Passport Overview

According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Armenian passport is now ranked 79th. It allows visa-free travel to 65 countries. Overall, it has a medium-low mobility score. Visa-free travel and visas on arrival are available to Armenian passport holders in countries such as Brazil, Russia, China, and Panama. Armenian nationals require a visa to visit 164 countries across the world. The United States, the European Union, and Japan are among the countries that require a visa ahead of time.

Passport Rank


Visa Free Countries


Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
  • Visa Free Destinations
  • Visa on Arrival
  • Visa Online
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Free Access
    China, Russia
  • World Surface Area Reachable
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
Passport Ranking Factors

Armenia Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Armenia passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those that allow Armenia passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization is added up to determine the Armenia passport ranking relative to other global passports (eTA). There are now 33 visa-free countries for Armenia passport holders, 31 visa-on-arrival countries for Armenia passport holders, and 1 eTA destination. In total, Armenia passport holders can visit 65 countries without a visa, via visa on arrival, or using an eTA. As a result, the Armenia passport is ranked 79 in the world. In addition to these Armenia visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 164 other countries where Armenia passport holders will need a physical visa or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).

Citizenship by Descent

Armenian Citizenship by Descent

Children of parents with Armenian citizenship are also granted citizenship. Those born overseas to a parent or grandparent from Armenian are eligible for Armenian citizenship.

Furthermore, speaking Armenian is not a requirement for obtaining citizenship by descent. The Armenian constitution doesn't need you to pass an exam, and you aren't even required to live there.

Citizenship by Descent - Details
  • CBD Available?
  • Generations
  • Avg. Cost
Citizenship by Descent - Footnotes

Note: Keep in mind that the costs for citizenship by descent applications can vary and depend on many factors, such as:

  • The availability of official documents in different countries (if past family members migrated);
  • The availability of historic documents;
  • Sworn translation costs
  • Price only includes main applicant, in case of adding children or spouses, this can incur additional costs)
  • Whether or not a genealogist is needed to prove ancestry;
  • Other unforeseen costs
  • * In the case of first generation citizenship by descent, we assumed ONLY administration costs, which will be around $100 or less (usually free if application is done in the same country versus foreign embassy or consulate)
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