The entry of foreign citizens to the Republic of Artsakh (Karabakh) is allowed on the availability of valid foreign passports or other documents replacing them, an entrance visa of Artsakh, with payment of corresponding state customs.
One may get the entry visa for Artsakh in permanent representations of AR or in the permanent representation of NKR to the Republic of Armenia (see contacts here).
The Republic of Artsakh and the Republic of Armenia haven't interstate border in its classical interpretation, it rather reminds of the borders between the European Union.
The passport-visa control is placed at the highway Goris-Stepanakert, not far from the village of Aghavno (former Zabukh). Here is realized only the selective check of passport and visa, without the Customs inspection. You can be asked to show only passport and the availability of entry visa to Karabakh. In case of non-availability of the latter you will have to visit the consular department of the Ministry of AR Foreign Affairs, where you will be given the entry visa within a few minutes.
Tourist’s visa untill 21 days costs 3.000 AMD
Pay your attention to the fact that the Consular Service of the AR Ministry of foreign Affairs, the Consular Service of the Permanent Mission to the Republic of Armenia and Artsakhbank are not working on Sunday and Saturday. So, we ask you to solve the problem with AR entrance visa in advance.
28 Azatamartikneri Str.
Tel.: (+37447) 94 14 18
17a Nairi Zaryan Str.
Tel.: (+37410) 24 97 05