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Passport, Visa and Other Travel Information

Passport Regulations

All participants to the 7th UNAOC Global Forum are required to possess an international passport that is valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of entry into Azerbaijani territory, with sufficient pages for visa stamps.

Arrival to and departure from Republic of Azerbaijan is exercised under one of the following documents:

(a) Ordinary International Passport;
(b) Official/Special Passport;
(c) Diplomatic Passport;
(d) Service Passport.

Visa to enter Azerbaijan

All participants must check entry requirements to Azerbaijan in accordance with the nationality and the type of passport they hold with the nearest consulate or the diplomatic mission of Azerbaijan in their home country. The list of Diplomatic Missions of the Republic of Azerbaijan abroad is as follows: (click link ).

Should an Entry Visa be required, participants are advised to submit their visa application as early as possible, at least 4 weeks prior to the Forum, and obtain the visa in advance.

Some participants are not required to have visa to enter the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan in accordance with regulations. The Visa Regulations of the Republic of Azerbaijan are as follows:

  • Visa Free Entry allows nationals from 9 countries (see Annex A) holders of Diplomatic, Official/Special, Service and Ordinary International Passports, from the visa requirements to enter the territory of Azerbaijan for a short visit of up to 90 days.
  • The Government of Azerbaijan offers a facility of Visa upon Arrival, not exceeding the allowed duration of stay, for nationals of 4 countries (see Annex A) that can be applied on arrival at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport.
  • Visa Exemption for Diplomatic and Official/Service Passport Holders waives nationals from 53 countries (see Annex A) holders of Diplomatic, Official or Service Passports, from the visa requirements to enter the territory of Azerbaijan for a short visit of up to 14-30 days.

The list of countries that are free from visa/ may obtain visa upon arrival, is available at the official web site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, http://www.mfa.gov.az.

Only if there is no Azerbaijani embassy or consulate in the participant’s city of residence, the visa will be provided upon participant’s arrival at the Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In this case, the participant will be provided with a cover letter from the State Migration Service to board the plane.

The applicants who apply for an entry visa at the embassy need two passport photos and a completed application form. Certain embassies demand either a letter of support from a travel agency or a hotel booking confirmation.

Transit visas, usually valid for 72 hours, are issued to those with an onward ticket to a third country in the region.

Single and double entry visas are usually issued in five days. Visa fees applied to foreign nationals are equal to the fees applied to Azerbaijan nationals. Fees generally need to be paid into a local bank (often a fair distance away), so don’t apply late in the day.

Visa applications will be processed once all required documents are completed. Please note that the letter of invitation to the 7th UNAOC Global Forum does not automatically guarantee the issuance of visa for entry into the Azerbaijan Republic.

Visa Assistance

All the embassies and consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan have been instructed to assist the participants in getting visa. List of Embassies of member states in Baku with their current contact details is available on www.mfa.gov.az (click link ).

COUNSELLOR DEPARTMENT OF MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS:
Tel: Visa department in Heydar Aliyev International Airport: +994 50 7600662
Tel: Visa Information Department: +994 50 7600663; +994 12 5969363
Fax: +994 12 5969292
E-mail: mkon@mfa.gov.az; mkon2@mfa.gov.az

If you have any issues regarding your visa process please contact the National Organizing Committee of the Forum:

GENERAL ENQUIRIES:
Tel: +99412 5051527/28
Mob: +99477 3330901
E-mail: baku2016@baku.unaoc.org

Transit Visa for other countries

If you travel to Azerbaijan via another country, or if you are planning to stopover elsewhere, you must familiarize yourself with the entry and transit requirements of those countries. Please check with your travel consultant about the need for transit visas for all countries you may be traveling through on your way to or from Azerbaijan. The host organizer of 7th UNAOC Global Forum is not responsible for facilitating transit visas for any countries other than Azerbaijan.

Getting to and departing from Baku/Azerbaijan

Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport

Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport is one of the five international airports serving in Azerbaijan. The airport is located 20 km northeast of the capital Baku and is linked to the city by two modern highways commissioned in 2008 and 2009. Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport complies with international requirements. Due to its favorable geographical location, it has become a first-choice regional airport for transfer flights between East and West, North and South.

To assist participants attending the 7th UNAOC Global Forum, a clearly indicated airport welcome desk will be set up at the Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport from 23 to 29 April 2016.

Shuttle Services

The National Organizing Committee will provide scheduled shuttle transportation for participants from/to the airport to the officially designated hotels, as well as from the officially designated hotels to the Baku Congress Centre and the Heydar Aliyev Centre.

Participants not staying at the officially designated hotels will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the airport, as well as between their respective hotels and the Forum venues.