Last week we covered new Azerbaijan visa requirements, which require tourists to obtain visas in advance before entering the country. But what’s in this former Soviet republic, anyway?
The New York Times recently ran an article describing Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, which is being transformed into a world-class destination as oil money flows into the country. Superb restaurants and shopping combine with an almost small-town level of friendliness and charm.
From the New York Times article:
And indeed, a grand — if still hazy — vision is beginning to take shape. Eventually the seaside promenade will grow to twice its length and will host futuristic malls, cinemas and arcades. Nearby, there has been talk of building a Guggenheim Bilbao-style project to complement the city’s newly opened Museum of Modern Art, which has a collection of more than 1,000 pieces by prominent Azeri artists as well as works by Picasso and Dalí.
Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? At the moment, Americans planning a stay in Baku need to get their Azerbaijan visas lined up in advance, so don’t wait until the last minute. To get the visa, you need to fill out an Azerbaijan visa application form and submit it the embassy along with the following:
- 2 passport photos
- A tourist voucher from a hotel in Azerbaijan with a confirmation number.
- A letter of invitation if you will be entering and exiting the country more than once and need a multiple-entry visa.
Also, keep in mind that if your itinerary includes stops in other countries on your way to and from Azerbaijan, you may have additional visa regulations to contend with, some of them more complex than Azerbaijan’s (Russia, I’m looking at you.)
RushMyTravelVisa will research your itinerary and walk you through the application process for all of the visas you’ll need for your trip. Then, we’ll deliver your applications to the appropriate embassies for super-fast processing.
Apply for your Azerbaijan visa today!