Azerbaijan’s parliament approves rules of issuing e-visas
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 14
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
Amendments to the Migration Code of Azerbaijan on the rules of issuing e-visas through the ASAN Visa system for the foreigners and stateless persons arriving in Azerbaijan were adopted at the extraordinary plenary session of the Milli Majlis (Parliament) of Azerbaijan June 14.
Foreigners and stateless persons arriving in Azerbaijan will be able to obtain e-visas through the ASAN Visa system, according to the new rules. The period of stay with a single-entry visa is up to 30 days.
The e-visas are issued to citizens of the countries approved by the relevant executive authority and to the citizens and stateless persons permanently residing in those countries.
These changes came following the recent decree by Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev, who on June 1 signed a decree 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.
Visas will be issued through a single online portal online within three days without applying to state organizations. Foreign citizens, tourists can use the services of the ASAN Viza portal to arrive in Azerbaijan.