Visa

General Informati

Conception of visa, category, objective and types

Conception
 
Visa - is the official document providing legal origin to the foreigners and stateless persons: 
 
For entrance to the country in the visa-required regime;
 
For temporarily staying in the country during the period stated in their visas;

For leaving the country within the rules of boundary supervision during the same period stated in their visas. 
 

Categories

Visa consists of three categories - diplomatic, service and ordinary.

Types

Two types of visa - entrance and transit visa granted to the foreigners and stateless persons is formalized as below:

1. Entrance visa - such kind of visa is valid from three days up to three months.

One time (ordinary) entrance visa - allows entering and exiting the country only one time during its validity period.
 
Multiple entrance visas - such kind of visa is valid from 1 year up to 2 years. This visa allows person for multiple entrance-exit to the country during the appropriate period.
If the visa is not used during these periods it expires.
 

2. Transit visa.

One time or multiple transit visas – are granted to foreigners and stateless persons traveling to third countries via the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan. 
Transit visa allows person to stay in the Republic of Azerbaijan maximum 5 days.

Objectives

Foreigners and stateless persons can obtain ordinary (one time) entrance visa within the objectives as mentioned below:
 
  • business purpose
  • scientific purpose
     
  • education purpose
     
  • labor purpose
     
  • tourism purpose
     
  • cultural purpose
     
  • sport purpose
     
  • humanitarian purpose
     
  • Purpose of personal visit

Diplomatic and service entrance visa is granted only to persons coming to Azerbaijan with the official purposes.

Responsibilities and restrictions defined by legislation

According to the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On exiting country, entrance to country and passports” (article No: 12) the foreigners’ and stateless persons’ entrance to the Republic of Azerbaijan can be restricted in cases mentioned below:

1) If it is vital for the protection of national security or public order

2) If it is significant for protection of rights and legal interests of citizens of Azerbaijan Republic and other persons.

3) If person disordered/violated the laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan in his/her previous visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

4) If the person gave false information about himself/herself when applying for the entrance to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

5) If the coming of mentally ill person or the person infected with infectious diseases constitutes a threat to public health (except the persons who do not constitute such threat and arriving at his/her or their legal trustee’s expense for medical treatment);

6) If the person has been extracted from the boundaries of the Republic of Azerbaijan before

7) If a person’s entrance to the Republic of Azerbaijan was considered undesirable.

In these cases, it is rejected to grant a visa to the person. 

If there is a bureaucracy in considering the application or it is rejected to consider the application, foreigners and stateless persons can complain about it by administrative means or to the court.

Attention! In case of rejection for granting a visa, the state fee paid by foreigners or stateless persons will not be given back!

Foreigners and stateless persons crossing the border of the Republic of Azerbaijan in violation the requirements of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On exiting country, entrance to country and passports” without passport, visa or with invalid (unfaithful) passport and other documents, will be returned back. 
If the rules of exiting the country and entering the country defined by the law are not obeyed or violated, guilty persons bear administrative and criminal responsibility intended in the legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
According to the Code of Administrative Delicts of the Republic of Azerbaijan, foreigners and stateless persons are responsible in the case stated below:
• For the disordering the rules of staying in the Republic of Azerbaijan or transit passing from the territory of Azerbaijan Republic – 
 foreigners or stateless persons are fined from 300 Manat up to 400  Manat with the extraction from the boundaries in administrative  way or without extraction. 

• For the loss of documents for temporary or permanent residence in the Republic of Azerbaijan or spoiling the documents intentionally –are fined from 15 Manat up to 25 Manat.

The exit of foreigner and stateless persons from the Republic of Azerbaijan can be limited temporarily in the cases mentioned below:
1) If their exit will be contrary to the interests of providing national security – until these basis disappear;

2) If they are accepted as suspicious or accused person on criminal act – until the end of criminal prosecution;

3) If they are condemned for criminal act – until they are set free or faced punishment fully;

4) If there is a civil claim against them - until the civil decision defined by the legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan enters into force.

 Documents required for granting visa

1. You have to present the following documents to obtain a visa by the diplomatic representations and consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan abroad, as well as by means of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan:

• 1 application-form

• Double colored photos (3x4cm, in white background)

• Foreigner’s passport and stateless person’s identification card

• Invitation letter from receiving part (in 2 copies)

• Receipt of state fee:

1. Abroad - for granting visa 

2. In the Republic of Azerbaijan – for sending appropriate instructions by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Republic to the diplomatic representations and consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan connected with granting visa on the basis of invitation letter.

2. You have to present the following documents to obtain a visa by the visa divisions of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs operated in Heydar Aliyev International Airport and Ganja International Airport, as well as by the  visa division of the Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic operated in Nakhchivan International Airport:

• 1 application-form
 
• Double colored photos (3x4cm, in white background)

• Foreigner’s passport and stateless person’s identification card

• Invitation letter from receiving part (in 2 copies)

• Receipt of state fee for granting visa (fee is paid in cash)

Attention! If there is less than 3 months for expiry of foreigner’s passport and stateless person’s identification document visa is not granted.

 

Acts charged for by a state duty

Duty amount

16.1 .For passport and visa issuing:

 

16.1.2 For execution of documents needed to obtain the regular passport in the embassies or consulates

55 USD

16.1.3. For issuing laisser-passer

40 USD

16.1.4. For granting a visa by verbal note addressed to the foreign embassies and consulates;

4 Manat

16.1.5. For sending orders to the embassies and consulates to grant a visa;

4 manat

16.1.6. For granting the ordinary entry-exit visas upon the address of a private structures engaged in foreign economic activity and of a state and public political enterprises acted as touristics involved in business and commerce works on private invitation (from 3 days up to 3 months):

 

16.1.6.1. Ordinary (single) entry-exit visa

20 USD

16.1.6.2. Double entry-exit visa;

100 USD

16.1.6.7. Multiple entry-exit visa (1 year) registration upon the address of a state enterprises as well as the private structures engaged in a foreign-economic activity;

350 USD

16.1.8. for issuance of visas for student with private contract and tourists (applied only to tourists which present tourist voucher)

20 USD

16.1.9. For issuance of transit visas

 

16.1.9.1 Ordinary transit visa

20 USD

16.1.9.2. Double transit visa;

40 USD

16.2. For issuance of documnets related to citizenship issues

 

16.2.1. Registration of application for resumption of citizenship

150 USD

16.2.2 Registration of application for cessation of citizenship

400 USD

16.3Consular acts linked with Registration of State Civil Acts (RSCA) matters

 

16.3.1 For registration of marriage and for issuing its certificate;

40 USD

16.3.2. For registration of divorce and for issuing of its certificate;

40 USD

16.3.3. For registration of divorce for persons committed a crime and prisoner for a period more than 3 years or persons lost due to appropriate law or as a result of insanity;

10 USD

16.3.4. For registration of documents linked with changing of a first name, last name, middle name (except, in cases, when getting married);

50 USD

16.3.5. For issuing repeat certificates on registration of state civil acts referring to the archive documents

40 USD

16.3.6. For issuing certificate linked with change, amendment made in registration acts of a birth, death, marriage and divorce and for resumption of registration acts;

20 USD

16.3.7. For issuing single marital status reference to marriage registration by appropriate RSCA authorities of foreign countries;

30 USD

16.4Obtaining documents based upon enquiry:

 

16.4.1For obtaining documents based upon enquiry (for each document):

 

16.4.1.1. In the Azerbaijan Republic;

4 Manat

16.4.1.2. Outside of the country ;

25 USD

16.5. Legalization of documents:

 

16.5.1. In the Azerbaijan Republic;

4 Manat

16.5.2. Outside of the country ;

50 USD

16.6. For notary operations;

 

16.6.1. For notary approval of POAs giving right to execute credit operations, to make arrangements on and use property as well as automobiles excluding the immovable property in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

50 USD

16.6.2. For approval of POAs on obtaining of financial aids, packages, correspondence received by post from different persons and offices from banks and making arrangements on them;

25 USD

16.6.3Notary confirmation of contracts and bargains:

 

16.6.3.1. For confirmation of property division, pledge and other unvalued contracts;

75 USD

16.6.3.2. For confirmation of other valued contracts;

150 USD

16.6.3.3. For confirmation of contracts related to estrangement of automobile transportation;

100 USD

16.6.3.4 For confirmation of other contracts;

50 USD

16.6.4. For confirmation of copies of educational, labor, RSCA documents, including references from those documents;

20 USD

16.6.5. For issuing copies of property and financial documents and its references of the citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic kept in the diplomatic representations and consulates;

20 USD

16.6.6 For notary confirmation of the authenticity of signatures (for each document);

60 USD

16.6.7For notary confirmation of document translation as well as the authenticity of its translation (for each page):

 

-          from foreign languages;

20 USD

-          to foreign languages;

40 USD

16.6.8. For execution of the act related to trustee appointment;

50 USD

16.6.9. For confirmation of a trustee report related to property disposal

50 USD

16.6.10 For execution of a hereditary property list and for protection of that property;

100 USD

 

16.6.11. For a property checking based upon a submitted list and a request of the interested persons;

100 USD

16.6.12. For notary confirmation of a testament;

100 USD

16.6.13. For making any corrections and amendments to testament upon a legacy giver request;

100 USD

16.6.14. For safekeeping of a testament in the consulate;

100 USD

16.6.15. For issuing hereditary rights certificate by the consular officer;

200 USD

16.6.16. For selling of goods and other property;

100 USD

16.6.17. For safekeeping of documents 
(except a testament) in the consulate;

20 USD

16.6.18. For safekeeping of money, security and other valuable goods (except a legacy) for each month;

50 USD

16.6.19. For a common deposit adoption up to 6 month of a property and money to be conveyed to the addressee for each month;

50 USD

16.6.20. For keeping of fulfillment records;

30 USD

16.6.21. For sending of documents by diplomatic mail to a legal entity address;

100 USD

16.6.22. For issuing certificate on loading of ship sailing under a foreign state flag and/or its unloading, for other reference and declarations issuing;

50 USD

16.7. For other consular acts

20 USD