Baku 2015 European Games presented to UN General Assembly by Minister

Minister Azad Rahimov, Baku 2015 European Games Chief Executive Officer and Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sport, has delivered a speech on ‘Sport for Development and Peace’ to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, United States of America Read more ...

Azerbaijan marks Independence Day

Azerbaijan marks October 18 as the State Independence Day. Thanks to favorable historical condition established after collapse of the Soviet Union in late 20th century, Azerbaijani people gained independence in the 20th century for the second time. It was the second prominent achievement in Azerbaijani people's political history Read more ...

USACC Elects a New Co-Chairman

On behalf of the Board of Directors of United States – Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC), based in Washington, D.C., it is my pleasure to announce the selection of former Congressman Bill Delahunt as a new Co-Chairman of USACC Read more ...

Business Prospects with Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey Presented in Washington, D.C.

On October 7, 2014, USACC organized a session dedicated to business prospects in the Southern Caucasus and Turkey with the sponsorship of Nobel Oil. The session was organized in partnership with America's two leading trade institutions, World Trade Center Institute and Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Read more ...

Declaration of the 4th Baku International Humanitarian Forum adopted

The declaration reads: “We, politicians, scholars and representatives of culture, international organizations, civil society and the mass media from a variety of countries, assembled in Baku on 2–3 October 2014 at the IV Baku International Humanitarian Forum Read more ...

Baku offers one gem after another

The Old Town of Baku is the setting for much of Kurban Said’s famous 1937 novel, “Ali and Nino.” Considered a national epic, the gripping story offers insight into Azeri culture. It is an intriguing account of Baku around the time of the Russian Revolution and features a young Muslim Azeri nobleman who courts a Georgian princess from a Christian family Read more

Azerbaijani FM highlights crisis situation in Europe

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov focused on the current crisis unfolding in Europe and Azerbaijan's priority of chairmanship at the Committee of Ministers Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Read more ...

FM Mammadyarov: Azerbaijan`s record in attaining the Millennium Development Goals is truly unique

 Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has hailed his country`s record in attaining the Millennium Development Goals as truly unique as he addressed the General Debate of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York Read more ...

Direct flights to boost Azerbaijan- U.S.ties

AZAL flights will support the development of tourism and cargo trade, and expand people-to-people exchanges to build understanding and strengthen the bonds of friendship between Azerbaijan and the United States Read more ...

Dinner reception was hosted on behalf of President Ilham Aliyev in honor of heads of state, government and delegations

A dinner reception has been hosted on behalf of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in honor of the heads of state, government and delegations attending the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Contract of the Century and the groundbreaking ceremony of the Southern Gas Corridor Read more ...

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Azerbaijan Ambassador and Congressman Henry Cuellar Visit UIW Students & Community

San Antonio – A crowd of over 125 students and members of the University of the Incarnate Word community welcomed U.S. C

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Performance of Azerbaijan's National Anthem by students of the Neval Thomas Elementary School

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Performance of Azerbaijan's National Anthem by students of the Neval Thomas Elementary School

Performance of Azerbaijan's National Anthem by students of the Neval Thomas Elementary School

Nice performance by legendary Maestro Chingiz Sadikhov

Nice performance by legendary Maestro Chingiz Sadikhov at the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Washington, DC

Silk Road Dance Company performs "Nalbaki", Azerbaijani national dance

Silk Road Dance Company performs "Nalbaki", Azerbaijani national dance

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Short History of Azerbaijan

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Avropa İttifaqı ölkələrinə viza alınması sadələşdirildi

2013-cü ilin noyabr ayının 29-da Litvanın Vilnüs şəhərində “Azərbaycan Respublikası və Avropa İttifaqı arasında vizaların rəsmiləşdirilməsinin sadələşdirilməsi haqqında” Saziş imzalanmış və bu Saziş 2014-cü ilin sentyabr ayının 1-də qüvvəyə minmişdir.

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Announcement!

Passengers of the New York - Baku direct flight on AZAL are eligible to obtain Azerbaijani visa upon arrival at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku.

The national carrier of Azerbaijan - "AZAL - Azerbaijan Airlines" introduced direct flights from New York’s JFK Airport to Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport twice a week starting September 24, 2014. The Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan now provides a special arrangement to facilitate the visa process for the passengers on this flight.

Effective September 24, 2014 foreigners and stateless persons traveling to the Republic of Azerbaijan with AZAL’s New York – Baku direct flights will be able to obtain short stay single entry (up to 30 days) visas at the visa section of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport of Baku, upon arrival.

Listed below documents are required to obtain a short stay single entry (up to 30 days) visa upon arrival:

  1. Valid passport or other travel document
  2. Two passport sized photos of the applicant
  3. State fee: for the US citizens - $160 US dollars. For other nationalities see here
  4. Completed visa application form * - fill out upon arrival
  5. Boarding pass from the AZAL flight
  6. The invitation letter *

For business and humanitarian visit- an invitation letter from receiving company/organization

- For personal visit- an invitation letter from Azerbaijani citizen or foreign citizen currently legally residing in Azerbaijan along with their Azerbaijani ID

- For leisure visit – copy of hotel reservation

* marked documents are not mandatory, but recommended

ASAN successes cited as a case study in House of Lords official report

A case study submitted by The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) on the innovative Azerbaijani Service and Assessment Network (ASAN) has been selected for publication in an official report from the UK House of Lords Select Committee on Digital Skills, AZerTAg reports Read more ...

News digest October 10, 2014

Greetings from the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Washington, DC. In this edition of the News Digest, you will find stories about traveling to Baku, the Euro 2020 football tournament and Azerbaijan's relations with the UK, Israel and Mexico Read more ...

Interview with Michael Hoffmann: TAP's Role in European Energy Security

The EU’s long term goal regarding energy security is to become independent from one single gas supplier, increasing competition by having diverse energy suppliers. For these reasons, the EU promotes the Southern Gas Corridor, a strategically important gas value-chain passing through Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Greece, and Albania, linking Caspian gas to Europe Read more