Permanent residence of foreigners and stateless persons in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Permanent residence of foreigners and stateless persons in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan

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Foreigners and stateless persons temporarily residing at least 2 years on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the basis of a relevant permit can submit application to obtain permit for permanent residence on 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 are engaged in entrepreneurship activity in the Republic of Azerbaijan;

Foreigners and stateless persons should apply to the relevant executive authority in case of existence of grounds for issuance of a permanent residence permit to them, at least 3 months before the expiry date of their permits for temporary residence on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

State Migration Service of Azerbaijan Republic processes the application of a person applying for issuance of a permit for permanent residence in the Republic of Azerbaijan within 2 months and makes an appropriate decision.

A permit for permanent residence in the Republic of Azerbaijan is issued for the period of 5 years. At least 3 months before the expiry date of this permit, the permanent residence permit can be extended for 5 years upon application of a foreigner or stateless person. The number of extensions is not limited.

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.

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