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We are from Egypt and we are working in Saudi Arabia. Me and my wife also have 5 years valid USA visa. Travel agent say we don’t need a visa to go to Georgia on valid 5 years USA visa.

Also we want to visit Armenia, is it possible to visit Armenia on valid USA visa ?

  • @ahmedmaliki Egypt is listed in those countries who need an invitation for a visa. – Ali Awan Nov 7 '16 at 17:32
  • How to get invitation – ahmed-maliki Nov 7 '16 at 19:08
  • you have to look by your own :) try with some travel agents or tour operators – Ali Awan Nov 7 '16 at 19:14
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    Please note that "Georgia" is both a state within the USA and a separate, sovereign country just north of Armenia. You cannot visit the country of Georgia with a USA visa either - only the state within the USA. – GalacticCowboy Nov 7 '16 at 21:42
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    @GalacticCowboy: I thought that too, but: "Holders of visas or residence permits of [...] the United States do not require a visa for max 90 days in a 180-day period." So yes, it appears that holding a US visa is enough for Georgia the country to waive their visa requirement. – josh3736 Nov 8 '16 at 0:46
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NO. As a Egyptian national even with a valid USA visa or Saudi residency, you are not eligible to enter Armenia. Answer is from official Armenia Ministry of foreign affairs. Citizens of Egypt are listed who require a visa with invitation only from official ministry of foreign affairs website.

Invitations

You can see the list of countries, citizens of which can obtain Armenian visa only upon invitation and only at the diplomatic representations of consular offices of the Republic of Armenia here.

Armenian nationals who are citizens of those countries can obtain Armenian visa without invitation and upon arrival.

Invitations can be submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by

a) juridical persons registered in Armenia

b) authorities of Armenia and diplomatic representations or international organizations or their representatives (physical persons submit invitation to the Passport and Visa Department of the Police)

what type and sort of invitation require can be found on this link.

http://www.atb.am/en/tourist/visa/

Also Visa and Passport confirms the same answer from their search engine.

National Egypt (EG) /Embarkation Saudi Arabia (SA) Destination Armenia (AM)

Visa Information

Armenia (AM)

Passport required. - Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for the period of intended stay. Passport Exemptions:

  • Passengers with an emergency or a temporary passport.

Visa required.

Additional Information:

  • Visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay and documents required for their next destination.
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    Using images for text passages like this is less helpful because it hides the text from search engines. Can you copy and paste the text into your answer? – phoog Nov 7 '16 at 17:52
  • @phoog you mean just simply copy the text from website and paste it here? – Ali Awan Nov 7 '16 at 17:54
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    That's how I do it when quoting information from gov.uk and other sites. It usually needs some cleaning up, but I think it's worth the effort. Also don't forget that the > character is supposed to set of quoted material, not your own words. – phoog Nov 7 '16 at 18:34
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    Here's an example of an answer of mine. I was looking for one with more formatting but couldn't find one quickly enough: travel.stackexchange.com/a/51200/19400 – phoog Nov 7 '16 at 18:39
  • @phoog thanks man I always appreciate encouragement :)- – Ali Awan Nov 7 '16 at 19:13

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