Azerbaijan Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes No Yes
British Yes No Yes
Canadian Yes No Yes
Other EU Yes No Yes
USA Yes No Yes

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Passports

To enter Azerbaijan, a passport valid for at least three months after the date of visa expiry is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visas

Required by all nationals referred to in the chart above. You usually need to apply for this in advance. In special cases (eg family bereavement of if visiting a high-level dignitary), foreigners may obtain a visa on arrival in Azerbaijan; contact the embassy for details of eligibility.

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.

Visa note

You must obtain a letter of invitation before applying for a visa, for example from your hotel or tour operator.

Be careful not to overstay your visa, or you will need to pay a fine and obtain an exit permit from the State Migration Service.

Note also that foreigners are required to register with the State Migration Service within three days of arrival. In most cases, your hotel will make the registration on your behalf, but if you are staying in an apartment or private accommodation, you must do this yourself.

Types and cost

Prices vary depending on type of visa and nationality of the applicant. Australian and Canadian nationals: (single-entry) £40; (double-entry) £55; (multiple-entry) £155. USA nationals: (single-, double- and multiple-entry) £105. UK nationals: (single- and double-entry) £76; (multiple-entry) £265. Prices vary for nationals from the EU; contact the embassy for details.

Validity

Single-entry visas are valid for 90 days from the date of issue for stays of up to 30 days. Double-entry visas are valid for 90 days from the date of issue for stays of up to 90 days in total for both visits. Multiple-entry visas are valid for 12 months from the date of issue for stays of up to 90 days in total. 

If entering as a tourist, you are only eligible for a single-entry visa.

Transit

No transit visa is needed for onward travel within 24 hours of arrival in Azerbaijan.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy). EU and EEA nationals resident in the UK, Ireland, Iceland and Denmark may apply for a visa through the Azerbaijan Visa Centre (www.visaforazerbaijan.org.uk) which processes visas on behalf of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan (additional application fees apply). You can also apply for an e-visa online through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (http://evisa.mfa.gov.az). Some travel agents based in Azerbaijan are able to apply for an e-visa on your behalf; check with the embassy for a current list.

Temporary residence

All nationals intending to stay more than 30 days must register for a residence card via the State Migration Service (www.migration.gov.az).

Working days

Visas are issued within 10 working days. An urgent service is available with a processing time of six days for an extra charge.

Extension of stay

For visa extensions (up to three months), contact the State Migration Service.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of Azerbaijan in the USA
Telephone: (202) 337 3500. Website: http://www.azembassy.us Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1800 (embassy); Mon, Wed and Fri 1000-1200 (consular services).
Embassy of the Rebublic of Azerbaijan in the UK

 

Telephone: (020) 7938 3412. Website: http://www.azembassy.org.uk Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1800.

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