Study Visa for Armenia

Students who wish to enter the Republic of Armenia must have a tourist visa. Students holding this visa can apply to the higher education institutions of their choice in Armenia. Once you get admission to the institution, the particular institution will apply to the consular section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) for entry permission for you. After getting the entry permission from the MFA, students must apply for a visa in the Armenian embassy nearest to them. The Embassy issues a single entry visa for which the student has to pay the charges in the embassy itself. Once a student is in Armenia, he/she gets a resident card, free of costs.

International students must have valid passport, entry visa or a document of residency status.

Contact your nearest Armenia embassy or consulate for detailed information about visa application procedure and documentation.

Types of Visas for Armenia

Visitor (tourist) visa: A tourist/visitor visa is for foreigners who wish to come to Armenia for business, tourism, medical treatment, seeing relatives and friends, etc. This visa is valid for a period of 1 year, and issued for one time entry or for multiple entries.

Official visa: The official visa is for individuals who possess a service or official passport. 
  • Single entry visa or multiple entries visa: These are issued to international functionaries who come to the Republic of Armenia after receiving an invite from foreign diplomatic representations or Armenian officials or international establishments. These are valid for a period of 1 year.
  • Multiple entries visas are also issued to non-diplomatic individuals working as foreign representatives. It is also issued to their families, and international establishments. Such visas are valid for a period of 3 years.
  • Single entry visa or multiple entries visas are also issued to the official representatives having ordinary passport. These are valid for 1 year.
Diplomatic visa: This visa is for individuals with diplomatic status or for individuals who hold a diplomatic passport.

Multiple entries visa is issued for a period of 3 years; single entry visa or multiple entries visa is issued for a period of 1 year to official representatives and their families; and single entry visa for entry into the country for non-official reasons is issued for a period of 120 days.

Transit visa: A transit visa is issued for single entry or for multiple entries. This visa is issued for stay in the Republic of Armenia for a maximum duration of 3-4 days and is valid for a period of 1 year.

For latest guidelines and to apply for Armenian students visa see official website.
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