Country Guide: Armenia

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Updated: November 17, 2015

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of Visa
  • Letter of Employment
  • Detailed inventory, valued and in English or Russian (non-Diplomats, foreigners and returning citizens)
  • Original Bill of Lading (OBL) / Air Waybill (AWB)
  • Packing list
  • Pro-forma Invoice
  • Transportation cost confirmation
  • Copy of Diplomatic Card (Diplomats)

 

Specific Information

  • All inbound, non-diplomatic shipments are subject to the payment of Customs duties of 32% of the CIF value.
  • All inbound shipments are subject to the issuance of a Customs Declaration for each Harmonized system code (HS code); the cost of the declaration is USD 100 plus USD 15 for each additional page per HS code.
  • Temporary importation can be guaranteed for up to 1 month only; longer time periods are not guaranteed, are time consuming and complicated.
  • All electrical appliances that have serial numbers are subject to certification. The cost of certification is determined at the time of importation.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • OBL / AWB
  • Original Technical Passport / Title
  • Pro-forma Invoice
  • Interpol document confirming that the car is not stolen
  • Letter of Free Temporary Import, granting permission for 1 year (foreigners temporarily importing a vehicle into Armenia)

 

Specific Information

  • Vehicles are subject to Customs duties of 32% of the cost, insurance and freight value (CIF) (does not apply to vehicles imported under temporary import).

Pets

Documents Required

  • Vaccination Certificate
  • Veterinary Health Certificate
  • Pet Passport
  • Photos of the pet

 

Specific Information

  • The Veterinary Health Certificate must confirm that any imported animal is free from rabies and other diseases.
  • Documents must accompany pets for entry.
  • Permission from the Ministry of the Environment is required.

 

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • Precious jewelry, stones and currency may be imported only as accompanied baggage and must be declared with Customs at the time of arrival.
  • Wine and spirits (total amount is 2 L per person)

Prohibited Items

  • Weapons of all kinds
  • Pornography
  • Narcotics
  • Toxic materials
  • Radioactive materials
  • Food or fabrics made in Turkey

Consignment Instructions

Recommended: Contact the destination agent to ensure all requirements have been met prior to import, especially for differences regarding air / sea shipments.

 

IAM Note: Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While IAM has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, IAM makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability.

 

Helpful Website(s):

http://armenia.usembassy.gov

http://www.state.gov/p/eur/ci/am

IAM Note: Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While IAM has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, IAM makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability.