Visas

Reminder of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan


“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan would like to remind all nationals of foreign countries wishing to travel to Nagorno-Karabakh and other occupied regions of Azerbaijan that due to continuing occupation by the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia, these areas are temporarily out of control of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Any visit without the consent of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the above-mentioned territories, which are internationally recognized as an integral part of Azerbaijan is considered as a violation of sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan and as a breach of national legislation, as well as relevant norms and principles of international law.

Accordingly, the Ministry calls all foreign nationals to refrain themselves from travelling to the occupied territories in and around the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The Ministry would like to remind that those who traveled to the occupied territories without prior permission of the Republic of Azerbaijan will be denied the entry to the Republic of Azerbaijan”

 

Applying for a visa


Note: According to the bilateral interstate agreements, for the holders of diplomatic and official (service) passports; mutual visa-free regime is applied between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the countries, listed here.


The Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan issues single, multiple and transit visas.


The following documents should be submitted to the Consular Section of the Embassy to obtain a visa to Azerbaijan:


1. Completed visa application form;

To fill out the interactive online visa application form:

  • Visit the website: http://evisa.mfa.gov.az

  • Register in “Sign up” page.
     
  • Fill out the “Application form”.
     
  • Submit the application form.
     
  • Print the completed application form received on e-mail.


2. An invitation letter from Azerbaijan;


3. Valid passport or other travel document (original ones) which should have at least one clear page for the visa. A passport must be valid for no less than three month after the date of your planned departure from Azerbaijan. Holders of travel documents must submit valid permanent resident card;


4. Two (2) biometric 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm colour photos with a white backround, taken within the last 6 months;


5. Non-Bulgarian citizens should present Bulgarian residency permit;


6. Receipt of the payment (bank transaction statement).


Processing time is 10 business days.

Payment method: bank transfer. No cash accepted.

BANK ACCOUNT:

FIRST INVESTMENT BANK

SWIFT Code:                        FINVBGSF
Beneficiary’s account No          BG 83 FINV 9150 1004 5539 12


The visa application fee is non-refundable.

Fees for processing visa applications for citizens of the Republic of Bulgaria are as follows:

-       single entry visa – EUR 35

-       multiple entry visa – EUR 35

-       transit visa – USD 20

Fees for processing visa applications for citizens of third countries legally residing in the Republic of Bulgaria are as follows:

-       transit and single entry visa - USD 20

-       multiple entry visa – USD 350

Notice:

  • For all visa types (except transit visas), an inviting party should submit the request (accompanied by an invitation letter) to the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan in order to get the authorization letter to be sent by the Ministry to the Embassy;
  • No assurances on issuance of visas can be provided in advance.


Documents required for various visa types:

Official visit:

  • Diplomatic Note of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria, diplomatic representations and international organizations.

Transit visit:

  • Valid entry visa to a country of the main destination and a round trip ticket. The validity of a transit visa is 5 days.

Changes in procedures to obtain entry visas by foreign nationals and stateless persons upon arrival in the Republic of Azerbaijan

According to Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan No. 326 of 13 September 2010, foreign nationals and stateless persons can directly apply for visas to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan only in the following cases:


1.
In cases provided for in the interstate and intergovernmental agreements to which the Republic of Azerbaijan is party;

2. Persons visiting the Republic of Azerbaijan upon 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 Administration of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Head of the Supreme Majlis of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of the Republic of Azerbaijan, head of the Administrative Department of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan, head of the Special Medical Service of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan,

3. Persons visiting the Republic of Azerbaijan upon the official invitation of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan, 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 authorities of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Chairman (Governor) of the Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan, leadership of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Chairman of the Caucasus Muslim Department, heads of foreign companies operating in the Republic of Azerbaijan in accordance with the international agreements to which the Republic of Azerbaijan is party, as agreed with the State Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

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

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

6. Persons visiting the Republic of Azerbaijan due to the death of a family member, on the basis of relevant confirmation documents;

7. Nationals of countries where there are no diplomatic missions and consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan accredited and that have direct air communication with the Republic of Azerbaijan.