Visa Facilitation between EU and Azerbaijan Negotiations Accelerated

Visa Facilitation between EU and Azerbaijan Negotiations Accelerated

European Union (EU) already submitted draft document on Visa Facilitation and Readmission to Government of Azerbaijan (GoA) last week- said Vugar Bayramov, co-coordinator of Economic Integration and Convergence Working Group at EU EaP CSF.  He mentioned that negotiations on simplifying visa regime between Azerbaijan and the European Union will be held on March 1-2, 2012.

V. Bayramov added that draft document consists of reducing visa fees from 60 euro to 30 euro, reducing number of documents needed for applying to Shengen visa, simplifying of visa producers for certain category of applicants such as public servants, students, sportsmen,  researchers and others.

It should be reminded here the EU Ministerial Council issued a mandate for holding negotiations on visa facilitation with Azerbaijan on December last week. Visa facilitation considers not canceling this regime as a whole, but decreasing the visa fees, reducing the number of documents required of decreasing the visa fees, as well as easing visa issue for persons of some categories.

© CESD, 2012

 

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