Visa Facilitation And Readmission Agreements Azerbaijan

In 2014, the EU and the Republic of Belarus started negotiations to facilitate the issuance of visas and readmission agreements. The mobility partnership between the two countries was signed in October 2016. 2. By way of derogation from paragraph 1 of this Article, this Agreement shall enter into force only on the day of entry into force of the Readmission Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Azerbaijan, provided that the readmission Agreement is after the date referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article. 3. If a Member State or the Republic of Azerbaijan cooperates with an external service provider with a view to issuing a visa, the external service provider may levy a service charge. That fee shall be proportionate to the costs incurred by the external service provider in the performance of its duties and shall not exceed EUR 30. Member States and the Republic of Azerbaijan shall retain the possibility for all applicants to lodge their applications directly with their consulates. `visa` means an intended transit or residence authorisation issued by a Member State or the Republic of Azerbaijan for a period of 180 days on the territory of the Member States or the Republic of Azerbaijan; Duration of visa application processing procedures RECOGNISING the need for visa facilitation not to lead to irregular migration and pays particular attention to security and readmission, 1. The diplomatic and consular missions of the Member States and of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall issue multiple entry visas valid for five years to categories of citizens: the Contracting Parties take note of the fact that this Agreement does not apply to procedures for the issuance of visas by diplomatic missions and consular services of Denmark.

DESIRING to facilitate contacts between citizens, an important condition for the constant development of economic, humanitarian, cultural, scientific and other relations, by facilitating the issuance of visas to citizens of the Union and the Republic of Azerbaijan on the basis of reciprocity; 3. For the categories of persons referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article, all categories of visas shall be issued in accordance with the simplified procedure, without any further justification, invitation or validation being necessary with regard to the purpose of the journey provided for by the legislation of the Contracting Parties. Citizens of the Union and citizens of Azerbaijan shall have the right to travel within the territory of the Member States and the Republic of Azerbaijan on an equal footing with the Republic of Azerbaijan and citizens of the European Union, subject to national rules and regulations on national security of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Member States, and subject to UNION rules on visas with limited territorial validity. . . .