Foreigners and stateless persons intending to reside temporarily in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan should get a relevant permit for it. Permit for temporary residence in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan is issued to foreigners and stateless persons by the State Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Applications of foreigners and stateless persons for issuance of permits for temporary residence in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan are processed within the period provided by the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan ”On State Fee” by the amount of state fee paid under this Law.
A temporary residence permit can be granted to people who:
A temporary residence permit in Azerbaijan is granted for one year and can be extended four times, for one year each time. The duration of temporary residence corresponds with that of a work permit. Liens leaving Azerbaijan must return within the validity period of their temporary residence permit.
To extend a temporary residency permit, you must make an application at least 22 working days before the permit expires.
An extension is issued in the following situations:
Foreigner and stateless persons are issued a permit for temporary residence in the Republic of Azerbaijan in the following cases:
Permanent Residence Permits
A permanent residence permit can be granted after a temporary residence permit holder has lived legally in Azerbaijan for two years. Permanent residents are issued an exit visa when they leave Azerbaijan and they must return within the validity period of their permanent residence permit. They can live in state housing and join public unions.
MEDICAL CERTIFICATE – a medical certificate is required for resident permit applications. Only a medical certificate that has been issued in Azerbaijan is considered valid.
Responsibilities of Foreigners Living in Azerbaijan
Foreigners must pay taxes and conform to residency permit requirements. Foreigners cannot vote and are not subject to military service.
A foreigner or a stateless person who legally resides on the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic uninterruptedly and permanently for the last 5 years, who has a legal source of income and undertakes to abide by the Constitution and Azerbaijani legislation, as well submits a document certifying his/her knowledge of the state language, may be admitted to the citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic upon his/her own application regardless of his/her origin, social and property status, race and nationality, sex, educational background, language, religious views, political and other convictions. The term of permanent residence on the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic of foreigners and the stateless person is calculated from the date of issuance of the permanent residence permit in the established order. The term uninterrupted stay on the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic is recognized to be uninterrupted only if the person has been outside Azerbaijan for not more than 3 months in a year.
Foreigners and stateless persons may worship any religion. But they cannot have religious propaganda. Foreigners and stateless persons may not be members of political parties in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Step 1: Complete the online application – Completing the Azerbaijan e-Visa application is simple. Enter your details into the relevant fields of the online form. You will need to provide a contact email address, your passport details, and basic information like your name and nationality. You will also need to provide information about your accommodation in Azerbaijan and answer some standard questions relating to health and security. Then, simply upload a digital copy of your passport information page and you will be ready to submit the Azerbaijan e-Visa online application.
Step 2: Confirm Payment – Part of the Azerbaijan e-Visa application involves covering a small processing fee. This can be done using a credit or debit card. Secure serves to protect online transactions. Paying the Azerbaijan e-Visa fee is as easy as entering your card details when prompted.
Step 3: Receive Approved Visa – Once you have completed and submitted your Azerbaijan e-Visa application form, the information will be processed. The approved visa will be sent by email to the account you provide on your online questionnaire. It may take up to 3 working days to receive your e-Visa, although in most cases, applications are processed within 24 hours.
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Azerbaijan does not recognize dual nationality and it can be grounds for criminal prosecution. Persons who acquire another nationality are required to notify the authorities within thirty days or risk denaturalization and/or payment of fines under the Criminal Code.
In order to apply for a permanent residency visa, foreigners must have been residing in Azerbaijan with a temporary visa for a minimum of two years and provide an official medical certificate confirming that they are able bodied and well.
Yes, knowledge of Azerbaijani language is required.
No interview required.
5 years of continuous permanent residence, legal source of income, undertaking to abide by the Constitution and Laws of Azerbaijan, and knowledge of Azerbaijani language is required.
A resident’s taxable income in Azerbaijan is comprised of worldwide income, income generated in and outside Azerbaijan. The taxable base of residents is determined as the difference between gross income for a calendar year and expenses (or deductions).
A non-resident’s taxable income in Azerbaijan is comprised only of the income generated from sources in Azerbaijan.
There are no inheritance taxes in Azerbaijan.
A foreigner can buy real estate (immovable property) in Azerbaijan, with the exception of land. If your a foreign citizen or stateless person, you can buy a house, villa, apartment, commercial property and other property, but not land.