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What are the requirements to get a short business visa to Spain?

La France représente la Belgique, l’Espagne, le Luxembourg, les Pays-Bas, le Portugal et la Suède pour toutes les demandes de visas de court séjour Schengen. The French embassy in Baku is competent ...
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Low-cost airlines to Azerbaijan?

Wizz Air The only international low-cost airline flying to Schengen Area from Azerbaijan is Wizz Air: Baku - Budapest (each Monday and Thursday) and Budapest - Baku (each Wednesday and Sunday) ...
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What is the cost of a visa on arrival in Azerbaijan?

According to the official e-visa site you can apply for an 'urgent' e-visa for $50 and it will be ready within 3 hours. (The standard e-visa being $23 and ready within 3 days) Israeli citizens can ...
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Can an ethnic Armenian visit Azerbaijan?

No. There were some cases when people with Armenian roots were not allowed into Azerbaijan even though technically they had 1/8th or even 1/16th of Armenian blood. There were also some documented ...
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How useful is Azerbaijani language in Iran?

Knowledge of Azerbaijani (Turkish) or even (Istanbul) Turkish would be extremely helpful in (Azeri) Turkish speaking cities like Tabriz and Ardabil, and I seriously doubt whether they get offended to ...
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Where in Tbilisi can I get very early morning public transport towards Azerbaijan?

My wife, native of Tbilisi, suggests that all buses and marshrutkas from Tbilisi to Baku leave from Ortachala. Search around Russian language sites seems to confirm it. (Note: all links below are to ...
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Visiting Azerbaijan during Nowruz / Novruz: what's different?

In Azerbaijan, how do businesses' hours of operation change over Nowruz? As a local, I can tell that in Azerbaijan, businesses' hours of operation don't change over Nowruz. Although Nowruz is an ...
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Do I need a visa to connect through Azerbaijan?

As always, Timatic is the definitive source for these sorts of questions. Here's what it says for a US citizen transiting Azerbaijan: Transit - Azerbaijan (AZ) Visa Visa required. ...
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Visiting Azerbaijan during Nowruz / Novruz: what's different?

I was in Sheki and Baku, Azerbaijan, for two days over Nowruz this year. In both cities, it seemed pretty much every business I saw was open for at least its normal hours, and public transit seemed ...
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What is the situation with land border crossings on the Georgia-Azerbaijan border?

We call it Regime, without "Special Quarantine" crap. So, indeed our Regime has been extended until January 2, 2024, which means our land borders (including Georgia-Azerbaijan border) will ...
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How useful is Azerbaijani language in Iran?

I'd go with English when talking to people in public, because first of all you can never know who is going to understand you if you start speaking Azerbaijani and secondly, it would be of no special ...
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Where in Alat (Azerbaijan) is the bus stop for transport heading to Baku?

The Caravanistan guide that you cite describes getting from Baku to Alat but it is not too hard to backtrack: from Alat port take a minibus / taxi to the bus stop from there take bus 195 to Baku ...
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Azerbaijan Transit Visa for Iranian Citizens

No you don't need a transit visa, provided you have proof of onward travel and remain in Azerbaijan for less than 72h. However, make sure you don't need to transfer terminals at Baku airport, because ...
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Status of David Gareja - rocky monastery on the top of the mountain

Short version: The David Gareja site straddles the border between Georgia and Azerbaijan. There was an episode in 2012 where the Azerbaijan authorities stopped tourists crossing to their side. The ...
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Baku-Tbilisi train

Given the designation of the train it is unlikely that Georgian Railway system will give you anything different than the Azerbaijan's Railway booking system so there are no other stops between Rustavi ...
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Renewing Azerbaijani temporary residence on a new passport

From my acquittances in the State Migration Service of Azerbaijan, I've been told that you can apply with your current residence permit, the old passport and the new passport. They will exchange your ...
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How to get from Sheki to Tbilisi

I'm going to update the above info with costs + time breakdowns. Minibus from Sheki Bus Station to random corner in Balakan. 3.50 Manat. 10:10 AM and 2:00 PM. 2.5 hours. Note: Find the bus to ...
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E-Visa for Azerbaijan

I ended up using Alean Travel Company. We exchanged a couple of e-mails, payment was done via Western Union (USD 55) and the visa arrived two days before my planned entry by e-mail. They also offered ...
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Exit and entry stamps on European passports when leaving Schengen Area

If you mean leaving Schengen Area for Azerbaijan or Georgia, then, shortly: If you're a citizen of EU or EFTA, then your passport won't get stamped. If you're not a citizen of EU or EDTA, then your ...
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An authentic way to celebrate Novruz in Azerbaijan

In Azerbaijan, Novruz is officially celebrated between 20th and 24th of March. When public holidays and weekends overlap here (which usually is the case with Novruz, because it lasts for 5 days), the ...
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Does a Austrian refugee passport holder need a visa to enter Azerbaijan?

You will not be able to enter Azerbaijan without a visa nor receive one upon arrival. Holders of regular Austrian passports, as well as holders of regular Pakistani passports, are eligible to apply ...
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Equivalent of Cig Kofte restaurants in Georgia

In Azerbaijan these would be just "kafe"s ("çayxana"s too to some extent, but they focus more on tea). They are usually located off the big streets and have names written in awful ...
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Can an ethnic Armenian visit Azerbaijan?

The answer is not a strict no. Officially and unambiguously, there's no such discrimination, as having such law would weaken the position of Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, where the ...
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E-Visa for Azerbaijan

STI Azerbaijan, the local representation of the International Student Travel Confederation, also offers e-visas. In my experience, their service is friendly and fast.
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Do Azeri border guards stamp passports of travellers entering on an e-visa?

Got it both on the passport and visa sheet (top right Corner)
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Do Azeri border guards stamp passports of travellers entering on an e-visa?

This travel agency website has a link to a sample e-visa, which includes no space for entry/exit stamps. In addition, it mentions in the text that one should "make sure that you have free page in your ...
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Low-cost airlines to Azerbaijan?

By the latest update, Azal began providing AzalJet as lowcost provider. Even in Azal's website you can see the flight. There are flights both from Baku (capital) and Gabala (city in the middle of ...
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What time do buses and marshrutkas leave from Tbilisi for the Azerbaijan border?

You have to go to the main station and ask around, the prices are very different as there are no actual companies driving. The drivers are individuals who drive families and tourist to the borders. ...
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Do I need a visa to transit between separate flights at Baku Airport Azerbaijan

Tourist e-visas for Azerbaijan are now available and cost 24 USD and are ready within 5 business days. There is a short turnaround visa process available also, which costs 75 USD.
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Crossing countries in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Iran

You can visit both countries in any order as you wish. This is what many tourists do (when they visit a region, they want to see all of the countries in it) and both Armenian and Azerbaijani ...
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