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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 10 days must register within 10 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.




    American citizens who register through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), our on-line system, become part of the Warden System, and will receive periodic messages with important local information via e-mail.  Your name and local contact information will also be given to a volunteer American-citizen “warden”, who will contact you on behalf of the Embassy in the event of a crisis or emergency. 

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  • Azerbaijan Country Specific Information

    Additional information on the location of the U.S. embassy, unusual immigration practices, health conditions, minor political disturbances, unusual currency and entry regulations, crime and security information, and drug penalties.

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