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You’ve got a lot of variety for things to do in Armenia. The capital city, Yerevan, has historical landmarks Republic Square and Cascade Complex. For a more cultural stay, Gyumri plays host to a collection of museums including Gyumri Museum of Architecture and Urban Life along with a collection of art galleries and theatres.

Dilijan National Park is worth a look, as is Lake Sevan, the Noravank Monastery and the Khor Virap Monastery, where you can catch views of Mount Ararat.

Eat khorovats while you’re out there. They’re grilled and marinated meats, a kind of Armenian kebab. Dolma is grape leaves stuffed with a mix of minced meat, rice and aromatic herbs. Round off your meal with gata, a sweetbread full of nuts and honey. Wash it down with a side of Armenian coffee. It’s known as Surj and is very strong. You have been warned.

If you need to break out of your four walls, look out for co-working spaces Hero Hub, Urbanlab and the Brain Embassy.

Armenia is a budget-friendly part of the world. Here are the figures from Numbeo:

Three-course meal for two at mid-range restaurant: 20,000 AMD (£39)
1 litre of regular fresh milk: 580.90 AMD (£1.14)
500g load of fresh white bread: 282.83 AMD (55p)
One-way ticket on public transport: 100 AMD (19p)
Basics for 85m squared flat (electricity, water, heating, etc): 45,833.62 AMD (£90)
Rent for one-bedroom flat in city centre: 388,602.93 AMD (£764)

It ranks #98 out of 182 countries in the internet speed league table on Speedtest. It’s slower than the UK, but still decent.

The digital nomad visa

Name of visa: Temporary Residency

Visa fee: 105,000 AMD (£225)

Length of stay: Up to one year

Can I extend my stay? Yes, for up to five years


  • Application
  • Three colour photos – 35 x 45 mm
  • Passport, copy of the passport, the notarised Armenian translation of the passport
  • Documents supporting the conditions of applying for the residence permit (extension of the permit) in Armenia
  • Medical certificate
  • Receipt of payment of the fee

Minimum salary: N/A

How to apply: It looks like you’ll need to apply as a tourist in Armenia at:

The Migration and Citizenship Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, 17/10 Building, 4th District, Davtashen, Yerevan 0054

You’ll also need to register as a sole entrepreneur in Armenia.

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Anna Jordan

Anna is Senior Reporter, covering topics affecting SMEs such as grant funding, managing employees and the day-to-day running of a business.

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