I'm a South African citizen and will travel to Azerbaijan for holiday, flying into Baku, beginning of September.
I have received many contradicting information re VISA requirements and would like to know if anyone does have the Consular contact details at the Heydar Aliyev airport in order for me to confirm the info. As per this website SA citizens can obtain the VISA on arrival at Baku airport.
According to the Azeri Travel Agent: Azerbaijan24, South Africa is excluded from the "VISA on arrival" and need to apply for the VISA in advance. They confirmed I will be deported on my arrival if I arrive without a VISA. (Maybe they are just after my money to get the Travel Voucher. But I want to be sure) A LOI/Travel voucher/Official document of purpose of travel is required for the Advance VISA. The travel agent are able to issue me this letter within 24 hours, but here in lies the problem. This application requires the name of the Embassy that will issue the VISA. South Africa do not have representation here in South Africa. I have contacted the Embassies in the UK,Swiss,Belgium,Netherlands,Turkey(Istanbul & Ankara) but they refuse issuing the VISA, as I am not a resident in one of these countries.
If the rule state I cant get the VISA at Baku Airport, and dont manage to find an Embassy that will issue me the VISA, where do I have to go to get the Azeri VISA?