Azerbaijan tourist visa

Last updated 1 August 2018

All travelers to Azerbaijan (apart from citizens of most CIS countries) should obtain entry visa before they travel. Citizens of Bahrain, China, Kuwait, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, United Arab Emirates have the opportunity to obtain visas in Azerbaijan international airports (Baku, Ganja, Nakhichevan) upon arrival (starting from 1 February 2016). US citizens travelling by the New York-Baku direct flight on Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) are also eligible to obtain short stay single entry (up to 30 days) Azerbaijani visa upon arrival at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku. Also, starting from July 26, 2018 all residents of the United Arab Emirates, having a valid UAE resident visa are eligible to obtain a tourist visa upon arrival in Azerbaijan. All other citizens have to have their visas ready before traveling to Azerbaijan

There are now 2 ways to obtain tourist visa to Azerbaijan.

The first way is to apply for evisa (sample of e-visa). This is the most convenient way to secure an entry visa to Azerbaijan. The advantages of evisa is lower cost, online process only (no need to visit embassies or send your passport to them), you get a visa to your email as PDF attachment that you just need to print out. You can enter Azerbaijan at any border entry point with this type of visa. One can apply for evisa for up to 1 year before the planned entry date to Azerbaijan.

The cost of evisa is only 20$ for all nationals and it takes up to 3 days to be ready. The visa will have 30 days validity starting from the day that you put as your arrival day to AZ in request form. To apply directly one should proceed to http://evisa.gov.az and will only need to fill visa request form, upload a scan of the passport, pay a visa fee and then wait when it is ready and emailed to applicant's email address. You might enter AZ later than the visa start day but within the 30 days validity period. Electronic visas will be issued only to nationals of 81 countries listed here. All other nationals will need to apply for visa only through embassies of AZ (see below).

Starting form May 15, 2018 Azerbaijan enabled the issuance of entrance visas for foreigners in Baku International Airport via the self-service terminals.

This service can be used by citizens of 15 countries: Bahrain, UAE, South Korea, China, Iran, Israel, Indonesia, Kuwait, Qatar, Malaysia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey and Japan.

14 self-service terminals are equipped with passport readers, POS-terminals and a banknote receiver. The terminal's services are provided in seven languages - Azerbaijani, English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Persian and Russian. On average, the process of issuing visa will take two minutes. The cost of visa through self service terminals is 20 USD, except Turkey ($10) and Japan (for free).

The list of countries is to be extended, but depends on the government, as well as on bilateral agreements between Azerbaijan and other countries.


The second way is to apply for visa in a traditional way through the embassy/consulate of Azerbaijan republic abroad. To obtain tourist visa in this way you will need an official Letter of Invitation (LOI) from travel agency licensed by Azerbaijan Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Visa support letter has to be on a headed paper, duly stamped and signed. Invitation letter has to be submitted to consular section of Azeri embassy along with application form, two passport-size (3x4 cm) photos and original passport/travel document (must be valid for at least 6 months after the expiry date of the Azerbaijani visa you apply for). It will allow applicant to obtain single entry 30 days tourist visa.

Azerbaijan24.com RECOMMENDS to apply for evisa as the process is much easier and will save you both time & money. 


 

TOURIST LETTER OF INVITATION WITH APPROVAL FROM MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Visa type to apply Visa validity Allowed cumulative length of stay Processing time Price (USD) Requested docs and info:
30 days single entry visa 1 month 20 days 25 working days Not available

1. Passport Copy

2. Entry date

3. Embassy of application

30 days single entry visa 1 month 30 days 3 working days Not available
90 days single entry visa 3 months 90 days 3 working days $400
90 days multiple entry visa 1 year 90 days 3 working days $450
180 days multiple entry visa 1 year 180 days 3 working days $600

* - for stays exceeding 30 days registration with the police is required

REGISTRATION

All foreigners visiting Azerbaijan for more than 10 days have to register with State Migration Service of Azerbaijan. Registration has to be made with the place where the foreigner plans to stay. Registration has to be made within first 9 days after entering the territory of Azerbaijan. Registration is free and is done by receiving side (hotel, apartment owner, hospital, etc) or by travelers themselves. To register a filled-in application form has to sent to State Migration Service by:

  1. e-mail: qeydiyyat@migration.gov.az
  2. handed in person at: 202 Binagadi Highway, 3123 Block, Binagadi district, Baku city, Azerbaijan Republic, AZ1114 (or any regional office of Migration Service)
  3. or online here:  http://en.e.migration.gov.az/

Documents to be emailed/posted: 1. Application 2. Copy of passport's photopage 3. Copy of passport's page bearing an entry stamp to AZ

Once received State Migration Service will enter tourist's information into the so called Unified Migration Information System, register them at the inviting party's address and informs the applicant about it within 1 business day. Registration is done for the period indicated in traveler's visa. No state fees are paid for registration. Failure to register is subject to fine of 300-350 AZN (Euros).

Practical details: The new law is in force since April 1, 2013. If you stay with the hotels they have to register you for free, but the problem is that most of the reception staff is either not aware of the rules, or just don't know how to do it. That is less likely to be an issue in top-end hotels, but with smaller ones that might be the case. Make sure to ask them whether they will register you

Read independent reviews
muhammad akram says...

i have visa for all nationol can apply visa fees is 200$ CONTACT WITH ME VISA COME OUT FAST +9712 3452 6783IU

muhammad akram says...

i have visa for all nationol can apply visa fees is 200$ CONTACT WITH ME VISA COME OUT FAST +9712 3452 6783IU

muhammad akram says...

i have visa for all nationol can apply visa fees is 200$ CONTACT WITH ME VISA COME OUT FAST +9712 3452 6783IU

muhammad akram says...

i have visa for all nationol can apply visa fees is 200$ CONTACT WITH ME VISA COME OUT FAST +9712 3452 6783IU

muhammad akram says...

i have visa for all nationol can apply visa fees is 200$ CONTACT WITH ME VISA COME OUT FAST +971234526783IU

Julienne Tansiongco says...

I will be travelling next year on January in Azerbaijan, i have heard from friends here in Saudi that visa upon arrival will be issued but I am quite skeptical as I have not read anything here in the net that Filipinos who are Saudi residents can obtain visa upon arrival in Baku airport.

Julienne Tansiongco says...

I will be travelling next year on January in Azerbaijan, we have heard from various travel agencies here in Saudi that visa upon arrival will be issued but I am quite skeptical as I have not read anything here in the net that Filipinos who are Saudi residents can obtain visa upon arrival in Baku airport.

Julienne Tansiongco says...

My friend and I will be travelling next year on January in Azerbaijan, we have heard from various travel agencies here in Saudi that visa upon arrival will be issued but I am quite skeptical as I have not read anything here in the net that Filipinos who are Saudi residents can obtain visa upon arrival in Baku airport.

Choudhury Kamrul Hasan says...

I am from Bangladesh and I visit two time in Azerbaijan. I need tourist visa with my friend but he not visit Azerbaijan before. What is the procedure to get e-visa. Please let me know. Thank you

Choudhury Kamrul Hasan says...

I am from Bangladesh and I visit two time in Azerbaijan. I need tourist visa with my friend but he not visit Azerbaijan before. What is the procedure to get e-visa. Please let me know. Thank you

Choudhury Kamrul Hasan says...

I am from Bangladesh and I visit two time in Azerbaijan. I need tourist visa with my friend but he not visit Azerbaijan before. What is the procedure to get e-visa. Please let me know. Thank you

Galina Vaserman says...

I'm a USA citizen, going to visit Georgia in September, would like to visit Baku for 2-3 days using the train. Do I need visa? if yes, where can I get it? Galina

Galina Vaserman says...

I'm a USA citizen, going to visit Georgia in September, would like to visit Baku for 2-3 days using the train. Do I need visa? if yes, where can I get it? Galina

Galina Vaserman says...

I'm a USA citizen, going to visit Georgia in September, would like to visit Baku for 2-3 days using the train. Do I need visa? if yes, where can I get it? Galina

12a.d. nike kobe a.d. black kobe 12 free shipping bfx8k says...

<a href="http://www.2centralmegapawn.com/all-color/nike-air-max-classic-bw-mens-premium-dark-grey-red">nike air max classic bw mens premium dark grey red</a><a href="http://www.2centralmegapawn.com/all-size/2017-nike-sf-af1-high-rattan">2017 nike sf af1 high rattan</a><a href="http://www.2centralmegapawn.com/authentic-shoes/scarpe-da-calcio-adidas-ace-16.3-primemesh-tf-bianco-oro-metal">scarpe da calcio adidas ace 16.3 primemesh tf bianco oro metal</a><a href="http://www.2centralmegapawn.com/cheap-2018/2017-mens-adidas-x17-purespeed-ocean-storm">2017 mens adidas x17 purespeed ocean storm</a> 12a.d. nike kobe a.d. black kobe 12 free shipping bfx8k http://www.flipchickmillionaire.com/low-price/12a.d.-nike-kobe-a.d.-black-kobe-12-free-shipping-bfx8k

2017 release air jordan 7 olympic says...

<a href="http://www.nikeairmaxfreerun.com/release/nike-junior-air-huarache-run-ultra-wolf-grey-blue-trainers">nike junior air huarache run ultra wolf grey blue trainers</a><a href="http://www.nikeairmaxfreerun.com/where-to-buy/air-jordan-8-chrome-sale">air jordan 8 chrome sale</a><a href="http://www.nikeairmaxnederland.com/2017-sale/air-jordan-1-flyknit-banned">air jordan 1 flyknit banned</a><a href="http://www.nikeairmaxnederland.com/2017-sneaker/2017-mens-adidas-release-signature-lionel-messi-nemeziz">2017 mens adidas release signature lionel messi nemeziz</a> 2017 release air jordan 7 olympic http://www.buyamoxilonline24h.com/retro-shoes/2017-release-air-jordan-7-olympic [url=http://www.buyamoxilonline24h.com/retro-shoes/2017-release-air-jordan-7-olympic]2017 release air jordan 7 olympic[/url]

Shahla says...

Hi. Im a Indian residing in UAE. Im planning to visit Georgia this June and from there on train to Baku. Should I take the evisa beforehand. Thanks.

eskosi says...

<a href="http://www.peppeiodice.com/">peppeiodice</a>, <a href="http://www.laser-minsk.com/">laser-minsk</a>, eskosi http://www.eskosi.com/

Angela says...

Kindly assist me on the procedure for azerbaijan visa application and mode of payment. Thank you

alex fasteen says...

I have used azerbaijan24 several times for visas. I have always received excellent,prompt, professional service from Elchin and others on staff. I have recommended them to friends traveling to Azerbaijan. They, too, have been very pleased with their reliable service. I highly recommend them to you also. Steve S. 2015-07-07 at 18:53

Stanley Engle says...

Used their services in September 2015 and can't fault them at all. Prompt in replying and extremely efficient. Shall be using their services again real soon. Hopefully within the coming days.

Bradley Morris says...

Thank you for all your help. I am very excited for my, albeit short, amazing adventure to AZ.

Jason says...

thank you for your excellent service

Steve S says...

I have used azerbaijan24 several times for visas. I have always received excellent,prompt, professional service from Elchin and others on staff. I have recommended them to friends traveling to Azerbaijan. They, too, have been very pleased with their reliable service. I highly recommend them to you also. Steve S.

Laurence Thopmson says...

Thank you very much for fast and reliable service. Would definitely be recommending to others

Add review

...×