Azerbaijan Visa Policy

Familiarize yourself with the visa policy of Azerbaijan and check requirements for your nationality.

Visa Policy for Azerbaijan

The Azerbaijan visa policy outlines the rules and regulations that determine the entry requirements for foreign nationals coming into the country.

There are several different types of visa for Azerbaijan. The visa options available depend on the nationality of the visitor, the purpose of travel, and the length of stay in the country.

Azerbaijan has an electronic visa (e-Visa) system called the ASAN Visa. Close to 100 different nationalities are able to complete an online application form in order to obtain this e-Visa.

The ASAN system was implemented to improve the visa application process and speed up border control checks.

According to the visa policy of Azerbaijan, citizens of around 140 countries must apply for a consular visa at an Azerbaijani embassy in order to visit the country for short stays.

All foreign nationals who intend to relocate to Azerbaijan and/or work in the country must apply for the relevant visas and permits at an embassy, in line with the immigration policy of Azerbaijan.

There are around 10 countries whose citizens may enter Azerbaijan without a visa for a certain length of time. If these visa-exempt travelers plan to remain in the country for a longer period, they must obtain the relevant visa.

Travelers from one country are currently prohibited from entering Azerbaijan due to a territorial dispute between the 2 nations. Furthermore, any foreign national found to have entered the disputed territories will face a permanent entry ban.

Find out more about Azerbaijan’s visa policy with regards to travelers of different nationalities in the information provided below.

Tourist Visa Policy for Azerbaijan

According to the Azerbaijani visa policy, visitors from the majority of countries require a tourist visa.

Many nationalities can apply online for the ASAN e-Visa for Azerbaijan, which functions as a multi-purpose visa. It grants the holder permission to enter the country for a number of reasons, one of which is for tourism.

The e-Visa for Azerbaijan allows the foreign tourist to stay in the country for a maximum of 30 days. The ASAN system facilitates the application process and smooth entry to the country.

Those not eligible for the eVisa must apply for a tourist visa in person at an overseas diplomatic mission of Azerbaijan, such as at an embassy.

In order to apply for any type of Azerbaijan tourist visa, the international traveler must have a passport that will continue to be valid for at least 3 months after the intended date of departure from Azerbaijan.

The visa policy of Azerbaijan specifies that travelers from a small number of countries may visit Azerbaijan as a tourist for up to 90 days without a visa.

Learn more about the requirements for each nationality to get a tourist visa for Azerbaijan below.

e-Visa for Azerbaijan

The electronic visa (e-Visa) for Azerbaijan, also known as the ASAN Visa system, is available to travelers from nearly 100 different countries.

The ASAN Visa can be obtained via a quick online application, which can be completed from the comfort of the traveler’s home or office.

Once approved, the Azerbaijan e-Visa is valid for 90 days starting from the date of issue. It grants a single entry to the country and permits the foreign national to stay for up to 30 days.

An approved ASAN Visa for Azerbaijan can be used to enter the country for a number of different purposes, including tourism, business, medical treatment, sporting events, and humanitarian activities.

On the Azerbaijan e-Visa application form, the applicant has to submit their basic personal information, passport details, and certain details about their travel plans, including the address at which they will be staying in Azerbaijan. They must also give a current email address to which the approved e-Visa will be delivered.

A copy of the approved ASAN Visa should be printed and presented at border control along with the passport registered in the application. The approved eVisa is specifically linked to one individual passport.

If the passport used for the online e-Visa application for Azerbaijan is lost, damaged, stolen, or otherwise rendered invalid, the traveler must reapply using their new passport.

See below the list of nationalities that can apply for the ASAN e-Visa for Azerbaijan.

Embassy or Consular Visa Required for Azerbaijan

Citizens of around 140 different countries are not eligible for the ASAN e-Visa system for Azerbaijan, but can obtain a visa for short visits to the country by applying in person at an embassy.

Like the e-Visa, Azerbaijan’s embassy visa requirements dictate that applicants must be in possession of a passport with a minimum of 3 months’ validity beyond the period of intended stay in the country.

Travelers must complete an application form with their details, provide supporting documents, and pay a fee at the embassy in order to obtain their visa for Azerbaijan.

Citizens of all countries, regardless of nationality, must go to an embassy if they plan to move to Azerbaijan and/or work there. Only overseas diplomatic missions can issue residence permits and employment visas for Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan has a visa facilitation agreement with all EU countries apart from Denmark and the Republic of Ireland. This means fewer documents are required for visa applications and processing time is faster for applicants from these countries.

Check the list below for countries whose citizens need an embassy visa for any type of visit to Azerbaijan.

Embassy or Consular Visa Required for Azerbaijan: Country list

Click on the links below to find out more about each country

Visa Not Required for Azerbaijan

Nationals of around 10 countries have the right of visa-free entry to Azerbaijan for short-term visits. These countries are all either geographical neighbors of Azerbaijan or fellow ex-Soviet states.

Belarusian, Georgian, Kazakhstani, Kyrgyzstani, Moldovan, Russian, Tajik, Ukrainian and Uzbekistani citizens have always had visa-free entry to Azerbaijan, while Turkish citizens have been visa exempt since September 2019.

Visa-exempt travelers are allowed to stay in Azerbaijan for a maximum of 90 days without a visa.

In order to spend a longer period of time in the country or to live and work there, nationals from these countries must acquire the relevant visa and permits from an Azerbaijani embassy.

Check which nationalities enjoy visa exemption for Azerbaijan in the list below.

Visa Not Required for Azerbaijan: Country list

Click on the links below to find out more about each country

Visa Not Required for Nakhchivan

Iranian citizens may visit one part of Azerbaijan without a visa: the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. Visitors from Iran have enjoyed visa exemption for visiting this Azerbaijani exclave since December 2019.

Admission Refused for Azerbaijan

Nationals of Armenia are currently barred from entering Azerbaijan apart from in exceptional cases, such as the participation of Armenian athletes during the 2015 European Games (which were held in Baku, the Azerbaijani capital).

The entry ban extends to people of Armenian descent who are citizens of any other country, including Armenian Russians.

Admission Refused for Azerbaijan: Country list

Click on the links below to find out more about each country

Nagorno-Karabakh and Other Restricted Regions

Azerbaijan has a strict policy of banning foreign nationals from visiting the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh (the self-proclaimed Republic of Artsakh) and its surrounding territories, which are controlled by Armenia. There are also a number of small exclaves of Azerbaijan currently under Armenian control, which are also restricted.

Any traveler who enters these regions without the prior consent of the Azerbaijani government will be listed as a “persona non grata” and will receive a permanent ban on entering any part of the Republic of Azerbaijan, making them unable to obtain a visa for the country in the future.

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