VISA REGIME

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

Visa is not required for stays of up to 90 days.

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

Visa required.
 

Note:

Visa is required for the holder of an emergency travel document in transit.

 

ENTRY REGIME FOR CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Republic of Azerbaijan abolished the obligation to have a negative PCR test for entering the country. It is obligatory to possess "Covid passport".

 

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

A visa application can be submitted at the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Belgrade. The visa application must consist of the following: completed visa application form, passport, copy of passport, two photographs of passport format, invitation letter from a natural/legal person in Azerbaijan, confirmation of payment of visa fee. The visa fee for a single trip is 20.00 US dollars and for multiple trips 350.00 US dollars. Visas are issued for a single entry or multiple entries (up to 90 days), and transit visas (up to 5 days) are issued with a single entry or multiple entries. The length of stay depends on the purpose of the trip. If it is an official visit or a business trip, the length of stay is up to 180 days. When the purpose of the trip is employment, schooling, treatment or a private visit, the length of stay is up to 90 days. For trips for sports or cultural purposes, a stay of up to 60 days is determined, and for tourist trips up to 30 days.

An application for a tourist visa may also be submitted electronically (e-visa or ASAN visa), through the Portal www.evisa.gov.az. The tourist e-visa is valid for up to 30 or 90 days. It is issued for a single entry, and within three working days of application. The tourist e-visa fee is 20.00 US dollars, plus 3.00 US dollars for application processing. Payments are made electronically, with a Visa or a Mastercard. It is necessary that the passport is valid for at least three months after the expiration date of the e-visa. In case of lost passport, the e-visa can be reprinted from the Portal or the original notification e-mail. It is also possible to apply for a fast-track issuance of an e-visa within 3 hours through the ASAN visa system, regardless of non-working days and holidays, for a fee of 50.00 US dollars, plus 3.00 US dollars for application processing.

NOTE: „Entry into the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan without going through its established state border check-points constitutes a violation of the state border of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and thus, entails criminal, administrative and other liability under  the national legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Accordingly, those who have entered or attempted to enter into the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan in violation of its national legislation are denied entry into Azerbaijan and may face other legal proceedings, including in the form of administrative or criminal prosecution.”

Foreigners staying in Azerbaijan for more than 15 days must register their stay with the State Migration Service no later than three days from the date of crossing the border. Registration of residence is done in person (according to the place of residence), by postal mail or e-mail at qeydiyyat@migration.gov.az (this e-mail address is protected from spambots; to view it, Javascript must be enabled). For persons staying at a hotel, the registration of stay is done by the hotel administration. A copy of the passport is attached to the registration, and the registered stay cannot exceed the visa validity period. There is no registration fee. All changes in a foreigner’s place of residence in Azerbaijan must be registered, in accordance with the above procedure.

Goods for personal use worth up to 1,000 US dollars, personal belongings, 125 grams of fish eggs, three litres of alcohol and three boxes of cigarettes may be brought into / exported from Azerbaijan without paying customs duties. Residents may take declared 10,000 US dollars out of Azerbaijan, and non-residents 1,000 US dollars, without showing proof of origin.

Special permits are required for plants, live animals, raw materials of animal origin and pets. The ban, without exception, applies to weapons and ammunition, illicit substances, poisons, narcotics, harmful substances, as well as materials that promote immorality, violence and terrorism.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT

No social security agreement has been concluded.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

HEALTH SITUATION — Azerbaijan has a stable health situation. No special vaccination is required when entering the country. Current information on the health situation can be found on the World Health Organization website www.who.int.

SECURITY SITUATION — On 12 December 2020, the state of war in the Republic of Azerbaijan was abolished. The security situation in the country is stable. Visits to the territory of Nagorno Karabakh and surrounding districts, on any grounds, without the express consent of the Azerbaijani authorities, constitute a violation of the laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan and will be sanctioned by a ban on entering the Republic of Azerbaijan and facing appropriate legal proceedings.

TRANSPORT Heydar Aliyev Airport is the busiest airport, while other airports are smaller and connected to Baku and Moscow by several lines. The largest number of direct flights is to Istanbul. Due to the closed border with Armenia, there is no road traffic at the land border crossings in that part. Roads are below the usual technical standards, but there are better three- and four-lane roads approaching big cities.

The national driver's license of the Republic of Serbia, if not expired, is valid on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan. In the case of a regulated stay in Azerbaijan, the national driver's license is exchanged for an Azerbaijani one. For the exchange, it is necessary to enclose the national driver’s license with a notarised translation of the same into the Azerbaijani language, a medical certificate and proof of fee payment.

During a tourist stay in Azerbaijan, operating a motor vehicle is only possible with a valid national driver's license and a valid international driving permit. For travel by vehicle from the Republic of Serbia, green card insurance is mandatory.

OTHER INFORMATION — The official currency of Azerbaijan is the Manat (AZN). Some hotels and points of sale accept payment cards, but cash payments are more common.

Climatic conditions are not unique on the territory of the country. Of the existing 11 climate zones, Azerbaijan has 9. The climate varies from continental, dry and humid (in the extreme south), to subtropical in the southeast parts of the country.

 

Contact information:

During your stay in Azerbaijan, for consular assistance and protection, you may contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Baku, at the following numbers: 00 994 12 49 25 080 and 00 994 12 49 25 125 as well as e-mail address: serbianembassy.baku@azeurotel.com.

(Last updated on 4 February 2021).