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Guide to life in Armenia for expats

Guide to life in Armenia for expats

Living in Armenia

Known to be the first Christian country, Armenia is rich in historical architecture and Christian iconography. The countries cultural landscape is a favorite among tourists. Here’s some useful information to get you going.

Yerevan Armenia

Expat Clubs

Armenian Volunteer Corps
The Armenian Volunteer Corps invites motivated Diasporan Armenians over the age of 21, who possess the ability to devote their time and talents, and volunteer themselves to Armenia, for a long or short service term.

Address: Hanrapetutyan 37, Yerevan, 0010 Armenia
Tel: +374 10 540037
Email: info@avc.am
Website: www.armenianvolunteer.org

International Women’s Association of Yerevan
The club brings together both local and foreign women, organizing events, building networks, immersing in culture and strengthening friendships. Their meet-ups are twice a month and held in different venues.

Email: iwaysecretary@gmail.com
Website: www.iwayerevan.org

Rotary Club of Yerevan
This is the Armenian chapter of the international Rotary Club. Members are composed of volunteers from different professional sectors. They organize a range of humanitarian, intercultural and educational activities.

Address: Royal Tulip Grand Hotel Yerevan, Yerevan 0001, Abovyan str. 14, Armenia
Email: rotaryerevan@yahoo.com
Website: rotary.am

International Schools 

UWC Dilijan College
Offering IB Diploma, UWC Dilijan College connects its students to international education. The diploma consists of three Higher Level subjects and three Standard Level subjects. Co-curricular activities give students opportunities to try Summer and Winter Sports, different clubs, music and performing arts.

Curriculum: International Baccalaureate (IB)
Address: 37 Hanrapetutyan St., 0010, Yerevan, Armenia
Tel: Tel. +37 460 700 800 ext.119
Email: welcome@uwcdilijan.org
Website: dilijanschool.com

French International School in Armena
Curriculum: French
Address: 2 rue Nar-Dos, Erévan, Arménie
Tel: + 374 10 58 23 64, +374 60 53 23 64
Email: administration@ecolefrancaise.am
Website (French): www.ecolefrancaise.am

Local News in English

Armenia Now
This English-language news website is Amernia’s step into the fore of Western journalism. Trained journalists bring an array of local news from society, politics, to culture and sports.
Website: www.armenianow.com

A1 Plus
A1 Plus is a tri-lingual news website providing up-to-date coverage of local news and happenings. News broadcasts are live-streamed through their site.
Website: www.a1plus.am

Founded in 2000, PanArmenia.net reports current local and international news stories and analysis. They publish in three languages.
Website: www.panarmenian.net

Country Information 

Location: Europe
Capital City: Yerevan
Other Important Cities: Dram (AMD)
Currency: Armenian dram
Language: Armenian
Calling Code: +374
Internet TLD: .am

Electricity: Armenia runs on 220V 50Hz. The country uses Nuclear Power, Thermal Power, Hydro, Solar, Geothermal and Wind power. Electricity is distributed by Electric Networks of Armenia.
Website: www.ena.am/index.aspx?id=28&lang=2

Emergency Numbers:
Ambulance: 103
Fire: 101
Police 102

Country Information

Country Study

Embassy Information


Residents Visa and Work Permit information

Nationals of Schengen Territories can enter without a visa, however, visa regulations for other countries apply. Please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website to find out what applies to your home country. There are different types of visas available to expats: Visitor, Official, Diplomatic and Transit – which come in single and multiple entry options. Visa services are available at Armenian Embassies / Consulates and diplomatic representations in your home or host country.
For a complete, exhaustive information please visit: www.mfa.am/en
Also check this link for essential travel advice: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/armenia


Choices of accommodations include rental apartments, guesthouses and hostels. This would depend on the nature and duration of your stay. It will be wise to get in touch with a real estate agent. 

Driving License

Expatriates have to own an international driving license as well as their domestic driving license from their home or host country to legally drive in Armenia.
Official police website: www.police.am/en


The medical facilities in Armenia are affordable however below standard and even more as you move away from Yerevan. Treatments are also limited to minor cases. Make sure you have adequate medical insurance cover for your stay.

Health Insurance

Nairi Insurance
Started back in 1996, this is the oldest insurance company in Armenia. They have a wide range of insurance coverages that include medical, travel and accident.
Tel: + 374 10 53 94 57, + 374 10 54 35 91, + 374 10 54 35 93
Fax: +374 10 53 10 49, +374 10 54 35 94
Email: nairi@nairi-insurance.am
Website: www.nairi-insurance.am

Cigna Global Health Options
Cigna provides international insurance coverage for expats. International medical evacuation is also available in cases where emergency treatment must be sought outside of the host country.
Website: www.cignaglobal.com


GEMC European Medical Center
Address: 3/1 Vazgen Sargsyan Street, Yerevan, 375010, Armenia
Tel: +374  1 540 003
Fax: +374 1 540 940
Website: www.emcmos.ru/ru

Address: 26 Sayat-Nova Street, Yerevan, Armenia
Tel: +374  1 525 903
Website: medline.am/index.php?lang=en

Nork Marash
This is a specialist facility dealing with cardiac patients and cases.
Address: 0047, A. Armenakyan, 13, Yerevan, Armenia
Tel: +374-10-655930
Fax: +374-10-653869
Email: heart@nmmc.am
Website: nmmc.am

Shengavit Medical Center
This is a multi-profile clinical diagnostic facility that offers a variety of medical services, such as preventive care, treatment and rehabilitation. They have a separate Women’s Outpatient department as well as a regular Outpatient department.
Address: 9 Manandian St, Yerevan 0006, Armenia
Tel: +374 10 440530
Website: mcshengavit.am

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