:: Passport valid for three months on exit
:: Two blank visa pages in passport
The blank pages in your visa must be adjacent (facing) if applying for a multiple-entry visa.
:: One recent passport photograph
Please note, photographs must have a white background, and should be glued to the application form, not stapled.
:: Proof of UK residence
Non-UK passport holders must submit an original, valid UK residence card/permit, or have proof of residence in their passport.
Applicants must also provide a good quality photocopy of at least two of the following documents: a recent utility bill, a recent bank or credit card statement, a mobile phone bill/contract and/or a letter from the NHS.
:: Application form, completed online
The application form must be completed online. Please ensure all questions are answered in full, and all names and details exactly match those in your passport. Once you have completed the online form, print it out, then sign and date, ready to submit to us along with the other application requirements. Please do not process any payment; we will handle this on your behalf.
:: Letter of invitation
The letter of invitation must be an original, signed document from an Azerbaijani company or a foreign company based in Azerbaijan. It must be written on company letterhead and should include your full name, passport number and purpose of visit. The letter must be signed by an authorised individual and should be no more than one month old.
:: Telex invitation, if applicable
Travellers applying for a multiple-entry visa OR wishing to use the 5-day express processing service must submit a telex invitation instead of a standard invitation letter. The telex must be issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Azerbaijan, no more than one month before the visa application is submitted.
:: Photocopy of invitation
Please submit a good-quality colour photocopy of your invitation letter or telex.
VISA ON ARRIVAL
Citizens of Bahrain, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Macau, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey and UAE may be able to obtain a visa on arrival. However, a fee will still be charged and there is no guarantee of entry. We therefore strongly advise applicants to obtain a visa before travelling.