Azerbaijan is just new to the digital visa system. It was started in January 2017, and it is called the ASAN system. 93 nationalities including Dutch citizens can now through the web. Currently, 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 check if your eligibility for an Azerbaijan evisa, simply use the Visa Checker that iVisa provides for your convenience. Insert Dutch citizens 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 globally, 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 – have your passport scanned first before filling in the form. You have to upload it before you can submit your application. While the information page is the most important, scan the entire thing.
Valid e-mail address – while the evisa will be linked to your passport electronically,you will be asked to show a printed copy of your evisa at the immigration office. Just to be safe, print several copies and put them in different bags. That way you can be sure you are not going to lose your visa.
After preparing the documents, you can now fill in the application form. The form is easy to understand but in case you need help, iVisa’s fantastic customer service is available 24/7.
The form is separated into three easy steps. The first step 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 choose processing time. Just remember that your choice will determine the service charge. iVisa provides three excellent choices:
Standard processing time – for only $45, this is the cheapest option and the most commonly used. 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 option will your visa arrive within 2 business days. The fee for this processing time is $75.
The next step consists of revision and payment. Travelling Dutch citizens 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 few 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. Once done, hit submit and wait for the visa to be sent to your email inbox.
The document permits Dutch citizens stay in Azerbaijan for maximum 30 days. If you stay longer than 10 days, you need to register your with the State Migration Service. Hotels provide such service for you, and so do business hosts.