Country Guide: Armenia

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Updated: November 17, 2015

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Used 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 12 months (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.

 

Helpful Website(s):

http://armenia.usembassy.gov

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

https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/armenia.html

 


Cultural and Other Information

CIA World Factbook Entry for Armenia

Wikipedia Entry for Armenia





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.