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.
Foreigners enter the territory of the Republic of Armenian through border-control points. For entry a foreigner must have valid passport, entry visa or a document of residency status unless Armenian laws or international agreements define no other procedure.
Arrival to Nagorno Karabakh
The entry of foreign citizens to the NagornoKarabakh Republic is allowed on the availability of valid foreign passports or other documents replacing them, an entrance visa of NKR, with payment of corresponding state customs.
The NKR entrance visas are granted to foreign citizens by the NKR Permanent Mission to the Republic of Armenia. In exceptional cases, the entrance visa can be granted at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the NKR in Stepanakert.
The passport-visa control is placed at the highway Goris-Stepanakert, not far from the village of Aghavno (former Zabukh). Here is realized only the selective check of passport and visa, without the Customs inspection. You can be asked to show only passport and the availability of entry visa to Karabakh. In case of non-availability of the latter you will have to visit the consular department of the Ministry of RMK Foreign Affairs, where you will be given the entry visa within a few minutes.
If you are travelling by taxi or private car into Karabakh consider getting the visa in Yerevan – it is by no means necessary, but it may simplify the process when you enter the country.
Tourist’s visa until 21 days costs 3.000 AMD.