Requirements for a Permanent Residence Permit in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan

October 24, 2021

Along with the temporary residence permit, there is a permanent residence permit. It is also one type of residence permissions. This type of permission allows people to permanently live in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan. We believe that this blog will clarify your questions by informing you about the legal basis for issuing permanent residence permits in the Republic of Azerbaijan.

I. Who can get a permanent residence permit in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan?

You can ask who can get this permission? Let’s look at the Migration Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan for the answer. It says that foreigners or stateless persons living in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan for two years continuously can apply for getting this permission. The duration of temporary residence in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan is considered uninterrupted if the person does not stay outside of the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan for more than 90 days within 180 days.

Immigrants are foreigners or stateless persons who are allowed to reside permanently in the country. Immigrant status is granted to these persons for a period of five years and may be renewed for a period of five years in the form of re-documentation. The number of extensions is not limited.

Foreigners (stateless persons) and their family members may apply for a permanent residence permit in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan:

  • Persons in close kinship with a citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Persons who are family members of foreigners or stateless persons temporarily or permanently residing in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Heads of branches and representative offices of foreign juridical persons in the Republic of Azerbaijan and their deputies;
  • Heads and deputy heads of a juridical person established in the Republic of Azerbaijan and whose founder or at least one of the founders is a foreign juridical person or individual;
  • Persons engaged in entrepreneurial activity in the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Persons investing at least 500,000 manats (approx: USD 295.000) in the economy of the country;
  • Persons possess real estate worth at least 100,000 manats (approx: USD 59.000) in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Persons who have deposited at least 100,000 manats (approx: USD 59.000) in banks functioning in the Republic of Azerbaijan based on term deposit agreements;
  • Highly qualified specialists in economics, industry, military, science, culture, sports and other fields;
  • Persons who are specialists included in the category defined by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan invited by citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan or juridical persons established in the Republic of Azerbaijan to perform works rendering services in the activity spheres determined by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

II. Additional requirements for a permanent residence permit in the Republic of Azerbaijan

In addition to the above, while processing applications of foreigners and stateless persons for issuance of a permit for permanent residence in the Republic of Azerbaijan, their knowledge of the rights and obligations provided by the laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan, as well as of the state language is checked by a commission consisting of experts from the State Migration Service, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Education. This case does not apply to children under the age of 18, foreigners or stateless persons who are over the age of 65 or disabled persons of group I (if the relevant confirming document is submitted).

Finally, it should be noted that applications for a Permanent Residence Permit must be made at least 3 months before the expiry date of the temporary residence permit.

III. Grounds for refusal of issuance of a permanent residence permit

Cases of non-issuance (non-extension) of a permit for permanent residence of foreigners and stateless persons in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan and cancellation of a previously issued permit are as following:

  • In cases where the national security or public order of the Republic of Azerbaijan may be harmed;
  • When they are carriers of a virus of any disease that is on the list of dangerous infectious diseases approved by the relevant executive authority (except for the who are married with the citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan);
  • When they do not possess the identity documents or do not submit one or more of the documents specified in Article 53 of this Code;
  • When they submit fraud documents or wrong information to obtain a permit for permanent residence in the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • When they were convicted for deliberate commission of a serious or aggravated crime, if the penalty was not served or withdrawn in the order established by law;
  • When they do not have funds required to meet their minimum needs and needs of the family members staying with them (except for cases when they have a close relative, the citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan or a person who possesses a permit for permanent residence in the Republic of Azerbaijan who undertake a commitment to maintain them when they stay in the country);
  • When they fail to submit another document to meet the minimum needs of himself/herself and his/her family members within 10 working days, if the person who took over the financial security of the foreigner or stateless person (family members accompanying him) refuses to provide such security;
  • When they fail to submit documents on another place of residence for registration within 10 working days in case of application for deregistration of a foreigner or stateless person by the persons applying for consent provided for in Article 53.1.14 of the Migration Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Leaving the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan to reside in a foreign state;
  • When total number of days of their stay outside the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan in any year since the date of issuance of a permanent residence permit exceeds 180 days;
  • Elimination of circumstances that were grounds for obtaining a temporary residence permit in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • When they do not know rights and obligations of a foreigner or stateless person residing in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan permanently as it is provided for by the laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan and do not speak the state language;
  • When their stay in the Republic of Azerbaijan is considered undesirable;
  • When a decision on their expulsion from the Republic of Azerbaijan was made;
  • When they violated the declared purpose of their visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan during their permanent residence in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • When they failed to pay administrative fine imposed for violation of rules of stay and residence of foreigners and stateless persons in the Republic of Azerbaijan.

As ACON, we recommend that you entrust the execution of legal services related to obtaining permanent residence permits 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, Establishment of representative offices and branches of foreign companies, https://acon.az/establishment-of-representative-offices-and-branches-of-foreign-companies/ (2022).
  2. ACON – LAW AND INVESTMENT, Rules for Issuing Work Permits, https://acon.az/rules-for-issuing-work-permits/ (2021).
  3. ACON – LAW AND INVESTMENT, Rights and Responsibilities of Foreigners (Stateless persons), https://acon.az/rights-and-responsibilities-of-foreigners-stateless-persons/ (2021).
  4. ACON – LAW AND INVESTMENT, Procedure for Issuance, Refusal and Revocation of Temporary Residence Permits, https://acon.az/procedure-for-issuance-refusal-and-revocation-of-temporary-residence-permits/ (2019).
  5. ACON – LAW AND INVESTMENT, Apostille and Legalization, https://acon.az/apostille-and-legalization/ (2022).
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