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General rules


Citizens of the most CIS countries do not need visa to enter Azerbaijan (except Turkmenistan).


Citizens of Turkey, Israel, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Japan, South Korea, China, Malaysia and Singapore has simplified visa procedure. The visa is granted upon arrival at the Baku International Airport named after H.Aliyev. You need to fill in the Application form (provided at the airport), provide 2 passport photos and pay USD 10$ fee (for Turkish citizens), USD 40$ (for Israeli citizens) and USD 20$ fee for other citizens.


Citizens of other countries need to obtain visa before traveling to Azerbaijan. See the list of Azeri diplomatic missions here.



Tourist Electronic Visa is issued for single entry only, valid for 30 days, period of stay equals period of hotel booking.

Please follow the link to apply



Business Visa is issued for single entry (double entry is possible only if the purposes for both visits can be proved) and valid for 3 months with 30 days maximum period of stay. One should have the Visa Support Letter (VSL) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan when applying for this type of visa. 

The approval process takes 30 days. Approved VSL is faxed/e-mailed by MFA directly to the relevant Consulate of the Republic of Azerbaijan where the visa is to be obtained.

Urgent service (2-3 working days) can be provided by GREENWICH Travel as well. Prices depend on the Country of the citizenship and available upon request.


Proceeding of visas in the Azerbaijani consulate can take up to 7 - 14 working days (please, confirm with the correspondent diplomatic mission).


Important: Due to the new visa system (from January 2012) all applicants should apply to the Consulate in person to provide their fingerprints and biometric photos. Before appliance, please, confirm if the particular Azeri consulate is already connected to this system.


Warning: GREENWICH Travel Club does not bare responsibility for visa rejects. Non-compliance with the entry regulations will result in the deportation of the traveler. 


More information on the types of visa and period of stay in Azerbaijan can be obtained at The rules and fees are subject to change without prior notification.