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Conditions for Issuance of Azerbaijan E Visa

The conditions for issuing electronic visas for Azerbaijan include having a valid passport, filling out an online application form, paying the necessary fees, providing supporting documents, and meeting the eligibility criteria set by the Azerbaijani government.

Issuance and Use of Electronic Visas: Terms and Guidelines

1. Eligibility

  • Electronic visas (e-visas) are exclusively issued to citizens of countries approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, as well as stateless individuals residing in those countries.

2. Dual/Multiple Citizenship

  • Foreigners with dual or multiple citizenship must select their nationality based on the travel document they intend to use. Using a different travel document from the one used for e-visa application will invalidate the e-visa.

3. Application Timing

  • Foreigners and stateless persons must apply for e-visas. These are the different processing options available for obtaining an e-visa to Azerbaijan:- 
    • Standard Processing (3-5 Business Days): This option is suitable for individuals who have ample time before their planned travel. The processing of the e-visa will take approximately 3 business days.
    • Rush Processing (1-2 Business Day): If you have imminent travel plans and need your e-visa quickly, the rush processing option is ideal. The processing time for this option is expedited, and you can expect to receive your e-visa within 1 business day.
    • Super Rush Processing (3-6 hours): When time is of the essence and you require your visa urgently, the super rush processing option is the best choice. With this option, your e-visa will be processed within just 3 hours, ensuring a swift turnaround.

4. Travel Document Validity

  • The travel document's validity must extend at least 3 months beyond the expiration date of the e-visa.

5. Processing and Validity

  • Standard e-visas are processed within 3-5 working days, while urgent e-visas are processed in two categories: Rush 1-2 working days & Super Rush 3-6 hours, regardless of holidays and non-working days.
  • An e-visa grants a 90-day period of validity and allows a stay of up to 30 days in the country.
  • Each e-visa permits a single entry.

6. Validity Period

  • For standard e-visas, the validity begins at least 3 working days after the submission date.
  • For urgent e-visas, the validity starts on the day of issuance.

7. Responsibility for Application Accuracy

  • Applicants are personally responsible for the accuracy of data provided in the e-visa application, including the scanned page of their travel document with a photo, as well as the correctness of their payment.

8. Correct Email Address

  • It is essential to enter the correct email address during the application process.
  • Notifications regarding the acceptance, payment, issuance, or rejection of the e-visa will be sent to the provided email address.

9. Consequences of False or Incomplete Information

  • Electronic visa applications will not be accepted if false or incomplete information is submitted or if payment is not completed accurately.

10. Rejection Due to Inaccessible Travel Document Copy

  • If the ASAN Visa system is unable to read the attached copy of the photo page of the travel document, the e-visa application will be rejected.

11. Visa Rejection and Entry Denial

  • The ASAN Visa system is not responsible for issuing e-visa rejections, visa cancellations, or entry bans, as stated in Article 16 of the Migration Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
  • An e-visa application may be rejected or an issued visa may be cancelled based on the criteria outlined in the Migration Code.

12. Notification of Rejection

  • In the event of an e-visa rejection, the ASAN Visa system will send an email explaining the reasons for the rejection, in accordance with Article 16 of the Migration Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

13. Reapplication Process

  • Foreigners and stateless persons who have their e-visa applications rejected can reapply for a visa at the relevant diplomatic representation of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

14. Refund Policy

  • No refunds will be granted for payments made in the case of electronic visa rejections.

15. E-visa Presentation

  • An e-visa is not physically attached to a passport.
  • Foreigners and stateless persons must print out their e-visa and present it, along with their travel document, at a border checkpoint of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

16.Temporary Stay Duration and Requirements

  • The maximum duration of temporary stay for foreigners and stateless persons in the Republic of Azerbaijan is 30 days within the validity dates of their e-visa.
  • If the duration of their temporary stay has not been extended, or if they have not been granted a temporary residence permit, or if their application for extension of the temporary residence period or temporary residence permit has not been accepted, they must leave the territory of the country.

17.Registration of Temporary Residence

  • Foreigners and stateless persons staying temporarily in the Republic of Azerbaijan for more than 15 days, including cases where they change their place of residence within the country, must register themselves.
  • They should apply to the management of their temporary place of residence (e.g., hotel, sanatorium, rest house, resort, camping site, tourist camp, hospital, or other public places) or the owners of apartments or other places of residence to register with the State Migration Service.
  • The registration process does not require any payment of state fees.

18.Consequences of Overstaying or Failure to Register

  • Foreigners and stateless persons who exceed the duration of stay indicated in their electronic visa or fail to register at their place of stay (if staying for more than 15 days) are subject to legal liabilities.
  • The specific regulations and consequences are defined by the law.
  • Failure to comply with the registration regulations is subject to administrative liability as per Article 575 of the Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Administrative Offences.

19.Understanding the Electronic Visa

  • An electronic visa serves as an initial document allowing entry into and travel within the Republic of Azerbaijan.
  • Entry may be prohibited in specific cases outlined in the Migration Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

20.Limitations on Paid Labor Activity

  • Possessing an e-visa does not grant foreigners and stateless persons the right to engage in paid labor activity within the Republic of Azerbaijan.
  • Individuals intending to work must obtain a work visa, which allows a stay of up to 90 days, as specified in the Migration Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

21.Temporary Residence and Work Activities

  • Foreigners and stateless persons planning to temporarily reside and engage in paid labor activity within the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan must acquire both a work permit and a temporary residence permit.
  • The requirements for obtaining these permits are outlined in the Migration Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

22.Journalistic Activities and Accreditation

  • Correspondents and cameramen of foreign mass media who wish to conduct journalistic activities and record videos in the Republic of Azerbaijan must first obtain accreditation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Only after acquiring accreditation can they apply for an electronic visa through the "ASAN Visa" system.
  • Visas issued to individuals conducting journalistic activities without prior accreditation will be revoked, and they will be expelled from the country.

23.Validity of the Electronic Visa

  • The electronic visa becomes invalid if it is not utilized within its designated validity period.

24.Applying for a New Electronic Visa

  • After leaving the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan, foreigners and stateless persons can apply for a new electronic visa if they plan to reenter the country.

25.Border Crossing Requirements

  • Foreigners and stateless persons attempting to cross the border of the Republic of Azerbaijan must possess a valid travel document and visa.
  • Those without proper documentation or with an invalid travel document will be returned to their country without being allowed to enter the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

26.Consequences of Forged Documents

  • Foreigners and stateless persons who try to cross the border with forged documents or documents belonging to other individuals will face legal consequences as defined by the law.

27.Entry Restrictions for Foreign Nationals and Stateless Persons

In order to enter the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan, it is important for foreign nationals and stateless persons to obtain official permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This permission is particularly necessary for those who have visited Nagorno-Karabakh and other regions of Azerbaijan that are currently occupied by the Republic of Armenia. These entry restrictions apply to visits made after 1991.

Entry Restrictions Criteria

  • Visited Nagorno-Karabakh and occupied regions
  • Lack of official permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Visits made after 1991

Note: The entry restrictions mentioned above are applicable regardless of whether or not the individual has obtained an electronic visa.

Frequently Asked Questions

Foreign nationals and stateless persons who meet the eligibility criteria can apply for an electronic visa to Azerbaijan.

  • Applicants must have a valid passport with a minimum validity of 6 months.
  • The purpose of the visit should fall within the permitted activities for e-visa holders.
  • The applicant should not be listed as a persona non grata in Azerbaijan.
  • Different categories of electronic visas are available based on the purpose of the visit, such as tourism, business, medical treatment, education, etc.
  • Applicants should provide the necessary documentation to support their intended purpose of visit.

No, there is no specific age restriction for applying for an electronic visa. Both adults and minors can apply.

Azerbaijan's electronic visa system is available for citizens of many countries. However, some nationalities may have additional requirements or restrictions. It is advised to check the e-visa website for the list of eligible nationalities.

The processing time for electronic visas may vary. It is recommended to submit the application well in advance of the planned travel date to allow for sufficient processing time.

No, electronic visas cannot be extended. If you wish to stay longer in Azerbaijan, you would need to apply for a different type of visa or seek alternative legal options.