Visas

ATTENTION! The U.S. Embassy does NOT work with any tourist agencies. Every application, whether filed by an applicant him/herself or with the assistance of a travel agency, is considered individually based on the individual applicant’s own merits.

Local Requirements: All visitors to U.S. Embassy Yerevan must follow the Republic of Armenia’s COVID-19 requirements which require individuals entering Armenia via the airport or land border to provide documentation of vaccination against COVID-19 at least 14 days prior to arrival, or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival, or submit to testing upon arrival and self-isolate until test results are received. Additionally, 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.

Updated Requirements for Air Travelers to the U.S. due to COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced a new Order for all air passengers traveling to the United States. Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-citizen air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States.

Exceptions to this policy will be extremely limited:

  • children under 18
  • people medically unable to receive the vaccine
  • emergency travelers who do not have timely access to a vaccine

Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis.

U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) who are eligible to travel but are not fully vaccinated will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test one (1) day before their flight’s departure. U.S citizens and LPRs who are fully vaccinated will need to present airlines with proof of vaccination  and of a negative COVID-19 test three (3) days before their flight.

For additional information, please visit our FAQs for answers to questions about the requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving in the United States.

The CDC recommends that you do not travel internationally until you are fully vaccinated. International travel poses additional risks, and even fully vaccinated travelers might be at increased risk for getting and possibly spreading some COVID-19 variants. Delay travel and stay home to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. If you do travel, follow all CDC recommendations before, during, and after travel.

Requirements – Traveling to the U.S. by air (PDF 113 KB)
Airline Checklist – COVID-19 (PDF 437 KB)

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.



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.