On April 1, 2013, the amendments adopted on March 5, 2013 to the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On registration to the place of residence and sojourn" entered into force.
In according with these amendments all foreigners, intending to stay in the Republic of Azerbaijan for more than ten days, need to be registered with the State Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan (www.migration.gov.az) within ten days upon arrival to Azerbaijan.
Upon arrival to hotels, sanatoria, boarding houses, camping sites, tourist centers, hospitals, other public places, apartments, as well as other residential premises, owner or administration (host party) of such residential premises must send corresponding application and a copy of the passport of relevant foreigner and stateless person to the State Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan within 10 days.
The application form and a copy of passport of the foreigners and stateless persons can be submitted by host party to the State Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan:
• in person;
• by mail (through post offices);
• by e-mail ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
After submitting of the application form and copy of passport State Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan registers foreigners and provides notice of registration to the host party within one day.
When a foreigner is expected to leave his/her place of sojourn, the host party shall notify the State Migration Service in order to annul the registration of the foreign citizen or stateless person. If a foreign citizen or stateless person changes his/her place of sojourn, they must re-register at their new place of sojourn.
Each traveler is responsible for ensuring that the registration has been completed.
There is no fee for registration.
Please, ask your host party (hotel, house owner etc.) to register you with the State Migration Service immediately upon arrival.
Failure to register, or to register in a timely manner, may result in a fine of up to $500.