The country of Azerbaijan is relatively new to the electronic visa system. It has been implemented in January 2017, and it is called the ASAN system. There are a total of 93 nationalities including French citizen 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, all you need to do is use the Visa Checker iVisa puts at your disposal. You insert French citizen as your nationality and Azerbaijan as your destination, and the information you need to know will be displayed 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 – just as when you go anywhere else, 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 departure to Azerbaijan.
Digital copy of your passport – You will be required to you have to scan and upload it before you submit your application. While the information page is the most important, you should scan it entirely.
Valid e-mail address – while the evisa will be linked to your passport electronically, iVisa will still send you the document via e-mail in PDF format. You are required to print it and take it with you. You will be asked to show it 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.
Once you gathered all documents, you can proceed to fill in the application form. It is easy to comprehend, and just in case you need some help, iVisa has a fantastic support service, ready to take your call 24/7.
The form is broken down 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. Keep in mind 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 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 second step consists of revision and payment. Travelling French citizen should input information carefully and accurately to avoid confusion or loss of the digital visa. 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 French citizen you to stay in Azerbaijan for maximum 30 days, but if you stay longer than 10 days, you need to inform State Migration Service about your trip. Hotels provide such service for you, and so do business hosts.