Originally Posted by brennan
Don't try to get your Azerbaijan Visa in Tiblisi. Head directly to Batumi and you'll get it in three days. Bring the bike to get some street credibility and it will separate you from the throngs of back packers. Tbilisi requires a letter of invitation and an itinerary with bookings they can approve.
It sounds like it's always changing but this is current as of last week.
I got mine in 1 week in Tbilisi with no LOI or itinerary. That was in April and I know people from different countries get treated different.
But yes, Batumi sounds like the better way to go.