U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan Simplifies Visa Application Rules
The American Embassy in Azerbaijan announces two important and fundamental changes to the visa application process, which are intended to take advantage of digital technology available to ease the application process and reduce the application time, Trend reports with reference to the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan.
First, effective from November 1, all applicants for nonimmigrant visas must complete their visa application forms using the Electronic Visa Application Form (EVAF) form which is available online at http://evisaforms.state.gov or via a link on the U.S. embassy web site www.baku.usembassy.gov This form allows applicants to complete their application forms online, and then print them out. By doing so the form provides a third page containing a barcode encoding the information in their applications. The barcode will then be scanned at the embassy on the day of visa interview, thus reducing processing time.
Second, as of November 6, 2006, the Embassy will expand appointment times available for visa applicants. Travelers wishing to apply for a non-immigrant visa can submit their applications by prior appointment between 9 A.M. to noon, Monday through Thursday. All applicants will be interviewed the same day. Most applicants will be able to pick up their passports and visas at the Consular Section the following day between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.