E-visa validity extended to 90 days
14 Aug 17
IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? Azerbaijan has extended the validity period for visas issued through its E-visa program to 90 days.
What does the change mean? Effective immediately, nationals of 81 countries may obtain E-visas valid for 90 days. The visas are valid for a single entry, and the maximum duration of stay is 30 days.
- Implementation time frame: Immediate and ongoing.
- Who is affected: Nationals of the 81 designated countries applying for visitor visas.
- Impact on processing times: The processing of E-visas takes three business days, significantly faster than the time it takes to obtain a visa through an Azerbaijani consulate.
- Next steps: Additional details are available on the government’s E-visa website.
Background: Azerbaijan launched its E-visa program in January and recently announced that the visa validity period would be extended from 30 to 90 days. Nationals of the following 81 countries are eligible:
|Albania||Algeria||Andorra||Argentina||Australia||Austria||Bahrain||Belgium||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Norway||Oman||Pakistan||Panama||Poland||Portugal||Qatar||Republic of Korea||Romania|
|San Marino||Saudi Arabia||Serbia||Singapore||Slovakia||Slovenia||South Africa||Spain||Sri Lanka|
|Sweden||Switzerland||Thailand||Turkey||Turkmenistan||United Arab Emirates||United Kingdom||United States||Vietnam
BAL Analysis: The extended visa validity will allow for greater flexibility when planning travel to Azerbaijan. However, E-visa holders are reminded that the maximum duration of stay (30 days) has not changed and that the visas are only valid for a single entry. Travelers should also note that productive work activities are not permitted and would require a work permit.
This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in Azerbaijan. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.
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