Azerbaijan is relatively new to the electronic visa system. It was implemented in January 2017, and it is called the ASAN system. 93 nationalities including Bahamians can now apply online. In addition, 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, all you need to do is use the Visa Checker that iVisa provides at your disposal. Insert Bahamians as your nationality and Azerbaijan as your destination, and the information will be displayed right away. 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 – When travelling internationally, you need 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 entry 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 – while the evisa is linked to your passport electronically, you are required to print it and take it with you. iVisa will still send you the document via e-mail in PDF format that you will show to the immigration office. Just to be safe, print several copies. That way you can be sure you are not going to lose your visa.
Once you collected the needed documents, you can now fill in the application form. It is easy to comprehend, and just in case you need some help, iVisa has a superb customer service, ready to take your call 24/7.
The form is separated into three easy 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. Just remember that your selection will determine the amount of money you will pay in step two. iVisa provides three excellent choices:
Standard processing time – this is the cheapest option you will find, and the most commonly used. 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 it’s 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 second step consists of review and payment. Travelling Bahamians should insert your information carefully and accurately to avoid confusion 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.
The document allows Bahamians stay in Azerbaijan for a maximum of 1 month. If you will stay longer than 10 days, you need to register with the State Migration Service. Hotels and business hosts provide such service for you.