Security Alert for U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Embassy in Baku has received credible reports of potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings against U.S. citizens and foreign nationals in Baku, including against hotels such as the J.W. Marriott Absheron, as well as potentially other locations in Baku.  U.S. citizens are advised to exercise heightened caution in locations where Americans or foreigners may …

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Health Alert and COVID-19 Updates

Current Situation in Azerbaijan The Government of Azerbaijan’s special quarantine regime remains in effect through September 30, 2020.  The tightened quarantine regime will only remain in effect in Baku, Absheron and Sumqayit districts.  Museums and exhibition halls are authorized to reopen on August 31, 2020.  Public transportation in Baku will remain closed on weekends throughout …

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Health Alert and COVID-19 Updates

Limited Flights Available to Istanbul, London, Berlin, Minsk and Dubai Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) and Turkish Airlines are now offering multiple weekly flights between Baku and Istanbul. AZAL is offering weekly flights between Baku and London (Thursdays) and Baku and Berlin (Fridays). Belavia is offering flights to Minsk and FlyDubai is offering flights to Dubai.  AZAL recently …

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Limited number of F1 student visa renewal applications

Effective August 5, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan will accept a limited number of F1 student visa renewal applications through the Interview Waiver (IW) program.  This special exemption applies to F1 applicants who meet ALL of the following qualifications: The applicant is an Azerbaijani citizen holding an Azerbaijani passport who regularly resides in Azerbaijan; …

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Health Alert and COVID-19 Updates

Limited Flights Available to Istanbul, London, Berlin and Minsk Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) and Turkish Airlines are now offering limited flights between Baku and Istanbul. AZAL is offering limited flights between Baku and London, Berlin, and Minsk.  AZAL recently announced that their special flight offerings would continue through October, 2020.  Flight reservations can be made directly through …

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Health Alert and COVID-19 Updates

Limited Flights Available to Istanbul, London, Berlin and Minsk    Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) and Turkish Airlines are now offering limited flights between Baku and Istanbul. AZAL is offering limited flights between Baku and London, Berlin, and Minsk.  Flight reservations can be made directly through the airlines. A negative COVID-19 test is required for passengers flying to …

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Health Alert and COVID-19 Updates

Limited Flights Available to Istanbul on AZAL and Turkish Airlines Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) and Turkish Airlines are now offering limited flights between Baku and Istanbul. Flight reservations can be made directly through the airlines. A negative COVID-19 test is required for passengers flying to or from Azerbaijan in order to check-in for their flight. The …

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Health Alert and COVID-19 Updates

Limited Flights Available to Istanbul on AZAL and Turkish Airlines Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) and Turkish Airlines are now offering limited flights between Baku and Istanbul. Flight reservations can be made directly through the airlines. A negative COVID-19 test is required for passengers flying to or from Azerbaijan in order to check-in for their flight. The …

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Health Alert and Update on Weekend Movement Restrictions

Current Situation in Azerbaijan: The Government of Azerbaijan has extended rules restricting international passenger traffic and movement between the regions of Baku, Sumgayit, Ganja, Lankaran, Absheron, and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic through July 1, 2020.  The Government of Azerbaijan will instate a mandatory stay-at-home order for individuals in Baku, Sumgayit, the Absheron Peninsula, Ganja, Yevlakh, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan

Location:  Baku, Azerbaijan Current Situation in Azerbaijan: The Government of Azerbaijan has extended rules restricting movement and international passenger traffic through May 4, 2020. The Government of Azerbaijan has implemented strict rules requiring people to stay inside, whether in private homes, apartments, or permanent or temporary residences and to monitor citizen movements. Beginning April 27, 2020 …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan

Location:  Baku, Azerbaijan Current Situation in Azerbaijan: On April 18, 2020, the Government of Azerbaijan announced an extension of existing rules restricting movement and international passenger traffic through May 4, 2020. The Government of Azerbaijan has implemented strict rules requiring people to stay inside, whether in private homes, apartments, or permanent or temporary residences and to …

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Current Status of Passport Applications for Overseas Posts

Because of public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective March 20, 2020, the U.S Department of State began limiting its passport operations.  Effective April 2, we have further limited our ability to offer routine passport and citizenship services overseas.  For U.S. citizens in the United States, we are only able to offer in-person …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan

Location:  Baku, Azerbaijan Virtual Town Hall Meeting for American Citizens If you missed the virtual town hall for American Citizens last week, you can view the recording on the Embassy’s  Facebook  page. Current Situation in Azerbaijan: On April 5, 2020, the Government of Azerbaijan implemented stricter rules requiring people to stay inside, whether in private homes, apartments, …

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Global Level 3 Health Advisory – Reconsider Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. Many areas throughout the world are now experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and taking action that may limit traveler mobility, including quarantines and border restrictions. Even countries, jurisdictions, or areas where cases have not been reported may restrict travel …

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Attention All Travelers!

On March 11, President Donald J. Trump signed a Presidential Proclamation regarding the suspension of entry as immigrants and non-immigrants of certain additional persons who pose a risk of transmitting the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security has announced it will issue a supplemental “Notice of Arrivals Restriction” for U.S. passengers who …

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New restrictions on travel to the United States for non-U.S. citizens

Entry of foreign nationals who were present in the People’s Republic of China, not including the Special Autonomous Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, or the Islamic Republic of Iran, within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation.  If you reside in, …

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Attention U.S. citizens

The Department of Homeland Security has issued supplemental guidance on travel to the United States for individuals who have been in China.  U.S. citizens who have been in China’s Hubei province within 14 days of their return to the United States will be subject to up to 14 days of mandatory quarantine upon arrival to …

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FLEX finalists from Azerbaijan visited the U.S. Embassy for their visa interviews

We want to wish good luck to our new group of twenty FLEX finalists who are about to start their 1 year adventure in the United States! Today, FLEX finalists from Azerbaijan visited the U.S. Embassy for their visa interviews. Over the course of one year, these FLEX students will gain leadership skills, learn about American …

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Most common questions related to the DV Program

Do you have a question about the Diversity Visa Program? Don’t miss Q&A video featuring our Consul, who will answer the most common questions related to the DV Program. Diversity Visa Proqramı (QrinKart) haqqında Sual-Cavab videosu Əziz dostlar, Diversity Visa Proqramı (QrinKart) haqqında sualınız var? Diversity Visa Proqramı (QrinKart) ilə bağlı ən çox verilən suallara cavabını əks etdirən Konsulun Sual-Cavab videosunu Azərbaycan …

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Fraud Alert on the 2020 “Green Card” Diversity Visa Lottery

The US Embassy in Azerbaijan warns Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery participants about the significant increase in fraudulent e-mails and letters sent to applicants for the DV Lottery Program this time of year. Authors of these fraudulent e-mails and letters present themselves as representatives of the US government in order to convince DV Lottery applicants to …

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NEW ENTRY PERIOD FOR DIVERSITY VISA PROGRAM – DV-2019

Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted, and all entries made prior to October 18, 2017, will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered. We regret the inconvenience to Diversity Visa entrants. In order to ensure fairness and protect the integrity of the process for all those …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: February 3, 2017

Just voted in November? Still traveling or living overseas? You should register and request your absentee ballot to vote again in 2017 to ensure your election office knows where to send your ballot for any upcoming special elections for federal office. Some states are also holding gubernatorial or other statewide elections this year. The Federal Voting Assistance …

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