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Azerbaijan Visa Policy

The visa policy of Azerbaijan establishes the guidelines and regulations governing the entry requirements for foreign visitors entering the country. The visa options vary based on the traveler's nationality, purpose of travel, and duration of stay in Azerbaijan.

ASAN Visa: Electronic Visa System

Azerbaijan offers an electronic visa (e-Visa) system known as the ASAN Visa. This online platform allows citizens of nearly 100 different countries to conveniently apply for their visa online.

The ASAN Visa system was implemented to streamline the visa application process and expedite border control procedures.

Azerbaijan e-Visa (ASAN Visa) - Easy and Convenient Travel Authorization

The Azerbaijan e-Visa, also known as the ASAN Visa system, is a hassle-free travel authorization available for citizens of nearly 100 countries. With a simple online application process, travelers can obtain the ASAN Visa from the comfort of their home or office.

  • Available to travelers from nearly 100 different countries
  • Quick online application process
  • Valid for 90 days from the date of issue
  • Grants a single entry for up to 30 days
  • Suitable for various purposes such as tourism, business, medical treatment, sporting events, and humanitarian activities

Application Process:

To apply for the Azerbaijan e-Visa, applicants need to fill out an online form. The form requires basic personal information, passport details, and travel plans, including the address of stay in Azerbaijan. Additionally, a valid email address is required to receive the approved e-Visa.

Presentation at the Border:

Upon approval, applicants must print a copy of the ASAN Visa and present it along with the passport used in the application at the border control. It's important to note that the e-Visa is linked to the individual passport and cannot be transferred.

Lost or Invalid Passports:

In case the passport used for the e-Visa application is lost, damaged, stolen, or no longer valid, travelers must reapply using their new passport.

List of Eligible Nationalities:

Visa-Exempt Countries

Citizens of around 10 countries are exempt from obtaining a visa when traveling to Azerbaijan for a certain duration. However, if these visa-exempt travelers intend to stay in the country for a longer period, they must obtain the appropriate visa.

Nationals of several countries enjoy visa-free entry to Azerbaijan for short-term visits. These countries are either geographical neighbors or former Soviet states. The following countries have visa-free entry:

Additionally, Turkish citizens have been exempt from obtaining a visa since September 2019.

Duration of Stay

Visa-exempt travelers are permitted to stay in Azerbaijan for a maximum of 90 days without a visa. This allows them to explore the country and experience its culture and attractions.

Longer Stays and Residency

If individuals from these countries wish to extend their stay beyond the 90-day limit or plan to live and work in Azerbaijan, they are required to obtain the relevant visa and permits from an Azerbaijani embassy.

Consular Visa for Short Stays

The ASAN e-Visa system for Azerbaijan is not available for citizens of approximately 140 different countries. However, these individuals can still obtain a visa for short visits to the country by applying in person at an embassy.

Embassy Visa Requirements

To obtain a visa for Azerbaijan through the embassy, applicants must meet certain requirements. First, they must possess a passport with a minimum validity of 3 months beyond the intended stay in the country. This ensures that the passport remains valid throughout the visit.

Application Process

The application process for an embassy visa involves several steps. Travelers need to complete an application form, providing their personal details. They must also submit supporting documents as required. Additionally, a fee must be paid at the embassy to process the visa application.

Moving and Working in Azerbaijan

Citizens of all countries, regardless of nationality, must approach an embassy if they plan to relocate or work in Azerbaijan. Only overseas diplomatic missions have the authority to issue residence permits and employment visas for Azerbaijan. This ensures proper regulation and documentation for individuals intending to live or work in the country.

Visa Facilitation for EU Countries

Azerbaijan has a visa facilitation agreement with all European Union (EU) countries, with the exception of Denmark and the Republic of Ireland. This agreement streamlines the visa application process for citizens of these countries. They require fewer documents for their visa applications, and the processing time is faster compared to other nations.

List of Countries Requiring an Embassy Visa

To determine whether citizens need an embassy visa for any type of visit to Azerbaijan, please refer to the following list:

Visas and Permits for Relocation and Work

Foreign nationals intending to relocate to Azerbaijan or work in the country must obtain the relevant visas and permits in accordance with Azerbaijan's immigration policy. These applications should be submitted at an embassy.

Restrictions and Territory Dispute

Currently, travelers from one specific country are prohibited from entering Azerbaijan due to an ongoing territorial dispute between the two nations. Additionally, any foreign national found to have entered the disputed territories will face a permanent entry ban.

For further details on Azerbaijan's visa policy regarding travelers of different nationalities, please refer to the information provided below

Frequently Asked Questions

No, the e-visa should not be physically attached to the passport. Instead, the applicant should print the e-visa and present it together with the passport at the border checkpoint of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

If the e-visa application is denied, foreigners and stateless persons can apply for a visa at the relevant diplomatic mission of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

No, it is not possible to apply for a new e-visa without leaving the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Foreigners and stateless persons can only apply for a new electronic visa after leaving the country.

Notifications regarding the acceptance of e-visa applications, payments, and information about the issuance or cancellation of the electronic visa will be sent to the applicant's provided email address. It is important to ensure that the email address is entered correctly.

No, citizens of all eligible countries for e-Visa cannot apply and obtain a visa upon arrival at the border checkpoint of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The e-visa application should be submitted at least 3 working days before the planned travel date to the Republic of Azerbaijan.