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Azerbaijan Visa requirements

Written By ton tu on Sunday, December 15, 2013 | 8:06 PM

To obtain a visa for travel to the Republic of Azerbaijan the following documents must be submitted to the Consular section of the Embassy:

- An invitation from Azerbaijan. (Invitation should be sent through Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan).

- For business, education and humanitarian visas: if an invitation from a receiving party or partner is not sent through Consular Department of the MFA, travelers should submit an invitation received by fax directly from a receiving party in Azerbaijan and a letter of request from the employer.

- For tourist visas: confirmation from receiving tourist organization in Azerbaijan or from a hotel is required. Tourist visa is valid for exact dates fixed in advance.

- For visitor visas: if invitation from the citizen of Azerbaijan is not sent through Consular Department of the MFA, the applicant has to state exact address and phone number of inviting party in the application form and to enclose a copy of Azerbaijan citizen’s identity document.

- One completed visa application form.
Application form is available through the Embassy website or may be faxed upon request. (Please, answer all questions by typing or clearly printing in ink on both left and right sides of the application). Get the application form.

- Original passport or travel document (photocopies will not be accepted).
- Two passport-size photos.
- Consular fee for issuing visas:
The Embassy issues applicants with the bank account number of the Embassy in order to make payment of consular fees at any branch of the National Bank of Abu Dhabi. The appropriate paying-in slip, stamped by the Bank, should be submitted as a proof of payment.
Postal applicant(s) should enclose cheque(s) or postal order(s) payable to "Consular Division of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan".
Please note that the Embassy does not accept cash or credit/debit card payments.
Visas for diplomatic and official passports are free of charge.
- Processing time - from 3 to 7 days
- All foreigners visiting Azerbaijan for a period of more than 30 days must register their passports with the local passport-registration authorities.
- Business hours are Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 09.00 AM to 13.00 PM.

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