Visas

Local Requirements: In accordance with local guidelines, all visitors to the U.S. Embassy for any consular services must wear a face mask. Individuals without a face mask will not be permitted to enter the U.S. Embassy and will have to reschedule their appointment.

For COVID-19 travel information and testing requirements, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.

On January 20, the President revoked Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983.  For visa applicants who would have been otherwise eligible for a visa but for the restrictions under Proclamations 9645 and 9983 and are currently being considered for a waiver of the restrictions, consular officers will be taking steps to adjudicate those applications, subject to completion of any required security vetting procedures and other applicable grounds of inadmissibility.  Please note that administrative processing may not be related to the proclamations, as it covers many situations.

Resumption of All Visa Services: We are resuming routine visa services on a post-by-post basis, following State Department guidance to safely return our workforce and the public to Department facilities.  U.S. embassies and consulates continue to provide emergency and mission-critical visa services.  As post-specific conditions improve, our embassies and consulates will begin providing additional services and will resume routine visa services completely as soon as it is safe to do so for the public and for our workforce.

Current Status of Visa Services: The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan is currently processing all categories of immigrant visas, K fiancé visas, and student and exchange visitor nonimmigrant visa applications.  As post-specific conditions permit, our mission will phase in processing of additional nonimmigrant visa cases. We expect the volume and scheduling of visa cases will depend on local circumstances. We will resume adjudicating all routine nonimmigrant and immigrant visa cases only when adequate resources are available, and when it is safe to do so.

Presidential Proclamation 10014: Presidential Proclamation 10014, entitled “Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak,” was rescinded on February 24, 2021. Please see https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/rescission-of-presidential-proclamation-10014.html.

Geographic COVID-19 Restrictions: The geographic COVID-19-related P.P.s 9984, 9992, 10143, and 10199, which suspend entry into the United States of foreign nationals who have been physically present in the People’s Republic of China, Islamic Republic of Iran, Schengen Area, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Brazil, India and South Africa, in the 14-day period before seeking entry into the United Statesremain in effect.

Immigrant visa and K fiancé nonimmigrant visa applicants are excepted from the geographic COVID-19 P.P.s.

If you reside in, have traveled recently to, or intend to transit or travel any country under a Regional COVID-19 Presidential Proclamation, the Department of State strongly encourages you to postpone your visa interview appointment until 14 days subsequent to your departure from the subject country(ries). Additionally, if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or believe you may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, you are strongly encouraged to postpone your appointment by at least 14 days.

If you have not been outside of a proclamation country for at least 14 days prior to the interview, your application will be refused and visa issuance may be delayed until you can satisfy the Consular Officer that you have been and will not be in a proclamation country prior to visa issuance.



A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport, a travel document issued by the traveler’s country of citizenship.

Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel to the United States without a visa if they meet the requirements for visa-free travel. The Visa section of this website is all about U.S. visas for foreign citizens to travel to the United States.

Note: U.S. citizens don’t need a U.S. visa for travel, but when planning travel abroad may need a visa issued by the embassy of the country they wish to visit.

For all inquiries regarding scheduling appointments, paying the MRV fee, submitting an application, or any other questions regarding non-immigrant visas please contact our contract service provider Global Support Services (GSS) by clicking here: EnglishFarsiArmenian.

For all other inquiries please use the contact information below:

Our mailing address is:
Consular Section
U.S. Embassy
1 American Avenue
Yerevan 0082
Armenia

The Department of State manages the visa process strictly but fairly in order to best protect the United States. We are committed to the essential openness for which the United States has always been known. Travel to the United States is welcomed and encouraged.

We promise to you, the visa applicant, that:
• We will treat you with dignity and respect, even if we are unable to grant you a visa.
• We will treat you as an individual and your case as unique.
• We will remember that, to you, a visa interview may be a new or intimidating experience and that you may be nervous.
• We will use the limited time available for the interview to get as full a picture as possible of your travel plans and intentions.
• We will use our available resources to fairly assist all applicants to get appointments to allow travel in time for business, study, and other important obligations.
• We will post detailed and accurate information on visa requirements and application procedures on every Embassy and Consulate website.
• We will provide information on non-immigrant appointment waiting times at every Embassy and Consulate posted on http://travel.state.gov.
• We will explain the reason for any visa denial to you.

Furthermore, if you are a:
• Student, we will make every effort to ensure that you get an appointment and, if qualified, a visa in time to start classes.
• Medical and humanitarian emergency traveler, we will expedite processing for those dealing with life threatening emergencies.
• Business traveler, we will establish appropriate mechanisms to facilitate business travel and expedite cases of particular concern to American business.
At the same time, we expect you, the visa applicant, to:
• Plan your travel and visa application as far in advance as possible.
• Complete your application fully and accurately.
• Be forthcoming about your purpose and plans.
• Prepare for your interview by being able to clearly and concisely describe your intentions.