Country Guide: Armenia

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Updated: May 26, 2017

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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 4 EUR / 1 kg gross but not less than 30% 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.
    • Final amount of HS codes will be known after import / export Customs clearance completion.
  • Temporary importation can be granted in different ways depending on the case.
  • 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.
    • The import duties and taxes for the cars depend on certain details of the car like model, year, power of engine, diesel / petrol, etc.


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.


Cultural and Other Information

CIA World Factbook

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.