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LAW OF THE AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC

of December 27, 2002 No. 413-IIG

About the state policy connected with the Azerbaijanians living abroad

(as amended of the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic of 29.11.2016 No. 426-VQD)

This Law establishes the purpose and the principles of state policy of the Azerbaijan Republic connected with the Azerbaijanians living abroad and activities of state bodies, is connected with implementation of this policy.

Article 1. Concept the Azerbaijanians living abroad

1.1. For the purpose of this Law the Azerbaijanians living abroad are understood as words the following persons living outside the Azerbaijan Republic and considering themselves Azerbaijanians:

1.1.1. citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic and their children;

1.1.2. persons who were citizens of the Azerbaijani SSR or the Azerbaijan Republic earlier, and their children.

1.2. The concept the Azerbaijanians living abroad also extends to persons who are not referred to the categories specified in articles 1.1.1 and 1.1.2 of this Law which however are reading out themselves Azerbaijanians from the ethnic, language point of view, the point of view of culture or historical links and their children.

Article 2. The purposes of the state policy connected with the Azerbaijanians living abroad

2.0. The purposes of the state policy connected with the Azerbaijanians living abroad consist in:

2.0.1. rendering assistance of realization of basic rights and freedoms of the Azerbaijanians living abroad, to preserving and development of the national originality by them according to the commonly accepted principles and rules of international law, international treaties which participant is the Azerbaijan Republic, and the legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic, and also taking into account the legislation of the corresponding foreign states;

2.0.2. creation of conditions for establishment and development by the Azerbaijanians living abroad, close ties with state bodies, and also non-governmental organizations of the Azerbaijan Republic, receipt by them of information on domestic and foreign policy of the Azerbaijan Republic, economic, social and cultural life of the country;

2.0.3. involvement of the Azerbaijanians living abroad to protection and strengthening of the state independence and sovereignty, economic, social and cultural development of the Azerbaijan Republic, to political life of society and state, and also to establishment and development of mutually beneficial relations between the Azerbaijan Republic and other states;

2.0.4. rendering assistance of realization of the right of the Azerbaijanians living abroad on creation of national and cultural autonomies and public associations according to rules of international law and the legislation of the relevant states.

Article 3. The principles of the state policy connected with the Azerbaijanians living abroad

3.1. When implementing the state policy connected with the Azerbaijanians living abroad the Azerbaijan Republic relies on the commonly accepted principles of international law, including the principles of respect of human rights and freedoms and non-interference to internal affairs of other states.

3.2. The state policy connected with the Azerbaijanians living abroad is the integral component of domestic and foreign policy of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Article 4. Bases of the state policy connected with the Azerbaijanians living abroad

4.1. The Azerbaijan Republic guarantees legal protection of the Azerbaijanians who are her citizens and temporarily or constantly living outside its territory and patronizes them.

4.2. The Azerbaijanians who are citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic and temporarily or constantly living outside its territory have the equal rights and perform equal duties with the citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic living in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic.

4.3. The Azerbaijan Republic renders assistance to maintenance and development of communications with the Azerbaijanians living abroad who are citizens of other state or not having nationality, in all spheres takes adequate measures for protection of their basic rights and freedoms.

4.4. According to part 1 of article 69 of the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic the Azerbaijanians living abroad being citizens of other state or not having nationality, being in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic, can have all rights and shall carry out all obligations on an equal basis with citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic if the law or the international treaty which participant is the Azerbaijan Republic, do not provide other case.

Article 5. The questions of nationality connected with the Azerbaijanians living abroad

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

5.2. The procedure for obtaining by the Azerbaijanians living abroad who are citizens of other state or not having nationality for citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic and their recovery in citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic is regulated by the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic "About citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic".

5.3. The Azerbaijanian living abroad petitioning for acceptance in citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic question of payment of the corresponding state fee is regulated by the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic "About the state fee".

Article 6. The economic and social policy of the Azerbaijan Republic connected with the Azerbaijanians living abroad

6.1. For the purpose of realization of the state policy connected with the Azerbaijanians living abroad in the economic sphere state bodies of the Azerbaijan Republic perform the following measures:

6.1.1. encourage cooperation between the commercial organizations performing activities in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic and the commercial organizations of the Azerbaijanians living abroad;

6.1.2. render assistance to creation of joint businesses in which the Azerbaijanians living abroad take part;

6.1.3. create favorable conditions for investment the Azerbaijanians living abroad, investments into economy of the Azerbaijan Republic and their free occupation business activity in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic.

6.2. Relevant organs of the executive authority of the Azerbaijan Republic render to the needy Azerbaijanians living abroad, the public assistance according to the procedure, established by relevant organ of the executive authority.

6.3. For the purpose of state policy of the Azerbaijan Republic connected with the Azerbaijanians living abroad to the physical persons and legal entities providing financial aid to the Azerbaijanians living abroad tax, customs and other benefits are established by the law.

6.4. To the Azerbaijanians living in places where there were natural disasters, environmental and other disasters, according to the procedure, established by relevant organ of the executive authority of the Azerbaijan Republic, appear the humanitarian assistance.

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