A former Soviet Union state Azerbaijan is an untouched natural place with scenic beauties, independent of the season. No matter which season it is, you will always get a fantastic experience visiting this country. There are mountains covered with snow during winters with world-class ski resorts at affordable price. Baku and Sheki, two of the most tourist-attracting cities are worth visiting. Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan. Due to its natural beauty, it is also known as “Paris of Caucasus.”
Travel through the Silk road and enjoy the delicious food in the city. If you ever visit Azerbaijan don’t forget to see the mud volcanoes which are located close to Baku. The people of Azerbaijan are friendly and hospitable.
Do I need a visa for Azerbaijan?
Apart from 10 countries which are exempt from visa requirements for a specified duration, all nationality citizens holding an ordinary passport need a visa for Azerbaijan. The ten exempt countries are
The citizens of the states, as mentioned above, can stay for a maximum of 90 days in Azerbaijan. The no-ordinary passport holding officials from countries having diplomatic relations with Azerbaijan also do not require a visa to enter the country for a specified duration of stay.
Can I get visa on arrival in Azerbaijan?
Azerbaijan has started issuing a visa on arrival along with traditional and e-visa. It is easy to obtain the permit on arrival at any airport in the world for Azerbaijan. But until now only 14 countries fall in this category for visa on arrival. Their names are;
- China (includes Hong Kong and Macau)
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
Citizens from Iran and America can also get a visa on arrival but with specific conditions.
Iran: Iranian citizens will get a single entry visa for 15 days only. They need to enter through the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic into Azerbaijan.
US: A visa on arrival for 30 days with a single entry is issued to US citizens if they directly fly from New York to Azerbaijan.
For more consultancy you can contact IAVISA for travel consultant or visa approval.
How much is a visa for Azerbaijan?
The visa fee gets a constant renewal and it varies with the type of visa. The e-visa fee for all nationalities is $45.25. Visa processing fee for 30 days stay is $20, and the service fee is $3. And the duration for visa processing is three days standard, while the urgent visa will be available in 3 hours.
How do I get a visa to Azerbaijan?
The visa application for Azerbaijan is not complicated. You need these documents;
- Valid Passport up to 6 months.
- Recent passport-sized color photographs.
- Completely filled online application form.
Azerbaijan has started e-visa services from 2013. Just follow these simple steps to get your e-visa;
- You need to fill online form available on the website https://www.azerbaijanvisaonline.com.
- After filling the online form, make payment for the visa fee.
- Once you pay the amount, you will get your e-visa in just one business days or a few cases 3 days.