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The law of Azerbaijan provides many solutions to help employers of foreign nationals. Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility, and benefits for accompanying family members vary by visa classification.

Business visitors can obtain a Business Visa, which can be issued for single or multiple entry and for varying validity, depending on nationality and the discretion of the authorities. Work permit exemptions for up to 90 days are available for work in certain industries (including information and communication, finance and insurance, and power, gas, steam and artificial atmosphere supply industries) and for certain (deputy) directors of Azerbaijani entities. Foreign nationals will still require an entry visa and registration with the State Migration Service.

Foreign nationals seeking to work in Azerbaijan for a longer duration or outside the scope of the exemptions must obtain a Work and Temporary Residence Permit, issued for one year or for the employment duration, whichever is shorter.

Note that the authorities have considerable discretion in Azerbaijan. Nationals of China, India, Iran, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan and Vietnam, among others, may experience significantly longer processing times and/or refusals.

Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.