Web Desk April 1, 2021

Protocol #1 between the government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the Republic of Turkey “On making an amendment to the treaty signed on February 25, 2020, in Baku on mutual visa exemption between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the Republic of Turkey” comes into force from April 1, APA reports.

 

Citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan will have an opportunity to travel to the Republic of Turkey without visa based on diplomatic, service, and all-citizen passports, as well as the biometric identity card of a citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan from today.

 

Citizens of Azerbaijan who have the above-mentioned valid border-crossing documents are exempted from the visa requirement for a period of 90 days to enter, transit, and stay in the territory of the Republic of Turkey.

 

In order to enter third countries from the territory of the Republic of Turkey and from third countries to the territories of the Republic of Turkey, the use of passports by citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan is mandatory.

 

In this regard, the biometric identity card of the citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan will be used for direct travel from the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Republic of Turkey.

 

The biometric identity card of a citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan, as well as other above-mentioned border crossing documents, should be valid for at least 30 days from the date of entry into the territory of the Republic of Turkey.

 

Azerbaijani citizens, who want to stay in the territory of the Republic of Turkey for any reason for more than 90 days, should apply for a residence permit with a passport valid for at least 60 days longer than the required period.

 

Turkish citizens will also be able to travel to Azerbaijan for 90 days with a new generation of ID cards with the protocol’s come into force.

 

Source: Azeri-Press News Agency

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