Temporary and Permanent Residency in Armenia

Types of Armenian Residency and Resident Cards

Type of residency Type of the document Terms of residency
1 Temporary Temporary resident card Up to one year
2 Permanent Permanent resident card Five years
3 Special Special passport Ten years

 

Eligibility for a TEMPORARY RESIDENT CARD

Temporary Resident Card is issued to foreign citizens, who:

- study in Armenia,

- have work permit in Armenia,

- is wife/husband, parent or child of a foreign citizen who is a holder of a Temporary Resident Card of Armenia,

- is wife/husband, parent, child or relative (brother, sister, grandparent, grandchildren) of an Armenian citizen or of a foreign citizen holding a Special Passport of Armenia,

- runs business activity in Armenia,

- is an Armenian national,

- in other cases prescribed by law.

Temporary Resident Card is issued with one-year validity period with the possibility of one-year extension.

The applicant must apply for the extension at least 30 days before the expiration of the Temporary Resident Card.

Eligibility for a PERMANENT RESIDENT CARD

Permanent Resident Card is issued to a foreign citizen when:

- the applicant is wife/husband or relative (brother, sister, grandparent, grandchildren) of an Armenian citizen or of a foreign citizen holding a Special Passport of Armenia, has adequate means of accommodation or property in Armenia and also has legally lived in Armenia for 3 years before applying for a Permanent Resident Card,

- runs business activity in Armenia,

- is an Armenian national.

Permanent Resident Card is issued with five-year validity period. It can be extended with five more years.

To extend the Permanent Resident Card, the applicant must apply at least 30 days before the expiration of the card.

 

Where to apply?

The Passport and Visa Department of the Police of the Republic of Armenia.

Address: 17/10 Building, 4th District, Davtashen, Yerevan 0054

Working hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 09։00-17։00, break 14։00-15։00

Fri 10։00-17։00, break 14։00-15։00

 

Required documents

1) application,

2) 3 color photos - 35 x 45 mm,

3) passport, copy of the passport, the notarized Armenian translation of the passport,

4) documents supporting the conditions of applying for the residence permit (extension of the permit) in Armenia,

5) medical certificate,

6) receipt of payment of the fee.

 

Fees

Service Fee
1 Temporary resident card (up to one year) 105,000 AMD
2 Extension of the temporary resident card (up to one year) 105,000 AMD
3 Permanent resident card (5 years) 140,000 AMD
4 Special passport (10 years) 150,000 AMD

The basis of the presented fees is the Law of the Republic of Armenia "On the State Duties" (Article 8, 14)

 

According to the principle of reciprocity, the following fees are applied for the citizens of the United States of America

Service Fee
1 Temporary resident card (up to one year) 85,000 AMD
2 Extension of the temporary resident card (up to one year) 1,000 AMD
3 Permanent resident card (5 years) 90,000 AMD

The basis of the presented fees is the Law of the Republic of Armenia "On the State Duties" (Article 14.3) and the Government decree № 300-N from 29 March, 2019.

 

How to pay

You can pay the fee for the resident card by the E-payments state electronic system, in a bank or on spot with the payment terminals.

Pay for Temporary Resident Card (up to one year)

Pay for Permanent Resident Card (5 years)

 

Processing time

Up to 30 days after submitting the application.

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