Azerbaijan Visa General Requirements
According to the laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan the entry to the country is regulated by visa regime. The citizens of Russia and the CIS countries enjoy a visa-free regime. Particularly, the Russian citizens need a foreign passport in order to visit Azerbaijan. The other foreign naturals are requested to obtain a visa which includes a visa application fee payment (the amount of the application fee depends on a country of arrival).
There are the following types of Azerbaijan visas: tourist, transit, study, humanitarian, business and visitor ones. A list of required documents and time of issue depends on the visa type; however the main document is an Invitation from Azerbaijan, sent through the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan. To obtain tourist visa it is necessary to submit a confirmation from a travel agency and reservation from the hotel, where the tourist is to stay. For transit visa it is necessary to submit copies of air or train tickets. The tourist visa is processed within 5-10 days, the transit one, within 1 day.
Documents to Obtain Visa
The documents to obtain an invitation to Azerbaijan are as follows:
- Visa application form (filled in)
- Passport (original and copy)
- Two photos (format 3х4)
- Application fee payment slip (the amount depends on the country)
In special cases the Embassies of Azerbaijan may request additional documents. All foreign naturals arriving for the period over 30 days also must obtain registration in Passport Registration Department.
Upon arrival to Azerbaijan all citizen need to fill in a customs declaration specifying the currency to be imported. The personal items, alcohol up to 3 l, cigarettes up to 3 packages, personal medicines may be imported without visa. Export of any antiques from the country is prohibited without permission of the bodies concerned. Import of any narcotics, weapons, ammunitions as well as materials insulting Azerbaijan morality and political system is also prohibited.
Azerbaijan MFA (English and Azerbaijan versions only).