Places in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes No Yes
British Yes No Yes
Canadian Yes No Yes
EU Yes No Yes
USA Yes No Yes

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To enter Azerbaijan, a passport valid for at least three months after the date of visa expiry is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.


Visas are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above. You usually need to apply for this in advance. Nationals of all the countries referred to in the chart above are eligible to apply for an e-visa through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

In special cases (eg family bereavement of if visiting a high-level dignitary), foreigners may obtain a visa on arrival in Azerbaijan; contact the embassy for details of eligibility.

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.

Visa note

There are two ways to obtain a visa: you can obtain a letter of invitation before applying for a visa, for example from your hotel or tour operator. Or, a visa issued through the electronic online visa system ( is valid for 30 days, single entry only (no extension allowed).

Be careful not to overstay your visa, or you will need to pay a fine and obtain an exit permit from the State Migration Service.


Types and cost

Prices vary depending on the type of visa and nationality of the applicant. Australian, Canadian, UK and US nationals: £18 (single-entry visa); £265 (multiple-entry visa). A service charge of £24 (single-entry visas) or £60 (multiple-entry visas) applies in addition to the visa fee. Prices vary for nationals from the EU; contact the embassy for details.

Visas obtained via the electronic visa system ( cost US$20 plus a service fee of US$5.


Single-entry visas: valid for 90 days from the date of issue for stays of up to 30 days.

Multiple-entry visas: valid for 12 months from the date of issue for stays of up to 90 days or 180 days in total, depending on the visa category.

If entering as a tourist, you are only eligible for a single-entry visa.


No transit visa is needed for onward travel within 24 hours of arrival in Azerbaijan, provided you remain in the airport.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy). EU and EEA nationals resident in the UK, Ireland, Iceland and Denmark may apply for a visa through the Azerbaijan Visa Centre ( which processes visas on behalf of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan (additional application fees apply, see above). You can also apply for an e-visa online through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website ( Some travel agents based in Azerbaijan are able to apply for an e-visa on your behalf; check with the embassy for a current list.

Temporary residence

All nationals intending to stay more than 30 days must register for a residence card via the State Migration Service (

Working days

Visas are issued within 10 working days. An urgent service is available with a processing time of six days for an extra charge.

E-visas are issued within 3 working days.

Compulsory registration

Foreigners staying more than 15 days must be registered at the place of residence. In most cases, your hotel will make the registration on your behalf, but if you are staying in an apartment or private accommodation, you must do this yourself.

Extension of stay

For visa extensions (up to three months), contact the State Migration Service.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of Azerbaijan in the USA
Telephone: (202) 337 3500. Website: Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1800 (embassy); Mon, Wed and Fri 1000-1200 (consular services).
Embassy of the Rebublic of Azerbaijan in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7938 3412. Website: Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1800.

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.