Visa to Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

One of the first questions that arises before traveling around any foreign country is, of course, the issue of a visa. We decided to make it easier for tourists to get information concerning obtaining visa to Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. In this article, you will learn the citizens of which countries can enter these countries without a visa, who require a visa, and who can get a visa only by invitation. If you have any further questions, you can contact us.

Visa to Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

Great Britain - for citizens of Great Britain, there is a visa-free regime for entering Armenia. Guests can stay in the country for up to 180 days. Georgia also has a visa-free entry for 1 year. In Azerbaijan, a 30-day electronic visa is valid for citizens of the United Kingdom.

The USA - from the United States, citizens can visit Armenia without a visa and stay in the country for 180 days. The visa-free regime also works for Georgia. To visit Azerbaijan, US citizens fill out an electronic visa on the official website of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry. The E-Visa is valid for 90 days. Also, US citizens can get an electronic visa at the customs point only if they arrive in Baku from New York via Azerbaijan Airlines.

European Union - the citizens of EU countries exempt from obtaining an entry visa to the Republic of Armenia. Visa-free entry is also valid on the territory of Georgia for a period of 1 year. For EU citizens, a 30-day E-Visa is valid for visiting Azerbaijan.

Singapore - visa-free travel to Armenia is valid for Singapore citizens. In Georgia, there is also a visa-free entry from Singapore that is valid for a year. Singapore citizens can get an electronic visa upon arrival in Baku or through a travel agency.

The Australian Union - it is unilaterally exempt from an entry visa to Armenia. There is a visa-free entry and stay for a year in Georgia. An electronic visa is valid for visiting Azerbaijan, which can be obtained within 5 work days.

Canada - the citizens of Canada can arrive in Armenia with a regular passport and apply for a visa at the time of crossing the border. From Canada, guests can enter Georgia and stay for a year without a visa. An E-Visa for a period of 90 days is valid for arrival in Azerbaijan from Canada.

Hong Kong - Hong Kong (SAR, Special Administrative Region) is in bilateral visa-free regime with Armenia. To visit Georgia from Hong Kong it is required to fill out an electronic visa. Azerbaijan has no special conditions for guests from Hong Kong, to enter Azerbaijan E-Visa is required.

The Republic of South Africa - the citizens receive a visa upon arrival in Armenia. Georgia provides visa-free entry from the Republic of South Africa. For citizens of the Republic of South Africa visiting Azerbaijan, there is an electronic visa, which must be obtained in advance.

Qatar - Qatar is unilaterally exempt from obtaining a visa upon entering Armenia. Guests from Qatar can stay on the territory of Georgia without a visa for a year. Citizens of Qatar receive a visa for a period of 30 days upon arrival in Azerbaijan.

UAE - from the United Arab Emirates, guests can visit Armenia without an entry visa. There is no entry visa to visit Georgia from the United Arab Emirates either. The visa is issued at the international airports of Azerbaijan upon arrival.

Malaysia - Malaysians, when visiting Armenia, receive a visa while crossing the border. There is no entry visa to travel to Georgia. An electronic visa is valid for Azerbaijan.

India - citizens of India receive an entry visa at the Armenian embassy or upon arrival. The residents of India, with a permanent residence permit for Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, UAE and Oman, can receive visas upon arrival. To visit Georgia, Indians must fill out an electronic visa or get it at the embassy. To visit Azerbaijan, citizens of India can get E-Visa on the website of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry.

Visa to Armenia: Visa not required

Below you can get acquainted with the list of the countries the citizens of which may enter and stay in Armenia without visa. In the first table, you will see the countries with which Armenia has the bilateral visa-free regime.

Austria

Argentina

Byelorussia

Belgium

Bulgaria

Germany

Greece

Georgia

Spain

Italy

Kazakhstan

Cyprus

Kyrgyzstan

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Moldova

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Russia

Romania

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Tajikistan

Uzbekistan

Ukraine

Uruguay

Finland

France

Croatia

Montenegro

Czech Republic

Switzerland

Sweden

Estonia

 

The following are the countries with which Armenia has unilateral visa regime.

Austria

Andorra

Belgium

Bulgaria

Germany

Greece

Denmark

Ireland

Iceland

Spain

Italy

Cyprus

Latvia

Lithuania

Liechtenstein

Luxembourg

Malta Monaco

Netherlands

Norway

PolandRepublic

Romania

San Marino

The Slovak Republic

Slovenia

USA

Uruguay

Finland

France

Croatia

Montenegro

Czech Republic

Switzerland

Sweden

Estonia

 

It is important to take into account that the citizens of those countries can stay in Armenia no longer than 180 days in a year.

Visa to Armenia: Invitation only

Below you can get acquainted with the list of the countries the citizens of which require to obtain visa to enter Armenia. They can obtain visa only by invitation. The invitations to these citizens may be issued by legal persons registered in Armenia, Armenian authorities, diplomatic missions, international organizations and their representatives. The invitation must be necessarily written on the official letterhead and have a signature of the director, as well as the seal of the organization. The invitation is sent to consideration to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia.

After receiving an invitation the citizens of the following countries can obtain a visa to Armenia only in Armenian embassies (consulates) abroad.

Algeria

Angola

Afghanistan

Bangladesh

Benin

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Vietnam

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Djibouti

Egypt

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Cape Verde

Cameroon

Kenya

Code d’Ivoire

Comoros

Congo

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Mauritius

Mauritania

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Morocco

Mozambique

Namibia

Nepal

Niger

Nigeria

Pakistan

Palestine

Rwanda

Sao Tome and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Swaziland

Saint Helena Island

Seychelles

Senegal

Siera Leone

Syria

Somalia

Sudan

Tanzania

Togo

Tunisia

Uganda

Central African Republic

Chad

Sri Lanka

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

South Sudan

Visa to Armenia: The receipt of a visa

The citizens of the other countries who own all categories of passports should obtain visa to enter Armenia and do not need an invitation.

There are several categories of visas to Armenia. The citizens who wish to visit the country for the purpose of tourism, business, and visiting relatives must obtain a visitor visa. It is issued for a single or for multiple entrances.

These citizens can apply for E-visa on the site of the MFA – www.evisa.mfa.am 

Visa can also be obtained upon arrival in Armenia.

Please take into account that the citizens of Iraq cannot obtain visa upon arrival, they can do that only in the embassies of Armenia.

Visa to Georgia: Visa not required

Those who are planning to visit Georgia should get a visa unless they are citizens of countries which have visa-free regime with Georgia.

Below you can get acquainted with the list of the countries the citizens of which may enter and stay in Georgia without visa for a period up to 1 year (excluding Iran, Chili and Uruguay):

Albania

Andorra

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Barbados

Belarus

Belize

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

British Dependent Territories 

British Overseas Territories 

Brunei

Canada

Chile (90/180 days)

Colombia

Costa Rica

Denmark Territories 

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

El Salvador

EU States

French Republic Territories 

Holy See

Honduras

Iceland

Iran (45 days)

Israel

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Lebanon

Liechtenstein

Malaysia

Mauritius

Mexico

Moldova

Monaco

Montenegro

Netherlands Territories 

NewZealandNorway

Oman

Panama

Qatar

Russia

Saint Vincent and Grenadines

San Marino

Saudi Arabia

Serbia

Seychelles

Singapore

South Africa

South Korea

Switzerland

Tajikistan

Thailand

Turkey

Turkmenistan

UAE

Ukraine

Uruguay (90days)

USA

Uzbekistan

 

Below are listed countries the citizens of which should obtain e-visas. The easiest way is applying for short term visa via E-visa port

Visa to Georgia: E-visa

90 days per 180-day period

Bolivia

 Cuba

 Dominica

 East Timor

 Grenada

 Guatemala

 Kiribati

 Marshall Islands

 Micronesia

 North Macedonia

 Palau

 Paraguay

 Peru

 Saint Kitts and Nevis

 Saint Lucia

 Samoa

 Solomon Islands

 Suriname

 Trinidad and Tobago

 Tuvalu

 Vanuatu

30 days per 120-day period

Angola

 Benin

 Bhutan

 Burkina Faso

 Burundi

 Cambodia

 Cape Verde

 The central African Republic

China

 Comoros

 Djibouti

 Egypt

 Equatorial Guinea

 Eritrea

 Eswatini

 Ethiopia

 Fiji

 Guinea-Bissau

 Guyana

 Haiti

 Hong Kong

 India

 Indonesia

 Jamaica

 Laos

 Lesotho

 Macau

 Madagascar

 Malawi

 Maldives

 Mongolia

 Mozambique

 Myanmar

 Namibia

 North Korea

 Papua New Guinea

 Philippines

 Rwanda

 Sao Tome and Principe

 Togo

 Vietnam

 Zambia

 Zimbabwe

 

Visa categories 

If your country was not mentioned above then you’ll need to apply for a visa at the Embassy of Georgia in your country. 

The type of visa to Georgia depends on the purpose of the visit. According to the legislation, the following types are valid:

1. Diplomatic (A)

2. Immigration (D)

3. Common (C)

4. Special (B)

5. Transit (T)

Visa to Azerbaijan: Visa not required

The visa-free regime to Azerbaijan for a period of 3 months is valid for citizens of the following countries:

Belarus

Georgia

Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan

Moldavia

Russia

Tajikistan

Ukraine

Uzbekistan

Iran (15 days)

Turkey (1 month)

 

 

Citizens of the following countries can obtain a visa on arrival for a period of 30 days:

Bahrain

Israel

Indonesia

Iran

Qatar

China

Kuwait

Malaysia

UAE

Oman

Saudi Arabia

Singapore

Turkey

South Korea

Japan

 

Visa to Azerbaijan: E-visa

An electronic visa (E-Visa) can be issued on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan. Currently, E-Visa is available only for the following countries:

Australia

Austria

Albania

Algeria

Andorra

Argentina

Bahrain

Belgium

Bulgaria

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

Brunei Darussalam

Vatican

Great Britain

Hungary

Vietnam

Guatemala

Germany

Greece

Denmark

Israel

India

Indonesia

Jordan

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Ireland

Iceland

Spain

Italy

Canada

Qatar

Cyprus

China

Costa Rica

Cuba

Kuwait

Latvia

Lithuania

Liechtenstein

Luxembourg

Macedonia

Malaysia

Malta

Morocco

Mexico

Monaco

Mongolia

Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

UAE

Oman

Pakistan

Panama

Poland

Portugal

The Republic of Korea

Romania

San Marino

Saudi Arabia

Serbia

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

USA

Thailand

Turkmenistan

Turkey

Finland

France

Croatia

Czech Republic

Montenegro

Chile

Switzerland

Sweden

Sri Lanka

Estonia

South Africa

 

For citizens with service and diplomatic passports, a visa-free regime is also set for the following countries:

Albania (90 days)

Argentina (30 days)

Austria (90 days)

Belgium (90 days)

Bulgaria (90 days)

Bosnia and Herzegovina (90 days)

Brazil (90 days)

China (30 days)

Czech Republic (90 days)

Croatia (30 days)

Estonia (90 days)

Finland (90 days)

France (90 days)

Germany (90 days)

Indonesia (30 days)

Jordan (90 days)

Iran (30 days)

Spain (90 days)

Sweden (90 days)

Italy (90 days)

Israel (90 days)

Colombia (90 days)

Cyprus (90 days)

Cuba (90 days)

Kuwait (90 days)

Latvia (90 days)

Lithuania (90 days)

Libya (90 days)

Luxembourg (90 days)

Hungary (90 days)

Malta (30 days)

Mexico (90 days)

Morocco (90 days)

Montenegro (90 days)

Netherlands (90 days)

Norway (90 days)

Pakistan (30 days)

Poland (90 days)

Peru (90 days)

Portugal (90 days)

Qatar (30 days)

Republic of Korea (30 days)

Romania (90 days)

Serbia (90 days)

Slovakia (90 days)

Slovenia (90 days)

Syria (30 days)

Turkey (90 days)

Turkmenistan (30 days)

Greece (90 days)

Vietnam (30 days)

UAE (30 days)

Uruguay (30 days)

 

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