Azerbaijan Visa For United Kingdom
The Azerbaijan electronic or e-Visa is called the ASAN visa. This new visa category was introduced in 2017. Currently, visitors from over 90 countries can apply for it from anywhere in the world, right from the comfort of their home/office.
Travellers from the United Kingdom (UK) are eligible to apply for an ASAN visa. It is an online travel authorization that can be obtained without contacting the Azerbaijani consulate or embassy.
United Kingdom Travelers Require a Visa to Enter Azerbaijan:
UK travellers must keep in mind that an ASAN visa is a short-term, single-entry travel permit. The permission to enter Azerbaijan is granted after immigration officials check the approved electronic visa and other travel documents of the visitor right after arriving at their selected port of entry.
The Azerbaijan ASAN visa application for British citizens is a quick and straightforward process completed within a few minutes. The visa application process involves three steps:
- Filling out the application form (available online)
- Paying the ASAN visa processing fee (depends upon the traveller)
- Providing support documents
What Happens After Submitting an ASAN Visa Application Form?
After the e-visa form is submitted, the immigration officials will examine the authenticity of the documents and the traveller's eligibility. After a thorough inspection, they will decide whether to approve or reject the visa. If the ASAN visa is approved, it will arrive directly in the traveler's email inbox in PDF format. UK citizens must save the digital copy of their approved visa and take a printout of the document. They must present it when arriving in Azerbaijan.
Documents Required by UK Citizens to Apply for Azerbaijan e-Visa:
The UK traveller must provide a set of documents required for Azerbaijan visa before submitting the online visa application form. These include:
A Valid Passport-
You must ensure that the passport is valid for at least 6 months after you depart from Azerbaijan or three months after your ASAN visa expires. If you are a dual citizen, use the passport of your desired nationality and use the same passport when travelling to Azerbaijan. You'll need to provide a digital copy of your passport when submitting the visa application.
Digital Copy of Recent Passport-Size Photo-
Please refer to our passport-size photo guidelines to understand the required criteria. It is important to upload a recent, coloured photograph taken no more than 3 months back.
Means of payment –
In order to submit your visa application, you have to pay the processing fee. For this purpose, you must have a valid and active credit or debit card. You may also use your PayPal account to make the payment.
Valid email address –
Since your ASAN visa arrives in your email inbox, you must provide a valid email address while completing the application form.
Azerbaijan E-Visa Application
UK citizens need to provide certain private and travel-related information when filling out the e-Visa application form. This may include but isn't limited to full name, gender, date of birth, age, nationality, place of birth, contact details, passport-related data such as passport number, country of issuance, and its issue/expiration date.
When applying for the ASAN visa, British applicants need to provide details of their travel plan. This includes travel date and accommodation type, etc.
How To Get an E-Visa to Azerbaijan
You can apply for an online visa to Azerbaijan throughout the year, at any time, 24/7. The process is very simple as you don't need to collect a long list of documents to provide with the application. And, you can apply from anywhere, whether you are in the UK or anywhere else in the world.
Keep in mind that once you have filled out the Azerbaijan visa application form and paid the processing fee, you will have to upload digital copies of the required supporting documents and a passport size photo. All you need to do is hit the Submit button and wait for visa approval.
About UK Visitors' Travel Purpose
Two types of Azerbaijani e-Visas are offered to British nationals:
Tourist E-Visas- Also called an ordinary visa, travellers can apply for it when the purpose of their travel is tourism, family visit, attending sports and cultural events, or medical treatment.
Business E-Visas- As the name suggests, this visa is offered for short business trips or to attend meetings and conferences. However, it must be noted that UK nationals cannot use their business e-visa for seeking paid employment in Azerbaijan. If you want to work in Azerbaijan, you can apply for a work visa via the Azerbaijani consulate or embassy.
ASAN Visa Extension
The Azerbaijan e-visa is a single-entry travel authorization. To extend your stay in the country, you can only apply from outside Azerbaijan. Overstaying your e-visa is against Azerbaijani law and can have serious consequences such as a fine or travel ban.
Entry Requirements For UK Citizens
UK travellers wishing to stay in Azerbaijan for over 15 days need to register with the local State Migration Service soon after arriving in the country. The registration process can be completed electronically or physically by visiting any nearby ASAN service centre or Regional Migration Departments. The hotel where the traveller is staying can also perform the registration on their behalf.
Please Note: The government of Azerbaijan has updated the COVID-19 travel restrictions for entering Azerbaijan. Travelers no longer need to submit a negative test result to enter and apply for a visa.
Previously, The Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan recently issued a decree declaring that all passengers travelling to Azerbaijan must provide a negative PCR COVID-19. The PCR test should not be taken more than 72 hours before the date of their departure to Azerbaijan.
British nationals 18 years old or above may be asked to provide a 'COVID-19 passport.' It is a document confirming the individual's complete vaccination against COVID-19. Or else, they can show a document validating their immunity to COVID-19 to enter Azerbaijan.
British nationals holding temporary or permanent residency in Azerbaijan may be exempt from the 'COVID-19 passport' requirement to re-enter Azerbaijan. However, they will have to show a negative PCR COVID-19 test at the time of arrival.
ASAN Visa Processing Fee
UK citizens need to pay processing the Azerbaijan visa fee before submitting the online visa form. Otherwise, their application will not be processed. Payment is made via a secure online payment gateway using any international debit/credit card or PayPal. There are three payment options available for UK citizens depending on how urgently you require a visa. You can choose between any of the following:
- Normal – Visa will be processed in () days and will cost ()
- Rush- Visa will be processed in () days/hours and will cost ()
- Super Rush- Visa will be processed in () days/hours and will cost ()
British applicants must print the e-Visa and show it and their passport at the Azerbaijani port of entry.
Azerbaijani e-Visa processing for UK citizens can take between 1 and 3 business days provided that the applicant is eligible and their visa application is error-free.
It is a special document that provides travel authorization to travellers to enter Azerbaijan. Generally, it is linked to the traveller's passport.
British travellers can stay in Azerbaijan for a maximum period of 30 days.
Yes, all British citizens must obtain an Azerbaijan e-Visa before arriving in the country.
The e-Visa will stay valid for 90 days.