Do I require a visa to visit Azerbaijan?
Most nationals require a visa. Exceptions are passport holding citizens of Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
Am I entitled to apply for an Azerbaijani e-Visa?
If you have a passport or valid travel document from one of the below-listed nationalities, you are eligible to apply for an e-Visa provided the confirmation that you have not broken the laws of Azerbaijan Republic (specifically in respect to entering Nagorno Karabakh) and that you are not a carrier of the HIV virus. If your country of nationality is not on the list, you are not eligible for an e-Visa so you will need to apply directly to an Azerbaijani diplomatic mission, consulate or embassy.
Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Argentinien, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Holy See (Vatican), Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea (South), Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Vietnam
Why choose an e-Visa?
Obtaining an e-Visa is simple and quick, and you can do it from any place with secure internet connection. That saves you the inconvenience and expense of visiting an Azerbaijani consulate or using a courier service.
What documents do I need?
The application process uses an online form. You do not require any hard copy documents, but you will need to provide a scanned copy of your passport in JPEG format. The copy should be sharp and with all details clearly legible. Maximum file size is 1MB. Payment is by MasterCard, MaestroCard or VisaCard.
If I don’t have access to a scanner, how can I send you a copy of my passport?
Using a reasonable quality camera, it is usually possible to make a photographic copy of your passport but double check that all details are clearly legible before you send the photo file. TIPS – take the photograph on a bright day but not in direct sunlight. Beware of using flash photography which can cause reflections that bleach out important areas of detail. Depending on the camera setting, you might find the photo is bigger than the maximum 1MB permitted file size.
How long can I stay in Azerbaijan?
An e-Visa allows a maximum stay of 30 days. E-visas are not usually extendable so if you need a longer period you will need to apply for a longer-stay visa through our Longer-Stay visa service.
What is the validity of an e-Visa?
An e-Visa is valid for 90 days, which means that you must use it within 90 days of issuance (for a single stay of up to 30 days).
I am already in Azerbaijan. Can I apply for an e-Visa as a way to stay here longer?
No. You can only apply from outside Azerbaijan so you must leave first and then apply from another country.
Does the visa allow multiple entries?
No. An e-Visa is always for a single entry but you can easily apply for another visa after you have left Azerbaijan.
If I am only transiting Baku airport to reach a connecting flight, do I have to obtain a visa?
No. You would only need a visa if you had to leave the international transit area.
What happens if my e-Visa application is denied?
The vast majority of visa applications are successful, but unfortunately, there are no refunds for applications that are denied. If you have been refused an e-Visa there is still a chance you will be granted a visa through an Azerbaijani consulate, but you will need to make your own inquiries.
My passport is going to expire soon. Can I still apply for an e-Visa?
Your passport must have at least three months validity left beyond the date e-Visa expires. That means that if your passport has less than six months left to run, you are advised to renew it before you apply for an Azerbaijani visa.
I have previously visited Armenia. Does this mean that I will be refused an e-Visa for Azerbaijan.
Not automatically. The relationship between Azerbaijan and Armenia remains tense but Azerbaijan welcomes visitors providing that they have not visited illegally occupied areas of Azerbaijan from Armenia – notably the self-declared entity of Nagorno Karabakh. If you have visited Nagorno Karabakh you will not be allowed to enter the country, as it means the break of the law of Azerbaijan Republican could be liable for prosecution if you come to Azerbaijan.
Will I get a visa sticker for my passport?
No. The visa will arrive electronically as a pdf file. You must print it out (in color, A4 or letter size) and bring it, along with your passport, when you arrive in Azerbaijan. Please keep the paper with you until you leave the country as it will be checked again on departure.
Once I arrive in Azerbaijan, do I need to register?
If you plan to stay less than ten days there is no need to register. If you plan to stay longer, you must register within the first ten days or risk a substantial fine. The registration process is free through www.migration.gov.az and through the regional offices of the migration department, but it’s simplier to ask your hotel staff to do the registration for you. Most respectable hotels do not charge for the service.
I have received my e-Visa but now I notice that I made a mistake on the application and that my e-Visa does not quite match what it says on my passport. Is that likely to cause a problem?
Sadly, yes – it’s a problem. If the e-Visa doesn’t have exactly the same information as shown in your passport, then it is invalid and you will not be able to enter Azerbaijan. You will need to re-apply and obtain a new e-Visa. Unfortunately, there will be no refund of the original application fee.
I lost my passport after receiving my e-Visa and the replacement passport has a different serial number. Will the e-Visa still be valid?
Unfortunately, no. The e-Visa is only valid with the passport for which it was issued so you will need to re-apply for a new visa using the new passport number and details. Sorry, but we cannot refund your original application fee.