The country of Azerbaijan has just recently embraced the electronic visa system. It was just this January 2017, when the ASAN system was launched, and now, there are a total of 93 nationalities, including Italian Citizens that can apply online. There are also ongoing negotiations with Lithuania and the United Arab Emirates. In time, there will be more and more countries that could gain access to an Azerbaijan electronic visa, and as of January 2018, the document is also available on arrival at the airport.
To check your eligibility for an Azerbaijan evisa, all you need to do is use the iVisa Visa Checker tool. You’ll have to put Italian 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.
Make sure that you’ve gathered all the necessary documents before applying. There are only a few that you need to prepare, and chances are you already have everything you need.
Valid passport – the usual requirement when going anywhere outside your country. 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 – 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.
As soon as you have all the documents you need, you may proceed filling in the application form. It is easy to complete, and just in case you need some help, iVisa has a fantastic support service, ready to take your call 24/7. There are three simple steps in accomplishing the form. The first one is where you’ll 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 what you’ll choose will determine the cost 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 Italian 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 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 you receive will Italian Citizens you to stay in Azerbaijan for maximum 30 days, but if you stay longer than 10 days, you need to register your trip with the State Migration Service. Hotels provide such service for you, and so do business hosts.