Located in the south of Russia, Azerbaijan faces the Caspian Sea towards the west while the Caucasus Mountains demarcate the northwestern border. The people of Azerbaijan love to drink tea. The drink is served in a traditional pear shaped glass and also sipped through lumps of sugar or jam that are held in the mouth. The former world chess champion Garry Kasparov hails from Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan is also referred to as “the land of fire” which may be due to the large deposits of oil in the land that might have ignited from time to time.

“Republic of Azerbaijan” is the official name of Azerbaijan.Azerbaijan’s official language is Azerbaijani that is spoken by more than 95% of the population.

Applicants holding a Diplomatic passport, Official passport or UN Laissez-Passer should apply directly through the Embassy of Azerbaijan.