U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan to Make Amendments to Visa System
Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend K.Ramazanova / The Consul of the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan, Vlad Lipshut, said on 5 July that the number of people who went from Azerbaijan to the USA increased by 16% as compared to last year.
Last year the Embassy had given 3.000 visas, but 3500 visas are expected to be given this year. This increase takes place at the expense of tourists and students who participate in the student exchange programs. The number of those who have gone as tourist made up 25% and students - 31%. This year 75 students went to the USA from Azerbaijan to get education.
At the end of this year, the U.S. Embassy will make a number of amendments to the visa system. The key amendment is that everybody may receive visa via Internet. The Consul said that not only Azerbaijanis, but also citizens of other countries residing in Azerbaijan may receive visa.