Azerbaijan Visa and Passport Requirements
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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 are 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.
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 staying for more than 10 days are required to register with the local police station within 10 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.
Prices vary depending on the type of visa and nationality of the applicant. Australian, Canadian, UK and US nationals: £18 (single-entry visa); £265 (multiple-entry visa). A service charge of £24 (single-entry visas) or £60 (multiple-entry visas) applies in addition to the visa fee. Prices vary for nationals from the EU; contact the embassy for details.
Single-entry visas: valid for 90 days from the date of issue for stays of up to 30 days.
Multiple-entry visas: valid for 12 months from the date of issue for stays of up to 90 days or 180 days in total, depending on the visa category.
If entering as a tourist, you are only eligible for a single-entry visa.
No transit visa is needed for onward travel within 24 hours of arrival in Azerbaijan, provided you remain in the airport.
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, see above). You can also apply for an e-visa online through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (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.
All nationals intending to stay more than 30 days must register for a residence card via the State Migration Service (www.migration.gov.az).
Visas are issued within 10 working days. An urgent service is available with a processing time of six days for an extra charge.