May 4, 2017
With the start of the major events like the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games and the Formula 1 Race in Baku right around the corner, the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan is helping U.S. citizens prepare for a safe and successful stay in Baku and throughout Azerbaijan. We invite you to explore and share the following resources containing essential travel information for visitors and residents:
· For the latest information about Azerbaijan, including details about health and safety precautions and more, see https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/azerbaijan.html.
· U.S. passport holders who wish to visit Azerbaijan may apply for e-visa at www.evisa.gov.az (https://evisa.gov.az/en/) . For more details visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (http://mfa.gov.az/) . For additional information about visas to Azerbaijan please visit http://www.azembassy.us/ or http://www.azconsulatela.org/ . The U.S. Embassy cannot assist with visas or immigration processes.
· SMS Notifications: If you would like to receive important messages from U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan on your phone during your stay, send your local phone number to ConsularBaku@state.gov with “SMS Notification” words and dates of your stay in Azerbaijan in a subject line. Please note that the SMS notifications are available for the holders of local phone numbers only.
· To receive the most up-to-date security information from the U.S. Embassy, we encourage all travelers to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (https://step.state.gov/step/) (STEP).
· If you have an emergency, please contact the U.S. Embassy in Baku, located at 111 Azadlig Avenue, at (+994) 12 488 3300. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+994) 12 488 3300.
These resources are designed to keep U.S. citizens informed and safe during the upcoming events. We encourage you to use and share them with friends and family visiting or residing in Azerbaijan.