ASAN Viza system to increase Azerbaijan’s attractiveness for investors, tourists from US – embassy
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 7
By Anakhanum Idayatova - Trend:
The US welcomes the introduction of ASAN Viza system in Azerbaijan for obtaining e-visas by foreigners, the US embassy in Baku told Trend June 7.
The embassy believes that increasing transparency and ease of access to government services is always a good step.
"The ASAN Visa system should make it easier for visitors from around the world to visit Azerbaijan," said the embassy. "We understand that the United States will be included in the list of countries, citizens of which will be able to receive these e-visas."
The embassy also noted that ASAN Viza system would advance Azerbaijan's goals of expanding the tourism industry and improve the attractiveness of doing business in Azerbaijan to the US travelers, businesses, and investors, while still maintaining border security.
Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on June 1 on simplification of e-visas issuance procedure and the creation of the ASAN Viza system.
The decree was signed in order to simplify procedure for issuing visas to foreigners and stateless persons arriving in Azerbaijan, as well as creation of an e-visa system ensuring transparency and efficiency with the use of modern information technologies.
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