Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on simplifying visa prosedures for foreigners and stateless persons arriving in the Republic of Azerbaijan with the aim to organize and hold the World Chess Olympiad

Guided by Clause 32 of Article 109 of the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan, I hereby resolve as follows:

  1. Determine that foreigners and stateless persons arriving in the Republic of Azerbaijan in relation with the World Chess Olympiad may get a visa from the Republic of Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry Consular Department structural units located at international airports of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
  2. Consider one of the following documents a basis for visa issuance:

2.1.An official invitation letter of the Operating Committee of the Baku Chess Olympiad;

2.2.A document confirming accreditation obtained in accordance with relevant rules of the International Chess Federation (FIDE)

  1. People who have one of the documents mentioned in the 2nd part of this Order can apply for a visa from August 20 to September 20 of  2016.
  2. Oblige the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan to settle logistic and financial matters related to visa issuance at the international airports of the Republic of Azerbaijan for people arriving in the Republic of Azerbaijan in relation with the World Chess Olympiad.
  3. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan should:

5.1.inform the International Chess Federation (FIDE),  the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and appropriate institutions of foreign countries about visa simplifying procedures for people arriving in the Republic of Azerbaijan to the World Chess Olympiad;

5.2. ensure placement of information about visa simplifying procedures for people arriving in the Republic of Azerbaijan to the World Chess Olympiad at web pages of the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Azerbaijan, as well as its embassies and consulates abroad.

  1. State Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan should inform airlines arranging flights to the Republic of Azerbaijan about visa simplifying procedures for people arriving in the Republic of Azerbaijan to the World Chess Olympiad.

Ilham Aliyev

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Baku city, 18 April, 2016

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