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Visa Requirements for Azerbaijani Citizens

Visa requirements for Azerbaijani citizens are pre-established rules and conditions by foreign governments that apply to the entry of Azerbaijani citizens.
Current entry rules are set by each country and may change over time.
Some destinations still require Azerbaijani passport holders to present a valid embassy visa when crossing the border, others offer them a visa-on-arrival system; Some let you apply for an eVisa online, while others offer visa-free entry.
Azerbaijani passport holders do not have maximum freedom when traveling abroad.
Azerbaijan has visa-free access to more than 30 countries, 29 additional visas on arrival and 25 e-visa options available.
Unfortunately, over a hundred destinations still only allow Azerbaijani citizens to enter upon presentation of a valid embassy visa upon arrival.
The easiest visa option to get is the eVisa, as the entire process can be done online.
On the other hand, visa on arrival seems easy to get but also comes with long queues and uncertainty.
The most difficult visa to get is the traditional visa that requires multiple visits to the embassy.
More information about each visa type, specific visa requirements and country list can be found below.

Electronic visa

eVisa is an online visa issued to citizens of Azerbaijan.
The visa application process usually only takes a few minutes and visas are issued electronically to each applicant via email.

List of countries that offer eVisas for Azerbaijani citizens

  • Bahrain
  • Benin
  • Cambodia
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Guinea
  • India
  • Ivory Coast
  • Laos
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Pakistan
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Singapore
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Uganda
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Currently, 25 countries allow Azerbaijani citizens to apply for an eVisa online a few days before arrival, making it easier to visit these destinations!
Electronic visas are issued for short-term stays abroad, typically allowing applicants to choose from the following three main options:
Length of stay 30 days, 60 days or 90 days.
Each country sets its own maximum length of stay for eVisa holders.
Short-term stays with the eVisa can only be for tourism, business or transit purposes.
This means that Azerbaijani citizens can explore foreign countries, try out available tourist attractions, go on relaxing vacations, attend business meetings and seminars, and make stops along the way their scene.

Visa on Arrival

Visa on arrival is a type of visa that Azerbaijani citizens can obtain when crossing the border of a selected foreign country.
This means there is no need to apply for a visa before arrival.

List of countries offering a Visa on Arrival for Azerbaijani citizens

  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • The Maldives
  • The Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Palau
  • Rwanda
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Zimbabwe
Nearly 30 countries offer Azerbaijani citizens the opportunity to apply for the necessary visa after arriving in the chosen country.
To apply for a visa on arrival, one must go to the nearest immigration control point upon arrival at the border.
Next, the traveler must request a VoA form and fill it out carefully.
It is essential to carefully check the data provided to avoid errors, as any errors could lead to the application being rejected.
The completed application form must then be submitted to the border entry control point.
Some countries require a visa fee to be paid, while others may require additional supporting documents from the applicant.
Additional documents must be prepared prior to arrival; so it’s best to check what’s required at least a few weeks before your planned trip.
VoA is issued for short-term stays for recreational, professional or transit reasons, allowing their holders to:
  • go on vacation
  • Business travel
  • stop when reaching another destination
It is worth noting that many VoA countries also offer an eVisa option for Azerbaijani citizens.
Countries like Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Uganda and other destinations make it easy to travel abroad from Azerbaijan using the eVisa system.
It is much more convenient to apply for an eVisa online as the entire process takes place online and avoids long queues upon arrival.
eVisa helps Azerbaijani citizens prepare to travel.

Embassy visa

An embassy visa is a visa obtained before entering another country by visiting an embassy.
Azerbaijani citizens usually get this visa when they need to stay abroad for a long time (more than 3 months).
However, it is not possible to enter a country requiring a visa with any other visa, including eVisa or VoA.

List of countries that require Azerbaijani citizens to present a valid Embassy visa upon arrival

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bhutan
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • The Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • The Republic of the Congo
  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • The Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • The Dominican Republic
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gambia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • The Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Saint Lucia
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • The Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • The United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Yemen
115 countries require Azerbaijani passport holders to have a visa issued by an embassy upon arrival.
Visiting any of the destinations listed above requires applying for a regular visa at least several weeks before arrival.
Applying for a regular visa is a seemingly complicated process but is unfortunately necessary when visiting over a hundred destinations from Azerbaijan.
This process can vary from country to country, but generally requires the applicant to gather all necessary supporting documents (which will confirm the intended purpose of travel), fill out the application form, and submit Full documents for the embassy.
The application form can be accessed by visiting the official government website of the country selected for access.
The embassy visa will then be processed (if no additional steps are required, including a visa interview) and processing time can take up to several weeks.
Therefore, it is essential to apply in advance (at least a few weeks before your planned trip) and check specific processing times and requirements before applying to stay abroad .

Visa-free countries

33 countries welcome visa-free Azerbaijani citizens, eliminating the need to process any visas before planning travel.

List of visa-free countries for Azerbaijani citizens

  • Albania
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • China*
  • Colombia
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • Georgia
  • Haiti
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Malaysia
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Namibia
  • North Macedonia
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Serbia
  • Tajikistan
  • Tunisia*
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
Visa-free travel is the most convenient and accessible form of travel.
This is because it eliminates the need to deal with visa applications, which can be both confusing and complicated.
Azerbaijani citizens traveling to visa-free countries must bring a valid passport on arrival and all supporting documents (if required by the selected country).
Once allowed to enter a country without a visa, Azerbaijani passport holders can stay at the chosen destination for a short period of time (usually up to 90 days) and engage in any tourist activities , commercial or otherwise transit-related.
This makes visa-free travel perfect for short stays abroad, visiting family and friends, transits and even business trips!

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