Armenia has 3 categories of visa regulations for different countries: visa-free (green), easy visa (blue), and difficult visa (red).
Holders of all types of passports from the following 43 countries are not required to obtain a visa for entry to Armenia for a stay of up to 180 days per year:
- All European Union / EFTA citizens
- China (only public affairs passports)
- San Marino
- United States
If you have an official, public service or diplomatic passport, you may still be visa-free, check this list to verify.
Getting a visa
If you are not part of the visa-free nations, you are required to obtain an entry visa (this includes United Nations Laissez-Passer holders).
There are 3 ways of doing this: e-visa application, visa on arrival and applying at the embassy. E-visa application and visa on arrival is available only to countries in the easy visa category (see list at bottom of page). Nationals of countries in the difficult visa category (see list at bottom of page) have to apply at the embassy.
Visa validity goes from 21 days up to 1 year, with different prices.
|Visitor, single entry, up to 21 days of stay||3000||7||6||5|
|Visitor, single entry, up to 120 days of stay||15000||37||29||24|
|Visitor, multiple entries, up to 60 days of stay, validity up to 6 months||20000||50||39||31|
|Visitor, multiple entries, up to 120 days of stay, validity up to 1 year||40000||99||77||63|
|Transit, single entry||10000||25||19||16|
|Transit, multiple entries||18000||45||35||28|
|Children under 18 for all types of visas||0||0||0||0|
You can apply for a visa online. Applicants should have a passport that is valid for at least six months before expiration.
An electronic visa is equivalent to a conventional visa but no paper is inserted in your passport. Applications may be submitted online, verified online and in most cases, e-visas will be approved and issued online within 2 business days.
Visa on arrival
Even easier than the e-visa, you can also get your visa on arrival. Applicants should have a passport that is valid for at least six months before expiration.
Visitors traveling as tourist can obtain a visa on arrival at Zvartnots International Airport in Yerevan, Gyumri Airport, Ayrum railway station, Bagratashen, Bavra, Gogavan and Megri land borders for a maximum stay of 120 days. They may also apply for an e-visa in advance.
If you are a national of a difficult visa procedure country, you will have to apply at an Armenian consulate. You will need the following:
- Passport with 6 months validity
- Passport picture
- Money for visa fee
- A letter of invitation
Attention! Chinese and Indian passport holders can apply at the embassy without the need for a letter of invitation.
To get a letter of invitation if you are coming as a tourist, we might be able to help you. All tour companies in Armenia we addressed had no experience fixing LOIs, but one was at least willing to try. Send us a mail through the contact page and we will be in touch.
If you have an embassy report, please let us know in our visa forum. Thank you!
List of countries with easy visa procedure
Albania, Andorra, Antarctica (penguins?), Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Christmas Island, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Eastern Samoa, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guiana, Guyana, Haiti, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kiribati, North Korea (you never know, I guess), South Korea, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Myanmar, Nauru, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, PAraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Qatar, Reunion, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Small Pacific Islands, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Suriname, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen.
List of countries with difficult visa procedure
Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Iraq, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique,
Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, SriLanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia,
Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.