Residence permit in Azerbaijan

6 October 2017by info@acon.az

Are you looking to obtain a residence permit (TRC) in Azerbaijan?

ACON Consulting Firm, a law firm in Azerbaijan, is here to assist you every step of obtaining a Residence permit in Azerbaijan way. We specialize in providing expert legal counsel for individuals seeking permanent residence in Azerbaijan, including residence by depositing in Azerbaijan.

In this blog, we’ll guide you through the process, covering temporary and permanent residence permits, the application process, the required documents, and the benefits of a residence permit in Azerbaijan.

Bases to Get Residence Permit in Azerbaijan

Citizens of other countries or stateless persons who want to live temporarily in Azerbaijan should apply for a temporary residence permit to the State Migration Service. You must be in the country to apply for a temporary residence permit.

There are different grounds for obtaining a temporary residence permit. Some of these basics are more common in practice:

  • By depositing a minimum amount of AZN 100,000 in one of the banks located in the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • If he has real estate in the Republic of Azerbaijan with a total value of at least 100,000 AZN. It should be noted that in this case it is accepted that the total value of several immovable properties is at least 100,000 AZN;
  • When establishing a legal entity (company) in Azerbaijan. Note that in this case, it is possible to apply for a residence permit as a founder or director. In practice, legal entities of LLC type are usually created. Let’s also note that if you apply for a temporary residence permit as a director, the charter balance of the company you are the director of should be at least 50,000 AZN. If you apply as a founder, the company must have at least 5 full-time Azerbaijani employees.
  • If you have close relatives who are citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan or if you have family members with temporary/permanent residence permits in the Republic of Azerbaijan. Here, close relatives mean mother, father, grandfather, grandmother, brother, sister and their children. Family members with temporary or permanent residence permit mean husband/wife, children, parents.
  • Obtaining a residence permit based on a work permit.

In general, there are certain documents required when applying for a temporary residence permit. These documents are:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Medical certificate
  • Photo
  • House registration documents for the address where you will be temporarily registered
  • Power of attorney if the application is made by your representative
  • If you are applying on the basis of a bank deposit, a deposit agreement and a certificate from the bank confirming this
  • If you are applying on the basis of immovable property, extracts of immovable property or properties, technical passports, certificate regarding the assessment of the property (s)
  • If you are applying on the basis of a legal entity, the notarized founding documents of the legal entity, the decision on the appointment of the director. Document confirming the amount of authorized capital. Employment contract notices of Azerbaijani employees if you apply as a founder
  • For persons whose close relatives are citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan, as well as for persons whose family members have temporary or permanent residence permits in the Republic of Azerbaijan, an application for consent issued by these persons is also required

Let’s note one thing that if you have a temporary residence permit in Azerbaijan, your children under 18, your parents over 65 years old and your spouse can apply for a residence permit on your basis.

After applying to the State Migration Service, your application is considered and a decision is made within 15-20 working days. Note that during your first application, you can be granted a temporary residence permit for up to 1 year.

At least 30 days before the completion of the 1-year period, you can again apply to the Migration Service for the extension of the temporary residence permit with the same documents. In this case, the extension may be up to 2 years. The number of extensions is not limited. It is possible to apply to the Migration Service electronically or by approaching ASAN Service centers.

It should be noted that obtaining a temporary residence permit consists of several stages. The most important of these stages is the correct preparation of documents. Based on our practice, we should note that even the smallest mistake made by some people in this process causes you to be refused by the Migration Service. This can result in both time and financial losses for you. Keep in mind that if you came to the country on a visa, your stay in the country is only 30 days, if you are a citizen of a country that does not require a visa, this period can vary between 60-90 days. Taking into account that these periods are quite limited, you can entrust the professional migration lawyers of our team to handle your work in an operative manner and to apply to the Migration Service by following the necessary procedural rules in a short time.

It can be obtained based on various grounds:
  1. Employment: Foreigners can apply for a residence permit based on employment in Azerbaijan. This could include individuals who have been offered a job in the country. The employer typically plays a crucial role in the application process by providing the necessary documentation to support the application.
  2. Business and Investment: Individuals who plan to set up business activities or make significant investments in Azerbaijan may be eligible for a residence permit.
  3. Family Reunification: Family members of Azerbaijani citizens or foreign residents with valid residence permits may apply for a residence permit based on family reunification. This includes spouses, children, and dependent family members.

Temporary Residence Permit (TRC)

Foreigners and stateless persons interested in residing in the Republic of Azerbaijan must obtain a temporary residence permit. the State Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan issue this essential document upon approval of their residence status.

A temporary residence permit grants foreigners and stateless individuals the right to live temporarily in Azerbaijan, travel in and out of the country without requiring a visa during its validity, and officially register their residence address within the country.

In case of changes in personal information or the loss of a permit, it is mandatory to inform the relevant executive authority within 10 working days and apply for a re-issuance or cancellation of the permit.

Cases Eligible for Temporary Residence Permits

Temporary residence permits in the Republic of Azerbaijan are granted based on specific cases outlined in Article 45 of the Migration Code. These main cases include:

  • Close family relations with a citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
  • Investments in the country’s economy exceed 500,000 manats.
  • Ownership of real estate in Azerbaijan worth at least 100,000 manats
  • Fixed-term deposit agreement with banks in Azerbaijan involving a minimum of 100,000 manats
  • Obtaining a work permit for paid labor activity in Azerbaijan.
  • Documents Required for Temporary Residence Permits

Application Process to Obtain a Residence Permit in Azerbaijan

Obtaining a residence permit involves a series of steps:
  • STEP 1: Determine Eligibility: Understand the specific requirements based on your purpose of stay.
  • STEP 2: Prepare Required Documents: Gather the necessary documents to support your application.

          List of Documents Required to Apply for a Permit in Azerbaijan :

    • Passport and visa copies
    • Completed application form.
    • Proof of accommodation
    • Health insurance (medical certificate)
    • An employment contract or business registration (if applicable)
    • Proof of financial means
  • STEP 3: Submit Application: Complete and submit your application to the State Migration Service of Azerbaijan.
  • STEP 4: Attend Interviews (if required): Some applications may necessitate an interview to further assess eligibility.
  • STEP 5: Wait for Decision: Once submitted, patiently await the decision on your residence permit application.

What Services We Offer

Our services include:
  • Consultation on eligibility and requirements
  • Document preparation;
  • Appyling to State Migration Service;
  • Representing you at State Migration Service;
  • Application submission and follow-up;
  • Legal representation during interviews (if necessary);
  • Ongoing support and updates on your application status.
Conclusion

ACON Consulting Firm offers professional legal services for obtaining temporary or permanent residence permits in Azerbaijan. Our immigration lawyers provide the best advice, collect necessary documents, and ensure smooth immigration processes for our clients.

Choose ACON Consulting Firm for expert guidance and a hassle-free experience in securing your residence in Azerbaijan. Contact us today for all your immigration needs.

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