Do You Need Visa to Visit Azerbaijan?

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Visa Types

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Azerbaijan

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Azerbaijan

You can realize your planned trip to Azerbaijan by obtaining an Azerbaijan visa. Foreign nationals can apply to Azerbaijan short-term visas (tourist visa, e-visa) for temporary reasons (tourism, business, cultural, and other short-term purposes). If you want to stay in Azerbaijan for a longer period for some reason (such as study, employment, etc.) you can also apply for Azerbaijan long-term visas (residence). 

E-Visa Azerbaijan

E-Visa Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan E-visa is an online way to obtain a visa to realize a trip to Azerbaijan.

After completion of the online application form and payment of the processing fee, you will receive your e-visa by email within 3 working days, depending on the visa processing status you have chosen.

 

Required Documents for Azerbaijan E-visa

 

1. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport
When You Arrive in Azerbaijan, You Must Present Also:
  • Printed Azerbaijan e-visa
  • Travel Itinerary 
    • Flight reservation
    • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)
 
Processing Time for Azerbaijan E-visa

The average processing time for Azerbaijan e-visa is 1-3 working days.

 
Azerbaijan E-visa Fee

Azerbaijan e-visa fee is 25 USD (it can vary depending on your country and nationality) for single-entry visas and applicants can also pay an additional fee for urgent processing.

 
Where to Apply for Azerbaijan E-visa Application?

You will apply to Azerbaijan e-visa online. You can apply for an e-visa through this website  (official governmental website).

 

Azerbaijan Short-term Visa

If you are not eligible for e-Visa, you can also apply for traditional "on paper" visas for realizing your short-term travel to Azerbaijan. Reasons to apply for this type of visa can be tourism, visiting family or friends, business trips, short-term education, exchange programs, short-term work, and many other non-permanent nuances. You can check all the required documents for each type of visa application, visa fees, processing time, and where to apply for a visa below.

 


 

Azerbaijan Tourist Visa

Azerbaijan tourist visa is issued for applicants intending to visit Azerbaijan for tourism and sightseeing. You can apply for an Azerbaijan Tourist visa in order to realize your tourist activities.

 
Required Documents for Azerbaijan Tourist Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of the last 3 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.
  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other

10. Medical Insurance

  • Valid in Azerbaijan, covering all the intended period of stay and of a value not less than 30,000 EUR (original and copy)

11. For Minors:

  • Copy and English translation of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 
Processing Time for Azerbaijan Tourist Visa

The average processing time for an Azerbaijan Tourist visa is 3-20 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 
Azerbaijan Tourist Visa Fee

Azerbaijan Tourist visa fee is 20-35 USD for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your country and nationality).

 
Where to Apply for Azerbaijan Tourist Visa?

You will apply for the Azerbaijan Tourist visa in Azerbaijan visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Azerbaijan Business/Congress/Trade Fair Visit Visa

Azerbaijan Business visa gives you the authorization to enter Azerbaijan and stay here for a maximum period of your visa validity, as permitted. It permits its holder to engage in business-related activities such as attending meetings or conferences, conducting or attending the training, conducting internal audits, installing equipment, or performing other temporary services for a client, local affiliate, or branch office.

Under the Business visa category, other following cases would be applicable:

  • Business matters/meetings/ negotiation/trainings
  • Conference/Congress/Exhibition
  • Scientific/Research events
  • Journalists
  • Official delegations
 
Required Documents for Azerbaijan Business Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of the last 3 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.
  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other

10. Documents Reflecting the Nature of the Business Trip and the Existence of Business Relations (if applicable including information about who covers the expenses of the business trip in Azerbaijan)

  • Invitation letter from company/authority in Azerbaijan with full address, stating the purpose and duration of the business trip and/or
  • Information on event/congress/trade fair being visited in Azerbaijan with details of organizer/host, with full address in Azerbaijan, duration of the event, and reason to take part (e.g. visitor ticket for trade fair).
  • Only applicable if fair exhibitor: Information on trade fair by submitting exhibitor ticket/exhibitor invoice/confirmation letter reflecting status as trade fair exhibitor.

11. Medical Insurance

  • Valid in Azerbaijan, covering all the intended period of stay and of a value not less than 30,000 EUR (original and copy)

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 
Processing Time for Azerbaijan Business Visa

The average processing time for an Azerbaijan Business visa is 3-20 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 
Azerbaijan Business Visa Fee

Azerbaijan Business visa fee is 20-35 USD for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your country and nationality).

 
Where to Apply for Azerbaijan Business Visa?

You will apply for an Azerbaijan Business visa in Azerbaijan visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Azerbaijan Cultural, Scientific, Sports Events Visa

The Azerbaijan Cultural/Scientific/Sports Visa enables you to enter Azerbaijan for cultural, scientific or, sports purposes, such as attending cultural events.

 
Required Documents for Azerbaijan Cultural Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)  

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of the last 3 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.
  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other

10. Documents reflecting the nature/purpose of the journey and stay of artist/member of cultural/sports association in Azerbaijan: Artist/Athlete Member of Cultural/Sports Association in your country travels to a cultural/sports event organized in cooperation with Azerbaijan Cultural/Sports Association

  • Letter of Local Cultural Association / Sports Association stating timeframe and schedule of cultural event/sports camp with details of organizer/host with full address in Azerbaijan, as well as the purpose of cultural camp/event and information who covers costs (accommodation, travel expenses).
  • If the applicant is under the age of 18, signed “letter of no objection” of school/university confirming participation in cultural / sports event.

11. Medical Insurance

  • Valid in Azerbaijan, covering all the intended period of stay and of a value not less than 30,000 EUR (original and copy)

12. For Minors:

  • Copy and English translation of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 
Processing Time for Azerbaijan Cultural (Tourist) Visa

The average processing time for an Azerbaijan Tourist visa is 3-20 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 
Azerbaijan Cultural Visa Fee

Azerbaijan Cultural visa fee is 20-35 USD for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your country and nationality).

 
Where to Apply for Azerbaijan Cultural Visa?

You will apply for the Azerbaijan Cultural visa in Azerbaijan visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Azerbaijan Visiting Family and Friends Visa

A short stay family/friend visit visa is a type of Tourist visa and it allows you to travel to Azerbaijan for visiting your family or friends who legally residing in Azerbaijan, up to the expiration date of your visa validity.

 
Required Documents for Azerbaijan Visiting Family and Friends Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of the last 3 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.
  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other

10. Proof of Visit/Accommodation:

  • Letter of invitation
    • Must be official. A scanned version is accepted at the time of application, but it is advisable to send the original by mail as the original will be required at the border.
  • Documents proving kinship
  • A document confirming the status of the inviting person in Azerbaijan
  • If the invitee stays at the inviting person’s home, documents about the house (contract, payment for utilities, etc.)

11. Medical Insurance

  • Valid in Azerbaijan, covering all the intended period of stay and of a value not less than 30,000 EUR (original and copy)

12. For Minors:

  • Copy and English translation of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 
Processing Time for Azerbaijan Family Visit  Visa

The average processing time for an Azerbaijan Visiting Family and Friends Visa is 3-20 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 
Azerbaijan Visiting Family and Friends Visa Fee

Azerbaijan Visiting Family and Friends Visa fee is 20-35 USD for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your country and nationality).

 
Where to Apply for Azerbaijan Visiting Family and Friends Visa?

You will apply for the Azerbaijan Visiting Family and Friends Visa in Azerbaijan visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Azerbaijan Study (Short-term) Visa

Azerbaijan Short-term Study visa is granted to you to undertake trips to Azerbaijan for study or educational training, which requires staying in Azerbaijan temporarily.

 
Required Documents for Azerbaijan Study (Short-term) Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation 
  • Accommodation (if not indicated in the invitation) - Confirmed accommodation (hotel, hostel, apartment) reservation mentioning applicant’s name, dates, and accommodation address details.

8. Proof of Visit

  • Original Letter of Acceptance by the Education Institution including details of the course, duration, and fees with proof of payment.

9. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation), if any

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

10. Proof of Financial Means

         In case of scholarship:

  • Confirmation of receipt of a grant or scholarship from the relevant fund of Azerbaijan

         In case of self-funding:

  • Personal bank statements of the last 3 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.
  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other

          In case of sponsorship:

  • Latest 3 months current account bank statement of a sponsor (showing sponsor’s name, an end balance, and date of issue).
  • Sponsorship letter, copy of the first page of the sponsor’s passport with the data.

11. Medical Insurance

  • valid in Azerbaijan, covering all the intended period of stay and of a value not less than 30,000 EUR (original and copy)

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 
Processing Time for Azerbaijan Study (Short-term)  Visa

The average processing time for an Azerbaijan Study (Short-term) visa is 3-20 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 
Azerbaijan Study (Short-term) Visa Fee

Azerbaijan Study (Short-term) visa fee is 20-35 USD for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your country and nationality).

 
Where to Apply for Azerbaijan Study (Short-term) Visa?

You will apply for the Azerbaijan Study (Short-term) visa in Azerbaijan visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Azerbaijan Work (Short-term) Visa

Azerbaijan Work visa is granted to you to undertake trips to Azerbaijan for short-term work activities, which requires staying in Azerbaijan temporarily.

 
Required Documents for Azerbaijan Work (Short-term) Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation 
  • Accommodation (if not indicated in the invitation) - Confirmed accommodation (hotel, hostel, apartment) reservation mentioning applicant’s name, dates, and accommodation address details.

8. Proof of Visit

  • Invitation from your business partner in Azerbaijan

9. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation), if any

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

10. Proof of Financial Means

      In the case of self-funding:

  • Personal bank statements of the last 3 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.
  • Credit card
  • Cash
  • Traveler’s cheques
  • Payslips
  • Proof of employment
  • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
  • Proof of prepaid accommodation
  • Document about accommodation in private
  • Proof of prepaid transport
  • Other

      In the case of sponsorship:

  • Latest 3 months current account bank statement of a sponsor (showing sponsor’s name, an end balance, and date of issue).
  • Sponsorship letter, copy of the first page of the sponsor’s passport with the data.

11. Medical Insurance

  • Valid in Azerbaijan, covering all the intended period of stay and of a value not less than 30,000 EUR (original and copy)

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 
Processing Time for Azerbaijan Work (Short-term) Visa

The average processing time for an Azerbaijan Work (Short-term) visa is 3-20 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 
Azerbaijan Work (Short-term) Fee

Azerbaijan Work (Short-term) visa fee is 20-35 USD for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your country and nationality).

 
Where to Apply for Azerbaijan Work (Short-term) Visa?

You will apply for the Azerbaijan Work (Short-term) visa in Azerbaijan visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Azerbaijan Transit Visa

Azerbaijan Transit Visa

Whether or not a foreign citizen needs to meet the transit visa requirements for Azerbaijan depends on a few different factors.

All foreign citizens who need a visa to enter Azerbaijan are able to transit through Azerbaijan without a visa for up to 24 hours, but only if they remain within the airport transfer lounge. To transit in Azerbaijan for longer periods and to be able to leave the airport lounge, it will be necessary to hold an approved visa for the country.

Passengers who will change terminal in Azerbaijan airports need to apply for a visa beforehand.

Azerbaijan Long-term Visa

Even if your country is exempt from visa requirements, if you intend to stay longer in Azerbaijan, you will need to apply for a long-stay visa from your home country before coming to Azerbaijan.

In some countries, Azerbaijan's official embassies and consulates don’t process long-term visas, instead of visa applicants apply for short-term tourist visas for traveling to Azerbaijan and they only apply for residence permit when they have already arrived in Azerbaijan. This procedure can vary depending on your country of residence, nationality, and the policy of the embassy you apply for a visa.

The Azerbaijan Long-term Visa is given to foreigners who wish to live in Azerbaijan for a longer period of time or to have temporary or permanent residence established.

The long-term visa grants entry to Azerbaijan on the basis that you will be applying for a residence permit. It enables you to enter Azerbaijan as a potential resident and stay while you apply for residency.

In most cases, the embassy will issue a short-term visa for you in order to make possible your entrance to Azerbaijan then you will apply for a residence permit at Migration Department in Azerbaijan, but your visa purpose must be the same as your reason to travel. It means your short-term visa’s purpose also must be "study" (for example) if you travel for study purposes, but you cannot apply for a residence permit for study with a short-term tourist visa in Azerbaijan.

 


 

Azerbaijan Employment (Long-term) Visa

This visa is intended to permit foreign nationals to obtain a long-term visa, allowing them to stay in Azerbaijan for a longer period. This visa applies for those who want to work within the legal frame of employment upon taking an employment permit and the work permit as per appointed procedure from competent regional authorities.

 
Required Documents for Azerbaijan Employment (Long-term) Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different) 
  • Copies of previous visas/ Azerbaijan resident permit

7. Original Employment Letter from the Applicant's Employer in Azerbaijan

  • On the official company paper with stamp and signature, date and clearly mentioning:
    • Full address and contact details of the company, the name, and position of the countersigning officer,
    • Details regarding the employment of the applicant (e.g. position, salary, estimated duration)
    • Details regarding additional conditions of employment (e.g. accommodation, transport, living expenses)

       In the case of international transfer of the employee:

  • A letter from the current employer confirming the transfer, and approving the leave/absence of the applicant

8. Curriculum Vitae (CV) of Professional Career, Specifying the Certificates, Diplomas, and Qualifications You Have Obtained.

9. Proof of Accommodation

  • Accommodation (if not indicated in the invitation or contract) - Confirmed accommodation (hotel, hostel, apartment) reservation mentioning applicant’s name, dates, and accommodation address details.

10. Medical Insurance

  • Valid in Azerbaijan, covering all the intended period of stay and of a value not less than 30,000 EUR (original and copy)

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 
Processing Time for Azerbaijan Long-term Visa

The average processing time for an Azerbaijan Long-term visa is 3-20 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 
Azerbaijan Employment (Long-term) Visa Fee

Azerbaijan Long-term visa fee is 20-35 USD for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your country and nationality).

 
Where to Apply for Azerbaijan Employment (Long-term) Visa?

You will apply for an Azerbaijan Long-term visa in Azerbaijan visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Azerbaijan Study (Long-term) Visa

This visa is intended to permit foreign nationals to obtain a long-term visa, allowing them to stay in Azerbaijan for a longer period. This visa applies to those who are admitted to the state college or state university in Azerbaijan.

 
Required Documents for Azerbaijan Study (Long-term) Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos        

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different) 
  • Copies of previous visas/ Azerbaijan resident permit

7. Details from Your University in Azerbaijan:

      a) Confirmed University Admission

  • Admission letter issued by an educational institution (school/college/university) accredited in Azerbaijan
  • Must state language of instruction
  • Must contain the start and end dates of the course
  • Those in full-time education should submit a letter from their education establishment clearly indicating the course of studies being followed.
  • Letter from the Institute undertaking the return of the student to the country of residence upon completion of the study.

      b) Confirmed Language Course with Conditional University Admission

  • Receipt/confirmation of language course payment in advance
  • Proof of conditional university admission or confirmation of admission as an applicant or detailed communication with the University for a concrete subject of study

8. Documents Attesting Previous Education:

  • Higher secondary certificate - if the applicant applies for a visa on the basis of a university certificate on admission to the first year of studies
  • Preparatory course, one must submit the higher secondary certificate legalized/attested/apostilled by the MEA/MFA.

       In case of student exchange:

  • The original certificate from the university confirming that the applicant is a student.
  • Copy of the agreement/official information from the universities regarding the student exchange.
  • Invitation from Azerbaijani University.

9. Knowledge of Language, for cases of confirmed university admission and confirmed admission to a preparation course for University (if any)

  • Proof of language proficiency in English (TOEFL/IELTS), if the course is taught in English

10. Proof of Accommodation in Azerbaijan

  • Document confirming the availability in Azerbaijan of appropriate accommodation for the intended period of stay (documents shall contain information about the cost of living; the costs for a full period or monthly payment must be indicated)

11. Documents Confirming the Sufficient Financial Resources (of Applicant or Sponsor)

  • Traveler’s cheque
  • Original bank statement for the past 3 months
  • Certificate of the amount of the credit card limit issued by the bank (any bank located in Azerbaijan or another country is allowed)
  • A certificate of availability of money in a bank or a cooperative savings and loan association located on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan (it cannot be a bank located in your country)
  • A document confirming granting of a national or foreign scholarship
  • A certificate of employment with a monthly salary statement

12. Medical Insurance

  • Valid in Azerbaijan, covering all the intended period of stay and of a value not less than 30,000 EUR (original and copy)

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 
Processing Time for Azerbaijan Long-term Visa

The average processing time for an Azerbaijan Long-term visa is 3-20 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 
Azerbaijan Study (Long-term) Visa Fee

Azerbaijan Long-term visa fee is 20-35 USD for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your country and nationality).

 
Where to Apply for Azerbaijan Study (Long-term) Visa?

You will apply for an Azerbaijan Long-term visa in Azerbaijan visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Azerbaijan Family Reunion Visa

This visa is intended to permit foreign nationals to obtain a long-term visa, allowing them to stay in Azerbaijan for a longer period. This visa applies to family members of Azerbaijan nationals/residents and wishing to obtain a permit for long-term residence in Azerbaijan.

 
Required Documents for Azerbaijan Family Reunion Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Azerbaijan.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different) 
  • Copies of previous visas/ Azerbaijan resident permit

7. Details of Spouse

  • Passport copy
  • For spouses of foreign nationals have to submit a copy of their partner's residence permit for Azerbaijan.
  • Certificate of residence of the spouse living in Azerbaijan

8. Marriage Certificate

     a) Azerbaijan Marriage Certificate:

  • Azerbaijan certificate of marriage along with certified copies.

     b) Foreign Marriage Certificate:

  • Foreign documents or certificates are often only recognized by the authorities of a state if their authenticity and evidentiary value has been determined by a special procedure.

9. Proof of Accommodation in Azerbaijan

  • Copy of lease certificate of an apartment in Azerbaijan or title deed of owned property, if the partner is already residing in Azerbaijan.
  • If the host provides accommodation – document indicating the right of ownership/right to use (e.g. rental agreement) clearly allowing to lodge guests at this location.

10. Proof of Sufficient Means of Substance

  • Copy of employment certificate of the foreign spouse who intends to live in Azerbaijan
  • Salary slips from the past two months if is living in Azerbaijan.

      In case of self-funding:

  • Personal bank statements of the last 3 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.
  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
  • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
  • Credit card
  • Cash
  • Traveler’s cheques
  • Payslips
  • Proof of employment
  • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
  • Proof of prepaid accommodation
  • Document about accommodation in private
  • Proof of prepaid transport
  • Other

         In case of Sponsorship:

  • Latest 3 months current account bank statement of a sponsor (showing sponsor’s name, an end balance, and date of issue).
  • Sponsorship letter, copy of the first page of the sponsor’s passport with the data.

11. Medical Insurance

  • Valid in Azerbaijan, covering all the intended period of stay and of a value not less than 30,000 EUR (original and copy)

12. For Minors:

  • Copy and English translation of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 
Processing Time for Azerbaijan Family Reunion Visa

The average processing time for an Azerbaijan Family Reunion Long-term visa is 3-20 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 
Azerbaijan Family Reunion Visa Fee

Azerbaijan Long-term visa fee is 20-35 USD for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your country and nationality).

 
Where to Apply for Azerbaijan Family Reunion Visa?

You will apply for an Azerbaijan Long-term visa in Azerbaijan visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

EMBASSY INFORMATION AND LOCATION

FAQ

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I am from a country whose citizens do not need a visa to enter Azerbaijan. Can I experience any problems at the border, while entering Azerbaijan?

You must meet certain requirements to enter Azerbaijan, even if you are not required a visa:

•          The purpose of your trip to Azerbaijan must be plausible and comprehensible.

•          Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months beyond your stay in Azerbaijan.

•          You must be able to finance your own living and travel costs.

•          You must hold a confirmed return flight to prove that you are prepared to leave Azerbaijan before the visa expires.

•          You must have travel health insurance for the whole duration of your stay in Azerbaijan.

•          You must not pose a threat to security or public order.

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What is the local currency in Azerbaijan?

Azerbaijan's official currency is the Azerbaijani Manat (AZN). 100 USD equals to approximately 170 AZN.

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Can I get a residence permit for Azerbaijan at the Consulate General?

No, you cannot get a residence permit for Azerbaijan at the embassy or consulate of Azerbaijan. You should get a long-term visa, then apply for a residence permit after your arrival in Azerbaijan.

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What happens if my Azerbaijan visa application is rejected?

If your Azerbaijan visa application is rejected, you will be notified by your mission that your application has been unsuccessful. You will be informed of the grounds on which it was rejected and have one month to appeal the decision by writing to the Azerbaijan mission. Your application will then be reconsidered. You can also apply for a visa again if your circumstances have changed.

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Will my fees be refunded if my visa is refused?

All fees are non-refundable and will not be refunded if your visa application is not successful.

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Can I extend the validity of my Azerbaijan visa?

The validity of a visa can be extended in some exceptional and force-major cases. You can get information about that directly at the Migration Department of Azerbaijan.

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Do I have to participate in the Embassy or Visa Administrative Center in person, if I am not applying to e-visa?

It depends on your country of residence or the embassy/consulate/Visa Administrative Center’s rules and obligations. In some countries, sending your documents via courier is enough to the embassy/consulate/Visa Administrative Center.

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Can I apply for a residence permit with my short-term Azerbaijan visa or e-visa?

In most cases, the embassy will issue a short-term visa for you in order to make possible your entrance to Azerbaijan, then you will apply for a residence permit at Migration Department in Azerbaijan, but your visa purpose must be the same as your reason to travel. It means your short-term visa’s purpose also must be study (for example) if you travel for study purposes, but you cannot apply for a residence permit for study with a short-term tourist visa in Azerbaijan.

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Can I get a refusal for my e-visa application?

Despite it rarely happens, it is possible to get a refusal from Azerbaijan e-visa application.

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