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Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a beautiful country in the Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, while having a short border with Turkey in the northwest.

This section contains information about visa issue for Azerbaijan. It describes the requirements and explains how and where you can apply for the visa to Azerbaijan in the United Kingdom.

The demand for Azerbaijani visas has grown rapidly in recent years. Russian National Tourist Office is happy to help you with arranging visa to Azerbaijan.

 

DO I NEED A VISA?

Azerbaijan visa is a permit issued by visa authorities of Azerbaijan in accordance with the laws and regulations of Azerbaijan to a foreign citizen for entry into, exit from the territory of Azerbaijan.

Most of nationalities need to apply for Azerbaijani visa before trip to Azerbaijan. However, some nationalities may be eligible for Mutual Visa Free regime. See more on Republic of Azerbaijan Ministry of Foreign Affairs web-site.

If you are not eligible for Mutual Visa Free regime, you can apply for the following four visa categories which are listed and explained below:

Tourist (Ordinary) Visa

Issued to a foreign citizen who comes to Azerbaijan for tourist purpose.

Business Visa

Issued to a foreign citizen who comes to Azerbaijan to conduct business meetings, attend conferences, trade fares and expeditions, also to participate in exchanges in the fields of science, technology, education, culture and sports.

Family Member (Business) Visa

Issued to family members of a foreign citizen working in Azerbaijan on a business visa.

Private Visa

Issued to a foreign citizen who comes to Azerbaijan to visit friends or family and is invited by Azerbaijani citizen.

 

HOW TO APPLY?

Nationals of the following countries can apply for an entry visa through Russian National Tourist Office:

  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • Iceland
  • Denmark

Including:

  • United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, Denmark work permit and student visa holders
  • United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, Denmark resident permit holders
  • Holders of EU member state and EEA (European Economic Area) passports those are resident in UK, Ireland, Iceland, and Denmark
  • Travel document holders of UK, Ireland, Iceland, and Denmark only

To apply for visa to Azerbaijan through Russian National Tourist Office you need either to post or bring necessary documents to our office:

Russian National Tourist Office
1st floor
202 Kensington Church Street
London
W8 4DP
United Kingdom


WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED?

1. Completed and signed application form (download Azerbaijani visa application from here)

2. One recent passport size color photograph - taken against white background 3.50mm x 4.50mm. Please do not use stapler when attaching the photograph to the visa application.

3. Valid passport (must be valid for at least three months after the expiry date of the Azerbaijani visa)

4. Additional Documentation: Holders of EU member state and EEA (European Economic Area) passports that are resident in United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, and Denmark must provide a good quality copy of at least two of the following documents to prove their residency:

  • Copy of recent utility bill
  • Copy of recent bank statement
  • Latest credit statement
  • Mobile phone bill / contract
  • Letter from NHS

5.  Letter of Invitation:

You will need one of the following invitation types:

*A good-quality copy is acceptable*

*All invitations must be not older than one month*

Tourist (ordinary)

Tourist invitations (or a reservation confirmation letter from a hotel) should be on the letterhead of the travel company/hotel in Azerbaijan stamped, dated and signed by an authorised individual.

Tourist (with special tourist voucher)

Tourist voucher, and a letter from travel agency issuing tourist voucher, on their letterhead stamped, dated and signed by an authorized individual.

Private

Invitation from an Azerbaijani citizen required for a Private visa. It must be accompanied by a photocopy of his/her passport (pages 2-5) or national identification card (both sides).

Business

Invitation from Azerbaijani Company, Invitation from foreign company based in Azerbaijan on the letterhead of the host company/organisation in Azerbaijan stamped, dated and signed by an authorised individual.

Family Member (Business)

Invitation from Azerbaijani Company, Invitation from foreign company based in Azerbaijan on the letterhead of the host company/organisation in Azerbaijan stamped, dated and signed by an authorised individual.

If express service chosen

Telex invitation letter from the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry is required.

If multiple entry visa chosen

Telex invitation letter from the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry is required.

 

VISA FEES

For United Kingdom nationals: 

Fee Category

Visa Entry Types

Single

Tourist (ordinary) & Private

Single

Business & Family Member/Scientific, Employment, Cultural, Sports

Multiple

Scientific, Employment, Cultural, Sports

Multiple

Business & Family Member

(valid up to 1 month)

(valid up to 1 month)

(valid up to 3 months)

(valid up to 6 months)

Processing Type

 

Normal Service
(processing time 12 working days)*

£145

£145

 

£370

Urgent Service
(processing time 8 working days)*

£210

£210

 

£400

Express Service
(processing time 5 working days)*
Requires an invitation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan

Not available

£240

 

£430


For Ireland, Iceland, Denmark and other Schengen States nationals:

Fee Category

Visa Entry Types

Single

Tourist (ordinary) & Private

Single

Business & Family Member/Scientific, Employment, Cultural, Sports

Multiple

Scientific, Employment, Cultural, Sports

Multiple

Business & Family Member

(valid up to 1 month)

(valid up to 1 month)

(valid up to 3 months)

(valid up to 6 months)

Processing Type

 

Normal Service
(processing time 12 working days)*

£125

£125

 

£260

Urgent Service
(processing time 8 working days)*

£185

£185

 

£290

Express Service
(processing time 5 working days)*
Requires an invitation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan

Not available

£215

 

£320

 

*Processing time excludes the day of submission as well as Azerbaijani and UK public holidays.

If you hold other nationality, please, contact us.

You can pay by debit or credit card (we accept all credit cards, however, on AMEX we add a 3% surcharge), cash, cheques (cheques should be payable to “Russian National Tourist Office Ltd.”).

 

HOW DO I RECEIVE MY PASSPORT BACK?

When your Azerbaijani visa is ready you can collect it from Russian National Tourist Office free of a charge.

If you require postage back you have to pay additional charge:

  • Next Day Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm - £8
  • Next Day Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm (Saturday Delivery) - £12
  • Next Day Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am - £21
  • Courier Delivery (within Central London only) - £15