e-Visa Term and Conditions

Electronic visas are issued and used as per the following conditions and terms:

  1. Electronic visas are granted only to the citizens of the countries, the list of which has been approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and to stateless persons permanently residing in those countries;
  2. If a travel document used to apply for an e-visa is different from the travel document used for the travel, the e-visa is considered invalid;
  3. The application for standard e-visa shall be made at least within 3 business days and for an urgent e-visa at least within 3 hours prior to the expected arrival date to the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  4. The expiry date of your passport shall be valid for at least 3 (three) months from the expiry date of e-Visa for which the application is to be filed.
  5. The standard e-visa is granted by the state regulatory body within 3 working days and the urgent e-visa is issued within 3 hours regardless of holidays and non-working days. An e-visa to the Republic of Azerbaijan is valid for the period of 90 days with 30 days permission to stay in the country. An e-visa is granted for single entry;
  6. The starting date of a standard e-visa validity is determined for a day that comes at least 3 working days after the date of submission of the standard e-visa. The starting date of an urgent e-visa validity is determined as the day of its issuance;
  7. E-mail address must be entered correctly. Notifications on submission of e-visa application, including information on issuance or rejection of the e-visa are sent to the applicant’s e-mail address;
  8. An e-visa application may be rejected or a granted visa may be cancelled or a person shall not be allowed to enter the country in cases set forth in Article 16 of the Migration Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan. In case of rejection, the legal reasoning on grounds for such rejection would be sent to the applicant. The e-Visa Application Service does not bear any responsibility for rejection to grant an e-visa or ban to enter the country;
  9. No refund will be granted for payments in case of electronic visa rejection;
  10. An E-Visa shall be printed out and presented together with a travel document at a border checkpoint of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  11. The period of temporary stay of foreigners and stateless persons in the country shall not exceed 30 days within validity dates of the e-visa. Foreigners and stateless persons have to leave the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan if the duration of their temporary stay has not been extended, or if they have not been granted a temporary residence permit, or if their application for extension of the temporary residence period or their application for temporary residence permit have not been accepted;
  12. Foreigners and stateless persons staying temporarily in the Republic of Azerbaijan for more than 15 days (also in cases when they change their place of residence within the country) shall apply to the management of their temporary place of residence (hotel, sanatorium, rest house, resort, camping, tourist camp, hospital or other public places) or owners of apartments or other places of residence to register them at the State Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan without payment of any state fee;
  13. Foreigners and stateless persons exceeding the period of stay indicated in the electronic visa or failing to register at their place of stay (if staying over 15 days) are held liable in line with regulations defined by the law (failure by foreigners and stateless persons to observe the regulations regarding the registration at place of stay is subject to administrative liability in line with Article 575 of the Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Administrative Offences.
  14. An electronic visa is an initial document permitting to entry into and travel within the Republic of Azerbaijan. Entry may be prohibited in cases specified in the Migration Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  15. e-Visa does not grant any right to foreigners and stateless persons to carry out paid labor activity in the Republic of Azerbaijan. Foreigners and stateless persons intending to engage in paid labor activity in the Republic of Azerbaijan, shall obtain a work visa /permit(the period of stay in the country is defined for up to 90 days) as set forth in the Migration Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
  16. The electronic visa becomes invalid if it is not used within the period of its validity;
  17. Foreigners and stateless persons may apply for a new electronic visa only after leaving the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  18. Foreigners and stateless persons attempting to cross the border of the Republic of Azerbaijan without a travel document or a visa or with invalid travel document, will be returned to their country without being allowed to enter the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
  19. Foreigners and stateless persons trying to cross the border with forged documents or with documents belonging to other persons will be held liable as provided for by the law;
  20. Foreign nationals and stateless persons having visited the Nagorno-Karabakh and other regions of the Republic of Azerbaijan occupied by the Republic of Armenia without an official permission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan after 1991 may not be allowed to enter the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan regardless of whether or not they obtained an electronic visa;

Note: The conditions regarding the issuance of electronic visas can be altered at any time without notifying the other party.

Duration of Stay

Foreigners and stateless persons staying on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan should observe declared purposes of their entry and leave the territory of the country after defined period expires.

Temporary staying period of foreigners and stateless persons, who enter the Republic of Azerbaijan upon visa, cannot be more than the staying period indicated on the visa. Temporary staying period of foreigners and stateless persons who enter the Republic of Azerbaijan under visa-free regime, cannot be more than 90 days excluding the cases envisaged by the international agreements that the Republic of Azerbaijan is a party to.

If temporary staying period of foreigners and stateless persons in the country is not extended, they are not granted temporary residence permit, or any application for extension of temporary staying period or issuance of temporary residence permit has not been received by the end of that period, they should leave the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Upon legal requests of the representatives of the State Migration Service of Azerbaijan Republic, foreigners and stateless persons should present identification documents, as well as the documents certifying their legal stay or residence on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Purpose of Visa

The rights and obligations of foreigners and stateless persons on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan are defined by the Migration Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan. According to Article 76.3 of the Migration Code, foreigners and stateless persons on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan must adhere to the declared purposes of arrival in the country.

It should be noted that the declared purpose of the arrival of foreigners arriving in Azerbaijan on the basis of visa must correspond to the types of entry visas issued to them. Entry visas for purposes of official, business, science, education, employment, tourism, culture, sports, humanitarian, medical and private visit are issued to foreigners coming to our country.

Violation of these rules entails administrative liability in accordance with Article 575.1.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Taking into account the above, foreigners intending to obtain a permit for temporary residence on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan are recommended to comply with these rules when applying to State Migration Service.
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