Acquisition, restoration and revocation of citizenship of the Republic of Azerbaijan

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A foreigner or stateless person who lives uninterruptedly for the last 5 years in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan on legal bases, has legal source of income, undertakes obligation on observing Constitution and laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan, as well as submits a document certifying his/her knowledge of the state language of the Republic of Azerbaijan may be admitted to the citizenship of the Republic of Azerbaijan upon his/her own application according to the legislation regardless of his/her origin, race and nationality, gender, educational background, religion, political and other convictions.

Foreigner’s or stateless person’s permanent residence period in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan is calculated from the day his/her permit for permanent residence is granted in a way envisaged by the legislation.

Person’s citizenship who has been previously citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan or whose citizenship has been revoked may be restored upon his/her application taking into account the restrictions envisaged in the second part of Article 14 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on “Citizenship of the Republic of Azerbaijan”.

Secession from citizenship of the Republic of Azerbaijan is made upon the application of the person in a way envisaged by the legislation.

Persons who live in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan apply to the State Migration Service, and persons who live abroad apply to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via diplomatic representations or consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan for restoration and revocation of citizenship of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Foreigner and stateless persons apply to the State Migration Service in order to acquire the citizenship of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

If person has deliberately falsified necessary information for obtaining the citizenship or submitted falsified document in order to acquire the citizenship of the Republic of Azerbaijan, he/she lose the citizenship of the Republic of Azerbaijan that he/she gained.

The relevant order on acquisition, restoration and revocation of citizenship of the Republic of Azerbaijan is signed by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
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