- We are holding a Spanish passport, so all this info is based on that (UE is mostly the same).
- Applied Visa in Georgia (Tbilisi).
- 3 working days needed to get your visa.
There are many ways of cooking this dish, some cheaper, some take more time… Visa issue is not a
- Passport with validity of at least 6 months and 2 empty pages.
- Passport photocopy.
- 1 passport photo size.
- 35€ cash to pay at the bank.
- Hotel booked and printed for the
firtsnight (No need to pay or actually stay).
- A pen to fill up a form they hand you at the embassy.
- Azerbaijan Embassy location (41°41′13.87″N 44°49′06.23″E).
- Bank location (They will provide you with the closest one location).
- Opening hours; 10-12:30 (applying). 16-17:30 (picking up).
- Show up early at the embassy, going to the bank is gonna take a while.
- No big check security, though they are gonna ask you to not use your phones.
- Once you give all the documents they are gonna ask you, they will provide you with the bank location and the amount of money you need to charge into a certain bank account.
- On the bank, you can pay by €, $, credit car or GEL. Better to pay by GEL for no commission.
- We had to pay 35€ at the bank for 30 days visa.
- We have heard people who manage to pay 16$ E-visa on the internet. We didn’t find such a deal.
- If you are in a hurry, you can get an e-visa in 3 hours just in front of the embassy for the modest price of 85$.
- We went to the embassy to get the Transit Visa (cheaper than everything) but seems they no longer issue this visa.
- They will ask to keep the passports but if you insist you can take them with you.
- After one morning of paperwork, 3 waiting working days and 30 minutes of picking up. You will have your visa glued in your passport and ready to go to the Azerbaijan border.
Tips to make this dish a bit more digestible
- This is our story, it may change from county to county, day to day, nationality to nationality… So double check all this info. For this visa, we were using the useful information of Caravanistan.
- Try to get in touch with actual travellers in forums and real life. It’s a huge community ready to help. There are lots of forums on the internet.
- Be there before opening to avoid a queue.
- You don’t need to go suit up but try to avoid shorts and flip-flops. The first impression might help for any issue you could face.
- Keep in mind that if you are willing to stay more than 10 days in the country with your vehicle, you have to register yourself at any police office once in the country.