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    e-Visa Frequently Asked Questions This page is last updated on 01/06/2011
Frequently asked questions

I have more than one passport, if I apply with one, can I use the other to enter Armenia.

  • If you have more than one passport and apply for eVisa with one, you MUST present the same passport to border guards when arriving Armenia, otherwise your eVisa will be invalid and you will have to apply for a conventional visa and pay the applicable fees. (keep in mind there is no guarantee that a conventional visa will be issued).

How do I apply for an e-visa?

  • You go on line to www.mfa.am Click on the e-visa button and proceed.

What happens after I apply for my e-Visa

  • As soon as your application is received, you receive an immediate confirmation, with the reference number that your application is assigned. Then, your credit card is verified and charging authorization is received from your bank. Finally, your application goes through a verification process. You should use the reference number to check the status of your e-Visa by clicking the "Check Status" option online..
  • If your application is:
    • In process
      • You should check back later. Although most applications are processed within two business days, some applications may take little longer to process.
    • Approved
      • You should see a graphic representation of a visa, complete with your visa number and other particulars. You may want to print the page and keep it for your records.
      • Upon arrival in Armenia simply inform the border guards that you have been issued an e-Visa. Border guards will electronically verify validity of your e-Visa.
      • If data submitted in your application does not exactly correspond with your factual information, you will be considered to have arrived without a visa and will be processed accordingly.
    • Denied
      • Your application for an e-Visa could not be approved on line. You may want to contact an Armenian Mission nearest you and apply for a conventional visa.

Who can apply for e-Visa.

  • Applications may be submitted by anyone outside Armenia who wishes to receive a visitor visa to enter Armenia

How much does it cost?

  • The combined Visa price and on-line application fee is the equivalent of US $40.
  • Children under 18 receive their visas free of charge.

How long are eVisas valid?

  • eVisas are valid for travel for up to 180 days from date of issue. They are good for a single entry, and a stay of up to up to 120 days.
  • Duration of stay is included in the validity.

What if I don't have a credit card?

  • If you do not have a credit card, then it is not possible to apply for a visa online. Instead, you may apply with any of Armenia’s missions around the world.

Why do you ask for my credit card information before everything else?

  • Applying for a visa on line is a new kind of process for all countries, not just Armenia. In order to dissuade those who are not serious about submitting an application, we ask for credit card information first. Once we receive credit card authorization, then the rest of the information is processed.

Do I have to contact an Embassy or Consulate to double check the process or verify the approval?

  • No. An e-Visa is processed directly on-line through the Consular Services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and not through an Embassy or Consulate.

Is the Armenian e-Visa accepted at all of Armenia's borders?

  • Yes. Visitors with e-Visa will be able to enter Armenia by the following border crossing checkpoints of the Republic of Armenia: Zvartnots international Airport, Gyumri Airport, Ayrum railway station, Bagratashen, Bavra, Gogavan and Megri land borders.

How will the border control guards know that I am approved and have electronically received a visa?

  • They, too, are informed electronically, and your passport information appears on their computer monitors. When you reach the control booth upon arrival, simply tell the officer that you have an electronic visa.

What types of e-Visas are available?

  • Currently the the only visa available on line is 120-day visitor visa.

Do all the members of a family traveling together need individual e-Visas?

  • Yes. A separate application should be submitted by each member of the family traveling to Armenia.

Do minors need an e-Visa?

  • Yes. Minors need to apply and receive an e-Visa. e-Visas are issued free of charge for children under 18. All applications for children under 16 must be accompanied by applications for accompanying adults.

Can the e-Visa be extended for stays beyond 120 days?

  • Yes. Just as with conventional visitor visas, the e-Visa may be extended for an additional 60 days.

I have applied and received my e-Visa but my travel plans have changed, can I get a refund?

  • No. Visa applications are non-refundable.

Does e-Visa grant me permission for employment in Armenia?

  • No. e-Visa is a visitor visa only.

Can I travel to Karabakh with e-Visa?

  • No. Armenian visas – electronic or conventional – are not sufficient for travel to Karabakh. In Yerevan, you can visit the Karabakh Representation office and receive a visa. 

I have been issued my e-Visa, however I can't print the page properly (graphics wont print).

  • The "PRINT BACKGROUND COLORS AND IMAGES" option in your browser may be turned off. To turn it on in In Internet Explorer, select the following from the menu:
    • Tools
    • Internet Options
    • Advanced
    • Scroll down to "Printing"
    • Click and select and activate the option to print background colors and images"
  • For other browsers, consult the user help section.

I have been issued my e-Visa, however "status check" returns an invalid reference number.

  • You should make sure to include all the punctuations within the reference number. Below are examples of valid and invalid entries for the following reference number: 021030.024401.8695.05
    • Valid entry: 021030.024401.8695.05
    • Invalid entry: 021030 024401 8695 05
    • Invalid entry: 021030024401869505
    • Invalid entry: 021030-024401-8695-05
    • etc.

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