Most nationals require a visa. Exceptions are passport holding citizens of Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Obtaining an e-Visa is simple and quick, and you can do it from any place with secure internet connection. That saves you the inconvenience and expense of visiting an Azerbaijani consulate or using a courier service.

Your passport must have at least three months validity left beyond the date e-Visa expires. That means that if your passport has less than six months left to run, you are advised to renew it before you apply for an Azerbaijani visa.

The vast majority of visa applications are successful, but unfortunately, there are no refunds for applications that are denied. If you have been refused an e-Visa there is still a chance you will be granted a visa through an Azerbaijani consulate, but you will need to make your own inquiries.

This means you need to enter the last three digits of the number that is printed on the signature strip on the rear of your MasterCard or Visa card.

No. The visa will arrive electronically as a pdf file. You must print it out (in color, A4 or letter size) and bring it, along with your passport, when you arrive in Azerbaijan. Please keep the paper with you until you leave the country as it will be checked again on departure.

If you plan to stay less than ten days there is no need to register. If you plan to stay longer, you must register within the first ten days or risk a substantial fine. The registration process is free through www.migration.gov.az and through the regional offices of the migration department, but it’s simplier to ask your hotel staff to do the registration for you. Most respectable hotels do not charge for the service.

Most applications are trouble free and you are expected to receive an acceptance notification by e-mail to the address you have registered. If the processing takes more than standard 3 days, please feel free to contact us and we will investigate the hold up on your behalf.

The application process uses an online form. You do not require any hard copy documents, but you will need to provide a scanned copy of your passport in JPEG, JPG, PDF format. The copy should be sharp and with all details clearly legible. Payment is by MasterCard, MaestroCard or VisaCard.

Using a reasonable quality camera, it is usually possible to make a photographic copy of your passport but double check that all details are clearly legible before you send the photo file. TIPS – take the photograph on a bright day but not in direct sunlight. Beware of using flash photography which can cause reflections that bleach out important areas of detail.

An e-Visa allows a maximum stay of 30 days. E-visas are not usually extendable so if you need a longer period you will need to apply for a Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

No. The payment card does not have to be in your own name.

No. You can only apply from outside Azerbaijan so you must leave first and then apply from another country.

No. An e-Visa is always for a single entry but you can easily apply for another visa after you have left Azerbaijan.

No. You would only need a visa if you had to leave the international transit area.

The most straightforward payment method by far is using a MasterCard, Maestro Card or Visa credit- or debit card that has been activated for internet commerce. We cannot accept cheques or other cards, though if you have friends or family in Baku they can come to our office to pay in cash on your behalf.