Armenian Ambassador believes EU should allow Armenians visa-free entry


Armenian Ambassador believes EU should allow visa-free travel for Armenians

Ambassador On Special Assignments, Marukyan stressed that Armenia has already carried out reforms that give the country the right to conclude a visa liberalization agreement, and he hopes that the EU will abolish the requirements for a Schengen visa for Armenian citizens as early as 2023.

« The time has come for the EU to decide on the liberalization of the visa regime with Armenia. Armenia received this right through reforms. And I hope that the EU will lift the Schengen visa requirements for our citizens in 2023,” — Armenian Ambassador-at-Large wrote on his social media page.

Since Armenia has not yet reached an agreement on visa liberalization with the EU, its citizens are required to obtain a visa before traveling to Europe. 

Schengen visa — this is a short-term visa that allows its holders to enter the Schengen countries for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.

Application for a Schengen visa is made no more than three months before the planned arrival in EU, and applicants must submit all required documents. The list includes: a correctly completed visa application form, two standard photographs taken within the last three months, as well as a passport no older than ten years and valid for at least three months after the date of the planned stay in the Schengen.

Except To do this, you must submit a medical insurance policy, booked round-trip tickets, a voucher from the hotel, proof of financial solvency.

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