Citizens of most countries are required a letter of invitation (LOI) to obtain a tourist visa to Azerbaijan. You can purchase only LOI or with voucher. If LOI bought with tourist voucher then $20 consular fee will be applied for tourist visa. If you apply for tourist visa with only LOI then consular fee range from $40 to $130 depending on the circumstances of your application. Usually it takes 2-4 days to prepare LOI.
- Well scanned passport copy should be send by e-mail
- Dates of entry and departure
- Port of entry
- Occupation and place of work
- Cities you are planning to visit
- Contact details
- Place of visa issuance
In august of 2011 the authorities of Azerbaijan announced new rules of issuing visa invitation letter/letter of invitation. According to new rules LOIs must be approved by the ministry of foreign affairs of Azerbaijan. However, embassies of Azerbaijan abroad are interpreting this rule differently. On this matter we highly recommend you to contact the embassy or consulate of Azerbaijan at your country out the nearest to your country.