Transit Visa

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the issuance of visas upon arrival at the international airports of the Republic of Azerbaijan and electronic visas via "ASAN Visa" system have been suspended since March 12, 2020, in order to prevent the spread of the virus on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

In case of any changes, additional information will be provided.

Travel to Azerbaijan requires an entry visa, unless there is an agreement on visa free travel with the country of citizenship (see the list of relevant countries).

Note. Please consider that the Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles does not have any cooperation with any visa assistance company. Because, the visa assistance companies may charge the applicants extra fees, we encourage all applicants to directly contact our Consulate General to obtain all kinds of visas.

The Consulate General issues single and double entry transit visas with the duration of stay up to 5 days. To obtain single or double transit entry visa for travel to Azerbaijan, the following documents must be submitted to the Consular Section of the Consulate General:

1. Completed visa application form
2. Valid passport or other travel document (photocopies will not be accepted), which should have at least one clear page for the visa;

  • A passport must be valid for no less than one month after the date of your planned departure from Azerbaijan
  • Holders of travel documents must submit valid permanent resident card.

3. Two passport sized photos of the applicant, taken within the last 6 months to reflect the current appearance.
4. Travel Itinerary
5. The visa fee for the single and double entry transit visa is 20 US dollars.

Only money orders (see the sample) or cashier’s checks (see the sample) are accepted. Please, make the check payable to the Consulate General of Azerbaijan.

To obtain a visa by mail, the applicant must include a postage paid return envelope (USPS, FedEx or UPS). The Consulate General of Azerbaijan does not assume any responsibility for the lost postal delivery. As the Consulate General does not keep tracking numbers of your mail, you are advised to keep a record of it in order to track your passport's return to you.

If the documents do not meet the specified requirements or the application is incomplete, it will be returned at your own expense.

Please send all the above-mentioned documents to:

Consulate General of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Attn: Consular Section
11766 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1410
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Business hours of the Consular Section: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M.

If you have any questions, you can contact the Consular Section at (310) 444-9101 (ext. 3) or consul@azconsulatela.org 

Processing time is 10 business days. The day of submission/delivery of documents by mail is not included in processing time. Visa processing starts only after the Consulate has received all necessary documents.

In accordance with domestic legislation and subject to the international agreements to which Azerbaijan is a party, the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan reserves the right to deny visa.

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