Temporary and Permanent Residence Permits

Information about the different types of residence permit in Azerbaijan, and how to apply for the permit...

Temporary Residence Permits

A temporary residence permit can be issued to people who:

  • Are married to an Azerbaijani citizen or with close ties/family of an Azerbaijani citizen
  • Invest 500.000 AZN
  • Open a deposit account with 50.000 AZN
  • Work in Azerbaijan and holder of a work permit
  • Are full-time students at one of Azerbaijan's universities
  • Are specialists in one of the following industries: defence, economy, culture, science

A temporary residence permit is issued for one year and can be extended four times, for one year each time. Its duration corresponds with that of a work permit.

Foreigners who leave Azerbaijan must return within the validity period of their temporary residence permit.

  • For a list of the documents required to support the permit application: Click here

Extending a permit

An application to extend a temporary residence permit must be made at least 22 working days before the permit expires. An extension is granted in the following situations:

  • Urgent treatment is necessary
  • A close relative is seriously ill or has died
  • For work purposes
  • To download an application form to extend a temporary residence permit: Click here
  • For further information about extending a temporary residence permit: Click here

Permanent Residence Permits

A permanent residence permit can be granted after a temporary residence permit holder has lived legally in Azerbaijan for two years.

  • For information about the documents required to obtain a permanent residence permit (immigrant status): Click here

Permanent residents are issued an exit visa when they leave Azerbaijan and they must return within the validity period of their permanent residence permit. They can live in state housing and join public unions.

Medical Certificate

A medical certificate is required for resident permit applications. Only a medical certificate which has been issued in Azerbaijan is considered valid. There are two centres in Baku which issue the medical certificate:

Rights of Foreign Citizens Living in Azerbaijan

Foreigners can work, invest in Azerbaijan, use local banks, move within Azerbaijan, marry and divorce an Azerbaijani citizen, have health, home and travel insurance and study at educational institutions.

Responsibilities of Foreigners Living in Azerbaijan

Foreigners must pay taxes and conform to residency permit requirements. Foreigners cannot vote and are not subject to military service.