YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 12, ARMENPRESS: A foreign ministry official told Armenpress that a draft law on the legal status of foreigners in Armenia that is being elaborated now is supposed to make Armenia’s visa issuing policy more flexible. Hrach Hovhanesian, who heads the visa department of the ministry, said Armenia is the second world country that has developed and installed E-Visa system for issuance of electronic visas (also Australia issues on-line visas).
He said some 2,000 foreigners applied last year for e-visas and the majority of these applications were satisfied. He said the number of foreigners wanting to obtain e-visas for traveling to Armenia increases monthly.
Applications for e-Visas are submitted online, verified on line, and in most cases, they are approved and issued on-line within two business days. This e-visa is good for travelers arriving by air at Yerevan’s Zvartnots International Airport only.