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Visa Services

AZERBAIJAN VISA SUPPORT

Azerbaijan visa regulations are to be changed yet again. Those travelling to Azerbaijan on a regular basis used to frequent changes in visa rules and inconsistencies in interpretation of the visa rules by every single AZ embassy. It's hard to say what the new visa regime will bring this time, but there is some kind of deja vu feeling as the new president decree seems just reiterates the aim to enforce the similar decree from 2011 to introduce e-visas. 

On November 30, 2012, the President of Azerbaijan signed a new decree authorizing Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan to enforce the carriage of his decree dated to 20 April 2011 and enable within 10 days electronic visa (e-visa) regime for foreign citizens coming to Azerbaijan. 

All Azeri diplomatic missions abroad are to update their web-sites with the relevant information and upload all the details, forms and guidance within short period of time.  Presidential Administration will be in charge of monitoring and controlling the implementation process. 

P.S. (1 December 2012) It is still very unclear when the new regime will be enforced in practice. Consulate staff in Azeri embassies abroad doesn't seem ready, and it is very unlikely that all of them could be trained within next 10 days. We have made several calls to some AZ embassies, consulate staff was either unaware (!) of this or confirmed the directive from MFA but had no idea of when the new system would come into force. Recalling the situation back in 2011, when e-visas were first planned to be introduced starting from June 2011, it turned out to be a total chaos, when literally for the whole June Azerbaijan ceased issuing visas due to unpreparedness. In the end they refused the idea of e-visa and returned to routine practice.  We will try to update this page as soon as we have more information. 

P.S.S. (15 February 2013) As was supposed, the decree on e-visa introduction yet again turned out to be a useless paper. Nothing works. Standard procedures with application to AZ embassies and LOIs are still in place. 

General info on visa support process: how to get LOI & Tourist Voucher 

To obtain tourist visa to Azerbaijan you will need an official Letter of Invitation (LOI) from travel agency licensed by Azerbaijan Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Visa support letter has to be on a headed paper, duly stamped and signed. Invitation letter has to be submitted to Azeri embassy abroad along with application form, two passport-size (3x4 cm) photos and original passport/travel document (must be valid for at least 6 months after the expiry date of the Azerbaijani visa you apply for). It will allow applicant to obtain single or double entry (rarely granted) tourist visa that is valid for three months and authorizes to enter and stay in Azerbaijan for up to 30 days.

VIctory Tour LLC will provide you with visa support documents from a travel agency licensed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan and guide you through a tricky process of obtainment Azeri visa. Should you need assistance with getting Azerbaijan tourist visa contact us for arrangements. We are working every day and aim to process all requests within 24 hours. Below you will find useful information that is updated on a regular basis.

The complexity of the process is that there is no universal rule and every single Azerbaijan embassy interprets visa regulations with some variations of their own. Some consulates insist on that every single Letter of Invitation has to be separately validated through Consular Section of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Azerbaijan. This is a lengthy & bureaucratic procedure involves substantial costs, mainly related to corrupt practices of visa officials. As a result tourists would have to be charged $250 USD just for the visa support only.

Most of the embassies though are happy with standard letterhead LOIs (properly signed & stamped) from Azeri travel agency along with official Travel Vouchers from Ministry of Tourism of Azerbaijan but without separate approval of that LOI through Consular Department of MFA in Baku. As mentioned, these documents are working fine for many (even most) embassies, but double check is highly recommended. For this reason we highly recommend customers applying for visa support through us to check with the relevant embassy whether they would accept such a document for visa. At the bottom of the page you can find more detailed info for most frequently used embassies.

Also, as recommendation - try to obtain visa in your own country where AZ embassy is based. In case there is no AZ embassy in your country you should ideally obtain your visa in AZ embassy in any other country without hassle. However, if there is such an embassy in your country, but you apply in other country (and have no permanent residency there) then most likely you would be requested to provide MFA attested LOI. So CHECK BEFORE YOU TRAVEL! Check the bottom of the page for situation with AZ embassies in various countries. 

PLEASE, don't make inquiries on current situation with us, all the information that we have we immediately post on our site. We are physically not able to track all changes in every embassy. Please contact the embassy where you plan to obtain your visa and check with them. Thank you for understanding.   

 

NOTE: Visas upon arrival in Baku airport are no longer available from 15 October 2010. 

Effective 15 October 2010, the Azeri Government has officially stopped to Issue Visa’s on arrival at the Baku airport for European and US Citizens (Turkish & Russian nationals are not affected). All affected nationals are required to obtain their visa in advance from an Azeri embassy. Azerbaijan is sending back any passengers without a pre-arranged visa. Only diplomats and people on official government business are being allowed in without a visa. No visas are available at land borders as well. All visas has to be obtained in advance in one of Azeri diplomatic missions abroad.

Azerbaijan Visa Support Service 

Visa support provided as part of one of our tour packages (at least 3 days) is free of charge

If you need just a letter of invitation (LOI) from our travel agency the fee for our service is $60 USD *

N.B. If your visa is rejected for some reason we refund that fee in full minus bank transfer fees if there are any.
- * Requirements and fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Please note that additional consular fees are paid at the embassy with your visa application. Victory Tour LLC can also provide you with tourist vouchers that will entitle you to a reduced visa fee of just 20 USD, in other words instead of paying full standard visa fee in the embassy (ranging from 40 to 130 USD depending on the length of your stay and the country of your citizenship) you will pay just 20 USD. Tourist vouchers are provided as part of visa support package only. Bear in mind, that tourist vouchers might not work in some embassies (though they have to be accepted by any Azeri consulate), and you will be charged the full standard visa fee instead of $20. Unfortunately, we have no opportunities to influence embassies on this matter. We also make no refund if a voucher does not work for reduced visa fee. Refunds are made only if the visa is rejected. For situation with vouchers in some embassies check the bottom of this page. 

Document list, terms & dates of visa preparation & consular fees may be changed according to the regulations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Victory Tour LLC does not carry responsibility for the non-implementation or timeliness of visa processing by consular sections of Azeri embassies abroad, nor are we responsible for visa rejection. 

To proceed with a visa support please make a payment, send a scanned copy of your passport along with the following information:

Full Name

Passport number

Citizenship

Duration of stay

Arrival date

Planned Accommodation (Hotel, Hostel, Friend)

Your contact details

Place of applying for visa (in what country, city)

We aim to process all requests within 24 hours (excluding Sundays).

Based on the information received we will issue a Letter of Invitation and send scanned copies of LOI & Tourist Voucher to your email within 24 hours. You will need to print off the documents that we will send you and enclose with application form (for those applying in London, application form should be filled online on Visa Centre's website) that you will submit to the embassy.

 

STANDARD TOURIST LETTER OF INVITATION WITHOUT MFA APPROVAL

Europe, USA, Canada, Japan

 Visa Duration

Our Price 

 30 days 

$60 

Processing time: 

1 working day 

Requested docs and info:

1. Passport Copy, 2. Exact entry and Departure dates 3. Embassy of application

 

TOURIST LETTER OF INVITATION WITH MFA APPROVAL 

Europe, USA, Canada, Japan

 Visa Duration

Our Price 

 30 days 

Processing time: 

25 working days 

 $100

Processing time: 

express (3 working days) 

  $250

Requested docs and info:

1. Passport Copy, 2. Exact entry and Departure dates 3. Embassy of application

 P.S. We are not providing visa support for African nationals

MULTIPLE ENTRY BUSINESS VISA INVITATION WITH MFA APPROVAL 

Europe, USA, Canada, Japan

 Visa Duration

1 month / USD 

3 months / USD 

 1 year / USD

 $250

 $350

 $500

 single entry only

 double entry only

 multiple entry

Processing time: 

2 working days 

Requested docs and info:

1. Passport Copy, 2. Entry and Departure dates 3. Embassy of application

Our side provides: 

1. Letter from the company 2. Copy of company registration certificate

 

P/S.Multiple entry visa has no limits on number of entries to AZ with each entry not exceeding 90 days, i.e. one have to leave & re-enter AZ after 3 months stay

 

For those applying for AZ visa in UK

To meet the increasing demand, while maintaining high standards of service the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in London has outsourced its visa application processing to Visa Services Centre Limited (VSC) that will start accepting documents from 15 July 2011.

Azerbaijan Visa Centre
Lower Ground Floor
1 Star Street
London, W2 1QD

For further details on how to apply for a visa, please visit the website below:
_www.visaforazerbaijan.org.uk
Please be aware that Application Forms must be completed online on the website of the Azerbaijan Visa Centre.

LOI & Tourist Voucher from travel agency is still needed for travelers to apply for AZ visa in UK. They are issued ONLY for customers booking hotel or tour (at least 3 days) through our travel agency. According to some reports just a hotel booking confirmation (on a headed paper signed and stamped) might be sufficient to obtain visa. You can place a hotel booking with us (check the front page for hotel options) and we'll make sure you get a proper confirmation paper from the hotel.

Contacts:

Mr. Emil Saidov

 

Mr. Emil Saidov
Head of Visa and Transportation Department
40 J. Jabbarli str., CBC, Victory Tour
Baku, Azerbaijan, AZ 1065  
t: (+99412) 4379090, ext. 213                  
m: (+99450) 2501158
e: travel(@)victorytour.az
skype: visa-victorytour
Mr. Elnur Zeynalov Mr. Elnur Zeynalov
Visa Support assistant
40 J. Jabbarli str., CBC, Victory Tour
Baku, Azerbaijan, AZ 1065  
t: (+99412) 4379090, ext. 217
m: (+99450) 7901620
e: visa(@)victorytour.az
skype: victorytour_visa