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Best of Caucasus travel company has dedicated visa team looking after all required visa applications for our tours. Our visa department can advise on all aspects of obtaining tourist visa: required documents depending on your nationality and residence status, application forms, etc.

Among our Caucasian destinations where we operate our holidays, a tourist visa is required to enter Azerbaijan and Iran. Other destinations enjoy visa free regime with the UK, most European countries and USA provided the travel period does not exceed a certain period of time, normally 90 days.

Please read more details below about visa requirements for your chosen destinations. 

GEORGIA

No visa is required for most nationals travelling to Georgia as tourists. Currently British and EU citizens enjoy visa - free regime with Georgia when visiting the country as tourists for up to 1 year.
 
Required documents for travel: If you require more details regarding visa to Georgia or other consular issues, please contact the Embassy of Georgia in London or your local consulate in the country of your residence. Alternatively please check the visa section of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.
 

ARMENIA

No visa is required for most nationals travelling to Armenia as tourists. Currently British and EU citizens enjoy visa - free regime with Armenia  when visiting the country as tourists for up to 90 days.
 
Required documents for travel:
  • a passport valid for a minimum period of six months from the date of entry into Armenia.
Note for dual nationals entering Armenia using their Armenian passport and travelling with children on a United Kingdom passport - a child of an Armenian passport holder is automatically regarded as Armenian and must present an Armenian passport to leave the country. The child may be detained on departure if the child can’t produce an Armenian passport.
 
If you require more details regarding visa to Armenia or other consular issues, please contact the Embassy of Armenia in London or your local consulate in the country of your residence.
 

AZERBAIJAN

Visa required. Currently British, most European as well USA, Canada and Australia nationals require a visa to travel to Azerbaijan. Your Azerbaijan visa can now be provided in a form of an e-visa meaning there is no need to visit the consulate or post your passport anywhere. Once you book a tour to Azerbaijan with us, you will need to email us a copy of your passport and we will apply for an e-visa on your behalf. You will not need to complete any forms. Once the visa is approved by Azerbaijan authorities it will be emailed to you as a PDF document which you will need to print and take with you on a tour. The process is very simple and straightforward.

Learn more about an electronic visa to Azerbaijan
 
Required documents for travel
  • passport valid for a minimum period of six months from the date of entry into Azerbaijan,
  • e-visa application form.
If you require more details regarding visa to Azerbaijan or other consular issues, please contact the Embassy of Azerbaijan in London  or your local consulate in the country of your residence.

Visa-free regime with Azerbaijan
 
Country Period of visa free stay
Belarus 90 days
Bosnia and Herzegovina 90 days
Georgia 90 days
Iran 15 days
Kazakhstan 90 days
Kyrgyzstan 90 days
Moldova 90 days
Montenegro 90 days
Russia 90 days
Serbia 90 days
Tajikistan 90 days
Turkey 1 month
Ukraine 90 days
Uzbekistan 90 days
Source: http://www.mfa.gov.az/en/content/189
 

IRAN

Visa required. Iran has simplified its visa procedure and now most nationalities (excluding UK) can get their visa on arrival at most international airports provided they visit Iran for tourist purposes and have not been rejected an Iranian visa in the past.

Note: United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Colombia, India, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Nepal, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan and Yemen nationals are excluded from these regulations and need to apply for an ordinary tourist visa at the country of their residence before traveling to Iran. Please reconfirm before travelling if you can apply for a visa on arrival.

Procedure for an ordinary visa. Once you book a tour, we will send you the guidance on how to complete the visa form. Then your documents must be submitted to a consulate for processing.

Procedure for a visa on arrival. You will need to complete an online form before travelling (at least two days before arrival in Iran). Once your application is approved you will get a confirmation which you must take with you on your tour. At arrival airport you go to the visa and passport office and get a stamp in your passport. You will need to pay a fee at the bank counter (unfortunately this cannot be done before your trip).

Required documents for travel  

TURKEY

No visa is required for most nationals travelling to Turkey as tourists. Currently British and EU citizens enjoy visa - free regime with Turkey when visiting the country as tourists for up to 30-90 days. If you hold a different type of British nationality (eg BN(O), British Overseas Citizen, British Protected Person or British Subject), check visa requirements with the Turkish Consulate General before you travel. These types of passport are classed as ‘UK Special Passports’ in the Turkish e-Visa system. You will need to apply for a visa from the Turkish Consulate General before you travel.
 
Required documents for travel:
  • a passport valid for at least six months from the date you arrive and there should be a full blank page for the entry and exit stamps
You can find more details about the requirements for entry into Turkey on the website of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Note: If you’re entering Turkey via a land border crossing, make sure your passport has a dated entry stamp before you leave the border crossing area.

If you require more details regarding visa to Turkey or other consular issues, please contact the Embassy of Turkey in London  or your local consulate in the country of your residence.