Foreigners and stateless persons temporarily residing at least 2 years with following grounds in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan can apply for obtaining permanent residence permission in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan:

-         In case they are in close relationship with a citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

-     In case they invest at least 500 000 manats in the economy of the country;

-      In case they possess real estate which is worth at least 100 000 manats on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan or funds in the same amount in the banks of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

-      In case they are highly qualified specialists in the spheres of economy, industry, defense, science, culture, sports, etc;

-         In case they are family members of foreigners and stateless persons temporarily or permanently residing on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

-      In case they hold positions of head or deputy head in the branch or representation of a foreign juridical person in the Republic of Azerbaijan;

-     In case they engage in entrepreneurship activity in the Republic of Azerbaijan.

 

 

While processing applications of foreigners and stateless persons for issuance of permit for permanent residence in the Republic of Azerbaijan, their knowledge on the rights and obligations set forth by the laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan, as well as official language skills are tested by a commission consisting of experts from State Migration Service, Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan Republic. 

 

 

 

For issuance of permission card for permanent residence in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan to foreigners and stateless persons and for extension of its validity 300 manats state fee is required.

For issuance of permission card for permanent residence in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan to foreigners and stateless persons under age of 18 and for extension of its validity 150 manats state fee is required.

 

 

Main conditions for carrying out paid labour activity by foreigners and stateless persons are availability of vacancies which are not applied by a citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan who has professional skills or qualifications required for such job, inability of employment services to meet employers’ need for manpower at the cost of local labour resources.

 

 

For issuance of work permit to foreigners and stateless persons in order to carry out paid labour activity in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan and for extension of its validity following state fees are required:

Up to 3 months                    350 manats

Up to 6 months                    600 manats

Up to 1 year                         1000 manats

 

 

The following foreigners and stateless persons are not required to obtain a work permit:

-     Persons holding permit for permanent residence in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

-        Persons engaged in entrepreneurship activity in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

-        Employees of diplomatic representations and consulates;

-        Employees of international organizations;

-       Heads of the organizations established under international agreements and their deputies;

-       Persons employed by relevant executive authority;

-       Military personnel and specialists invited for service or work in Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan and other armed units established pursuant to the legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

-       Employees of mass media accredited in the Republic of Azerbaijan;

-     Persons dispatched for a business trip for not more than 90 days within a year to the Republic of Azerbaijan in the spheres of activity (mining industry; processing industry; supply with electric, gas, steam and condensate air; information and communication; Finance and insurance; Education; Transport; Water supply; refining polluted water and waste) defined by relevant executive authority;

    - Specialists included to the category defined by relevant executive authority who have been invited by the citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan or juridical persons established in the Unofficial translation Republic of Azerbaijan for the purpose of doing works or rendering services in the activity areas determined by the relevant executive authority;

-      Seamen;

-       Academic staff and lecturers invited to institutes of higher education for delivering lectures;

-      Art workers, trainers and sportsmen invited to work in sport clubs registered at relevant executive authority;

-   Persons engaging in professional religious activity in the officially registered religious institutions;

-    Heads of branches and representations of foreign juridical persons in the Republic of Azerbaijan and their deputies;

-    Persons married with the citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan,provided that the citizen is registered on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan upon place of residence;

-    Persons submitted application for obtaining refugee status, obtained refugee status or granted political asylum;

-     Persons having in their custody citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan who are under the age of 18 or I group disabled persons;

-     Persons involved in labour activity in cases defined by relevant executive authority.