Visiting Azerbaijan

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Visa requirements are subject to change so before traveling to Azerbaijan, check with the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Washington D.C. 

For the latest security information, U.S. citizens traveling abroad should also consult the Department of State’s Country-Specific Information  as well as the Worldwide Caution, which can be found on the Bureau of Consular Affairs website  along with further information on safety while traveling abroad.

Visit the Visa Requirements for Azerbaijan page to read more about the application process.

Visa Requirements

Americans traveling to Azerbaijan on a U.S. passport must obtain a visa.  Visa requirements are subject to change.  Before traveling to Azerbaijan, check the Embassy of Azerbaijan’s website in Washington D.C. for the latest requirements for entering Azerbaijan.

Transit and short stay single entry visas are no longer available at Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku for most travelers.  To obtain a visa for travel to the Republic of Azerbaijan, contact the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Washington D.C.  Please be advised that American citizens may not be allowed to apply for an Azerbaijani visa outside of the United States.  We recommend that you get your visas for Azerbaijan before you leave the United States.

Visas will be available at Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku only for diplomatic and official travel and in a few other limited circumstances and will require diplomatic notes or special invitation letters.

A valid visas is required in order to depart Azerbaijan.  If you are staying beyond the validity period of your visa, you must apply to extend it at the State Migration Service of Azerbaijan Republic.

Americans visiting Azerbaijan for a period of more than 15 days must register within 15 days of their arrival to Azerbaijan.  For more information regarding registration process please visit the State Migration Service website at

For more information regarding the renewal or extension of Azerbaijani Visas, please contact the State Migration Service at the above address.