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Important Visa Information

Payment Methods & Details

Please read about payment for visa fees here:

https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-az/niv/information/fee

There is no fee to change an appointment, and visa application fees will remain valid for a maximum of 24 months through September 30, 2022 in the country where the fee was paid.

Appointments & Locations

The purpose of your intended travel and other facts will determine what type of visa is required under U.S. immigration law. As a visa applicant, you will need to establish that you meet all requirements to receive the category of visa for which you are applying.

See our Directory of Visa Categories on usvisas.state.gov to determine which visa category might be appropriate for your purpose of travel to the United States.

Nonimmigrant Visas

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan provides visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period.

Please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.S. visa, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.

We are currently able to accept non-immigrant visa applications from citizens and residents of Azerbaijan, and have limited appointment availability for non-residents of Azerbaijan. 

In general, those applying for visas outside of their home countries should be aware that language difficulties and interviewing officers’ unfamiliarity with local conditions in other countries may make it more difficult to demonstrate your qualifications for a visa here than in your home district or at a post designated for your application.

Immigrant Visas

Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Georgia and Azerbaijan at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi.

To apply for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen seeking to immigrate generally must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident immediate relative(s), or prospective U.S. employer, and have an approved petition before applying for an immigrant visa. The sponsor begins the process by filing a petition on the foreign citizen’s behalf with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  You may wish to review our Directory of Visa Categories on usvisas.state.gov to learn about the different types of immigrant visas to the United States, including our Diversity Visa Program.  Then, follow the steps on the Immigrant Visa Process, or on the Diversity Visa Process, on usvisas.state.gov to begin applying for an immigrant visa.

Once USCIS has approved your petition and you have completed pre-processing with the National Visa Center (NVC), or if you have been selected in the Diversity Visa Lottery and completed processing with the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), review the instructions given to you by the NVC or the KCC, along with the information presented on this website, for further guidance and instructions.

Diversity Visa (DV) program

The Immigration Act of 1990 established the Diversity Visa (DV) program, which makes up to 55,000 immigrant visas available through random selection. The program allows those from countries with low immigration rates to the United States; to enter for a chance to apply for a U.S. immigrant visa.  

To apply for this visa, follow the steps on the Diversity Visa Program website.  Please also click on DV Instructions for specific and updated guidance.

  1. Submit an entry.  Eligible individuals may submit an entry at dvprogram.state.gov during the specified registration period in October/November of each year.
  2. Check your DV application status. In early May, entrants may check their DV application status and see if they were selected using the Entry Status Check at dvprogram.state.gov/ESC. Entrants must have their confirmation number to access information through Entry Status Check. This is the ONLY website where Diversity Visa entrants are notified of their selection, provided instructions on how to proceed with their application, and notified of their immigrant visa interview appointment date and time. Please be aware, the U.S. Department of State is  unable to provide results to DV entrants or provide your confirmation number.

  3. Receive notice of your visa interview appointment. The Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) will inform DV selectees of their scheduled interview via email with instructions on what to do next.  Please click here for additional information on the notification and scheduling process.

  4. Prepare. DV selectees must bring all required documents to their interview, so please be prepared.

  5. Review local instructions. Please review all local instructions for the interview on our website.  Please note that some of the information included in these instructions may apply to immigrant visa classifications other than diversity visas. If you have questions about the country-specific information included here, please contact the embassy, consulate, or office providing consular services where you will apply for your visa.

  6. Schedule a medical examination. Schedule a medical examination with the U.S. Embassy, Consulate, or office providing consular services approved physician at least 15 days before your visa interview.  Please locate the list of approved physicians on our website.

  7. Follow post-interview instructions. Please click here for general information on the “after the interview” process.  Please send any questions to the U.S. Embassy, Consulate, or office providing consular services at which you interviewed.

Additional Notices to Applicant: 
All entries must be submitted electronically during the specified registration period in the DV Instructions. No late entries or paper entries are accepted. The law allows only one entry by or for each person during each registration period. The Department of State uses sophisticated technology to detect multiple entries. If you submit more than one entry you will be disqualified.

Beware of fraud and scams. Some websites and emails attempt to mislead customers, posing as providers of official U.S. government information. Read our Fraud Warning for more information.

Complete your own application. The online entry application is easy and free.

Other Information

We are accepting interview waiver applications for business and tourist visas (B1/B2 visa class) from qualified applicants whose B1/B2 visas expired within the past 36 months. Please note that the interview waiver process is available for Azerbaijani citizens and residents only, and those whose most recent visa applications resulted in a refusal do not qualify for interview waiver.

Please direct your questions regarding the visa application procedure to the Consular Customer Service. Contact number: 088 568 67 90

Note: When the menu sounds, to select the Azerbaijani language by pressing 2, and then press 1 in each menu that sounds, so that you can connect with the dispatcher.

Attention: Effective July 27, 2021, visa applicants are responsible for paying Aramex courier charges for visa application delivery to and/or from the U.S. Embassy. Courier fees are separate from visa fees and are paid directly to Aramex. Click here and review “Visa Passport Delivery” information for more details.

Notice: The Consular Section is closed to the public on local and U.S. holidays. Please see the holiday schedule at https://az.usembassy.gov/holiday-calendar/

If you have a need for urgent business or emergency travel, please make a request online, or contact the help center: https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-az/niv/information/contact_us

Visa Passport Delivery

Interview waiver applications: visa applicants will pay for courier service when dropping off and picking up documents at Aramex.

  • The cost is 12.5 AZN for delivery to the Embassy, and 12.5 AZN for return delivery to Aramex, for a total of 25 AZN.
  • Applicants should wait 5 business days after dropping off their application materials at Aramex to call to ask if their passports are ready for pick up.

In-person visa interviews: applicants will bring their own documents to the Embassy for their in-person visa appointments.

  • If the visa application is not approved at the interview, the passport and documents will be returned at the time of the interview. There will be no courier cost to the applicant.
  • If the visa application is approved at the interview, the passport and other application materials will be returned via Aramex. When picking up their passports from Aramex, applicants will pay the 12.5 AZN fee for delivery from the Embassy.
  • Applicants should wait 3 business days before calling Aramex to ask if their passports are ready for pick up.

Aramex working hours:

Monday – Friday from 9:30 – 18:30

Saturday from 9:30- 13:00

Telephone numbers: +994124973705, +994124973706, +994124373705, +994124373706

Address:

5 Nariman Narimanov Ave, AZ1006, Baku

(Near the monument of Nariman Narimanov)

Emergency in-person pickup at the Embassy:

Passport pickup from the U.S. Embassy is allowed only in emergency situations.  An “emergency” is defined as a situation when the applicant has little to no control over the time of application and travel plans.  Applicants should email ConsularBaku@state.gov detailing the nature of their emergency if they seek to retrieve their passport directly from the Embassy.

In-person pickup is not permitted without express permission from ConsularBaku@state.gov.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:

    • If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
    • If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
    • If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
    • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
    • If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.

If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.

  • Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.

The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.