Message for U.S.-Azerbaijan Citizen Males 18-35 Regarding Mandatory Military Service

The U.S. Embassy in Baku reminds dual U.S.- Azerbaijani citizens planning to travel to Azerbaijan, to be aware of the mandatory military conscription law.  Please visit the  Special Circumstances segment under the “Local Laws & Special Circumstances” section of the Department of State’s Azerbaijan Country Information webpage.  Dual citizen males may experience delays in their return to the United States from Azerbaijan if they did not satisfy their mandatory military service according to the law.  Consult officials at the Embassy or Consulates of Azerbaijan with any questions before entering Azerbaijan, as the U.S. Embassy in Baku cannot resolve this problem for affected individuals.

Information regarding Azerbaijan’s mandatory military service, including contact information, can be found on Azerbaijan’s State Service for Mobilization and Conscription website.  Please also see the Department of State’s website for Travelers with Dual Nationality.

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