Foreign travel advice


Entry requirements


All British nationals travelling to Azerbaijan must get a visa in advance.

You should apply for a visa at least 1 month ahead of your intended travel date. See the Visa Centre website for further information.

The Azerbaijani authorities have given permission for a limited number of Azerbaijan based travel agents to process electronic visas applications. For the current list of authorised agents please visit the Azerbaijan Embassy website. Electronic visas are generally valid for 30 days and are single entry. You will not be able to extend an electronic visa once you have arrived in Azerbaijan.

Make sure you check the duration of your visa immediately to avoid overstaying unintentionally. Your visa should be valid when departing Azerbaijan. In exceptional circumstances you may be able to apply to the State Migration Service for an extension to your visa. Their address is 202 Binagadi Highway, 3123 Block, Binagadi district, Baku city, AZ1114, Azerbaijan Republic; telephone +994 (0)12 562 56 23 or +994 (0)12 562 57 73; e-mail

Alternatively, try the Migration Information Centre: telephone: 919 (in country calls only)

You can extend a visa up to a maximum of 3 months.

If you overstay you can obtain an ‘Exit Permit’ letter (an official letter giving permission to leave Azerbaijan within 48 hours) from the State Migration Service before you depart. You will be liable to a fine of between AZN300 to AZN400 (you should get a receipt).

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 3 months from the expiration date of your Azerbaijani visa.

UK Emergency Travel Documents

UK Emergency Travel Documents are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Azerbaijan.


If you’re staying in Azerbaijan for longer than 10 days must register with the nearest police station within 10 working days of arrival. Hotels may provide this service for their guests, but visitors staying in apartments or private residences will have to register by themselves. Each traveller is responsible for ensuring that the registration has been completed. Guidance on the process can be found on the English language pages of the State Migration Service’s website. Those staying longer than 30 are required to register for a residence card. Guidance can be found here.