Armenia (Republic of)

History of Relations| Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info| Currency Info | Trade Statistics | Visits and Meetings| Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

Diplomatic relations since 1995.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Armenia

Non-residential accreditation from Kiev, Ukraine.

H E Mr A J Groenewald
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African Embassy

Armenia Representation in South Africa

No Representation

*Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary - H E Mr R Karapetian

*Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of Armenia, with non-residence in Cairo.

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

South African citizens can apply for visas at Armenian Embassies in the following countries:

Great Britain: 25 Cheniston Garrdens, London W8 6TG; Tel: 431 522 7480; Fax: 522 74 81.

France: 9 Rue Viete, 75017, Paris; Tel: 4212 9800; 4212 9802.

Belguim: Rue Franz Merjay 157, 1050, Bruxelles; Tel: 346 5667; 344 9701.

Switzerlad: Avenue du mail 28, 1205 Geneve, Suisse; Tel: 223201100; 223202112.

Germany: Viktoriastrasse 15, D-53173 Bonn; Tel: 228 9572625; 228 9572610.

Egypt: Mohamed Mozhar 20 Cairo; Tel: 202 3424157; 202 342415.

To issue a visa it takes:

a. Normal visa - one week, fees payable USD50;

b. Urgent visa - 3 days, USD76;

c. Extra-urgent visa - 1 day, USD85.

Visa requirements:

Tourist visa: a/ valid passport; b/ one filled-in form; c/ one photograph (neither money deposits nor air tickets required).

Business visa: all the above mentioned documents, plus an invitation certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia is required.

Visa cannot be issued on arrival.

For more information visit the web site of the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Health Requirements

Immunisation against hepatitis A and hepatitis B is recommended for all Central European countries, including Armenia.

For further information go to Travellers' Health.

Climate Info

Moderate, mountainous. Average winter temperature: -5 C, summer: from + 25 C.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

For current exchange rates click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No Information

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.

Trade Statistics

In 1996 Armenian-South African trade turnover was US$50m. Actually the trade turnover consisted only of Armenian import of South African diamonds for the Armenian well developed diamond cutting industry.

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Armenia, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information


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