Posted on 14.12.2010 in Azerbaijan, News

Azerbaijan: 14.12.2010 European Commission in favour of simplification of visa regime with Azerbaijan

EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström said at a session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Monday that next year the European Commission intends to approve the proposals for negotiations on simplification of visa regime with Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Baku, photo by David Davidson

Baku, photo by David Davidson

“Next year we plan to adopt proposals for negotiations on agreements on simplifying the visa regime with Azerbaijan and Armenia”, said Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs.

According to the agreement, handling fees for visa applications will be reduced from 60 to 35 EUR, and some categories of visas will be exempt from fees altogether. What is more, holders of diplomatic passports will be entitled to up to 90-day visa-free stay in the countries which will have signed the agreement.

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