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How to get a Temporary Residence Permit (TRP) in Azerbaijan?
03 Sep

How to get a Temporary Residence Permit (TRP) in Azerbaijan?

Terms, procedure and necessary documents for obtaining temporary residence permit (TRP) in Azerbaijan

 What is a temporary residence permit (TRP)?

Temporary residence permit (TRP in Azerbaijan) - is a document, that confirms that its owner is a foreign citizen who has the right to live in Azerbaijan for a certain period of time, freely leave and enter the Republic of Azerbaijan. TRP in Azerbaijan is issued by the State Migration Service of Azerbaijan.


What rights does the TRP give?

Comparing to the temporary registration temporary residence permit gives you a free status for a certain period, you will have more rights and fewer restrictions.


 

 

Here is what you can do after obtaining a temporary residence permit in Azerbaijan:

  • Live in Azerbaijan for the entire duration of the TRP.
  • Move freely throughout all the country. After moving to another city of Azerbaijan, you only need to register for migration within 5 days.
  • If you entered Azerbaijan on a visa, now you can cross the border with a passport and a residence permit.
  • Further social benefits will be available to you, you will be able to save a pension.
  • Work without additional permits & licenses (if you applied for TRP on a work basis). Moreover, the status of a temporary residence permit for employers is more attractive than a standart registration.

On what grounds is TRP granted?

Foreigners and stateless persons are issued permit for temporary residence in the Republic of Azerbaijan in the following cases:

  • Being in close relationship with a citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Investing at least 500.000 manats in the economy of the country;
  • Possessing a real estate which is worth at least 100.000 manats on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan or funds in the same amount in the banks of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Being a highly qualified specialists in the spheres of economy, industry, defense, science, culture, sports, etc. Specialists included to the category defined by relevant executive authority who have been invited by the citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan or juridical persons established in the Republic of Azerbaijan for the purpose of doing works or rendering services in the activity spheres determined by the relevant executive authority;
  • Being a family members of foreigners and stateless persons temporarily or permanently residing on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Holding positions of head or deputy head in the branch or representation of a foreign juridical person in the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Holding positions of head or deputy head of juridical person (firms, companies) established in the Republic of Azerbaijan, the founder or at least one of the founders of which is foreign juridical or physical person;
  • Engaging in entrepreneurship activity in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
    This case is only considered as a ground for issuance of permit for temporary residence in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan, when those persons work actually by concluding labor contract with at least 5 persons on full time employment or 10 persons on part-time employment. In this case, at least 80 percent of the workers are required to be the citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Carrying out paid labor activity on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Getting full-time education at the institutions of higher education and technical schools and in case they get education at secondary schools in the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Engaging in professional religious activity at officially registered religious institutions;
  • In case there are grounds envisaged by the international agreements of the Republic of Azerbaijan.


How to apply for TRP?

If you stay in Azerbaijan on a temporary staying basis, the question of the deadlines for applying for temporary resident permit is very important, because if you miss the deadlines, your staying is Azerbaijan will be illegal. The deadline for you to apply for a temporary residence permit is 30 (thirty) days before the expiry of the temporary staying.


What documents are required for TRP?

  • Application form sample;
  • Copy of the passport (validity period of passport should be more than 3 months of the expiry date);
  • Notarized copy of the birth certificate or other document equal to it (for persons without a passport who are under the age of 18);
  • Notarized or equally certified document confirming existence of cases justifying issuance of temporary residence permit (You can get the list here);
  • Notarized consent letter of the family member or close relative envisaged by the Articles 45.1.1 (In case they are in close relationship with a citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan) and 45.1.5 (In case they are family members of foreigners or stateless persons temporarily or permanently residing in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan) of the Migration Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan with regard to issuance of a permit for temporary residence to foreigners and stateless persons under cases indicated in those Articles;
  • Reference certifying that the person is not carrier of a virus of any disease included in the list of dangerous infectious diseases approved by the relevant executive authority;  
  • Copy of the document authorizing to temporarily stay or reside in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Justified application by an authority, enterprise or organization inviting (to the Republic of Azerbaijan) foreigners and stateless persons who are highly qualified specialists in the spheres of economy,  industry, military, science, culture, sports & etc.;
  • 2 photos sized 3.5 x 4.5 sm;
  • Document of a residential area where the person shall be registered on (extract on the state registration of the property right from state registry of real estate, rent or tenancy agreement or other similar document);
  • Application of the person providing a foreigner or stateless person with a residential area (except the cases when there is a residential area in possession of the foreigner or stateless person);
  • Copy of the identity document of the person providing the foreigner or stateless person with a residential area;
  •  Receipt certifying payment of the state fee.

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