Last January 2017, Azerbaijan introduced the digitalization of their visa system to the world. It is called the ASAN system. 93 nationalities including Sri Lanka are allowed to apply for the electronic visa through the internet. Presently, there are talks with Lithuania and the United Arab Emirates. Very soon, more and more foreigner will get a hold of an Azerbaijan e-visa.
To find if you’re eligible for an Azerbaijan evisa, iVisa provides a very simple way and that is through the Visa Checker. You simply have to enter Sri Lanka as your nationality and Azerbaijan as your destination, and the information will be presented right away. If you are qualified, you will be redirected to a page where you can register. It is as easy as that.
To save your effort and time, it is best if you arrange all the documents you are required to provide before you apply. This is a short list. Most likely, you already have everything you need.
Valid passport – like all international travels, you need a passport. 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 official visit to Azerbaijan.
Digital copy of your passport – you are advised to have your passport scanned first before answering the form. You will be needed to upload it before you can submit your application. While the information page is the most important, it is advisable to scan it entirely.
Valid e-mail address – while the evisa will be connected to your passport electronically, you will be required 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 so that you are not going to lose your visa.
Once the documents are prepared, you can now fill in the application form. It is very easy to follow but in case you need assistance, iVisa’s very helpful customer service is available 24/7.
There are three very simple steps to apply. The first step will ask you to input 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 choice and the most commonly utilized. This comes with four business days as processing time. This is for only $45. 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.
The second step is revision and payment. Travelling Sri Lanka should insert your information carefully and accurately to avoid confusion or loss of your document. The last step will ask you to upload supplementary information and answer a few personal questions. As for the former action, not everyone needs to upload the same documents. As en example, if you travel with your minor child without the other parent, you will be required to secure an authorization letter from the said parent. Once finished, you hit submit and wait for the visa to arrive in your email inbox.
Sri Lanka are allowed to stay in Azerbaijan for a maximum of 30 days with evisa. If you would like to extend your stay longer than 10 days, you need to register with the State Migration Service. Hotels are more than glad to provide such service for you as well as business hosts.