One of the first questions people ask about visiting Azerbaijan is ‘is it hard to get a visa’? Great news! It’s incredibly simple.
Azerbaijan’s tourism is growing more and more every year, and to encourage this trend the government made it quick and easy to apply and receive a tourist visa.
What is a visa?
A visa is basically a fancy sticker (or sometimes ‘e-sticker’) that allows you to enter a country. Depending on the country to happened to be born in, you have varying visa privileges— or, countries you are granted automatic entry without any prep work. (If curious about how your country compares to others, click here to a helpful site passportinfo.org) Most likely you will need a visa to enter Azerbaijan (unless you’re from some of the post-Soviet countries that do not), though under certain circumstances passport holders of the USA may not need to get one ahead of time. (Shown below)
How do you get a visa?
For most countries, a visa is applied for online via the official evisa portal↗
Make sure to get your visa from this site above- there are scams out there claiming to be the official visa service when they aren’t and they charge more.
Here is a video tutuorial for filling the form on e-visa portal:
There is one case someone from the USA would not need to get a visa ahead of time- this is found on the website:
- The US: US citizens can obtain an Azerbaijan visa on arrival for 30 days. However, your flight must be a direct flight of Azerbaijan Airlines from New York City.
You can find the list of eligible countries for a visa from the official websites.
How much does it cost?
The cost of a nonrefundable e-visa for Azerbaijan is around 24USD and paid online.
How long does it take to arrive?
Your evisa will be e-mailed to you within 3 working days. They recommend printing it out ahead of time.
How long is the visa good for?
This visa is good for 30 days within a 90 day period.
Other helpful tips?
The form may have a line asking for “Father” or something along those lines- they are asking for your father’s name. This is something commonly used as an extra specification of identification.
Also, if you have any questions about the process feel free to contact us.
Thanks for reading! Hope these tips help.
—Go Travel Azerbaijan