Travisa Outsourcing and Your Visa to Azerbaijan
In coordinating the visa application process, some countries use visa management companies to assist them. As of June 2012, Azerbaijan is one of these countries. Azerbaijan employs Travisa Outsourcing as the middleman to collect and return all passport and visas. If you’re looking to visit Azerbaijan, your passport will pass through their hands.
However, take note that Travisa Outsourcing is not
a visa service company, the way Passport Visas Express.com is. It is the agency that is tasked with the role of courier by the Azeri government. Applications are collected at the Travisa Outsourcing office and then sent by courier to the Embassy for processing. Once the visas are completed they are picked up by Travisa Outsourcing and can be collected by you (or us!).
The bottom line: Travisa Outsourcing is the middleman that all persons seeking Azerbaijan visas must pass through.
What does this mean for you?
Travisa Outsourcing is in charge of collecting visa applications from applicants, passing them on to the Azerbaijan Embassy for processing, and then returning the passport (hopefully with visa) to the applicant. The idea is to streamline the visa application process but the method has its own difficulties, not to mention an added charge to the applicant.
Since Travisa Outsourcing is not
a visa service it does not
provide customer service. Therefore, it does not provide the following:
Travisa Outsourcing does not review applications to insure they are correctly completed and that the appropriate documents have been submitted.
If an application is incorrectly completed or there are problems with the supporting documents, the application is returned to the applicant and the consular fees are not refunded. Keep in mind consular fees for US passport holders start at $160, with an additional $20 service fee.
On the other hand, Passport Visas Express.com is a service that acts as your
Approval: We preview your applications prior to submission to ensure their correctness. We work with you make sure your application is perfect.
Expertise: Our experts deliver your paperwork to Travisa Outsourcing and represent your needs and interests during the processing of your application.
Convenience: When the Azerbaijan Embassy approves your application, we send your visa to you via Fedex.
Basically, we do the grunt work so you don’t have to: standing in line and speaking on your behalf. These are all good reasons to use Passport Visas Express.com —and here are two more:
Travisa Outsourcing does not offer rush processing for mail service, but because Passport Visas Express.com hand delivers your application we are able to offer rush processing for all visa types. This is especially important, since the US State Department has reported wait times of up to 2 months for visa applicants.
Because Passport Visas Express.com submits applications by hand to the Travisa Outsourcing offices, we keep your sensitive documents secure at all times.
For a list of Azerbaijan visa types and which you will need, check back to our page for more information. Feel free to plan your visit through the ancient capital city of Baku and the forbidding Maiden’s Tower instead of wracking your brains and wasting time over a visa application. At affordable costs, Passport Visas Express.com is here to assist you with any of your visa questions! Our experts, available at 1-888-596-6028
or via an easy chat, are available 24/7 and ready to help!
ENTRY/EXIT REQUIREMENTS: A passport and visa are required. Travelers may obtain single-entry visas for USD 131 by mail or in person from either the Azerbaijani embassy in Washington, D.C. or any other Azerbaijani embassy offering consular services. Travelers may also obtain single-entry, 30-day visas at the airport upon arrival for USD 131. Visas are not available at the land borders with Georgia or Russia. Double-entry, 90-day visas (cost: USD 131) and one-year multiple-entry visas (cost: USD 250) are only available through an Azerbaijani embassy or through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A letter of invitation from a contact in Azerbaijan is required, and travelers who expect to travel in the region should request a one-year, multiple-entry visa. According to Azerbaijani law, foreign nationals intending to remain in Azerbaijan for more than 30 days must register with local police within three days of their arrival. Foreign citizens should approach the passport section of the local district police office and fill out an application form. The registration fee is AYM 9.90 (approximately USD 12).
COUNTRY DESCRIPTION: Azerbaijan is a constitutional republic with a developing economy. Western-style amenities are found in the capital, Baku, but they are generally not available outside that city.
REGISTRATION / EMBASSY LOCATION: Americans living or traveling in Azerbaijan are encouraged to register with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate through the State Department's travel registration website and to obtain updated information on travel and security within Azerbaijan. Americans without Internet access may register directly with the U.S. Embassy. By registering, American citizens make it easier for the Embassy to contact them in case of emergency. The U.S. Embassy is located at Azadlig Prospekt 83; tel. (9-9412) 498-03-35, 36, or 37; (9-9412) 490-66-71; email: ConsularBaku@state.gov; web site at http://azerbaijan.usembassy.gov. Travelers are encouraged to notify the Embassy before their permanent departure from the country.
The Embassy of Azerbaijan will not be processing visa applications until April 2, 2008.
Here's How to Apply:
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