E-visa validity extended to 90 days

14 Aug 17

AZERBAIJAN

IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the change? Azerbaijan has extended the validity period for visas issued through its E-visa program to 90 days.

What does the change mean? Effective immediately, nationals of 81 countries may obtain E-visas valid for 90 days. The visas are valid for a single entry, and the maximum duration of stay is 30 days.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate and ongoing.
  • Who is affected: Nationals of the 81 designated countries applying for visitor visas.
  • Impact on processing times: The processing of E-visas takes three business days, significantly faster than the time it takes to obtain a visa through an Azerbaijani consulate.
  • Next steps: Additional details are available on the government’s E-visa website.

Background: Azerbaijan launched its E-visa program in January and recently announced that the visa validity period would be extended from 30 to 90 days. Nationals of the following 81 countries are eligible:

Albania Algeria Andorra Argentina Australia Austria Bahrain Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Canada Chile China Costa Rica Croatia Cuba
Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Guatemala
Holy See Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Ireland Israel Italy
Japan Jordan Kuwait Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Malaysia
Malta Mexico Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Nepal Netherlands New Zealand
Norway Oman Pakistan Panama Poland Portugal Qatar Republic of Korea Romania
San Marino Saudi Arabia Serbia Singapore Slovakia Slovenia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka
Sweden Switzerland Thailand Turkey Turkmenistan United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Vietnam

 

BAL Analysis: The extended visa validity will allow for greater flexibility when planning travel to Azerbaijan. However, E-visa holders are reminded that the maximum duration of stay (30 days) has not changed and that the visas are only valid for a single entry. Travelers should also note that productive work activities are not permitted and would require a work permit.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in Azerbaijan. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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