Embassies and Consulates in Armenia

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In most of the countries you will find diplomatic missions, which usually refers to an embassy and/or a consulate. Diplomatic bodies represent other country interests in Armenia, with the aim of strengthening international relations between the states and providing services for their citizens in Armenia.

Embassies and consulates are considered legal territories of their home countries. They are not "foreign territory" but they are protected and considered the property of the country using them, meaning that Armenia does not have jurisdiction over the embassy or consulate of another country.

What is the difference between Embassy and Consulate?

The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations international treaty defines the diplomatic mission’s purpose and framework. The various diplomatic missions offer several services and carry out different missions. For example:

  • Embassy: This is the primary diplomatic representation of a country’s government and is headed by an ambassador. An embassy is the main location for a diplomatic presence of one country in another. A country has at most one embassy in another country, and is always established in the capital city of the host country. In the absence of a consulate in a country, the embassy has also a consular section to carry out all the relevant consular services (see below).
  • Consulate General: This is a diplomatic mission, headed by a consul that provides a full range of services such as: issuing passports/visas, keeping birth and marriage records, assisting expats, providing legal information, translations etc. It can be located in any major city of the host country, although often in the capital city (in certain cases, in the same building as the embassy). In major countries and large territories, you often have more than one consulate.
  • Honorary Consulate: It supplements the Consulate to provide a limited range of consular services and is headed by an honorary consul. They help nationals abroad. For example, in the event of a hospital stay, missing person, death, natural disaster or other emergency. They can also issue emergency travel documents and consular declarations for which the applicant is required to appear in person.

NB: You will usually apply for a visa at the Consulate of the country you want to visit. However, if there is no such representation in Armenia, you can apply for a visa at the embassy.

Where to find Consulates and Embassies in Armenia

Not all countries have an Embassy and/or a Consulate as it depends of the political situation, the relationship with the host country, the size of the country, and the number of foreign citizens living there.

In some cases, countries can share representations and you can be assisted by the services of another embassy or consular service to get the information you need.
We recommend you register/contact your country’s embassy at your destination. It is a free service provided by any diplomatic mission and it will allow them to record information about your upcoming trip abroad. It can be used to assist you in case of an emergency.

Registration will also allow you to get routine information from your nearest embassy or consulate, as citizen residing abroad.

The Armenian capital, Yerevan, hosts 37 embassies.

There are also 11 consulates and another representations in Armenia (European Union Yerevan’s Delegation and Nagorno-Karabakh Representative Office).

All consulates and honorary consulates are located in Yerevan, except for those countries who own an embassy in the capital of Armenia and might have another diplomatic mission outside the capital.

You will find below a list of selected countries (the list is not exhaustive) that have a diplomatic mission in Armenia. The list includes embassies, consulates, honorary consulates and sometime other official representations for you to be able to get information and services.

Embassies and Main Consulates in Yerevan


Embassy of China in Armenia

Address: 17/4 Admiral Isakov Ave, Yerevan
Telephone: (+374) 10 560067
E-Mail: chinaemb_am@mfa.gov.cn
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/FanYong.ChineseAmbassador.Armenia/
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 - 12:30 and 14:30 and 18:30

The Chinese embassy in Armenia provides a range of consular services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalization.


French Embassy in Armenia

Address: 8 rue St Grigor Loussavoritch, 0015 Yerevan
Tel: (+374) 60 651950
E-Mail: fslt.erevan-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/france.en.armenie/
Opening hours: Only with online appointment. To be attended my phone: Monday to Friday from 14:30 to 16:30.

Consular section of France in Yerevan

Address: 8 rue Saint Grigor Loussavoritch, 0015 Yerevan .

It is recommended to contact the Consular section of France in Yerevan to be able to register as French national established outside France, expedite identity cards and passports, civil status: marriages, births… for legalization of signatures, driver's license..., elections, national services and assembly of French nationals abroad.


Embassy of Germany in Armenia

Address: Charents Str. 29, Yerevan
Tel: (+374) 10 523279
E-Mail: info@eriwan.diplo.de
Social Media: https://twitter.com/auswaertigesamt and https://www.facebook.com/deutschebotschafteriwan/
Opening hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:00-17:00 and Friday: 8:00-15:30

The German embassy in Armenia provides passports and ID cards’ services, nationality, family and inheritance matters, criminal records, visa and entry, lawyers, doctors and translators and customs service, etc.


Embassy of the Japan in Armenia

Address: 23/4 Babayan St., Yerevan
Tel: (+374) 11 52 30 10
E-Mail: embjp@yv.mofa.go.jp
Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 09:15 - 18:00

The Japanese embassy provides a range of consular services such as visa and passport processing, accident emergency hospitalization, detention and trouble consultation as well as document legalization.


Embassy of Russia in Armenia

Address: 13/3 Grigor Lusavorich Street, 0015 Yerevan
Tel: (+374) 10 567427
E-mail: armenia@mid.ru and consarmenia@mid.ru
Social Media: https://twitter.com/MFA_Russia and https://www.facebook.com/MIDRussia
Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 09:00-18:00 (Lunch break from 13:00 to 14:00)

The Embassy of Russia shares its building with the Consulate of Russia in Armenia. It provides a range of services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalization and emergency assistance.

General and Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Yerevan, Russia has a honorary consulate in Gyumri. 

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

British Embassy in Armenia

Address: 8th Floor, Kamar Business Centre, 2 Vazgen Sargsyan Street, Yerevan 0010
Tel: (+374) 10 264301
E-Mail: Enquiries.Yerevan@fcdo.gov.uk
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/britishembassyyerevan and https://twitter.com/ukinarmenia
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 17:00

The British embassy provides a range of consular services such as emergency visa and passport processing as well as document legalization and notarial and documentary services, certificates on marriage and civil partnerships and notarial and documentary services.

USA (United States of America)

Embassy of the United States of America in Armenia

Address: American Avenue 1, Yerevan 0082
Tel: (+374) 10 464 700
E-Mail: ACSYerevan@state.gov
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/usembarmenia/ and https://www.facebook.com/usembarmenia
Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 09:00-18:00

The consular section shares the same details as the embassy.  They provide emergency services, Passports & Citizenship, Veterans Affairs, right to vote on elections, Legal Assistance, Medical Assistance and Notarial Services, etc.

Honorary Consulates in Armenia

Contact directly the Embassy/Consulate website for more information.

For countries with no consulates or embassies in Armenia, the Honorary Consulates are supervised by diplomatic representations located in other country, often Moscow in Russia for Armenia.

Honorary Consulates in Yerevan

  • Chile
  • Estonia
  • Luxembourg (info@luxembourg.am)
  • Montenegro
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Portugal
  • Slovenia
  • Thailand

Honorary Consulates in Gyumri

  • Italy
  • Russia