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Expedited Appointments

A limited number of visa applicants may qualify for expedited visa interview appointments.

Only Azerbaijani citizens, or citizens of other countries who have valid Azerbaijani residence permits, may apply for an expedited appointment at Embassy Baku.

To obtain an expedited appointment you must satisfy one or more of the criteria listed below.

The criteria:

  1. You need to obtain urgent medical care in the U.S.
  2. You need to accompany an immediate family member who requires urgent medical care. Immediate family members include mother, father, brother, sister, child, grandparent or grandchild.
  3. An immediate family member in the U.S. has a serious medical condition and requires your presence urgently.
  4. You need to attend the funeral of an immediate family member.
  5. You need to attend an urgent and late-breaking business matter, where the need to travel to the U.S. could not have been foreseen.
  6. You need to make an appearance in a U.S. court.
  7. You are a student or exchange visitor who would otherwise not be able to start your program on time.

Things to remember:

If you believe you qualify for an expedited appointment, please read the following points carefully, before you apply:

  1. In order to initiate your request for an expedited appointment, you must submit a request by email to, or by telephone to +994-12-498-0335, specifying your reason for an expedited appointment.
  2. You must bring to the interview documentary evidence to prove that you satisfy one or more of the criteria for an expedited appointment, such as a letter from a doctor, a university, or a business in the U.S.

    Persons desiring to travel to the U.S. for medical treatment should be prepared to present the following, in addition to any other documentation the consular officer may require:

    • Medical diagnosis from a local physician, explaining the nature of the ailment and the reason the applicant requires treatment in the United States.
    • Letter from a physician or medical facility in the United States, expressing a willingness to treat this specific ailment and detailing the projected length and cost of treatment (including doctors’ fees, hospitalization fees, and all medical-related expenses).

    Statement of financial responsibility from the individuals or an organization that will pay for the patient’s transportation, medical and living expenses. The individuals guaranteeing payment of these expenses must provide proof of ability to do so, often in the form of bank or other statements of income/savings or certified copies of income tax returns.
  3. If the consular officer determines you do not have a genuine emergency, as defined by the criteria above, you will be asked to return on your regular appointment date.
  4. Once you obtain an expedited appointment, you are treated as a normal visa applicant; you must qualify for a U.S. visa in every respect.
  5. The visa application fee is nonrefundable.