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;

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:

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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: Foreigners or stateless persons registration in the Republic of Azerbaijan

Foreigners or stateless persons temporarily staying in the Republic of Azerbaijan for more than 10 days should be registered upon place of stay. For this purpose, management of the place of stay of the foreigner or stateless person  or owner of the residential area should submit the application for registration upon place of stay and  copy of the passport (other border crossing document) of that person to the State Migration Service through official website (www.migration.gov.az) of the State Migration Service of Azerbaijan Republic, e-mail (qeydiyyat@migration.gov.az) or in person within 10 days after arrival of the person in the country.

Foreigners and stateless persons can also apply themselves in aforementioned way for registration upon place of stay.

No state fee is required for registration upon place of stay of foreigners and stateless persons. 

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; 

 

Facilitation of the visa issuing procedures on the base of the agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Azerbaijan 

The Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Azerbaijan on facilitation of the issuance of visas entered into force on 1 September 2014 (hereinafter referred to as "the Agreement"). The purpose of the Agreement is to facilitate, on the basis of reciprocity, the procedures for issuing visas for an intended stay of no more than 90 days per period of 180 days to the citizens of the European Union and the Republic of Azerbaijan. 

 The visa facilitations provided in this aforementioned Agreement shall apply to citizens of the following members of the EU:

 

Austria                                 Belgium                               Bulgaria

 

Croatia                                 Cyprus                                 Czech Republic

 

Estonia                                Finland                                 France

 

Germany                              Greece                                  Hungary

 

Italy                                       Latvia                                    Lithuania

 

Luxembourg                      Malta                                     Netherlands

 

Poland                                 Portugal                               Romania

 

Slovakia                               Slovenia                               Spain

 

Sweden

                      

Note: The visa facilitations provided in this aforementioned Agreement shall not apply to citizens of Kingdom of Denmark, of the Republic of Ireland and of the United Kingdom.

           

The Agreement determines following facilitations:

 

  1. 1.   Issuance of multiple-entry visas

 

Following categories of citizens of the EU Member States and of the Republic of Azerbaijan can apply for multiple-entry visas with a term of validity of 5 years to the diplomatic missions and consular posts of the Republic of Azerbaijan:

(a) spouses, children (including adopted), who are under the age of 21 or are dependant, parents (including custodians), visiting citizens of the European Union legally residing in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan or citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan legally residing in the territory of the Member States, or citizens of the European Union residing in the territory of the Member State of which they are nationals, or citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan residing in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

(b) permanent members of official delegations, who following an official invitation addressed to the Member States, the European Union or the Republic of Azerbaijan, are to participate regularly in meetings, consultations, negotiations or exchange programmes, as well as in events held

            By way of derogation from the first sentence, where the need or the intention to travel frequently or regularly is manifestly limited to a shorter period, the term of validity of the multiple-entry visa shall be limited to that period, in particular where:

—in the case of the persons referred to in point (a), the period of validity of the authorisation for legal residence of citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan legally residing in one of the Member States or citizens of the Union legally residing in the Republic of Azerbaijan;

— in the case of the persons referred to in point (b), the term of the validity of the status as a permanent member of an official delegation,

is less than five years. 

Following categories of citizens of the EU Member States, provided that during the previous year they have obtained at least one visa, have made use of it in accordance with the laws on entry and stay of the visited State, can apply for multiple-entry visas with a term of validity of 1 year to the diplomatic missions and consular posts of the Republic of Azerbaijan:

(a) students, post-graduate students who regularly travel for the purposes of study or educational training, including in the framework of exchange programmes;

(b) journalists and technical crew accompanying them in a professional capacity;

(c) participants in official exchange programmes organised by twin cities;

(d) drivers conducting international cargo and passenger transportation services between the territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Member States in vehicles registered in the Member States or the Republic of Azerbaijan;

(e) persons needing to visit regularly for medical reasons and necessary accompanying persons;

(f) members of the professions participating in international exhibitions, conferences, symposia, seminars or other similar events who regularly travel to the Republic of Azerbaijan or the Member States;

(g) representatives of civil society organizations travelling regularly to the Republic of Azerbaijan or the Member States for the purposes of educational training, seminars, conferences, including in the framework of exchange programmes;

(h) persons participating in scientific, cultural and artistic activities, including university and other exchange programmes, who regularly travel to the Republic of Azerbaijan or the Member States;

 (i) participants in international sports events and persons accompanying them in a professional capacity;

(j) members of official delegations who, following an official invitation addressed to the Member State, the European Union or the Republic of Azerbaijan, shall participate regularly in meetings, consultations, negotiations or exchange programmes, as well as in events held in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan or of the Member States by intergovernmental organisations;

(k) business people and representatives of business organisations who regularly travel to the Republic of Azerbaijan or the Member States.

 

  1. Documentary evidence regarding the purpose of the journey

 

For the following categories of citizens of the Union and of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the following documents are sufficient for justifying the purpose of the journey to the other Party:

(a) for close relatives — spouses, children (including adopted), parents (including custodians), grandparents and grand- children — visiting citizens of the European Union legally residing in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan or citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan legally residing in the Member States, or citizens of the European Union residing in the territory of the Member State of which they are nationals, or citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan residing in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan:

— a written request from the host person;

(b) without prejudice to Article 10, for members of official delegations including permanent members of such delegations who, following an official invitation addressed to the Member States, the European Union or the Republic of Azerbaijan, shall participate in official meetings, consultations, negotiations or exchange programmes, as well as in events held in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan or one of the Member States by intergovernmental organisations:

— a letter issued by a competent authority of a Member State or of the Republic of Azerbaijan or by an institution of the European Union confirming that the applicant is a member of its delegation respectively or a permanent member of its delegation travelling to the territory of the other Party to participate in the aforementioned events, accompanied by a copy of the official invitation;

(c) for business people and representatives of business organizations;

— a written request from the host legal person or company, organization or an office or a branch of such legal person or company, state, or local authorities of the Republic of Azerbaijan or the Member States or organising committees or trade and industrial exhibitions, conferences and symposia held in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan or one of the Member States endorsed by the competent authorities in accordance with the national legislation;

(d) for drivers conducting international cargo and passenger transportation services between the territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Member States in vehicles registered in the Member States or in the Republic of Azerbaijan:

— a written request from the national company or association (union) of carriers of the Republic of Azerbaijan or the national associations of carriers of the Member States providing for international road transportation, stating the purpose, itinerary, duration and frequency of the trips;

(e) for pupils, students, post-graduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake trips for the purposes of study or educational training, including in the framework of exchange programmes as well as other school related activities:

— a written request or a certificate of enrolment from the host university, academy, institute, college or school or student cards or certificates of the courses to be attended;

(f) for persons participating in scientific, academic, cultural or artistic activities, including university and other exchange programmes:

 — a written request from the host organisation to participate in those activities;

(g) for journalists and technical crew accompanying them in a professional capacity:

— a certificate or other document issued by a professional organization or the applicant's employer proving that the person concerned is a qualified journalist and stating that the purpose of the journey is to carry out journalistic work or proving that he/she is a member of technical crew accompanying the journalist in a professional capacity;

(h) for participants in international sports events and persons accompanying them in a professional capacity:

— a written request from the host organization, competent authorities, national sport Federations of the Member States or the Republic of Azerbaijan or National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan or National Olympic Committees of the Member States;

(i) for participants in official exchange programmes organized by twin cities:

— a written request of the Head of Administration/Mayor of these cities;

(j) for persons travelling for medical reasons and necessary accompanying persons:

—an official document of the medical institution confirming necessity of medical care in this institution, the necessity of being accompanied and proof of sufficient financial means to pay for the medical treatment;

(k) for members of the professions participating in international exhibitions, conferences, symposia, seminars or other similar events held on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan or Member States:

— a written request from the host organization confirming that the person concerned is participating in the event;

(l) for representatives of civil society organizations when undertaking trips for the purposes of educational training, seminars, conferences, including in the framework of exchange programmes:

— a written request issued by the host organization, a confirmation that the person is representing the civil society organization and the certificate on establishment of such organization from the relevant register issued by a state authority in accordance with the national legislation;

(m) relatives visiting for burial ceremonies:

— an official document confirming the fact of death as well as confirmation of the family or other relationship between the applicant and the buried;

(n) for visiting military and civil burial grounds:

—an official document confirming the existence and preservation of the grave as well as family or other relationship between the applicant and the buried;

 

Note: The written request shall include the following items:

 (a) for the invited person: name and surname, date of birth, sex, citizenship, passport number, time and purpose of the journey, number of entries and where relevant the name of the spouse and children accompanying the invited person;

(b) for the inviting person: name, surname and address;

(c) for the inviting legal person, company or organisation: full name and address and:

— if the request is issued by an organisation or authority, the name and position of the person who signs the request;

— if the inviting person is a legal person or company or an office or a branch of such legal person or company established in the territory of a Member State or in the Republic of Azerbaijan, the registration number as required by the national law of the Member State concerned or by the Azerbaijani law.

 

  1. Fees for processing visa applications 

The fee for processing visa applications shall amount to EUR 35.

 

Fees for processing the visa application are waived for the following categories of persons:

(a) for close relatives — spouses, children (including adopted), parents (including custodians), grandparents and grand- children — of citizens of the European Union legally residing in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan, of citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan legally residing in the territory of the Member States, of citizens of the European Union residing in the territory of the Member State of which they are nationals, and of citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan residing in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

(b) for members of official delegations, including permanent members of official delegations, who, following an official invitation addressed to the Member States, the European Union or the Republic of Azerbaijan, shall participate in official meetings, consultations, negotiations or exchange programmes, as well as in events held in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan or one of the Member States by intergovernmental organisations;

(c) pupils, students, post-graduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake trips for the purposes of study or educational training, including in the framework of exchange programmes as well as other school related activities;

(d) persons with disabilities and persons accompanying them, if necessary;

(e) participants in international sports events and persons accompanying them in a professional capacity;

(f) persons participating in scientific, cultural and artistic activities, including university and other exchange programmes;

(g) persons who have presented documents proving the necessity of their travel on humanitarian grounds, including to receive urgent medical treatment and the person accompanying such person, or to attend a funeral of a close relative, or to visit a seriously ill close relative;

(h) representatives of civil society organizations when undertaking trips for the purposes of educational training, seminars, conferences, including in the framework of exchange programmes;

(i) pensioners;

(j) children under the age of 12;

(k) journalists and technical crew accompanying them in a professional capacity.

 

Note: If the diplomatic mission or consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan cooperate with an external service provider (outsourcing company) in view of issuing a visa, the external service provider may charge a service fee which shall not exceed EUR 30. Moreover, the diplomatic missions and consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall maintain the possibility for all applicants to lodge their applications directly at their consular offices of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

 

  1. Length of procedures for processing visa applications

 

The diplomatic missions and consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall take a decision on the request to issue a visa within 10 calendar days of the date of the receipt of the application and documents required for issuing the visa. The period of time for taking a decision on a visa application may be extended up to 30 calendar days in individual cases, notably when further scrutiny of the application is needed.

 

Note: If applicants are required to obtain an appointment for the lodging of an application the appointment shall, as a rule, take place within a period of two weeks from the date when the appointment was requested. Notwithstanding the foregoing sentence, external service providers (outsourcing company) shall ensure that a visa application, as a rule, can be lodged without undue delay. In justified cases of urgency, the consulate may allow applicants to lodge their applications either without appointment, or an appointment shall be given immediately.

 

  1. Diplomatic passports

Citizens of the European Union and the Republic of Azerbaijan who are holders of valid diplomatic passports may enter, leave, transit through and stay in the territories of the EU Member States for a period not exceeding 90 days per period of 180 days without visas.

Additional information concerning countries applying the visa free regime can be found here

  1. 6.   Other issues

According to the article 2.2 of the Agreement issues, which are not covered by the provisions of the Agreement (for instance, the refusal to issue a visa, recognition of travel documents, proof of sufficient means of subsistence and the refusal of entry and expulsion measures), shall be regulated by the national law of the Republic of Azerbaijan.