I have Iranian passport and I have overstayed 3 months more than the 3 months visa-free, 6 months in sum. Here.

I don't have money to pay fine, what will happen in border if I want to leave Armenia? Will they capture and hold my luggages as bail for fine?

How can I avoid being jailed?

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I am not a lawyer specialized in Armenian migration laws, but it seems you will be forced to pay a huge fine.

առաջացնում է տուգանքի նշանակում` նվազագույն աշխատավարձի 100-ապատիկից մինչև 150-ապատիկի չափով:

Google translated:

a fine equal to 100-fold to 150-fold of the minimum salary.

The minimum salary seems to be 55000 AMD.

What will most likely happen on a border crossing checkpoint is you will be detained and debt enforcement authority will be asked to cease the debt from you.

What you should really do is find a lawyer (perhaps some free law clinic?) and not rely on bits of advice from random people on the Internet.

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    It looks to me like the "100-fold to 150-fold" fine is for "Employers... to foreigners without residency status or work permit", while the fine for "Foreigners... without a valid visa or residence permit or invalid documents" is "50-fold to 100-fold" (still bad but less bad). Also Չափով is sometimes translated as "lesser degree", so it might be a fraction not a multiple - this is definitely one where the asker needs an informed native not random people on the internet! May 29, 2017 at 21:57
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    A user, Nareg, posted this as an additional answer last year, yet it was inexplicably deleted by a moderator without anyone bothering to preserve the useful information, so I will paste it here without any personal understanding of its veracity: "I'm a couple months late to the party, but while the law states "times the minimum salary," it's times 1000 dram as commonly understood in Armenian court. " Apr 8, 2018 at 18:17