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Obtaining a Temporary Residence Permit (TRP or TRC) in Azerbaijan by starting a business

August 16, 20221

One of the grounds for obtaining a Temporary Residence Permit (TRP or TRC) in Azerbaijan is starting a business. So, a person holds the position of head or deputy of a company (business) registered in Azerbaijan have the right to obtain Temporary Residence Permit (TRP or TRC) in Azerbaijan. State policy is aimed for the development of business activity in the country, encouraging foreigners to start a business. For this reason, the process of establishing a company is convenient and does not require a long time. However, the registering a company is not enough to obtain a Temporary Residence Permit (TRP or TRC) in Azerbaijan. In this blog post we will discuss how to get a Temporary Residence Permit (TRP or TRC) in Azerbaijan by starting a business, what stages this process consists of, and other legal issues related to the process.

I. Company Registration

The first step for obtaining a Temporary Residence Permit (TRP or TRC) in Azerbaijan is the registration of a company. To register a company, founder of the company should apply to the relevant state authority by preparing relevant documents. At this time if there are several founders, they conclude a contract and determine the legal entity’s charter, the procedure for joint action on its establishment, the conditions for transferring their property to it, and participating in its activities. Representative offices or branches and other institutions of companies also must apply for the state registration.

II. Additional Requirements Related to Starting a Business in Azerbaijan

Another thing to consider when starting a business is the need for licenses and permits depending on the type of activity. It is not necessary to obtain a license (permit) for all types of business activities. We should even add that obtaining a license (permit) is mandatory only for a small number of business areas. For example: Business activities that affect state security, can hurt the ecological state of the environment and etc.

III. Starting a Business (Entrepreneurial) Activity

Foreigners and stateless persons can start business activities after registering the company. Note that in order to obtain a Temporary Residence Permit (TRP or TRC) in Azerbaijan on the basis of business activity, according to the relevant requirements, it is necessary to have the actual activity of the company. For example, the company must lease a certain commercial space, have employees, and actually start the business activity etc. Company must perform all these activities in accordance with the requirements of the legislation. For all this, it is important to have legal and procedural knowledge. Therefore, we recommend that you seek the advice of professionals for the necessary services (lawyers, immigration lawyers).

IV. Issuance of Temporary Residence Permit (TRP or TRC) for the ones starting a business in Azerbaijan

After registering your company and starting actual business activities, you can apply for a Temporary Residence Permit (TRP or TRC) in Azerbaijan. In accordance with our legislation, for a Temporary Residence Permit application, you must submit the following documents:

  • Application questionnaire, a sample of which has been approved by the relevant executive authority;
  • copy of passport or other border crossing document;
  • A document confirming the existence of circumstances that are the basis for issuing a temporary residence permit in a notarial manner or equivalent manner;
  • A certificate that the person is not a carrier of the disease virus specified in the list of dangerous infectious diseases approved by the relevant executive authority;
  • Copy of the document granting the right to temporary stay or temporary residence in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Two photos of 3.5×4.5 cm in size;
  • Document of the residential area to be registered;
  • Application of a person who provides a residence to a foreigner or stateless person;
  • A copy of the identity document of the person providing the residence to a foreigner or stateless person;
  • Document on payment of state duty.

You can apply for a Temporary Residence Permit (TRP or TRC) in Azerbaijan online or offline. Then, the relevant executive body gives an opinion on the application for a Temporary Residence Permit within 10-15 working days.

But in what cases does the State Migration Service make a decision to reject applications?

In some cases, we witness that individuals do not always receive a positive response to their applications for Temporary Residence.This mainly happens when individuals do not comply with the requirements of the legislation. For example, they do not start actual business activities, or their passports have less than 3 months to expire. Or they are the carriers of some infectious diseases and etc.

Therefore, the mere formal existence of a company is not enough to obtain a Temporary Residence Permit based on establishing a business. When considering the application on this basis, the real activity of the company, the steps taken for business purposes during this period are investigated, the authenticity of the business activity is checked, and if no real activity is found, the application is rejected. Thus, simply creating a company does not constitute any basis for issuing a Temporary Residence Permit. For this reason, it is advisable for people who intend to do business to apply for a Temporary Residence Permit on this basis.

As the ACON team, we are happy to offer legal services to our clients for obtaining a permanent and temporary residence permit, and work permit in Azerbaijan!

See also:

  1. ACON – LAW AND INVESTMENT, Immigration Services: https://acon.az/immigration-services/ 
  2. ACON – LAW AND INVESTMENT, Temporary Residence Permit (TRP or TRC) in Azerbaijan: https://acon.az/temporary-residence-permit/
  3. ACON – LAW AND INVESTMENT, Azerbaijan Temporary Residence Permit (TRP or TRC) by Making a Deposit: https://acon.az/obtaining-a-temporary-residence-permit-by-making-a-deposit/
  4. ACON – LAW AND INVESTMENT, Azerbaijan Temporary Residence Permit (TRP or TRC) through Real Estate: https://acon.az/azerbaijan-trp-or-trc-through-real-estate/
  5. ACON – LAW AND INVESTMENT, Permanent Residence Permit (PR) in Azerbaijan: https://acon.az/permanent-residence-permit-in-azerbaijan/

One comment

  • Ahmed Raza khan

    December 20, 2022 at 5:13 pm

    TRC can be availed for buying land in Azerbaijan for less than 1 lakh AZN

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