In January 2017, the ASAN visa portal was launched in Azerbaijan. For a length of stay in the country of up to 30 days, a one-time electronic visa can be obtained from the portal and is available within 3 working days after payment and sent directly to the applicant’s e-mail. The state fee is 20 US dollars for a visa. Applications for electronic visas via the portal are intended for individuals, families (at least 2, maximum 10 people) and groups (minimum 10, maximum 300 people). The simplification of visa procedures has had a positive impact on the flow of tourists into the country. After the introduction of electronic visas, the number of tourists arriving in Azerbaijan increased by 11 percent in 2016. Bear in mind that visa procedures in the international airports of Azerbaijan for citizens of the United Arab Emirates have been simplified since November 2015 and for citizens of Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Japan, the People’s Republic of China, Bahrain, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore since February 2016. Since the introduction of electronic visas, the number of tourists coming from European countries has also increased. In addition, according to statistics, about 70 percent of visitors are citizens from states that enjoy a visa-free regime with Azerbaijan.

Visas for the 2019 UEFA Europa League Final:

Foreigners and stateless persons travelling to the Republic of Azerbaijan for the 2019 UEFA Europa League Final in Baku may obtain visas at any of the international airports of the Republic of Azerbaijan between 15 May - 1 June 2019. One of the following documents shall be regarded as a basis for visa issuance:

  • An official invitation letter from the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA);
  • A document proving accreditation in accordance with the relevant rules of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA);
  • A ticket to the 2019 UEFA Europa League Final in Baku or a document proving the availability of a ticket.

Foreigners and stateless persons travelling to the Republic of Azerbaijan for the 2019 UEFA Europe League Final in Baku will be able to obtain an e-visa through the ASAN Visa system, via the system's website - E-visa applications are reviewed within 3 working days; urgent cases are reviewed within 3 hours.