Employment in Azerbaijan

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All foreigners wishing to work in Azerbaijan must have a valid work permit. People working in the country without a permit, after one has expired, or who have breached the terms of their employment contract are considered to be illegal migrants.

Work permits are issued by the country's State Migration Service and an application is generally made through an employer.

Finding Employment

Searching the Internet is the main way that foreigners find work in Azerbaijan. Below is a list of sites which advertise jobs in the country (note that many job sites use a mix of Azerbaijani and English):

Azerbaijan is a growing oil exporter and many people move to the country to work in this field. Several companies specialise in jobs in this field:

All foreigners wishing to work in Azerbaijan must have a valid work permit.
People working in the country without a permit, after one has expired, or who
have breached the terms of their employment contract are considered to be
illegal migrants.


Work permits are issued by the country's State
Migration Service
and are generally applied for through an employer.



  • For further information, see the Guide on Work Permits


Finding Employment


Searching the Internet is the main way that foreigners find work in
Azerbaijan. Below is a list of sites which advertise jobs in the country (note
that many job sites use a mix of Azerbaijani and English):



Azerbaijan is a growing oil exporter and many people go to the country to
work in this field. Several companies specialise in jobs in this field: