2225 R Street, NW,

Washington, DC  20008

PHONE (202) 319-1976 / FAX (202) 319-2982


URL: http://www.armeniaemb.org/visa regulations

E-mail: Consulate@erols.com




Document Requirements:


To travel to Armenia, an applicant must obtain a visa from the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Washington, D.C., or the Consulate General in Los Angeles*.


To obtain a visa through the Armenian Embassy, applicants are required to submit the following paperwork to the Consular Section:




1.  A filled visa application form (one per applicant)


2.  One recent passport-size photo, attached to the application form. The picture can be black-and-white or color


3.  The original passport, valid for six months


4.  Money order or certified check payable to the Embassy of Armenia (no cash or personal checks can be accepted). Please consult the Consulate for updated fee






-If applying by mail, applicants are responsible for the cost of the return shipment. It can be either a prepaid return envelope of any registered mail with a tracking number or a separate  money order in the amount of $15 to cover the cost of the FedEx services.


-The Embassy of the Republic of Armenia coannot be held responsible for documents lost in  the mail.




* Residents of the  following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho,  Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Washington & Wisconsin are advised to address to the Consulate General in Los Angeles (50 North La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, Tel: (310) 657-6102, Fax: (310) 657-7419).


Residents of all other states may address inquiries to the Embassy in Washington, DC.




Duration of Stay


No letter of invitation is required from Armenia to obtain a single-entry tourist visa for a stay of up to 21 days. For stays of  longer than 21 days or any other type of visa, an official invitation is required**.


For stays longer than three months, a residency permit must be obtained through the Foreign Ministry in Yerevan.


Transit visa is required if Armenia is a stopping point to travel on to other countries.  This type of visa can be obtained only in case of having basic  visa. Transit visa is valid for three days.




Fee Schedule & Processing Time


$18  for a single transit visa (3 days). Processing time: 7 working days


$36  for a multiple transit visa (3 days). Processing time: 7 working days


$60  for a tourist visa (21 days). Processing time: 7 working days


$35  for a single visa with an official invitation (up to 90 days). Processing time: 7 working days


$65  for a multiple visa with an official invitation (up to 90 days). Processing time: 7 working days






1. No fee for diplomatic visa


2. No fee for children under 18 years old


3. Visa processing time is 7 working days


    Rush service - 3 working days ($86), 24 hours ($95)




Need More Information?


To obtain additional information about visa processing, or to check the status of your application, you may call (202) 319-2983, between 10 a.m. & noon, Monday through Friday, except Wednesday.




**  Only an invitation verified by the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (for business trips) or the Passport & Visa Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Armenia (for private trips) is considered to be official.




Permanent Mission of the Republic of Armenia to the United Nations


119 E. 36th Street, New York, NY  10016


Tel: 212/686-9079    Fax: 212/686-3934








According to the law the passengers are required to pay the fee equal to $20 when leaving the territory of the Republic of Armenia /airport "Zvartnots"/.


With this note we would like to notify you about the categories of the passengers who are waived to pay the above mentioned fee:


1.  Children under 12 years old.


2.  Transit passengers.


3.  Representatives of the International Organisations accredited with the Foreign Ministry of  the Republic of Armenia.


4.  Holders of the diplomatic passports.


5.  Employees of the foreign diplomatic or consular missions & members of the family.


6.  Members of the official delegations visiting Armenia by the invitation of the President of  the Republic, President of the National Assembly, Chairman of the Constitutional Court, Prime-Minister of Minister of Foreign Affairs.



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