Embassy report: Iranian visa in Baku, Azerbaijan

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Re: Embassy report: Iranian visa in Baku, Azerbaijan

Postby steven » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:51 am

Please read and post reports on the embassy of Iran in Baku below.

We summarize all info in the embassy reports on the Iran visa page.

You can get a letter of invitation/visa authorisation code here.
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Embassy report: Iranian visa in Baku, Azerbaijan

Postby levelo » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:58 am

Mid-September 2016. French passport.

The consulate in Baku is a great place to pick up your Iranian visa.
I had my reference number which I think they need.
Very kind, helpful and English-speaking staff. It is very well-run.
I filled in the form, gave one picture, my passport and paid 50 euros for a one-month tourist visa ( the cashier/bank is on the premises, you can also pay in USD or Manats ) on day 1. Picked up my visa on day 2. As simple as that.
The consulate is reached by metro ( station Insaatcilar ). Open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 1 pm.
Hope that helps.
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Re: Embassy report: Iranian visa in Baku, Azerbaijan

Postby lambi9891 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:08 am

August 2017 - French passport

Everything written by levelo remains true to this date and I thank him for the information provided.
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Re: Embassy report: Iranian visa in Baku, Azerbaijan

Postby Bienejo » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:33 am

German Passport, November 2017
We also had very good experiences in the iranian embassy in Baku. We applied for the tourist visa on Wednesday, therefore we filled out a Form, handed in our passports, a photo each (as a girl I handed in a photo without headscarf- had no problem with that), wrote down our Registrationnumber (we got it from caravanistan) and payed 52€ each, we couldn't pay it with credit card so be sure to bring it cash.
We got our passports with iranian Visa on thursday :)
Stuff was friendly and helpful.
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Re: Embassy report: Iranian visa in Baku, Azerbaijan

Postby seysearles » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:30 am

levelo wrote:I had my reference number which I think they need..


Hi levelo, what is your "reference number"?

Bienejo wrote:wrote down our Registrationnumber (we got it from caravanistan)


Hi Bienejo, I am not clear what the registrationnumber you refer to is.

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Re: Embassy report: Iranian visa in Baku, Azerbaijan

Postby steven » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:06 am

Hi seysearles,

to get the Iranian visa you need an authorisation code or reference number from the Iranian MFA. Other CA countries would call it a letter of invitation. How to get it is detailed at the Iran visa page, linked in the first post of this thread.
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Re: Embassy report: Iranian visa in Baku, Azerbaijan

Postby Amalia » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:43 pm

Hi, we are Amalia and Marco, italian passports.
We also had a good experience to get iranian visa in Baku. We got our reference number by Caravanistan and then in Baku consulate we applied for visa. Applied monday, picked up Tuesday, very fast and easy; you need passport, and passport copy, 1 photo, and the paper of reference number (printed), that's all. You can pay directly to the consulate in manat or dollars (cash, not possible to pay with card, but any way there is a ATM machine outside near the consulate).
The consulate is very close to the Insaatcilar metro station.
Open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 1 pm.
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Re: Embassy report: Iranian visa in Baku, Azerbaijan

Postby ninanina » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:26 pm

october 2018, swiss passport: easy with reference number from the iranian government website, short wait. they first said it will take a week but after very short protesting was able to pick up the visa the next day. it cost 50usd. conclusion: some friendly protesting might be worth it.

the location is NOT the one next to the old city wall that appears on google maps, but this one: https://goo.gl/maps/grHEwbfg8D32. learned that the hard way :) also important: the address doesn't match the position on google maps so I advise to use the above link.
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Re: Embassy report: Iranian visa in Baku, Azerbaijan

Postby Granite2018 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:45 pm

I turned up with a whole raft of photocopies and passport pictures, but in the end, all the guy was interested in was my passport and authorisation letter/reference number. The cost of a 30 day tourist visa was 50 Euro (Irish passport), not the 75 Euro indicated on the Caravanistan Iran visa page, which was a nice surprise. I paid at the payment counter, which is in the same building. They held onto my passport and reference number letter and told me to return the next day to collect my visa. I turned up the next day to collect my passport, with the visa stuck in. Overall, very easy.

Ninania is correct about the google maps location of the consulate. Took me a while to figure that out. When you exit Insaatcilar metro station, start walking back in the direction of the city centre and keep an eye out on the right for a KFC. From the KFC, it's about another 100m further down the road. You won't miss the consulate when you see it.
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Re: Embassy report: Iranian visa in Baku, Azerbaijan

Postby xaza » Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:29 pm

Summary
Persons: 2
Nationality: Dutch
1st try: e-visa --> rejected
2nd try: via caravanistan-company --> approved

Story
About two weeks before we were planning to visit Baku we applied for the e-visa for Iran through the official government website. We had no response yet when we arrived in Baku, so just went (on a tuesday) to the embassy with the colour printed visa application number. We handed our in with our passports, had to wait and the very nice man behind the counter told us we had to pay 50 euro and then we would know on friday if we got the visa. It all depended on if Tehran approved our application. If not, we would lose the 50 euro. We didn't want to take this risk so just waited for the approval from the e-visa first. On friday we still didnt have any response so we went back, paid the 50 euro and on monday we would know. Saturday morning we got an email from the Iran ministry of foreign affairs. "You have been REJECTED". Damn it.

We immediately applied again but this time using the company that caravanistan recommended. Sunday we got an email that they applied the visa for us. Monday we called the Embassy. They checked in the system and said: "yes, you have got approved, come to the embassy to get your visa". HUH? So what happened: apparently the visa agency already had gotten the approval (we got that email an hour later) and because the rejection came on Saturday and the embassy only checked on monday, they didnt know about the first rejection and we didnt have to pay 50 euro's again. Went to the embassay, waited for 15 minutes and left with our visa. YEAH!

Lessons learned:
- Do not try it via the e-visa system, unless you do it months in advance
- The visa agency is super fast. Wish we done it straight away with them. Would have saved us some stress.

Good to know: paying in dollars is NOT possible. Only euro's or manat.

Good luck everyone and greetings from Iran!
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