Culture and sports visa
Culture and sports visa is issued to foreigners and stateless persons to participate in any culture and sports events organized in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
- Completed standard visa application form (a sample is attached);
- Original passport
- The passport must be valid for no less than three months after the date of your planned departure from Azerbaijan.
- Holders of travel documents must submit valid permanent resident card;
- Non-Bulgarian citizens should present Bulgarian residency permit.
- Two passport sized photos of the applicant
- Photos must be taken within the last 6 months to reflect the current appearance.
- Color photos must be full face and white background.
- Visa fee (Payment method: bank transfer. No cash accepted)
- 35 Euro for Bulgarian citizens. For other nationalities see (link);
- Visa processing fee should be transferred to the following bank account of the Embassy;
IBAN №: BG83FINV91501004553912
- Please note that visa fee is non-refundable and confirmation of the payment should be submitted to the Embassy.
- An invitation from a receiving party should be sent through Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
- The instruction from the Consular Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs on confirmation of the invitation of by a receiving party should be received by the Embassy (a sample is attached).
- For details receiving party may contact the Consular Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Address: 50 Shikhali Gurbanov Str., Baku, AZ 1009. Hotline for questions: +994 51 431 53 94).
- Copy of flight itinerary (optional)
- Applicant must submit:
- copy of flight ticket;
- copy of car registration document and driver’s license, if he/she planning to travel by car.
- 7. Proof of accommodation (optional)
- Hotel reservation, rental agreement of house / apartment, etc.
- A copy of medical insurance certificate (if a host does not undertake to pay for medical services);
- Only complete applications can be accepted. The Embassy reserves the right to request additional documents/information not indicated on the list above;
- Processing time is up to 10 days. The day of submission/delivery of documents by mail is not included in processing time. Visa processing starts only after all required documents are available for the Embassy;
- Office hours of the Consular Section are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 to 17:00 (Consular services - from 09:30 hrs till 12:30 hrs and picking up processed documents - from 14:00 hrs till 17:00 hrs);
- Foreigners and stateless persons temporarily staying in the Republic of Azerbaijan for a period of more than 15 days must get registered upon place of stay. To do so, foreigners and stateless persons or administration of the place or owner of the residential area (“receiving party”) must submit the application and copy of visiting person’s passport (other border crossing document) to the State Migration Service via official webpage (http://en.e.migration.gov.az/), e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in person within ten days after arrival of a foreigner or a stateless person in the country.