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Azerbaijani Embassy in Pretoria

Azerbaijani Embassy in Pretoria South Africa is a strong bond of communication between Azerbaijan Government and South Africa.


Head of Mission:

  • Azad Naghiyev, Charg� d'Affaires a.i.
  • Embassy/Consulate Appointment or Contact Information Azerbaijani Embassy in Pretoria : Before visit make an appointment

    One can visit the embassy through an appointment. Embassy offices may remain closed during Azerbaijani or South Africa holidays. You can contact the embassy for an appointment through phone call or email to confirm the opening hours. Due to the ongoing global pandemic, the opening hours may be affected.

    You can make an appointment through either a phone call or email on [email protected], [email protected]. You are advised for more details. Please check the consulate website for the inquiries contact form. A contact form for inquiries can be found on the consulate website.

    Azerbaijan Consulates in South Africa may organize/prioritize an Appointment for Azerbaijan residents or have committed support.

    Consular/Embassy Services

    The Azerbaijan embassy offers hordes of different services to its citizens. For instance, it offers emergency services, passport and visa processing, birth certificate, document legalization, and similar other services that come under a diplomatic mission’s jurisdiction. The embassy personnel may also offer legal aid to citizens who are declared violators of South Africa law or get arrested by the local law enforcement authorities. Furthermore, the embassy has to look after issues like legalizing marriages, issuing death certificates, and facilitating Azerbaijani citizens in case of a relative or family member’s death.

    Some of the key services the embassy offers include:

    • Processing of passport applications
    • Processing of visa applications
    • Notarizing certain documents
    • Legalizing documents
    • Civil registration

    Visa/Passport Services

    In order to travel to Azerbaijan for tourism, business, work, education, or participating in trade/cultural/sports-related activities, the traveller will have to obtain a visa. The Azerbaijan embassy is responsible for issuing different types of visas. The embassy offers a wide range of visas, including the following:

    • Tourist/visitor visa
    • Business visa
    • Official/diplomatic visa
    • Work visa
    • Temporary work visa
    • Student visa
    • Family visa
    • Medical visa
    • Media visa
    • Cultural visa
    • Multiple entries visa
    • Single entry visa
    • Transit visa

    Common Visa Types

    Azerbaijan ASAN Visa is a short-term visa, also known as an Azerbaijan electronic visa or eVisa. Nationals from around 100 countries can apply for the ASAN visa without visiting the embassy in person.

    Azerbaijan Consular Visa is another short-term visa offered to eligible citizens of nearly 140 countries. To obtain this visa, the applicant has to visit their nearest Azerbaijani Embassy or visa facilitation centre.

    Long-Term Visas should be obtained if the traveller intends to move to Azerbaijan or seek employment in the country.

    Azerbaijan Sticker Visa is a travel document permitting foreign travellers to visit Azerbaijan, and a traveller must submit the documents near the Azeri embassy.

    Ten countries have visa exemption, and their eligible nationals can enter Azerbaijan without a visa and stay for a specific duration. Still, if they plan to stay for a longer duration, they will require a relevant visa.

    You can apply online if the purpose of your travel is tourism, Business, medical treatment, humanitarian services, sports, education, culture, personal trip, science, or Business.

    Requirements for Visa

    The following requirements must be met for obtaining a travel permit.

    • The person applying for the visa must belong to the eligible country
    • At least six months of passport validity is a must starting from the entry date
    • A recent passport size photograph taken against a full white background.

    Visa processing

    Applicants must submit their applications at least three days before the travel date in case of a short-term visa and at least 15 days before the due travel date in case of a long-term stay or work visa.

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    South Africa and Azerbaijan Abroad

    The Azerbaijani Embassy in Pretoria , Azerbaijan, is among the 83 foreign representations in Azerbaijan and one of the 77 foreign representations in Baku. The Azerbaijani Embassy in Pretoria is among the 130 diplomatic/consular representations of South Africa abroad.

    On the other hand, Azerbaijan has just one formal diplomatic representation in South Africa. The Azerbaijan Embassy in South Africa is among the 106 foreign representations in South Africa and the 96 foreign representations currently operating in the country. Moreover, the Azerbaijani embassy in South Africa is a 91 diplomatic/consular representation of the country abroad.

    South Africa and Azerbaijan Relationship

    On 26 December 1991, the People’s Democratic Republic of South Africa officially recognized the independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan and

    diplomatic relations between the two nations got established on 22 April 1994.

    Both the countries have had a friendly and cooperation-based relationship so far. On 28 November 2014, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan signed Decree No. 894 to formalize the activities of the Azerbaijan Embassy in South Africa. South Africa, conversely, opened a diplomatic office in Azerbaijan in January 2015.

    The prime minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Novruz Mammadov, recently met with a delegation from South Africa, headed by the country’s Minister of Justice, Tayeb Louh. The Prime Minister of Azerbaijan noted that this visit was instrumental in expanding bilateral ties between the two nations. The premier further explained that both countries would extend cooperation in various sectors, from economy and energy to industry and tourism.

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