Visa section at the Embassy

 Please read carefully the travel alert in below before applying for visa!   

Due to the fact that 20% of the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan, including its Nagorno-Karabakh region is under occupation of Armenia, Government of Azerbaijan severely condemns and strictly prohibits any visit of foreign citizens to these occupied territories without prior consent of the Government of Azerbaijan. The Government deems it necessary to emphasize that the abovementioned visit and furthermore any kind of political, economic, financial, cultural and etc. interaction with illegal regime established there represents direct and crude violation of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of borders of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Any foreign citizen who pays visit to the occupied territories ignoring this warning is subject to concrete actions taken by the Government of Azerbaijan.

In this regard, those foreign citizens are included into the list of “persona non grata” whose entry to the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan is banned. In case any foreign citizen persists on continuation of acts against Azerbaijan in cooperation with separatist regime, so-called “Nagorno-Karabakh Republic”, relevant legal actions will be applied against that person. As regards to the foreign companies and organizations collaborating with illegal regime, they will be subject to relevant actions within the national and international legal framework.

Visa documentation

To travel to Azerbaijan a visa must be obtained from the Visa Section at the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The following documents must be submitted according to the purpose of the visit:

1. Business visa

  1. One completed e-application for visa.
     
  2. Two 6×4 cm sized photos attached to the application form (The photo should be taken in the last 6 months).
     
  3. Passport (the validity of the passport should be on force at least 3 months before the expiry of requested visa).
     
  4. Invitation letter. The letter must contain the full name (name and surname) of invited person, purpose of the visit, entry date and period of stay of the visitor in the Republic of Azerbaijan and passport details.
     
  5. The copy of Statute (Charter) of the inviting company and Registration Certificate attesting the registration of the company by relevant authority of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
     
  6. Document or voucher confirming the reservation at a hotel signed and sealed by competent person of relevant accommodation site. The reservation dates must match with visiting period, as well as, with the dates specified in the invitation.
     
  7. Ticket reservation.
     
  8. Bank invoice attesting the payment of visa fee.

** Business trip visa is issued for single entry with duration of 1 month allowing 30 days of stay. The invitation elaborated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan may entitle the issuance of single entry visa with 1 month validity allowing 30 days of stay, as well, multiple visa with a duration of 1 year allowing 90 days of stay.    

2. Personal visit

  1. One completed e-application for visa
     
  2. Two 6×4 cm sized photos attached to the application form (The photo should be taken in the last 6 months).
     
  3. Invitation (sample invitation form)* submitted by the citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan along with copy of the identity card of inviting person. The letter must contain the full name (name and surname) of invited person, entry date of the visitor to the Republic of Azerbaijan and visitor’s passport details. Both invitation and copy of identity card must be certified by notary in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
     
  4.  Document or voucher confirming the reservation at a hotel, camping sites, tourist bases, etc. signed and sealed by competent person of relevant hotel or accommodation site. The reservation dates must match with visiting period.
     
  5. Bank invoice attesting the payment of visa fee.
     
  6. Passport (the validity of the passport should be on force at least 3 months before the expiry of requested visa).
     
  7. Ticket reservation. The reservation must match with period of the visit.

3. Tourist visas

The touristic visa for entry to the Republic of Azerbaijan could be obtained electronically through the evisa.gov.az website by using the ASAN visa system. The electronic visa of the ASAN visa system is issued within 3 working days and allows the holder to stay in the country for 30 days;

Rules for obtaining Tourist Visas via Tourist Agencies

Visitors need to provide all necessary documents to one of the national travel companies mentioned below or their partners abroad. After the relevant documents are prepared the national travel companies apply to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for e-visa. When confirmed by MFA, e-visa is forwarded to visitors in electronic format. Henceforth, visitors just need to print out the e-visa and are free to visit the country via any modes of entry (by air, on land, by sea etc.).

To obtain e-visa visitors only need to contact Azerbaijani travel companies or their partners abroad. E-visas are single-entry and are valid for a maximum duration of 30 days. The price for e-visa is 20 US dollars.

Currently, 32 main travel companies operating in the country are authorized to apply for e-visas to foreign tourists. To find the list of these travel companies click here .

You can also review the (sample of e-visa and the e-application for visa .

**The validity of tourist visas is fixed with days of stay as specified in hotel reservation document.  

Applying for e-visa

Completed standard visa application. You can fill out the application form online. To fill out visa application form online visit evisa.mfa.gov.azALL fields of the application form must be filled out carefully, not missing any information. INCOMPLETE VISA APPLICATION FORMS WILL BE RETURNED WITHOUT PROCESSING AND MAY RESULT IN DENIAL OF YOUR APPLICATION; (Watch a video tutorial explaining how to correctly apply for visa via evisa.mfa.gov.az)

 

Types of visa (for all foreign citizens)

 The Republic of Azerbaijan issues 2 types of visas – entry and transit visas - to foreigners and stateless people.


1. Entry visa;

-   A single- entry visa allows only one entry-exit to the country within this period.

-   A multiple entry visa is valid for 2 years. This visa type allows a person to enter and exit the country several times within relevant period.

A period of staying in the country is limited by a validity period of a visa. A visa becomes invalid if it is not used during its validity period.

2. A single-entry and a double-entry transit visas are issued to foreigners and stateless persons who pass through the Republic of Azerbaijan to a destination outside Azerbaijan. Validity period of a transit visa is 30 days, while staying period in the country is 5 days. Transit visas are granted on the basis of circumstances of a particular transit itinerary, use of air, water, railway and other types of transport means and for a necessary period of time.  

Visa fee rates

For all the type of visa (single and multiple) fee for Romanian citizens is 35 Euro. 

Payment should be made to the following “UniCredit Bank” account:

  • RO38BACX0000000948389003 - Cont EUR Taxe/ Vize Consulare

A single-entry transit visa fee is 20 USD and a double-entry transit visa fee is 20 USD

Payment should be made to the following “UniCredit Bank” account:

 

  • RO11BACX0000000948389004 - Cont USD Taxe/ Vize Consulare

Foreign citizens should check visa fee rates by clicking here .

Working hours

Monday – Thursday: 10.00 – 12.00

Important note!

All the necessary documents for visa should be presented personally by the applicant. Any missing or incomplete document will result in denial of processing visa request. An applicant who is unable to present the documents due to several reasons may authorize any person to do so on his/her behalf through a Letter of Attorney. Any of the documents submitted by email will not be accepted for processing visa request. Passport of visa applicants must remain in Consular Section until the visa issuance.  Visa is issued in 6-10 working days from the date of the submission of entire relevant documents.

For additional information, please, contact the Visa Section of the Embassy at azconsulate@azembassy.ro

Changes in the procedures of getting entry visas by foreign citizens and stateless persons upon arrival in the Republic of Azerbaijan

According to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan No. 326 dated September 13, 2010, foreign citizens and stateless persons upon their arrival in the Republic of Azerbaijan can get entry visas in the visa sections in the international airports of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the following cases:

1. In the cases envisaged in the interstate and intergovernmental treaties of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

2. Persons visiting the Republic of Azerbaijan by the official invitation of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Prime-Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Chairman of the Milli Majlis (Parliament) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Head of the Administrative Department of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Head of Special Medical Service of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Head of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Head of the Supreme Majlis (Parliament) of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic;

3. Persons visiting the Republic of Azerbaijan by the official invitation of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan, General Prosecutor of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Chairman of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan, heads of the central executive bodies of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Chairman (Governor) of the Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan, management of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Chairman of Caucasus Muslim Department, heads of the foreign companies operating in the Republic of Azerbaijan in accordance with international treaties supported by the Republic of Azerbaijan agreed with the State Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

4. Members of the diplomatic, administrative and technical staff of the foreign diplomatic missions, consulates, and offices of the international organizations in the Republic of Azerbaijan and their family members, as well as foreign citizens visiting the Republic of Azerbaijan with special diplomatic missions;

5. Persons visiting the Republic of Azerbaijan by the official invitation of the Ministry of Emergencies of the Republic of Azerbaijan to participate in the operations to eliminate the consequences of emergency situations;

6. Persons visiting the Republic of Azerbaijan due to his/her deceased family member, on the basis of the relevant documents certifying the death.

7. Visiting foreign citizens of those countries having direct air connection with the Republic of Azerbaijan and to which diplomatic mission or consulate of the Republic of Azerbaijan are not accredited;

 

2017 Formula 1 Gran-Prix of Azerbaijan

In accordance with the Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, No. 2702 dated 02.03.2017, on simplifying visa issuance prosedures for foreigners and stateless persons arriving in the Republic of Azerbaijan related to the organization and conduct of 2017 Formula 1 Gran-Prix of Azerbaijan, visas will be issued at the structural units of Consular Departments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan located at the international airports of the Republic of Azerbaijan between May 15-July 15, 2017. Basic documents for visa issuance are as follows:

          1. The card or another document approving accreditation in accordance with relevant rules of “Formula One Management Limited”Company and International Automobile Federation, the international organizers of Formula 1 races;

          2. The card approving accreditation at the Baku City Circuit Operations Company.

Meanwhile, foreigners and stateless persons arriving in the Republic of Azerbaijan for 2017 Formula 1 Gran-Prix of Azerbaijan (Only 81 countries - on the list of approved countries according to the Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan No.923, dated June 01, 2016 on establishing “ASAN Visa” system) will be able to get electronic visa through “ASAN Visa” system.

 

 IV Islamic Solidarity Games

 - According to the Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan No. 2703, dated 02.03.2017 on several actions in regards with the organization and conduct of the IV Islamic Solidarity Games, the appropriately accredited foreigners and stateless persons may go to and from the Republic of Azerbaijan without a visa based on a passport or other travel documents and the accreditation card from April 1 until July 1, 2017.

 - During the organization and conduct of the IV Islamic Solidarity Games the working permit is not required for the appropriately accredited foreigners and stateless persons involved to the labor activities in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

  

Simplification of visa procedures for foreigners and stateless persons traveling to the Republic of Azerbaijan in connection with the Final Round of the 2017 CEV Volleyball European Championship-Women 

Please note that foreigners and stateless persons traveling to the Republic of Azerbaijan in connection with the Final Round of the 2017 CEV Volleyball European Championship – Women scheduled for September 20 - October 1, 2017 may get a visa from the representatives of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan at the international airports of Azerbaijan upon arrival.

 To get a visa upon arrival foreigners and stateless persons should present one of the following documents:

- Proof of permanent accreditation of a person in accordance with the applicable rules of the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV);

- A ticket to the championship or proof of the possession of a ticket.

 

Foreigners and stateless persons can apply for a visa within the following period of time:

- August 15 – October 15, 2017 – persons involved in the organization of the event and permanently accredited in accordance with the rules of the European Volleyball Confederation;

- September 1 – October 10, 2017 – delegations and members of the teams participating in the championship;

- September 10 – October 5, 2017 – journalists permanently accredited in accordance with the rules of the European Volleyball Confederation, as well as persons who have tickets to Final Round of the 2017 CEV Volleyball European Championship.

Likewise, foreigners and stateless persons from the list of countries approved in accordance to the Article 4.2. of the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan # 923, on June 1, 2016, traveling to the Republic of Azerbaijan in connection with the championship may get visas through the “ASAN Visa” system. Foreigners and stateless persons can get detailed information about and apply for electronic visas at www.evisa.gov.az.