Entry rules

In accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan, entry to the country is regulated by visa regime. According to the country of arrival, there are various privileges and restrictions for foreign citizens to obtain visas:
- visa-free entry;
- get a visa on arrival;
- obtaining an electronic visa (e-visa);
- get a visa at the embassy.


Visa-free regime

There are a number of countries where citizens have the right to visa-free entry into the territory of Azerbaijan for up to 90 days.
Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Tajikistan.


Getting a visa on arrival

In order to facilitate and speed up visa issuance, citizens of some states may obtain a visa upon arrival at Azerbaijani airports. This visa will allow Azerbaijan to stay in the country for up to 30 days. This list includes the following countries:
Malaysia, Oman, Japan, China, Qatar, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates.


Electronic visa (e-VISA)

Also, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs introduced the possibility of obtaining a visa by e-mail. You can get a visa by filling out the form, which can be obtained from the official website. Registration of an electronic visa takes from 1 to 3 days. Visa payment is accepted through Visa and MasterCard payment systems. ASAN visa applies to citizens of 81 countries: United States, Albania, Germany, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, UAE, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, England, Brazil, Brunei, South Africa, Czech Republic, Chile, China, Denmark, Estonia, Algeria, Finland, France, India, Croatia, Indonesia, Jordan, Iran, Ireland, Iceland, Spain, Israel, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Canada, Cyprus, South Korea, Costa Rica, Cuba, Kuwait, Qatar, Guatemala, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Hungary, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Monaco, Montenegro, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Vatican City, Vietnam, Japan, New Zealand, and Greece.

E-Visa is issued within 3 (three) working days.

e-visa applications can be made by single, family (at least 2, up to 10 people) and group (at least 10, up to 300 people).

the information necessary for obtaining e-Visa is entered directly into the system.

the fee for e-Visa registration is paid electronically through the system.

the state fee for E-Visa is 20 US dollars. This fee is required for the consideration of the visa application and is not refundable under any circumstances.

The service fee in the amount of 3 US dollars is charged for processing e-visa applications. This amount is paid in addition to the state fee in the amount of 20 (twenty) US dollars for an electronic visa.

Payment transactions can be made only through Visa and Mastercard.


Get a visa from the embassy 

If the country you are interested in does not belong to any of the above lists, a visa can be obtained by applying to the embassy of Azerbaijan. If there is no embassy of Azerbaijan in your country, you should apply to the embassy of Azerbaijan in the nearest country.

There are the following types of visas to Azerbaijan: tourist, transit, educational, business, humanitarian, business, and guest visas to Azerbaijan. Depending on the type of visa, the necessary documents and the conditions for issuing the visa vary, but the main document must be sent through the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The period of temporary stay of foreigners and stateless persons is determined by the period of stay in the country specified in the visa. The period of temporary stay in the Republic of foreigners and stateless persons on the basis of visas shall not exceed ninety (90) days. Foreigners and stateless persons respectively on (10) days (except weekends and holidays) of residence they can apply to the relevant authorities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for registration.

Foreigners and stateless persons may apply to the State Migration Service for an extension of their temporary stay in the country (according to visa-free or visa-free rules) not later than seven (7) business days before the end of their stay in Azerbaijan.

Attention: if the validity period of the passport or identity card is less than 3 months, the visa cannot be issued.