The Procedure of Obtaining a Visa for the Participants and Guests of the IChO-2015
Dear participants and guests of the IChO-2015!
There is no need to appeal to the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in your country for a visa to Azerbaijan. You will have an opportunity to obtain a visa on arrival in Azerbaijan. All the details of getting a visa are given below.
After the final team of the IChO-2015 is formed, the head of the team should send us a list of all the participants and guests as well as the copies of their passports. On the ground of these documents we send the Migration Service of Azerbaijan a request for getting permission to issue visas at the airport. Within two weeks we will receive an official letter in which they mention that these persons have the right to obtain visas at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport on arrival. This letter is scanned and sent to the head of the team. In case any of the team members arrive individually, you should inform about it in advance since a certain letter should also be written for them. When leaving for Azerbaijan each member of the team should have the invitation letter printed as well as the official letter from the Migration Service of Azerbaijan, which testifies that this person will obtain a visa to Azerbaijan on arrival. On boarding the plane this letter will be used instead of your visa.
To get a visa at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport each participant must have the following documents:
1. One application form (the participants can fill in on board the plane or in the visa section at the airport);
2. Two color photos (3×4 in the white background);
3. A passport of a foreigner or relevant ID document of a stateless person;
4. The copy of letter of Migration Service of Azerbaijan;
5. The Invitation letter of the receiving party.
In the attached file you can find an application form to fill in and take with you, and also the file with all necessary information about visa fees. You will pay the visa fees at the airport. The payment will be in cash. You can withdraw cash money from the cash machines (ATM) at the airport. You can apply to the hotline of the Visa Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (at +994 50 362 53 94) in case of problems during the whole period of arrival of the teams (7/24 hours).
The representatives of the countries with visa-free regime can only show their passports. You can also find the file with a list of the countries with visa-free regime in the attached files.
The detailed information you can find here.