Azerbaijan: New work permit exemption allowed for certain company executives

What does the change mean? Foreign nationals who are directors or deputy directors for companies that are incorporated in Azerbaijan and have at least one foreign shareholder are no longer required to obtain a work permit to work in the country.

  • Implementation time frame: The change took effect June 4.
  • Visas/permits affected: Work permits.
  • Who is affected: Foreign nationals who are directors or deputy directors for companies incorporated in Azerbaijan that have at least one foreign shareholder.
  • Impact on processing times: Those who are affected will save the time it takes to obtain a work permit.
  • Business impact: The exemption reduces red tape for companies that are incorporated in Azerbaijan and have at least one foreign shareholder.

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