Travel Information

 


Warning for the foreign nationals wishing to travel to the occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan would like to remind all nationals of foreign countries wishing to travel to Nagorno-Karabakh and other occupied regions of Azerbaijan that due to continuing occupation by the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia, these areas are temporarily out of control of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Any visit without the consent of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the above-mentioned territories, which are internationally recognized as an integral part of Azerbaijan is considered as a violation of sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan and as a breach of national legislation, as well as relevant norms and principles of international law.

Accordingly, the Ministry calls all foreign nationals to refrain from traveling to the occupied territories in and around the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The Ministry would like to remind that those who traveled to the occupied territories without prior permission of the Republic of Azerbaijan will be denied the entry to the Republic of Azerbaijan. In case of necessity, appropriate legal actions will be taken with regard to these persons.

 

Travelers’ health issues

With the aim of protection from the deceases and dangers of pandemics and epidemic cases erupted or supposed to occur in the different parts of the world, it is recommended for the citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan who intend to travel abroad and the people who travel to the Republic of Azerbaijan to apply for the relevant inoculation, vaccination, and medical examination.

To this end, a special policlinic has been allocated by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan. For the implementation of preventive inoculation measures and medical examination, the above-mentioned persons can apply to the below-noted address:

Baku, Nasimi district, micro-district 3, Javadkhan str., 22, policlinic № 20
Tel: +994 12 462 53 72

 

Warning on the visits to the Georgian territories that are out of control of its Government

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan calls on the citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan to refrain from traveling to those territories of Georgia, which are not controlled by its Government, without permission of the relevant Georgian authorities. Under Georgian legislation, these trips are considered illegal and the travelers would be punished accordingly.

Azerbaijani citizens wishing to travel to Georgia are advised to consider the above-mentioned issue while visiting this country.

 

Changes in the procedures of getting entry visas by foreign citizens and stateless persons upon arrival in the Republic of Azerbaijan

According to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan No. 326 dated September 13, 2010, foreign citizens and stateless persons upon their arrival in the Republic of Azerbaijan can get entry visas in the visa sections in the international airports of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the following cases: 

1. In the cases envisaged in the interstate and intergovernmental treaties of the Republic of Azerbaijan; 

2. Persons visiting the Republic of Azerbaijan by the official invitation of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Prime-Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Chairman of the Milli Majlis (Parliament) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Head of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Head of the Supreme Majlis of the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic; 

3. Persons visiting the Republic of Azerbaijan by the official invitation of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the General Prosecutor of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Chairman of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the heads of the central executive power bodies of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Chairman (Governor) of the Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Head of Administrative Department of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Head of Special Medical Service of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the management of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Chairman of the Caucasus Muslim Department, heads of the foreign companies operating in the Republic of Azerbaijan in accordance with the international treaties supported by the Republic of Azerbaijan, agreed with the State Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan; 

4. Members of the diplomatic, administrative and technical staff of the foreign diplomatic missions, consulates, and offices of the international organizations in the Republic of Azerbaijan and their family members, as well as foreign citizens visiting the Republic of Azerbaijan with special diplomatic missions; 

5. Persons visiting the Republic of Azerbaijan by the official invitation of the Ministry of Emergencies of the Republic of Azerbaijan to participate in the operations to eliminate the consequences of emergency situations; 

6. Persons visiting the Republic of Azerbaijan due to the death of a family member, on the basis of the relevant confirmation documents;

7. In the cases visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan of the citizens of foreign countries where the diplomatic missions and consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan are not accredited and having straight airline with the Republic of Azerbaijan.

 

New Rules for Obtaining Tourist Visas

 These new rules will enter into force on 1 June 2011.

 Tourists should apply for their visas via tourist companies. In their turn the tourist companies apply:

- to the embassies and consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the countries of residence of foreigners or

- in case of absence of embassies and consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan in countries of residence of foreigners, to the embassies and consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the nearest third countries.

Here you can find the list of embassies and consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The tourist companies have to present the documents mentioned below in electronic form to the embassies and consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan to obtain a visa:

1. a completed application form is taken from the website of  

     embassies and consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

2. a scanned copy of his/her passport;

3. a scanned copy of his/her photo;

4. a scanned copy of the receipt of state fee;

5. a scanned copy of documents confirming the tourist’s purpose of visit:

a) tourist voucher or a document confirming the payment for tourist services planned in the program of visit;

b) passenger’s ticket;

c) the document, confirming the reservation at a hotel, camping sites, tourist bases, etc.

There are two ways of applying for visas by tourist companies:

 1.  Tourist companies can apply in electronic form (via the internet) or;

 2. Tourist companies can send documents of foreign tourists by post.

 In the first case, the issued visa will be sent to the e-mail address of tourist companies, which apply for a visa. In the second case, the issued visa will be sent to the tourist companies by post.

Embassies and consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan will issue ordinary (single) entrance visas with the tourist purpose no more than 30 days.

According to the Law “On State fees” (article 16.1.8.) the amount of fee for obtaining visa with the tourist purpose is 20 USD.

Electronic visas will not be sticked in passports.

In case of rejection to issue a visa the reason for rejection will be provided.

Each tourist visa application will be examined by the embassies and consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan no later than 15 working days.

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