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AZERBAIJAN – Work Permits Not Required for Trips of Up To 90 Days

Effective November 2014, foreign nationals sent to work in Azerbaijan for less than 90 cumulative days per year in certain industries do not need to obtain a work permit.

Who Qualifies?

Assignees in any of the following industries, who have been sent to fulfill contractual obligations to an Azeri client company or assist with a short technical project, may qualify for the work permit exemption:

  • Mining;
  • Manufacturing;
  • Power/gas/steam supply;
  • Information and communication;
  • Finance and insurance;
  • Education;
  • Transportation;
  • Water supply, sewage treatment.

It is advisable that there is an existing service agreement or purchase order in place between the sending company and the host company in Azerbaijan. Assignees must remain on home payroll and contract.

Action Items

  • For short-term assignments in the above industries, check with your adviser whether the assignee qualifies for this new work permit exemption.

This news alert was prepared using information provided by CABC Global.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2017 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.