitation only: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros Islands, Congo, Congo DR, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Rwanda, Saint Helen’s Island, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Note that citizens of China, India and Iraq can apply for entry visa only at the diplomatic representations or consular posts of Armenia abroad, though without need of invitation.
Single entry Visitor visa for up to 21 days of stay – AMD 3000
Single entry Visitor visa for up to 120 days of stay – AMD 15000
Multiple entry Visitor visa for up to 60 days of stay (valid for 6 months)- AMD 20000
Multiple entry Visitor visa for up to 120 days of stay )valit for 1 year) – AMD 40000
Single entry Transit visa – AMD 10,000
Multiple entry Transit visa (valid for 1 year) – AMD 18000
Note that at the border-control points only 3-day Transit visas and 21/120 days Visitor visas are issued. And only local money (Armenian dram) is accepted. 1 USD = 487 AMD (as of January 31, 2016).
Transit visas are of single entry or multiple entries with validity of 1 year and with stay in Armenia for no more than 3 days. It is possible to extend the transit visa for maximum of 4 days. 3-day Transit visa costs 10,000AMD.
For more details on visa regulation, click here.
Other useful links:
Embassies of Armenia // Consulates of Armenia
Diplomatic Missions in Armenia // Consulates in Armenia
Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) Visa Information
Visa Application Form (in .pdf)