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One more service point of the State Migration Service opened at the "Shikhli" border checkpoint

The State Migration Service in collaboration with the State Border Service and the State Customs Committee, continues to organize the activity of migration units at land border checkpoints of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The opening ceremony of the new migration unit was held with the participation of the State Migration Service and the State Border Service management at the “Shikhli” checkpoint of the state border on December 6.

Speaking at the event Chief of the State Migration Service, Vusal Huseynov and Chief of the State Border Service, colonel general Elchin Guliyev underlined the importance of establishing migration units at land checkpoints of the state border of the Republic of Azerbaijan and expressed hope for successful activity of the new unit. 

The new migration unite will serve to ensuring barrier free entry and exit of foreigners and stateless persons, who have violated the requirements of the migration legislation, rendering operative and on-site services, enhancing accessibility of migration services for foreigners and citizens visiting and living in the regions, raising their awareness of migration legislation, as well as satisfaction.

Initially, the new migration unit will render services on flexible and on spot solution of issues on liability of foreigners, who have been subject to travel ban for committing administrative offence during their stay or residence in the country, at the time of departure via border checkpoints, entry of foreigners, subjected to entry ban for violation of the migration legislation, without waste of time by executing the administrative decision, registration upon place of stay in the country and issuance of references confirming that the documents submitted for obtaining permissions for residence in the country are under consideration. In the future, the number of provided services will be increased.

The new migration unit will operate 24 hours a day. The service point will provide services not only to foreigners who enter and exit the “Shikhli” checkpoint of the state border, but also to those living in and visiting the nearby territories.

Moreover, new service points of the State Migration Service are expected to be operational at the “Astara” checkpoints of the state border (Republic of Azerbaijan - Islamic Republic of Iran).

It should be mentioned that a new service point of the State Migration Service has been operating since last month at the “Samur” checkpoint of the state border.

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