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AZERBAIJAN – New Visa-on-Arrival Option for US Nationals

Effective immediately, US nationals travelling on the New York – Baku direct flight with Azerbaijan Airlines will be able to obtain a 30-day single-entry visa upon arrival at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku.

This option is available for US nationals travelling for tourism, business or work (with a work permit), who would otherwise have to wait one to two months to obtain a visa.

Required Documents

The following documents are required to obtain a short-stay (up to 30 days) single-entry visa upon arrival:

  1. Valid passport;
  2. Two passport size photos of the applicant;
  3. Visa fee: for US nationals - $160 US dollars;
  4. Completed visa application form filled out upon arrival;
  5. Boarding pass from the AZAL flight;
  6. Letter of invitation (recommended):
  • For a business or work visit: an invitation letter from the host company;
  • For a personal visit: an invitation letter from an Azerbaijani national or a foreign national currently resident in Azerbaijan along with a copy of their Azerbaijani ID;
  • For a tourist visit: a copy of a hotel reservation.

Action Items

  • US nationals travelling to Azerbaijan for work, business or tourism should consider taking advantage of this visa-on-arrival option for earlier entry to Azerbaijan.

This news alert was prepared using information provided by CABC Global.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2017 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.