Visa requirements for foreigners

If you are traveling to Armenia, you might need a visa for your trip. Use our visa search tool below to enter your citizenship country and travel document type to determine if you are required to obtain a visa or not.

Visa requirements for Armenian citizens

Information is available only in Armenian


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List of countries whose nationals are unilaterally exempted from the requirement of obtaining a visa.

List of countries, with which Armenia has a visa-free regime according to bilateral and multilateral agreements.

Holders of all other national passports and travel documents, including UN Laissez-Passer, are required to obtain an entry visa.

Citizens of foreign countries for whom a visa-free regime is set can stay on the territory of the Republic of 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.

List of countries nationals of which could apply for visitor visa only with invitation.
(the list of documents required for the invitation). This limitation is obsolete for the citizens of those countries of Armenian nationality.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia issues and extends Official and Diplomatic visas, as well as issues e-visas. Visitor and Transit visas are issued and extended by the Passport and Visa Department of the Police of Armenia.

Armenian visas are issued for a maximum of 120 days with the possibility to extend for another 60 days if no other term is defined by international agreements of the Republic of Armenia.


You can see the list of countries, citizens of which can obtain an Armenian visa only upon invitation and only at the diplomatic representations of consular offices of the Republic of Armenia here.

Armenian nationals who are citizens of those countries can obtain an Armenian visa without invitation and upon arrival.

Invitations can be submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by

a) juridical persons registered in Armenia

b) authorities of Armenia and diplomatic representations or international organizations or their representatives (physical persons submit invitation to the Passport and Visa Department of the Police)

1. Invitation sample (PDF)
2. Invitation template (MS Word)

Arrival to Armenia

Foreigners enter the territory of the Republic of Armenia through border-control points. For entry, a foreigner must have a valid passport, entry visa or a document of residency status unless Armenian laws or international agreements define no other procedure.

Minor foreigners may enter Armenia accompanied by parents, a parent or any other legal representative or if one arrives to his parents, a parent, other legal representative or a receiving organization.

If a foreigner arrives in Armenia without any valid identity document or visa or if he gets a refusal to obtain an Armenian visa he cannot enter the territory of the Republic of Armenia and must be returned to his country of origin or to the country he arrived to Armenia from unless the aim of arrival is to apply for asylum or refugee status.

Departure from Armenia

Foreigners can leave Armenia upon valid passport and a document validating their prior stay in Armenia if laws or international agreements of Armenia define no other term.

Visa Extension

To extend the visa duration it is necessary to contact the Passport and Visa Department of the Police of the Republic of Armenia and submit the visa extension application, providing the reason for extending the stay in Armenia.



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