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LAW OF THE AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC

of September 30, 1998 No. 527-IQ

About citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic

(The last edition from 31-05-2017)

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Right to nationality

According to article 52 of the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic the person which is belonging to the Azerbaijani state, having with it political and legal bond, and also the mutual rights and obligations is citizen of the Azerbaijan Republic. Person who was born in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic or from citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic is citizen of the Azerbaijan Republic. Person, one of parents of which is the citizen of the Azerbaijan Republic, is citizen of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Article 2. Guarantee of the right to nationality

According to part I of article 53 of the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic the citizen of the Azerbaijan Republic cannot be under no circumstances deprived of citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic.

According to part II of article 53 of the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic the citizen of the Azerbaijan Republic cannot be under no circumstances expelled from the Azerbaijan Republic or is issued to foreign state.

According to part III of article 53 of the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic the Azerbaijan Republic guarantees legal protection and patronizes citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic, temporarily or constantly living beyond its limits.

For guarantee of the right to nationality the Azerbaijani state on behalf of the bodies and officials bears responsibility to citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Article 3. Equal nationality

Citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic is equal for all irrespective of the bases of its acquisition.

The rights, freedoms and obligations of citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic are equal irrespective of their origin, social and property status, racial and national identity, floor, education, language, the relation to religion, political and other convictions, sort and nature of occupations, the residence, accommodation term in this area and other circumstances.

Article 4. Legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic on nationality

The legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic on nationality consists of the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, this Law and the corresponding legal acts of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Article 5. Belonging to citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic

Citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic are:

1) persons having citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic on the date of entry into force of this Law provided that the citizen of the Azerbaijan Republic is registered at the place of residence in the Azerbaijan Republic about day of entry into force of this Law;

2) the persons who are not till January 1st, 1992 citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic or other state, but registered at the place of residence in the Azerbaijan Republic;

3) the refugees occupied in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic from January 1st, 1988 to January 1st, 1992;

4) persons which acquired citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic according to this Law.

Persons provided in the first part of Item 2 of this Article acquire citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic if within one year from the date of entry into force of this Law addressed about acceptance in citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic.

The refugees who acquired citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic based on part one of Item 3 of this Article do not lose the right to return to the left state. The privileges provided in the legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic for displaced persons are applied to such persons.

Belonging of person to citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic is determined by relevant organ of the executive authority. The procedure for determination of belonging of person to citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic affirms relevant organ of the executive authority.

Article 6. The documents certifying citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic

Citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic makes sure the following documents:

1)  No. 973-IVQD is excluded according to the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic of 30.05.2014

2) identity certificate of the citizen of the Azerbaijan Republic;

3) passport of the citizen of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Article 7. Preserving nationality in case of the conclusion and annulment of marriage

The conclusion or annulment of marriage of the man or woman, being citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic, with the foreigner or the stateless person does not attract change of nationality of the husband and the wife.

Change of nationality of the husband (wife) does not attract change of nationality of the wife (husband).

Article 8. Preserving citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic by persons living outside the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic

Accommodation of the citizen of the Azerbaijan Republic in the territory of foreign state does not attract the termination of citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Article 9. Protection by the Azerbaijani state of the citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic living outside the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic

State bodies of the Azerbaijan Republic, its diplomatic representations and consulates in foreign states and the international organizations, and also their officials shall take measures for use in full of all rights granted to citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic, temporarily or constantly living outside the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic, according to the international legal documents recognized by the Azerbaijan Republic, the legislation of foreign state, the agreements signed between the Azerbaijan Republic and the state in which citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic live and also according to the international customs to protect their rights and interests protected by the law in the procedure established by the legislation, and if necessary to take measures for recovery of the violated rights of citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic.

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