Azerbaijan Administration Offices
Information about the various offices related to administrative procedures in Azerbaijan, including where to go for immigration issues, driving licences and more…
Immigration and Registration
The State Migration Service (SMS) is in charge of immigration and citizenship. It is responsible for issuing temporary and permanent residence and work permits and extensions for temporary residence permits. It is also responsible for applications for Registration at the Place of Residence.
- State Migration Service
At: Block 3123, 202 Binagadi Highway, Binagadi, AZ1114 Baku
Tel: (012) 562 56 23 / (012) 562 57 73 / (012) 562 57 74
Fax: (012) 562 37 02
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides visa services, information about notary services, extensions of permanent residency permits, as well as information about how to register any changes in social status (for example, marriage, divorce, or birth registration). The website contains information and contact details about embassies and consulates in Azerbaijan.
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs
At: 4 Shihali Qurbanov Street, AZ1009 Baku
Tel: (012) 596 90 00
Fax: (012) 596 90 01
The State Agency for Public Services and Social Innovations (ASAN) provides notary services, registration of civil acts, registration of property, information about the documents required for a temporary residence permit, registration of commercial and legal persons/entities, and the renewal of a driving licence.
- State Agency for Public Services and Social Innovations (ASAN)
At: 36 Hasan Aliyev Street, AZ1078 Baku
Tel: (012) 444 74 30 / Call centre 108
All individuals and companies generating income in Azerbaijan are subject to taxation. The Ministry of Taxes oversees the collection of taxes and its website provides information about relevant legislation (including the tax code of Azerbaijan), the tax calendar, how to pay taxes, how to submit tax returns, as well as the penalties for late payments.
- Ministry of Taxes
At: 16 Landau Street, AZ1073 Baku
Tel: (012) 403 89 70 / Call centre 195
Fax: (012) 403 89 71
The State Customs Committee regulates the import and export of items into and out of Azerbaijan, and determines the rules and regulations for the declaration of goods and the payment of state duties.
- State Customs Committee
At: 2 Inshaatchilar Avenue, AZ1073 Baku
Tel: (012) 438 80 80
Fax: (012) 498 18 36
To import a vehicle into Azerbaijan, the Customs Department of Motor Transport of the State Customs Committee should be contacted.
- Customs Department of Motor Transport of the State Customs Committee
At: 1/F, Hodjassan Highway, Garadakh District, Baku
Tel: (012) 439 67 86 / (012) 438 80 80
Fax: (012) 439 67 86
Employment and Social Security
The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection is the governing body responsible for determining state policy on labour law, social security, and pensions.
- Ministry of Labour and Social Protection
At: 85 Salatin Asgerova Street, AZ1009 Baku
Tel: (012) 596 50 33
Fax: (012) 596 50 34
Driving Licences and Vehicle Registration
The State Traffic Police Department, which is part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is responsible for car registration, vehicle inspection and the issue of driving licences.
- State Traffic Police Department
At: 4 Khirdalan-Binagadi Highway, AZE1117 Baku
Tel: (012) 590 81 25 / (012) 590 81 35
Fax: (012) 498 02 17
Registration of Birth, Death and Marriage
State registry offices function under the Ministry of Justice in Azerbaijan and are responsible for the registration of births, deaths, changes in name, and divorce. There are approximately 80 registry offices situated throughout Azerbaijan.
- Main Registry Office (ZAGS)
At: 36A, Gara Garayev Avenue, Nizami District, Baku
Tel: (012) 421 35 86
Births, deaths and marriages can also be registered at an ASAN Service Centre.
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism provides information about tourist routes, resorts, museums, theatres, cinemas and hotels. It also organises exhibitions and concerts in Azerbaijan and oversees.
- Ministry of Culture and Tourism
At: 40 U.Hajibeyov Street, House of Government, AZ1000 Baku
Tel: (012) 493 43 98 / (012) 493 30 02
Fax: (012) 493 56 05 / (012) 493 65 38