Citizens of many countries can visit Armenia without a visa, while some need to obtain a visa in order to visit.
There are 3 categories of Armenian Visa regulations for different countries:
Learn more about types of visas to Armenia and their validity period below.
The citizens of the following 45 countries with all types of passports are exempt from the requirement to obtain a visa to enter the Republic of Armenia.
They can stay in the territory of the Republic of Armenia up to 180 days per year.
United Arab Emirates
Armenia Visa on arrival
Citizens of the following countries holding ordinary passports can obtain Armenian entry visas upon arrival in Armenia at the airport or at the border checkpoints with Georgia or Iran.
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Republic of El Salvador
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Visa upon arrival can be granted at following immigration checkpoints:
International airports and railway station:
- Zvartnots International Airport (Yerevan)
- Shirak Airport (Gyumri)
- Ayrum railway station
- Bagratashen (border with Georgia)
- Bavra (border with Georgia)
- Gogavan (border with Georgia)
- Meghri (border with Iran)
Armenia Visa cost
Visa validity goes from 21 days up to 1 year, with different prices:
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Armenia Visa with an invitation
Citizens from these countries cannot obtain a visa upon arrival and can only apply for an Armenian visa only with an invitation. The invitation must be written on a letterhead, issued by an inviting organization, and must be signed and sealed by the head of the said organization.
All African countries (including St. Helena) except South Africa
*Citizens of the Republic of Iraq can apply for a visitor visa at the diplomatic representations and consular posts of the Republic of Armenia abroad without an invitation.
Foreign visitors who are eligible for visa on arrival are also eligible to apply for an e-visa.
You can now apply for your Armenian visa online. However, we do require that your passport be valid for at least six months from the time of your application.
Electronic visa isequivalent to a normal visa, but there is no paper inserted into your passport. Your application is verified online and in most cases, the visa will be approved within two business days.
E-visa holders can enter Armenia via Zvartnots International Airport, Gyumri Airport, Ayrum Railway Station, and theBagratashen, Bavra, Gogavan, and Megri borders entries.
Be aware that rules and regulations regarding Armenian visas are subject to change without prior notice.
Visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for the most updated information regarding current rules and regulations.
Armenia Visa for UK Citizens
The citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with all types of passports are exempt from the requirement to obtain a visa to enter the Republic of Armenia. They can stay in the territory of the Republic of Armenia up to 180 days per year.
Armenia Visa For UAE Citizens
The citizens of United Arab Emirates with all types of passports are exempt from the requirement to obtain a visa to enter the Republic of Armenia. They can stay in the territory of the Republic of Armenia up to 180 days per year.
Armenia Visa For Indians
Armenia is the easiest country in Europe for the citizens of India to visit. Now all Indian citizens, irrespective of their residence, holding ordinary passports can obtain Armenian visas upon arrival in Armenia. It is possible to get e-visa before arrival or they can come to Armenia and get a visa upon arrival at the airport or at the border checkpoints with Georgia or Iran.
Armenia Visa For Filipinos
Filipinos can get Armenia visa upon arrival, no supporting documents needed. All you need to do is to fill out the visa application form, exchange money to the local currency, and submit your passport and application form at the visa application counter by paying AMD3000(about $6) for a single time entry visa, valid for 21 days.
Note: It’s better to bring USD to change to AMD.
Visa to Nagorno Karabakh / Artsakh
Visitors to Nagorno Karabakh Republic (NKR) are permitted with the presentation of valid foreign passports or valid similar documents, an entrance visa issued for the NKR, and with clearance from relevant customs authorities.
Entrance visas for NKR are granted by the NKR Permanent Mission to the Republic of Armenia. In rare cases, an entrance visa can be issued at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the NKR, located in the town of Stepanakert.
Visa support is also available to tour groups accredited in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the NKR.
Passport and visas are checked on the Goris-Stepanakert highway, not far from Aghavno (formerlyZabukh). This does not include a customs inspection. In NKR, you will only be asked to show passports and your visa. If you don’t have a letter of invitation, you will have to visit the consule at the RMK Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where a visa will be promptly issued.
If traveling over-land, consider stopping in at Yerevan to pick up your visa, as it will simplify your crossing into the NKR.
A 21-day visa will cost you 3000 Armenian Drams ($US7). Ensure you are advised that the consular of the RMK Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Armenian Permanent Mission do not operate on weekends. Please ensure you have your visa issued and valid before entering if you intend to arrive on a Saturday or Sunday.
Be aware that entry to Azerbaijan is not allowed if you have a NKR visa on your passport. If you plan to travel on to Azerbaijan, please request that your visa be left outside the passport for this reason when seeking an issue to your visa. Entering NKR from Armenia is considered an act of illegal border crossing in Azerbaijan, making you liable for prosecution under Azeri law.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at, and we will be happy to help with any problems you have to the best of our ability.
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