How to call Azerbaijan (country code +994)

Note: this page does not include calling information to the region of Nagorno-Karabkah.

Calling to Azerbaijan

  • A leading ‘8’ is not included in the international call sequence – it is only used in Azerbaijan for domestic long distance calls and domestic calls to a mobile phone.
  • A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
  • Calling from a mobile phone: dial from on the country where you're currently located.
  • Calling from a VoIP or satellite phone: dial from on the country where the phone is registered.

Azerbaijan’s country code may be mis-labelled:

  • Country code 00994 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Azerbaijan’s country code of ‘994’).
  • Country code 011994 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Azerbaijan’s country code of ‘994’).

When calling to a mis-labelled country code, remove the exit code from the call sequence and replace it with the exit code of the country the call is dialed from.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone or text (sms)

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

Azerbaijan does not have a country-specific satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Azerbaijan (domestic dialing)

‘8’ is used as a trunk prefix when calling to a different area code in Azerbaijan.

Local calling (within the same area code)

Dial only the local seven digit phone number. Do not dial the trunk prefix ‘8’ or the area code.

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local phone number

Mobile calling (to a mobile phone)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘8’, followed by the area code, followed by the local phone number.

8two digitsseven digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone numbers

Long distance calling (to a different area code, or from a mobile phone)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘8’, followed by the area code, followed by the local phone number.

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trunk prefixarea codelocal phone numbers

Azerbaijani phone numbers explained

Number details

Azerbaijani phone numbers are nine digits.

The first two digits are an area code.

An example of an Azerbaijani phone number

The National Museum of History lists its phone number in Baku as 994 12 493 23 87.

Number explanation
99412493 23 87
country code for Azerbaijanarea (geographic) code for Bakulocal phone number in Baku
Local example – calling from another location in Baku

Dial only the local phone number. Do not dial the trunk prefix ‘8’ or the area code.

493 23 87
local phone number in Baku
Long distance example – calling from Dzegam, Azerbaijan (on the other side of the country)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘8’, followed by the area code, followed by the local phone number.

812493 23 87
trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Bakulocal phone number in Baku
Mobile example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile phone roaming in Azerbaijan)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘8’, followed by the area code, followed by the local phone number.

812493 23 87
trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Bakulocal phone number in Baku
Calling from Nagorno-Karabakh

Nagorno-Karabakh is active on Armenia’s phone network. Dial the call as an international call from Armenia. Dial exit code ’00’, followed by Azerbaijan’s country code of ‘994’, followed by the area code and local phone number.

0099412493 23 87
exit code for Armenia / Nagorno-Karabakhcountry code for Azerbaijanarea (geographic) code for Bakulocal phone number in Baku
International example – calling from outside Azerbaijan

To call from outside Azerbaijan, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Azerbaijan’s country code of ‘374’, followed by the local phone number.

Do not include a leading ‘8’ in the call when calling from outside Azerbaijan.

exit code99412493 23 87
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Azerbaijanarea (geographic) code for Bakulocal phone number in Baku

Calling from Azerbaijan

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international call from Azerbaijan.

Administrative and regulatory

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