Effective January 10, 2017, the State Agency on Public Services and Social Innovations (ASAN Centres) will begin to process electronic visitor visas through the new “ASAN Viza” system.

The e-visa will be issued for a period of stay of 30 days. Foreign nationals can apply for a new e-visa only from outside Azerbaijan. The expiry date of the applicant’s passport or other travel document should be at least three months later than the expiry date of the e-visa.

The applicant must submit certain information via the new Asan Viza web portal. An e-visa will be issued within three business days, so an e-visa application should be submitted at least three working days before the planned date of travel to Azerbaijan. The consular fee for the e-visa will be 20 USD. Notification about issuance or cancellation of the e-visa will be sent to the applicant’s e-mail address. Once issued, the e-visa should be printed by the applicant and presented together with the passport (but not attached) at the point of entry.

Foreign nationals staying in Azerbaijan for more than ten days should register with the State Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan online or in person at regional migration departments within ten days of arriving in the country.

E-visas will be issued only to nationals of countries listed here:

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Holy See (Vatican), Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vietnam.

Qualifying nationals should take advantage of the new online visa application facility to avoid visiting a consulate when applying for a visitor visa for Azerbaijan.

Please note that this is general information only and not intended as advice on a specific matter. Please feel free to contact Fakhoury Global Immigration directly with questions exclusive to your situation. This news alert may have been prepared using information from Peregrine Immigration Management, which is licensed to Fakhoury Global Immigration.