Armenia has 3 categories of visa regulations for different countries: visa-free, easy visa, and difficult visa.
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
- Albania (since 2018)
- Canada (since 2018)
- China (only public affairs passports)
- Lebanon (since 2018)
- San Marino
- Turkmenistan (since 2018)
- 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. Nationals of countries in the difficult visa category 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|
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 tourists (except from the countries listed below) can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 120 days at a cost of AMD 15,000. They may also apply for an e-visa in advance.
Visa on arrival can be granted at following immigration checkpoints:
- International airports and railway station:
- Zvartnots International Airport (Yerevan)
- Shirak Airport (Gyumri)
- Ayrum railway station
- Land checkpoints:
- Bagratashen (border with Georgia)
- Bavra (border with Georgia)
- Gogavan (border with Georgia)
- Meghri (border with Iran)
Nationals of the following countries cannot obtain a visa on arrival, and can only apply for a visa at Armenian diplomatic or consular posts, and only with an invitation:
Nationals of Iraq also cannot obtain a visa on arrival, and can only apply for a visa at Armenian diplomatic or consular posts, but invitation is not required.
Foreign visitors who are eligible for visa on arrival are also eligible to apply for an e-visa. E-visa allows applicants to stay up to 120 days or 21 days with a US$31 or US$6 fee.
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.
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
If you have an embassy report, please let us know in our visa forum. Thank you!
Letter of invitation
You can get a letter of invitation through Caravanistan. All info to start the procedure is on the Armenia LOI page.