We are pleased to welcome you to Baku, Azerbaijan. Foreigners should be aware that for many countries a visa will be required to travel.
Instructions for visa:
There are 4 available ways to visit Azerbaijan regarding the visa issue based on categories of the countries.
Attention! A validity period of a passport or other travel document should exceed a validity period of an expected visa at least by 3 months.
Please use the link below in order to see documents required for visa issuance and get the samples (application forms) as well.
Please see the list of countries eligible for a visa.
Foreigners, living in the countries where there is not a diplomatic mission and consulate of the Republic of Azerbaijan, will apply for visa issuance in diplomatic missions and consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan in foreign countries, where the diplomat/consul accredited in the nearby countries as well.
Please follow the link to find the list of countries for Diplomatic Missions of Azerbaijan abroad:
The regime is applied according to 3 categories. Please follow the link to find the
Asan visa (e-visa)
Please follow the links to get information about the e-visa and see the list of the countries eligible for e-visa respectively.
Issued visas at international airports of the Republic of Azerbaijan:
Please follow the link to see the list:
Special case for the visa procedure:
For the countries where there is not the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan and which are not included in the list of eligible countries for e-visa, please follow the information on the visa procedure below:
After having paid the fee in full, the delegates provide the IAEA 2019 Organizing Committee with the official support letter from the institution they represent and scanned passports. The support letter should indicate the delegates’ full names and positions in the institution, be addressed to the Chairperson of State Examination Center, signed by the head of the institution and sealed. In case there is no problem with the company and the documents, the delegates’ names are included in the list sent to the State Migration Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan, which provides the delegates with a visa upon their arrival at the airport.
Should an official letter of invitation be required for your visa application, this is available on request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org only for delegates who have registered and paid in full.
Validity of passports
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 3 months when you enter Azerbaijan. And, we also recommend you to check it with your local Embassy.
Baku is the largest scientific, cultural and industrial center of Azerbaijan, located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. In Baku you can feel the fusion of eras and cultures and meet the architectural monuments of various international schools of architecture.
In the modern city is also well developed the entertainment industry: 7 theaters, 11 universities, 30 museums, a philharmonic society, libraries and cinemas, restaurants and nightclubs.
Airport – Center
There are several options to get from the Baku International Heydar Aliyev Airport to the city center. The first option is that you can use the Aero Express Line. On the Airport Express Line, the passengers are served by “Neoplan” branded buses produced by “MAN” company of Germany that meet the up-to-date standards. Aero Express runs 24 hours a day. The final stop of the bus service is metro station 28 May in the northeast of the city center near the main railway station of Baku. Tickets for the Aero Express are available from the ticket machines at the bus stations and directly from the bus driver. Travel time between Baku Airport and 28 May Street is 40 minutes.
We would like to provide a convenient transfer services for our Conference delegates, so we have partnered with the taxi service company, called 189 Taxi to arrange affordable a convenient transportation services during our Conference. 189 Taxi is the first taxi service in Azerbaijan, which was founded in Baku in December 2009. In fact, 189 Taxi was the largest and most popular Taxi order service with more than 2,200 taxis and call center of more than 40 operators transportation in 2017. Orders are received 24/7 via the call center (189), mobile app and website. To make a transfer order online (mainly for those who are abroad), the delegate must visit the company page at https://www.189taxi.az/en and go through our Services section to complete the following info:
- Arrival date and time;
- Number of passengers and luggage;
- Type of transport;
- Name / surname and phone number;
- Name and flight number of the country of arrival;
- E-mail address;
- Transfer note;
- Payment method.
After your order has been accepted, a confirmation message (including the details of date and time of pick-up, your payment and etc.) will be sent to your e-mail address.
If you have questions or any issues regarding the transportation services, please do not hesitate to contact us at e-mail email@example.com We will be happy to help you.
Other routes could be reached by any of the means below:
The Metro system in Baku operates between 06:00 and 24:00. There are 2 lines, the Red line, which goes from Icheri Sheher to Hazi Aslanov, and the Green line, which runs from Darnagul to Hazi Aslanov. There are also 2 extra lines, the Purple line, which goes from Memar Ajami to Avtovaghzal, and the Lime Green, which goes from 28 May to Shah Ismail Khatai. You should buy a “Bakı card” to use the metro. The price for a single entrance is 0.30 AZN.
Buses are an inexpensive way to get to Baku from the airport. It makes it easy to travel both short and long distances. For detailed information on bus routes, visit https://www.bakubus.az/en
Direct services run from Baku Central Railway Station. For details and to plan your journey, you can look at https://rail.cc/en/baku/baku-central-railway-station/l4561
The country code is +994, and the emergency number is 112.
Local SIM cards are available at the airports and a variety of shops.
Standard banking hours are from Monday to Friday from 9:00 until 17:00. But, several banks operate on day-offs as well. ATM’s are available in most high streets, with 24hr cash withdrawal, (check your provider’s charges first).