Visa and Resident Permit

Obtaining a visa
The Azerbaijani government requires every non-Azerbaijani student who is studying for three months or more to apply for a residence permit in order to legally stay (and study) in Azerbaijan. Foreign nationals need to receive a visa from Azerbaijan Embassy or Consulate in their countries unless there is an agreement on visa free travel with the country of citizenship. Admitted foreign students will receive letter of admission to apply for visa in their countries. Azerbaijan University will also send the admission letter to the Azerbaijan Embassy or Consulate in foreign nationals’ country. This will be issued for a maximum of one month. If a student intends to stay more than one month he/she will apply for a resident permit after his/her arrival to Azerbaijan.
Both the entry visa and residence permit must be applied for through the Azerbaijan University.

Immigration card
If a student intends to stay more than one month he/she will apply for a resident permit after his/her arrival to Azerbaijan. Upon arrival to Azerbaijan foreign students have to apply for immigration card at the State Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan to extend the duration of their visa and receive the temporary resident status. The International Relations Office at Azerbaijan University will help you on this issue.

Accommodation
We are glad to help all international and exchange students with issue concerning accommodation. Please tell us exactly when you will arrive. The International office can provide accommodation for international students in dormitories or in private apartment according their preferences.