With the advent of the digital visa system, Azerbaijan jumped on the wagon with the rest of the world. It started in January 2017, and it is called the ASAN system. The good news is 93 nationalities including Norwegians can now have a chance to apply for the electronic visa online. Presently, there are negotiations with Lithuania and the United Arab Emirates. In no time, more and more nationalities will get a hold of an Azerbaijan e-visa.
To check if you’re eligible for an Azerbaijan evisa, iVisa provides a very convenient way and that is through the Visa Checker. You simply have to enter Norwegians as your nationality and Azerbaijan as your destination, and the data 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.
To save a lot of time, it is best if you gather all the documents you are required to provide before you apply. The list is not long. Most probably, you already have everything you need.
Valid passport – you need a passport. This is needed in traveling abroad. If you already have one, see to it that it is valid and remains so for at least another three months from the date of your visit to Azerbaijan.
Digital copy of your passport – have your passport scanned first before filling in the form. You will be needed 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.
Once done preparing the documents, you can now fill in the application form. It is very easy to follow but in case you need assistance, iVisa’s excellent customer service is available 24/7.
The application form is prepared into three very easy steps. The first step will ask you to provide your general information like name, address, email, passport info, and so on. At this point, you will also be required to choose processing time. Your choice will determine the service charge. iVisa provides three fantastic choices:
Standard processing time –the cheapest option and the most commonly used. This is for only $45. This comes with four business days as processing time. 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 – for only $75, your visa will arrive within 2 business days.
Revision and payment is the second step. Travelling Norwegians should enter your information carefully and accurately to prevent confusion or loss of your document. The last step will ask you to upload additional information and provide a few personal questions. As for the former action, not everyone needs to upload the same documents. For instance, if you travel with your minor child without the other parent, you will be required to secure 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 that you will receive will allow Norwegians to stay in Azerbaijan for a maximum of 30 days. If you stay longer than 10 days, you need to register with the State Migration Service. Hotels are glad to provide such service for you as well as business hosts.