Set in the biblical mountains of Ararat is Armenia. It is a beautiful nation. Armenia was attributed its name by the neighboring states and from its founder Haik, a ruler who assembled his fellow countrymen to organize into a single country. The original country name was Hayk and then Hayastan which means the land of Haik. It is believed that Haik was a great-great-grandson of Noah therefore the forefather of all Armenians. Mount Ararat is believed to be the landing place where Noah brought the biblical ark.
Armenia finds itself between the Black sea and the Caspian Sea next to Georgia, Azerbaijan and Iran and Turkey.
Just before Armenia’s independence the country’s mainstay was industrial: Armenia sustained itself with chemical manufacture, electronic products, machinery, processed food, rubber from synthetic sources and even textiles. Unfortunately Armenia is highly dependent on outside sources for subsistence. Agriculture makes up only 20% of material production and 10% employment before severing ties with the Soviet Union in the early 1990’s. Mining is an income in Armenia featuring copper, zinc, gold and lead leading the way.
The World Trade Organization was an important consideration for Armenia and they joined in January 2003. Armenia also has reduced inflation; likewise the country privatized companies that are small to medium sized and managed to stabilize its economy. Currently Armenia has struggled economically with high unemployment but there is still strong financial growth. Severe energy crunches that Armenia experienced in the early and also in the mid-‘90s have been stabilized by the energy provided by one of its nuclear power plants at Metsamor.
Important considerations in document preparation in Armenia
To travel to Armenia you will be requested to have a valid passport and to obtain a visa. The Procedure for obtaining a visa is very simple and any one can do it online by themselves. However, the process for document legalization is not that simple and requires special attention for document preparation in this region.
Be aware that all documents before being submitted to the Armenian authorities must bear a special stamp or seal which is called the Apostille stamp. Armenia is one of the countries that participate in the Hague Convention; therefore, an Apostille stamp will work for documentation. What’s more, for a long-term stay, dual citizenship, child adoption or abduction you may be asked for a criminal background check which can be a time consuming procedure. Remember to estimate your time and be abreast of the foreign requirements in order to get all your documents properly prepared and thus meet your deadline.
Language requirements for documentation
One of the most important needs for documentation in Armenia is language. Many do not realize that a requirement is having your documents translated. All documents must be translated into Armenian. If you are planning to emigrate, marry, invest, adopt or purchase property in Armenia and require the apostille and translation services please get in touch by phone by calling (212) 233-7061 or simply fill out an online request from and one of our representatives will contact you shortly with all the necessary information. Sometimes considering a professional for documentation is just better!