Effective immediately, foreign nationals travelling to Azerbaijan for work or business must obtain the appropriate work or business visa before travelling.

Previously, most foreign nationals travelling to Azerbaijan for work or business would enter the country on an e-visa or a visa on arrival as a visitor, and then change status post arrival.  The work visa and business visa processes require more supporting documents, and processing may take longer, than for an e-visa, a consular tourist visa or a visa on arrival.

Since early 2016, US nationals travelling on the New York to Baku direct flight with Azerbaijan Airlines, for tourism, business or work, have been able to obtain a 30-day single-entry visa upon arrival at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku. This option is no longer available for business or work.

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.