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Permanent Residence Permit (PR) in Azerbaijan

October 24, 2021

Permanent Residence Permit (PR) is a type of permission that allows foreigners and stateless persons to permanently live in the territory of Azerbaijan. Permanent Residence Permit in the Republic of Azerbaijan is not issued permanently as the meaning implies. According to the legislation, a Permanent Residence Permit (PR) is issued for a period of 5 years. And it is possible to extend the duration of the Permanent Residence Permit  (PR) only if the same grounds as its issuance exist.

Let us add that obtaining a Permanent Residence Permit (PR) in Azerbaijan is not an easy process. We hope this blog post is helpful in clarifying your questions and informing you.

I. Who can obtain a Permanent Residence Permit (PR) in Azerbaijan?

According to the Migration Code  of Azerbaijan foreigners or stateless persons living in Azerbaijan for two years continuously can obtain Permanent Residence Permit (PR) in Azerbaijan. The duration of temporary residence in Azerbaijan is considered continuous if the person does not stay outside of the territory of Azerbaijan for more than 90 days within 180 days.

Foreigners (stateless persons) and their family members may apply for a Permanent Residence Permit (PR) in Azerbaijan in the following cases:
  • Persons who are close relatives of citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Family members of persons living in Azerbaijan on a permanent or temporary basis;
  • Heads of company branches and representative offices operating in Azerbaijan and their deputies;
  • Directors and their deputies of companies operating in Azerbaijan if at least one of whose founders is a foreigner;
  • Persons engaged in individual entrepreneurial activity in Azerbaijan;
  • Persons investing at least AZN 500,000 (approx. USD 295.000) in the economy of Azerbaijan;
  • Persons who own property worth at least AZN 100,000 (approx. USD 59.000) in the territory of Azerbaijan; 
  • Persons who have a deposit of at least AZN 100,000 (approx. USD 59.000) in banks operating in Azerbaijan;
  • Highly qualified specialists in economics, industry, military, science, culture, sports, and other fields;
  • Persons invited by citizens of Azerbaijan or companies established in Azerbaijan to provide services in the fields of activity determined by the President of Azerbaijan.

II. Additional requirements for obtaining Permanent Residence Permit (PR) in Azerbaijan:

In addition, we should note that there are additional legal requirements for obtaining a Permanent Residence Permit (PR) in Azerbaijan. So, those persons should be informed about their rights and duties according to the domestic legislation. Also, those who want to get a Permanent Residence Permit in Azerbaijan must know the Azerbaijani language. The relevant commission checks that those persons have all this knowledge. This case does not apply to children under the age of 18, persons who are over the age of 65. Also,disabled persons of group I (if the relevant confirming document is submitted).

Individuals must apply for a Permanent Residence Permit at least 3 months before the expiration of the temporary residence permit.

III. Grounds for refusal of issuance of a Permanent Residence Permit (PR):

The basis of non-issuance (non-extension) of a Permanent Residence Permit (PR) in Azerbaijan:

  • In the event that individuals may harm Azerbaijan’s national security or public order;
  • If they are carriers of viruses and dangerous infectious diseases as approved by the executive authority.
  • If they submit fraud documents or wrong information to obtain a Permanent Residence Permit (PR) in Azerbaijan;
  • If they do not have enough funds to meet the minimum needs of themselves and their family members. (Exception: If they are close relatives of Azerbaijani citizens and family members of persons  who have Permanent Residence Permit in Azerbaijan);
  • If they leave the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan to reside in a foreign state;
  • If they are outside the country for more than 180 days in any year after receiving a Permanent Residence Permit;
  • If they eliminate the circumstances that were grounds for obtaining a Temporary Residence Permit in Azerbaijan;
  • If persons do not know the Azerbaijani language, as well as their rights and duties;
  • If they violate the declared purpose of their visit to Azerbaijan during their Permanent Residence in the territory of Azerbaijan etc.
WE ADVICE:

As ACON, we recommend that you entrust the execution of legal services related to obtaining permanent residence permit (PR) only to professionals (companies) with relevant experience in this field. Getting professional legal services is what you need in terms of minimizing legal risks.

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, Obtaining a Temporary Residence Permit (TRP or TRC) in Azerbaijan by starting a business: https://acon.az/obtaining-a-temporary-residence-permit-by-starting-a-business/
  4. 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/
  5. ACON – LAW AND INVESTMENT, Azerbaijan Temporary Residence Permit (TRP or TRC) through Real Estate: https://acon.az/azerbaijan-trp-or-trc-through-real-estate/
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