The country of Azerbaijan is relatively new to the evisa system. It has been initiated last January 2017, and it is called the ASAN system. There are a total of 93 nationalities including Australian citizens that can apply online, and at the moment, there are negotiations with Lithuania and the United Arab Emirates. Slowly, more and more countries have access to an Azerbaijan electronic visa.
In order to see whether or not you are eligible for an Azerbaijan evisa, simply use the Visa Checker iVisa puts at your disposal. Insert Australian citizens as your nationality and Azerbaijan as your destination, and the information will be available in just a second. If you are eligible, you will be redirected to a page where you can apply. It is as simple as that.
Before applying, it is best if you put together all the documents you are required to provide. The list is not long, and chances are you already have everything you need.
Valid passport – travelling abroad requires a passport. If you already have one, make sure that it is valid and remains so for at least another three months from the date of departure to Azerbaijan.
Digital copy of your passport – before filling in the form, you have to scan your passport. You will be required to upload it before you submit your application. While the information page is the most important, scan the entire thing.
Valid e-mail address –You are required to print it and take it with you. You will be asked to show it at the immigration office. It is advisable to print several copies and put them in different bags. That way you can be sure you are not going to lose your visa.
Once you collected all documents, you can proceed to fill in the application form. It is easy to understand .In addition, iVisa has a fantastic support service that will take your call 24/7.
The form is separated into three simple steps. The first one will ask you to fill in your general information like name, address, email, passport info, and so on. At this point, you will also be required to select a processing time. Remember that your selection will determine the amount of money you will pay in step two. iVisa provides three options:
Standard processing time – this is the cheapest and the most commonly used option. It costs only $45 (or the equivalent in your country’s currency), and your application will be processed within four business days. You should apply 6 days before departure because while delays almost never happen, it is best to be on the safe side. The ‘2 days in advance’ rule applies to all processing times.
Rush processing time – this time, your visa will arrive within 2 business days, but you are going to be charged more. The fee for this processing time is $75.
The next step consists of revision and payment. Travelling Australian citizens should insert information carefully and accurately to avoid error or loss of your document. The last step will ask you to upload additional information and answer a set of personal questions. As for the former action, not everyone needs to upload the same documents. For example, if you travel with your minor child and without the other parent, you will need an authorization letter from the said parent. After that, you hit submit and wait for the visa to arrive in your email inbox.
With the document, Australian citizens can stay in Azerbaijan for maximum 30 days. Also you need to register your trip with the State Migration Service if you stay longer than 10 days. Hotels provide such service for you, and so do business hosts.