“ASAN Visa” to issue a visa at the Baku International Sea Trade Port

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Visa issuance has been started for Turkmenistan citizens, who are participants of the international transportation carried out through the territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, via the “ASAN Visa” system. The main goal of the “ASAN Visa” system is to simplify the procedures for obtaining visas for foreign citizens visiting our country. To ensure the mentioned activity, the agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of Turkmenistan on visa facilitation, which signed on November 22, 2018, in Ashgabat, was approved by the decision of the Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan on February 12, 2019.

The participants of the international transportation carried out through the territories of both countries are now eligible to obtain an electronic visa through the “ASAN Visa” system at the Baku International Sea Trade Port (Baku Port), the main regional transport and logistics hub, located in Alat settlement.

To date, more than 1,842,000 visas have been issued through the “ASAN Visa” system. 34% of these visas are issued at international airports located in Azerbaijan, via the system.

In the first 11 months of 2019, the number of visas issued by “ASAN Visa” increased by 39% compared to the same period of last year. Thus, over 869,905 visas were issued by “ASAN Visa” within the current period. 82% of foreigners traveling to Azerbaijan with “ASAN Visa”, indicated tourism as their travel purposes.

Most of the e-visa applicants in Azerbaijan are the citizens of the United Kingdom, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, India, Pakistan, China, Iran, and Turkmenistan.

“ASAN Visa” system established under the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated June 1, 2016, is managed by the "E-GOV Development Center" subordinate to the State Agency for Public Service and Social Innovations under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.