Citizenship in Azerbaijan

A person born in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic, or of a citizen of the Azerbaijan Republic shall become a citizen of the Azerbaijan Republic. A person one of whose parents is a citizen of the Azerbaijan Republic shall become a citizen of the Azerbaijan Republic.



The following persons shall be considered citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic:

1) Persons who had citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic by the date of 06.10.1998 provided that they have been registered in a place of residence in the Azerbaijan Republic up to the date mentioned above.

2) Persons who are not citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic or other state and had a registered residence in the Azerbaijan Republic by January 1, 1992;

3) Refugees who have been settled in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic from January 1, 1988 until January 1, 1992;

4) Persons who obtained the citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic in accordance with the Law on Citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Grounds for obtaining of the citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic. A person shall obtain the citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic in the following cases:

1) by birth in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic or being born by a citizen of the Azerbaijan Republic;

It hereby must be noted that, A child born in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan both parents of whom are foreigners shall not be a citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan. A child born in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan one parent of whom is a foreigner and the other one is a stateless person shall not be a citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan. A child born in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan both parents of whom are stateless persons shall be a citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan. A child, who lives on the territory of Azerbaijan and both parents of whom are unknown, is a citizen of Azerbaijan Republic.

2) by admission to the citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic;

A foreigner or a stateless person who legally resides on the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic uninterruptedly and permanently for the last 5 years, who has legal source of income and undertakes to abide by the Constitution and Azerbaijani legislation, as well submits a document certifying his/her knowledge of the state language, may be admitted to the citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic upon his/her own application regardless of his/her origin, social and property status, race and nationality, sex, educational background, language, religious views, political and other convictions. The term of permanent residence on the territory of Azerbaijan Republic of foreigner or stateless person is being calculated from the date of issuance of permanent residence permit in established order. The term of uninterrupted stay on the territory of Azerbaijan Republic is recognized to be uninterrupted only if person has been outside Azerbaijan for not more than 3 months in a year.

3) by grounds foreseen under the international treaties of the Azerbaijan Republic;

4) by other grounds foreseen under the Law on Citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic

Foreigners and stateless persons can be admitted to the citizenship of Azerbaijan Republic regardless of the terms of stay in the Republic of Azerbaijan:

- possession of high achievements in the sphere of science, technics, culture or sport;

- in exceptional cases, if persons represent special interest for the Republic of Azerbaijan

Also, person who has rendered great service for Azerbaijan Republic can be admitted to the citizenship of the Republic of Azerbaijan Republic regardless of the terms of stay in the Republic of Azerbaijan.



AVIS (Azerbaijan Visa and Immigration Services) offers its services that includes to follow, guide, realise all of these steps necessary for immigration to Azerbaijan, support regarding obtaining residency permits and citizenship.

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