Updated on 31 January 2016
The entry of foreign citizens to the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is allowed on the availability of valid foreign passports or other documents replacing them, an entrance visa of NKR, with payment of corresponding state customs.
WHERE TO OBTAIN:
Travelers can get their visa either in Yerevan, or Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Both options are fine, but if you prefer saving time, then I’d suggest to get it in Stepanakert. Note that if you choose to do so, then the first thing you should do upon arrival to the capital is to report yourself to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and get the visa.
To get visa in Yerevan:
-Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’s Permanent Mission to the Republic of Armenia in Yerevan
Address: 17a Nairi Zaryan street, Yerevan
Phone: +37410 24 97 05
To get visa in Stepanakert:
-Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the NKR in Stepanakert
Address: 28 Azatamartikneri street
Phone: +37447 94 14 18
Nagorno-Karabakh is VISA FREE for citizens of the CIS countries, but although they don’t need visa to enter NKR, still they must register their arrival at the Consular Service of the NKR Foreign Ministry in Stepanakert. The entry of the CIS countries citizens /except Turkmenistan/ is permitted by valid passports or other documents substituting them, if an accreditation card is available.
LENGTH of STAY AND VISA FEE:
Tourist visa (up to 21 days) – 3,000 AMD
Single entry visa for up to 1 month – 24,000 AMD
Multiple visa for up to 1 month – 33,000 AMD
Single entry visa for up to 2 months – 30,000 AMD
Multiple visa for up to 2 months – 39,000 AMD
Single entry visa for up to 3 months – 36,000 AMD
Multiple visa for up to 3 months – 44,000 AMD
1 USD = 487 AMD (as of January 31st, 2016)
Travelers can apply for their visa on weekdays as well as on weekends. Note that the working hours of the Consular Service of the NKR MFA in Stepanakert and the Consular Service of the Permanent Mission to the Republic of Armenia in Yerevan on Saturdays and Sundays are usually from 12:00 to 3.00 PM.
Visa Application Forms: In English (.pdf) / In Russian (.pdf)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
P.S. In August 2013, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan published its black list of people declared personae non gratae in Azerbaijan, since the government condemns any visits to Nagorno-Karabakh without a visa or an official permit issued by Azerbaijani authorities. Among the blacklisted names are the world-famous Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballé, Baroness Caroline Cox, member of the British House of Lords, Claude Nicollier, the first astronaut from Switzerland, numerous foreign journalist, politicians, scientists, artists…..a total of 331 people. So note that by visiting Nagorno-Karabakh you also get a chance to find your name next to the names of many honorable and well-known people. Kidding! Not about the black list, it’s real, google it! The Consular Service of NKR MFA offers an option to issue your visa on a paper instead of stamping it in your passport, so if you plan to visit Azerbaijan afterwards you won’t have any problem. Only never mention that you ever traveled to Nagorno-Karabakh while you’re in Azerbaijan.