Azerbaijani Parliament approves draft law on mutual visits of Azerbaijani and Turkish citizens with ID cards - UPDATED

Azerbaijani Parliament approves draft law on mutual visits of Azerbaijani and Turkish citizens with ID cards - UPDATED
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The law “on approval of Protocol No. 1 between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the Republic of Turkey on amendments to the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the Republic of Turkey on mutual visa exemption signed in Baku on February 25, 2020” has been adopted in the meeting of Milli Mejlis.

According to the information of APA, the draft law has been accepted after discussion at first reading

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A draft law on mutual visits of Azerbaijani and Turkish citizens with ID cards being discussed in Azerbaijani Parliament, APA reports.

According to the draft law “On confirmation of Protocol No 1 between Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Government of the Republic of Turkey on making an amendment on the Agreement, signed by Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Government of the Republic of Turkey on February 25, 2020, in Baku on the mutual exemption from visa”, Identification card of a citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan (which can be read by a machine and contains biometric information in relevance with Document of International Civil Aviation Organization No 9303 and standards of its current annexations) has been included in the list of reliable border-crossing documents for citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan within the framework of the visa-free visit.

Note that citizens of Azerbaijan and Turkey have the right mutually to travel visa-free for 90 days. A citizen of one country wanting to stay in the territory of the other country for more than 90 days for any reason should apply with a passport valid for at least 60 days longer than the required period for a residence permit.

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