Travel requirements
Azerbaijan visa policy

Azerbaijan visa policy

The visa policy for the Republic of Azerbaijan differentiates a few visas that are available for foreign travelers. The type you will be able to apply for depends primarily on your country of origin. Currently, Azerbaijan authorities offer a regular visa, a visa on arrival, and an electronic visa. Moreover, citizens of 12 countries may enjoy visa-free travel to Azerbaijan.

According to the latest visa policy of Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijani e-Visa is accessible to nationals of 78 different countries. The ASAN visa system was introduced in 2017 – since then, it has been a valuable tool in facilitating travel for foreign visitors and monitoring the number of travelers entering the country.

The standard Azerbaijan Tourist Visa is issued for travelers who wish to visit Azerbaijan for purposes including tourism, business, and transit. With the visa, you can enjoy a sightseeing tour, meet family and friends, participate in a professional conference, or negotiate contracts. It also permits the applicant to undergo medical treatment abroad.

It is essential to remember that the Azerbaijan visa policy forbids citizens of one nation entry into the country. Due to a territorial dispute between the two, residents of Armenia are prohibited from traveling to Azerbaijan.

A passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months from the planned date of travel to Azerbaijan is required to apply for a visa. However, sometimes applicants are also asked to submit some additional documents.

Who can enter Azerbaijan?

Every person who would like to travel to Azerbaijan should remember to obtain a suitable visa first so that their journey is enjoyable and hassle-free. Depending on their country of origin, they may be eligible for a consular visa, visa on arrival, or an electronic visa.

Azerbaijan’s visa policy allows visa exemption for citizens of 12 countries. They may enjoy short-term travel to Azerbaijan only with a valid passport. Residents of visa-exempt countries are permitted to stay in Azerbaijan for up to 90 days.

Entry requirements for Azerbaijan

Knowing the entry requirements to Azerbaijan before your trip is essential to ensure stress-free travel. Moreover, keep in mind that entering Azerbaijan is possible only by air. Currently, all land border crossings remain closed.

Documents checklist for entering Azerbaijan

There is a list of mandatory documents that you should prepare prior to your arrival in the Republic of Azerbaijan:

  • passport remaining valid for at least 6 months from the planned date of travel
  • proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of immunity to COVID-19
  • purchased adequate medical insurance covering your travel
  • approved Azerbaijan visa

You may also be requested to provide the following:

  • proof of hotel booking (if applicable)
  • proof of booked fight tickets (if applicable)
  • proof of sufficient financial means (if applicable)
  • invitation letter from an Azerbaijani citizen or a travel agency (if applicable)

Keep in mind that the information above is only an overview, and it is recommended to always verify the official websites for details on the required documentation before traveling to Azerbaijan. Particular entry requirements may change over time.

Methods of getting a visa for Azerbaijan

Currently, there are three types of Azerbaijan visa applications. They differ in the process of visa registration and the guaranteed validity period.

Electronic visa (e-Visa)

The Azerbaijan e-Visa is an electronic visa available for foreign visitors. The idea for an online visa was introduced in 2017 to facilitate international travel. To obtain the Azerbaijan e-Visa, travelers must complete the online application procedure and submit the necessary documentation. The ASAN e-Visa application form must be completed.

The approved online visa for Azerbaijan will be delivered to your e-mail address.

Visa on arrival (VOA)

visa on arrival to Azerbaijan is issued at the selected port of entry upon arrival. It allows foreign visitors to enjoy short-time trips for purposes including tourism, business, and transit. There is no need to apply for the visa beforehand as all the formalities are completed at the entry port.

The authorized visa grants a single visit to Azerbaijan for 30 days. To request a visa extension, schedule a meeting with the State Migration Service of Azerbaijan.

Regular visa

To apply for a regular visa to Azerbaijan, it is necessary to schedule a visit at the Embassy or Consulate. The visa application procedure consists of a few steps – you must submit the required documentation and pay for the completed application form.

It is also essential to participate in a consular interview during which the officers will check your identity and verify your intentions of visiting Azerbaijan.

Countries and regions which require a visa for entry into Azerbaijan

Below, you can find detailed lists of all countries that may apply for the Azerbaijan Tourist Visa.

Electronic visa (e-Visa)

  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
  • AlbaniaAlbania
  • ArgentinaArgentina
  • AustriaAustria
  • AustraliaAustralia
  • BelgiumBelgium
  • BahrainBahrain
  • BrazilBrazil
  • CanadaCanada
  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
  • ChileChile
  • ChinaChina
  • ColombiaColombia
  • Costa RicaCosta Rica
  • SerbiaSerbia
  • CubaCuba
  • CyprusCyprus
  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
  • GermanyGermany
  • DenmarkDenmark
  • EcuadorEcuador
  • EstoniaEstonia
  • SpainSpain
  • FinlandFinland
  • FranceFrance
  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
  • GreeceGreece
  • CroatiaCroatia
  • HungaryHungary
  • IndonesiaIndonesia
  • IrelandIreland
  • IsraelIsrael
  • IndiaIndia
  • IranIran
  • IcelandIceland
  • ItalyItaly
  • JordanJordan
  • JapanJapan
  • South KoreaSouth Korea
  • KuwaitKuwait
  • LithuaniaLithuania
  • LuxembourgLuxembourg
  • LatviaLatvia
  • MoroccoMorocco
  • MontenegroMontenegro
  • MongoliaMongolia
  • MaltaMalta
  • MaldivesMaldives
  • MexicoMexico
  • MalaysiaMalaysia
  • NetherlandsNetherlands
  • NorwayNorway
  • New ZealandNew Zealand
  • OmanOman
  • PanamaPanama
  • PeruPeru
  • PakistanPakistan
  • PolandPoland
  • ThailandThailand
  • TurkmenistanTurkmenistan
  • United StatesUnited States
  • QatarQatar
  • SingaporeSingapore
  • PortugalPortugal
  • SwedenSweden
  • SlovakiaSlovakia
  • SloveniaSlovenia
  • Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
  • Brunei DarussalamBrunei Darussalam
  • RomaniaRomania

Visa on arrival (VOA)

  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
  • BahrainBahrain
  • ChinaChina
  • IndonesiaIndonesia
  • IsraelIsrael
  • IranIran
  • JapanJapan
  • South KoreaSouth Korea
  • KuwaitKuwait
  • MalaysiaMalaysia
  • OmanOman
  • SingaporeSingapore
  • Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia

Regular visa

  • AndorraAndorra
  • AfghanistanAfghanistan
  • AnguillaAnguilla
  • AngolaAngola
  • American SamoaAmerican Samoa
  • ArubaAruba
  • Aland IslandsAland Islands
  • Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina
  • BarbadosBarbados
  • BangladeshBangladesh
  • Burkina FasoBurkina Faso
  • BulgariaBulgaria
  • BurundiBurundi
  • BeninBenin
  • BermudaBermuda
  • BoliviaBolivia
  • BahamasBahamas
  • BhutanBhutan
  • BotswanaBotswana
  • BelizeBelize
  • Cocos IslandsCocos Islands
  • CongoCongo
  • Central African RepublicCentral African Republic
  • Republic of the CongoRepublic of the Congo
  • Ivory CoastIvory Coast
  • Cook IslandsCook Islands
  • CameroonCameroon
  • Christmas IslandChristmas Island
  • DjiboutiDjibouti
  • DominicaDominica
  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
  • AlgeriaAlgeria
  • EgyptEgypt
  • EritreaEritrea
  • EthiopiaEthiopia
  • FijiFiji
  • Falkland IslandsFalkland Islands
  • MicronesiaMicronesia
  • Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands
  • GabonGabon
  • GrenadaGrenada
  • GeorgiaGeorgia
  • French GuianaFrench Guiana
  • GhanaGhana
  • GibraltarGibraltar
  • GreenlandGreenland
  • GambiaGambia
  • Guinea BissauGuinea Bissau
  • GuineaGuinea
  • GuadeloupeGuadeloupe
  • Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea
  • GuatemalaGuatemala
  • GuamGuam
  • GuyanaGuyana
  • HondurasHonduras
  • HaitiHaiti
  • IraqIraq
  • JamaicaJamaica
  • KenyaKenya
  • CambodiaCambodia
  • KiribatiKiribati
  • ComorosComoros
  • Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevis
  • North KoreaNorth Korea
  • Cayman IslandsCayman Islands
  • LaosLaos
  • LebanonLebanon
  • Saint LuciaSaint Lucia
  • LiechtensteinLiechtenstein
  • Sri LankaSri Lanka
  • LiberiaLiberia
  • LesothoLesotho
  • LibyaLibya
  • MonacoMonaco
  • MadagascarMadagascar
  • Marshall IslandsMarshall Islands
  • MacedoniaMacedonia
  • MaliMali
  • MyanmarMyanmar
  • MacauMacau
  • Northern Mariana IslandsNorthern Mariana Islands
  • MartiniqueMartinique
  • MauritaniaMauritania
  • MontserratMontserrat
  • MauritiusMauritius
  • MalawiMalawi
  • MozambiqueMozambique
  • NamibiaNamibia
  • New CaledoniaNew Caledonia
  • NigerNiger
  • Norfolk IslandNorfolk Island
  • NigeriaNigeria
  • NicaraguaNicaragua
  • NepalNepal
  • NauruNauru
  • NiueNiue
  • French PolynesiaFrench Polynesia
  • PhilippinesPhilippines
  • Sierra LeoneSierra Leone
  • San MarinoSan Marino
  • SenegalSenegal
  • SomaliaSomalia
  • SurinameSuriname
  • El SalvadorEl Salvador
  • SyriaSyria
  • SwazilandSwaziland
  • Caicos IslandsCaicos Islands
  • ChadChad
  • TogoTogo
  • TokelauTokelau
  • Timor LesteTimor Leste
  • TunisiaTunisia
  • TongaTonga
  • TuvaluTuvalu
  • TaiwanTaiwan
  • TanzaniaTanzania
  • UgandaUganda
  • United StatesUnited States
  • UruguayUruguay
  • Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • VenezuelaVenezuela
  • British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin Islands
  • VietnamVietnam
  • VanuatuVanuatu
  • SamoaSamoa
  • YemenYemen
  • MayotteMayotte
  • South AfricaSouth Africa
  • ZambiaZambia
  • ZimbabweZimbabwe
  • SeychellesSeychelles
  • PalauPalau
  • RwandaRwanda
  • Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago
  • ParaguayParaguay
  • SudanSudan
  • South SudanSouth Sudan
  • PalestinePalestine
  • United States Virgin IslandsUnited States Virgin Islands
  • Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos Islands
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Isle of ManIsle of Man
  • GuernseyGuernsey
  • Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands
  • Sao Tome and PrincipeSao Tome and Principe
  • Saint MartinSaint Martin
  • Saint HelenaSaint Helena
  • ReunionReunion
  • Puerto RicoPuerto Rico
  • JerseyJersey
  • CuracaoCuracao
  • Cape VerdeCape Verde
  • British Indian Ocean TerritoryBritish Indian Ocean Territory
  • Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda
  • Saint BarthelemySaint Barthelemy
  • Sint MaartenSint Maarten
  • BonaireBonaire

Visa-free entry

  • BelarusBelarus
  • GeorgiaGeorgia
  • IranIran
  • KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan
  • KazakhstanKazakhstan
  • MoldovaMoldova
  • TajikistanTajikistan
  • TurkeyTurkey
  • UkraineUkraine
  • UzbekistanUzbekistan
  • QatarQatar
  • RussiaRussia

Entry requirements for children

Children traveling to Azerbaijan must meet the same requirements as their parents or guardians. It is necessary that they have a valid visa for Azerbaijan – they may obtain an e-Visa or a visa on arrival. Alternatively, they can apply for a standard visa at the Embassy.

Transit information

Entry requirements for transiting through the Republic of Azerbaijan do not differ from the entry restrictions applicable to regular travelers. If you have a passport and onward travel ticket, you don’t now need to apply for a Transit Visa for Azerbaijan. Moreover, it is essential that you do not leave the transit zone at the airport.

Important information

  • Each person traveling to Azerbaijan should apply for a regular visa, a visa on arrival, or an ASAN visa (e-Visa). Some nationals may enjoy visa-free entry to the Republic of Azerbaijan.
  • Nationals of Armenia cannot enter Azerbaijan due to a conflict over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh. As a result, the two countries have closed their borders.
  • The basic requirement for an Azerbaijan visa is a passport that remains valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel. However, you may be asked to provide additional documentation.
  • Children are required to travel on a visa (unless they come from a visa-exempt country). The application form should be completed by their parents or guardians.
  • You may transit through Azerbaijan without a visa if you have a passport and onward travel ticket. It is also crucial that you do not leave the transit zone at the airport.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do I need a visa to travel to Azerbaijan?

You need a visa to travel to Azerbaijan. Depending on your country of origin, you may choose between a regular visa, a visa on arrival, and an e-Visa (ASAN visa). They are all issued for short-time travel for purposes including tourism, business, and transit. If you are a citizen of a visa-exempt country, you can enter Azerbaijan visa-free.

What are the methods of getting a visa for Azerbaijan?

According to the visa policy of Azerbaijan, there are three types of Azerbaijan visa applications. The consular visa is issued in person at the Embassy, a visa on arrival allows you to apply for the visa while entering the country, and the ASAN visa is easily obtainable online.

Can I get an Azerbaijan visa on arrival?

The Azerbaijan visa on arrival is available for citizens of 13 countries (Bahrain, China, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates). Once a traveler arrives in Azerbaijan, they can issue a visa at the airport immigration office.

What are the requirements for going to Azerbaijan?

If you would like to visit Azerbaijan, it is essential that you have a passport with an extended validity period, proof of COVID-19 immunity, and medical insurance that will cover your travel. Each visitor should also have a valid Azerbaijan visa. You may need to provide additional documentation.

Do I need a visa to transit through Azerbaijan?

You do not need a visa to pass through Azerbaijan to another country as long as you possess a passport and a ticket for onward travel. What is more, you are forbidden from leaving the airport transit zone.

What are the requirements for children traveling to Azerbaijan?

All children traveling to Azerbaijan must have a valid visa in order to enter the country. Depending on their nationality, they should travel with a suitable visa. It is also crucial that parents or legal guardians accompany the traveling child.