Azerbaijan transit visa in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Replies: 14 - Last Post: Aug 10, 2012 5:25 AM Last Post By: slioy
May 8, 2012 12:22 PM
Is there anyone that can confirm that it's possible to obtain an Azerbaijan transit visa in Tbilisi, Georgia? How many days did it take to issue it? Would like a 5 days transit in i Swedish passport. Need of LOI?
Tried to email them but no answer.
May 9, 2012 5:04 AM
1I could use this knowledge as well, if you find the info.
I've also seen several places that Georgia visa is valid as a transit visa for Azerbaijan for up to 5 days. I assume this is old info, though, before they changed the visa situation in Oct 2010?
May 16, 2012 1:42 PM
May 29, 2012 4:25 AM
3Well, I think this will help you http://www.besttbilisihotels.com/en/georgia_visa
Jul 14, 2012 2:21 AM
I'm in Tbilisi now and still haven't found any solid info on a Transit Visa for Azerbaijan. Nobody else has any suggestions?
Jul 14, 2012 4:03 AM
5Where are you planning to transit to? Generally speaking, transit visas in this part of the world require that you have tickets for travel into and out of the country to get a transit visa. You can't really use a transit visa for going across the Caspian because the boats are so uncertain and you can't buy the tickets until you are there. You can't transit from Azerbaijan to Russia unless the border crossing has become international. Do you have an Iranian visa, perhaps that would be sufficient. Otherwise, I can't imagine a reason for a transit visa.
OTOH perhaps AZ doesn't offer transit visas. Some countries don't. And I can't find any mention of transit visas on the website of the AZ consulates in the US or the UK. I suspect that the reason you can't find any information is that this type of visa does not exist for AZ.
If you discover something different, please report back.
Jul 14, 2012 9:09 AM
6I've already got a plane ticket from Baku to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. I'm hoping to get a transit visa to just zip from Georgia to Baku and avoid paying the huge fees for a tourist visa, but it isn't very clear whether thats possible any longer. I'm planning to head to Batumi tomorrow to try at the consulate there as its meant to be easier, so I'll let you know if it works out.
Aug 1, 2012 11:21 AM
7I got a Transit Visa for Azerbaidjan in Tbilisi in 2008 ..a while back I know but it cost me only 20 Dollars and permitted a 5 days stay in the country and I had to show that I have a onward visa ..in my case it was Iran ..and I needed to copy it ...I had to wait 5 days if Im correct to get it ...and with a 1 month validity...so in my opinion it should be possible to get...
Aug 1, 2012 7:16 PM
9Nope, the Consul in Batumi said he was full-stop unable to issue transit visas. He did suggest that the case might be different elsewhere.
On the postiive side, though, I got a tourist visa with a 3 day turnaround. His working hours are a bit....erratic. Plan to wait for a while in front of the gate before you get inside. There's a cafe just next door, though, that serves decent coffees.
Cost for US passport tourist visa: ~$160 (paid in Lari).
Aug 2, 2012 12:24 PM
Aug 3, 2012 6:22 AM
11..there is an agency called X - Tour in Tbilisi which offers visa service for Azerbaidjan ..here are the contact details :
30 T. Abuladze str. Tbilisi, 0179, Georgia,,, Tel: +995 32 294 55 79 . .. firstname.lastname@example.org
it´s near the Azeri embassy ...
best of luck to all...
Aug 3, 2012 6:44 AM
12oh and got anoter info from that agency :
We make 1 month (30 day ) visa. It takes 3 working days. For European citizen the price of visa is 110 USD (this price includes everything, invitation letter, visa fee and our service fee).
What we need from you is one photo, Completed application form (you can fill it up in our office) and passport. You can pay Dollars Euros or Laris, which you want.
Aug 10, 2012 4:09 AM
13@slioy ...did you have to pay the visa fee at the Batumi consulate or at a bank ?
Aug 10, 2012 5:25 AM
14We just paid it at the consulate in cash (GEL only). As a side note, the price of every person I talked to went up between the time they dropped the application and came back to pick it up. Not sure if the dude just doesn't know what he's quoting or if part of that is an unofficial expedite fee, but expect the same if you go.
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