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Student Visas in Azerbaijan

If you're considering becoming a foreign student in Baku, here's information regarding the visa process and requirements.

Posted on

18 November 2013

Last updated on 18 December 2017
Student Visas in Azerbaijan

Travel to Azerbaijan requires an entry visa, unless there is an agreement on visa free travel with the country of citizenship. Citizens of countries, which have visa-free regime agreement, only need to go through passport control once they arrive at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku.

ADA urges its international students to apply for a visa at the closest Azerbaijani Embassy. Information about visa procedures for specific countries can be obtained from the respective embassies. If there is no Embassy in a prospective student’s home country, he or she will be able to receive a visa at Baku airport. Students will most likely be issued a single entry visa with the validity period of no more than 30 days, and be required to apply for a temporary residence permit once in Azerbaijan. The temporary residence Identity Card enables students to travel outside Azerbaijan and return without visa requirements through the period indicated on it.


Here are the required documents in order to obtain an entry visa:
• Passport
• Official invitation letter from ADA (2 copies)
• Completed visa application form ( Download PDF)
• Two photos (3x4cm, against white background)
• Visa fee
For additional information, visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website at:


Within first three days of arriving in Azerbaijan all foreigners are required to register with the State Migration Services.

In order to register, visitors should submit a completed registration form, currently available in Azerbaijani only (Download PDF), a copy of the biographic page of their passport, and a copy of their visa to the State Migration Service via email, mail, or in person.

The e-mail address designated by the State Migration Service is: [email protected]

For additional information, visit State Migration Service website at:

Temporary Residency Permit

Upon arrival in Azerbaijan, students will have the standard 30 days visa granted by the Embassy or Airport immigration officials. Then, after submission of the registration form mention above, our international students will be guided to contact the State Migration Service to receive temporary resident status.

Below are the required documents in order to obtain a temporary residence permit:
• Official invitation letter from ADA
• Passport – original and a copy (including the visa page)
• Two photos (3x4cm, against red background)
• Health Certificate received upon medical check up – original, not more than 6 months old (must be issued by Azerbaijan Republic Diagnostic Centre or International Medical Centre in Baku). Medical Check-up includes - Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, Hepatitis B and C viruses, neuropsychological and therapist reference. Payable AZN 100.00.
• Completed application form (Download PDF)
• Permit fee in the amount of 121 AZN

For additional information, visit State Migration Service website at: