Starting from March 2013 new visa procedures have been implied in Azerbaijan. The Electronic Visa procedures advantages are the low cost, no need to submit any original documents, no need to stand in lines or make appointments at embassies and the speed of the process. Once e-visa is obtained you get it as a PDF attachment directly to your email. Afterwards you simply need to present it together with your travel document at the passport control upon arrival to Azerbaijan.
The following documents are required in order to obtain an e-visa:1. Onlinefilledupapplicationform
2. A scanned copy of your passport
E-visas are issued within 10-15 working days it’s highly advised to refer us for a visa at least 30 days in advance.
2. Our company is not responsible for visa rejections by the MFA of Azerbaijan.
3. Passport should be valid at least for 6 month after the Entry date to Azerbaijan and contains free pages.
NOTE: Please be informed that if you have visited the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan Occupied by the Republic of Armenia your visa application might be rejected by the MFA.
In January 2017, the ASAN visa portal was launched in Azerbaijan. For a length of stay in the country of up to 30 days, a one-time electronic visa can be obtained from the portal and is available within 3 working days after payment and sent directly to the applicant’s e-mail. The state fee is 20 US dollars for a visa. Applications for electronic visas via the portal are intended for individuals, families (at least 2, maximum 10 people) and groups (minimum 10, maximum 300 people). The simplification of visa procedures has had a positive impact on the flow of tourists into the country. After the introduction of electronic visas, the number of tourists arriving in Azerbaijan increased by 11 percent in 2016. Bear in mind that visa procedures in the international airports of Azerbaijan for citizens of the United Arab Emirates have been simplified since November 2015 and for citizens of Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Japan, the People’s Republic of China, Bahrain, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore since February 2016. Since the introduction of electronic visas, the number of tourists coming from European countries has also increased. In addition, according to statistics, about 70 percent of visitors are citizens from states that enjoy a visa-free regime with Azerbaijan.