Armenia: authorities to consider issue of residence permits to freelancers

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Please be informed that Armenian authorities are considering changes to the legislation proposed by the Ministry of Economy, which promote residence permits for foreigners who are not locally employed in Armenia. The discussion of this proposal is underway.

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Should the changes be adopted, freelancers as well as employees on a contract with a foreign employer may become eligible to obtain a residence permit.

The proposal is being discussed amidst the influx of EAEU citizens who may stay and work for up to 180 days in Armenia without any permits. It is unclear whether the changes may apply to other nationalities as well.

Details of the procedure as well as any pre-conditions are not disclosed yet.

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