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):

  7. For a business or work visit: an invitation letter from the host company;

  8. 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;

  9. 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.

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