Visa to Nagorno-Karabakh
Getting a Nagorno-Karabakh visa is a very simple process which you can be arranged before your entering Karabakh at the Embassy of NKR in Yerevan, or upon arrival at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh. The whole process usually takes about 15–20 minutes and costs 3000 AMD (roughly $10) in cash for a 21-days visit.
How to get a Nagorno-Karabakh visa
You need to fill out a single-page form including where you want to stay and every destination you’re heading to in Karabakh. If you are not sure what regions you are going to visit we would recommend that you mark all seven regions of the country: Askeran, Martakert, Martuni, Karvajar, Kashatagh, Hadrout, and Shushi.
You also can fill out and print the form in advance – download it here. No need to add a photo to your form.
When you apply for the visa your passport will be photocopied and you will receive a visa and a registration paper. This document contains your name, visa and passport numbers, and regions of the country you are going to visit. You may be asked to show this to police while inside the country and at a checkpoint upon exiting the region. The paper states that you can only travel on internal roads, which are within the borders of Nagorno-Karabakh, not including roads around the front line.
If you are travelling by taxi or private car into Karabakh (especially by the Northern road) consider getting the visa in Yerevan–it’s not necessary but may simplify the process if you are stopped by police. If you are travelling with us, we will take care of all the necessary visa-procedures and the service is included in the price.
Possible issues with Azerbaijan
Note that you will not be permitted to enter Azerbaijan if you have a Karabakh visa on your passport, so if you plan to visit Azerbaijan request that the visa be left outside the passport on a separate paper; by default, the Nagorno Karabakh visa is not glued into your passport. If you enter Azerbaijan, you are not recommended to speak about the fact that you’ve visited Nagorno-Karabakh.
Get more details about the Nagorno-Karabakh visa at the official Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic website.