immigration to Armenia

Residency in Armenia

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Immigration to Armenia

How is life in Armenia?


living in Armenia is such as involving yourself in a place full of memories but heading up to the future, so it is an richen and unique experience



their official language is Armenian, and it is spoken as a first one by majority of its population but people as a foreign language have good knowledge of Russian, and English is gaining popularity in recent years.



Armenia’s different varieties of climates depend on the absolute height of the land but generally average temperature in different season is:

The average temperature during spring is 2-3C.

Summers in Armenia are dry and sunny also, the average temperature is 30C.

In autumn frosts are frequently strong, in this season precipitation start and the average temperature during autumn is -3C.

The winters are quite cold with plenty of snow

Temperatures often fall below zero and average of temperature in winter is -10C.


reasons why you will love to immigrate to Armenia


  • Hospitable people
  • Favorable climate
  • Affordable cost of living


Cost of living in Armenia


Cost of living in another country mostly depends on your lifestyle and which city you want to live. In general Armenia is not an expensive country and average prices in markets based on average salaries.


Housing and utilities costs


The cost of monthly rent in Armenia is about $ 338.92 for 1-bedroom apartment in city center. It can be decreased if you rent an apartment outside of center.

Budget that you need consider for basic utilities (Water, Electricity, Garbage, Heating, Cooling) is around $ 76.46 per month.


Food costs

The average costs that you should pay every month for foods and groceries is 50-70$.

Dinning out in top restaurants for a meal costs around 20$ in average one is 6-7$


Transportation costs

Public transport is very inexpensive and every person can afford it. and prices is 13$ per month.




Type of visa to stay in Armenia

If a foreign citizen wishes to live in the Republic of Armenia, or to acquire citizenship of the RA in common order, first should prepare the documents which will let expats stay on the territory of the Republic of Armenia and obtain the residence status.


It is possible to distinguish 3 types of resident status:

3 types of resident status In Armenia


  • Temporary (temporary residence card)

  • Permanent (permanent residence card)

  • Special (special passport of residence)


Temporary residence card


  • The temporary residence card is valid for 1 year. The foreigner needs to prove the presence of any of the following circumstances to obtain a temporary residence card:
  • Studying in education organization situated in the Republic of Armenia
  • A labor permits
  • Marriage with the citizen of the Republic of Armenia or foreign citizen, who has the residence status in the territory of the RA
  • The fact of being in close family relations with the citizen of the RA or with the foreign citizen, who has permanent residence status in the RA
  • When carrying out the entrepreneurial activity
  • Being Armenian descent



In case of expiration of the validity of that card, the person has an opportunity to renew the status of temporary residence each time for 1 year.


permanent residence card


A foreigner needs to prove the presence of following circumstances to obtain permanent residence status in Armenia:


  • Presence of close relatives in the territory of the RA
  • Provision of housing and presence of the source for maintenance of life in the RA


The fact of residing in Armenia within 3 years before filing the application for obtainment of permanent residence card.

The permanent residence card can also be issued to persons of Armenian descent or persons performing an entrepreneurial activity in the Republic of Armenia.

For renewal of permanent card’s validity, it is necessary to file an application not less than 30 days before its expiration.


Special passport of residence

The special status of residence is issued to the foreigners who are Armenians by origin or who carry out cultural or economic activity in the territory of the Republic of Armenia. Passport of special residence is issued for 10 years.      


Process of issued temporary or permanent residence card


For obtainment of the documents establishing the status of temporary or permanent residence in the territory of Armenia, foreigners have to file an application to an appropriate body of Police of the RA. After consideration of the application, that body makes a decision about granting the temporary or permanent status of residence or about a refusal to grant the temporary or permanent status of residence within 30 days. Foreigners who have residence status are registered by the competent body of Police of the RA.

For acquisition of special residence status applicant needs to file an application to the competent body of Police, and if the applicant is abroad, he has to file an application to diplomatic representation or consular institution of the Republic of Armenia. The decision about granting special residence status is taken by the President of the Republic of Armenia and without appeal.


Reasons for refusal to grant residence status:


  • A person has been deported from the Republic of Armenia or divested from residence status and 3-year term has not elapsed since decisions about it came into force
  • A person has been sentenced to the RA for committing grave or gravest crime and conviction is not canceled or removed
  • There is affirmative information that person carries out activity, arrears organizer or participant of an organization concerned with:
  • Causing harm to state security, the overthrow of constitutional order, weakening defense capacity of the RA
  • Terrorism
  • Illegal cross-border movement of arms, ammunition, explosives, radioactive materials, narcotics or psychotropic substances
  • Trafficking in persons
  • A person from the diseases noted in the law
  • There are serious and proved threats to state security of the Republic of Armenia from a person
  • When filing an application, the person presented false information about himself or didn’t provide the necessary documents, or his residence in Armenia has a different purpose than provided in the application
  • A person has been brought to administrative liability, and the 1-year term hasn’t elapsed since the decision entered into effect.



Many people incorrectly think that a second passport is illegal.

This is a myth, Ignorance, and nationalistic indoctrination, has perpetuated a stigma that somehow obtaining a second passport is “grey”, or outright illegal across the world. Plenty of people have dual citizenship, and you can do.



The quickest and most direct path to a second passport (no matter who your parents are, where you are born, or where you live) is through an officially recognized citizenship by investment scheme, maybe there will be a Armenia Citizenship Program in the future. Another option to get Armenia second citizenship is Citizenship by Residency. Almost all developed countries have laws in place whereby a long-term resident can become a naturalized citizen after a certain period of time.



If you have dual citizenship, you are a citizen of two countries at the same time. While dual citizens do enjoy certain benefits:

  • access to two social service systems
  • the option to live, work and own property in two countries
  • the ability to travel with relative ease between the two locations.
  • Dual citizens can receive the benefits and privileges offered by each country.
  • They are also allowed to work in either country without needing a work permit or visa and can attend school in either country at the citizen tuition rate.
  • Second passports: As a dual citizen ,guarantees right of entry to both countries, which can be especially important if you have family to visit , do business or study in either country.
  • Property ownership: Another benefit of dual citizenship is the ability to own property in either country. Some countries restrict land ownership to citizens only, and as a legal citizen of two countries, you would be able to purchase property in either countries.

Documents required for temporary or permanent residence applications

For acquisition of temporary or permanent residence status a person must present:

  • Application
  • 3 photos (35 x 45)
  • Passport, a copy of passport and a notarized translation into the Armenian language
  • Documents confirming the circumstances necessary for obtainment (extension) of residence status in the RA
  • Health certificate
  • Receipt confirming the payment of state duty

Documents required for special residence applications

For obtaining a special residence status in the territory of Armenia the person needs to submit the following list of documents:

  • Documents confirming the legality of residence in the territory of the Republic of Armenia (entry visa, residence card, passport of special residence of the RA and so on)
  • Document confirming Armenian ethnicity
  • Document about cultural and economic activity in Armenia
  • Passport and travel documents, notarized and translated into Armenian
  • 4 photos (35 x 45)
  • Receipt confirming the payment of state duty


How long does the company registration in France take?

There isn’t a standard timeframe for the registration process of a company.

Is it hard to open a company in France as a foreigner?

There are no specific requirements related to the nationality or residency of company directors in France.

Can I open a bank account remotely for my company in France?

The bank opening process in France requires the presence of a company representative, so your presence will be required.

Can I benefit from France’s double tax agreements in order to reduce my taxes?

You can benefit from these agreements as long as France has signed such a treaty with your home country; however, France offers many tax deductions and exemptions to foreign investors.

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