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Visas

The U.S. Department of State is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa system, which are affecting global operations.  This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country or visa category.  We recognize and deeply regret the inconvenience to travelers.  We are doing everything possible to return passports with visas as soon as we are able to complete processing.  We regret that we are currently unable to predict how long the delay will be.

Applicants who interviewed with the U.S. Embassy/Consulate after July 20 and who would like their passports returned to them without the U.S. visa may contact at consyerevan@state.gov and provide their name, passport number, and case/bar code number.  They may later return their passports and complete their visa applications for no additional fees within a year.

Applicants who have an urgent need to travel to the United States may contact at consyerevan@state.gov with their name, passport number, and nature of the emergency.  Please understand that only true emergencies of an extraordinary humanitarian nature can be considered for exceptional handling.

We appreciate your patience as we work to resolve this matter and apologize for the inconvenience.

Consular Consolidated Database: Updates on Operational Status.

  • We have made significant progress and issued most of the worldwide backlog of nonimmigrant visa cases. We are working to bring the Consular Consolidated Database back to full operational capacity.
  • We continue to prioritize immigrant visas, adoption cases, and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases. We are printing visas for these cases and all cases with very few delays.
  • Please check with the embassy or consulate where you will apply for additional information.

The Consular Section of the U. S. Embassy in Yerevan provides a variety of services for U.S. citizens and Armenian citizens who wish to travel to the U.S. There are two units in the Consular Section: the U.S. Citizen Services Section and the Visa Section.

The Consular Section is located at 1 American Avenue, Yerevan.  There is one Embassy entrance for all visa applicants.  It is located on Isakov Avenue.  Applicants should not try to enter the Embassy on American Avenue.

Please contact the Consular Section by e-mail: for Armenian nonimmigrant visa issues or general consular questions at consyerevan@state.gov, for Iranian nonimmigrant visa issues at IranNIVYerevan@state.gov, for Armenian adoption or immigrant visa issues at ivyerevan@state.gov, and for Iranian immigrant visa issues at IranIVYerevan@state.gov.

Please send any supporting documentation, including letters of invitation, directly to visa applicants to present at the time of the interview. The Consular Section cannot match incoming correspondence with upcoming visa applications.

Please review our website for information about applying for nonimmigrant and immigrant visas.  To get details on all types of visas to the United States please visit the U.S. Department of State website by clicking on the following link: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english.html.