Approved by the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic of July 2, 2013, No. 713-IVQ
The migratory Code of the Azerbaijan Republic determines regulations of implementation of state policy in the sphere of migration, regulation of migratory processes and the relations arising in this sphere in the Azerbaijan Republic, and also legal status of foreigners and stateless persons in the Azerbaijan Republic.
The migratory legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic consists of the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, of this Code, the laws of the Azerbaijan Republic, international treaties which participant is the Azerbaijan Republic, and other regulatory legal acts adopted according to them.
The migratory legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic is based on the principles of respect of rights and freedoms of man and citizen, legality, equality before the law and justice, ensuring compliance of the migratory legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic to the universally recognized norms of international law, application of innovative methods and ensuring transparency in regulation of migratory processes.
3.0. In this Code it is used the following basic concepts:
3.0.1. the foreigner - the person who is not the citizen of the Azerbaijan Republic and having nationality of other state;
3.0.2. the stateless person - person who is not considered as the citizen of any state according to its law;
3.0.3. the minor - person who did not reach 18 years;
3.0.4. the passport - the document issued to person by the country of his nationality, granting to it the right to departure from the country and entry into the country, and also proving his identity and nationality;
3.0.5. the identity certificate - the identity document in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic;
3.0.6. the foreigner who is temporarily staying in the Azerbaijan Republic or the stateless person which does not have the residence permit in the Azerbaijan Republic and arrived to the Azerbaijan Republic legally in connection with tourism, the personal record, official journey and other similar circumstances of temporality;
3.0.7. the foreigner who is temporarily living in the Azerbaijan Republic or the person without citizenship who got permission to temporary residence in the Azerbaijan Republic according to the procedure, established by this Code;
3.0.8. the foreigner who is constantly living in the Azerbaijan Republic or the person without citizenship who got permission to permanent residence in the Azerbaijan Republic according to the procedure, established by this Code;
3.0.9. labor migration - change of the residence by physical person by migration on legal causes from one country in another for occupation paid labor activity;
3.0.10. the toiler migrant - the physical person migrating on legal causes from one country in another for occupation paid labor activity;
3.0.11. members of the family of the foreigner or the stateless person - the wife (husband) of the foreigner or the stateless person, his children who did not reach 18 years, the disabled children who reached 18 years, and being on its care parents;
3.0.12. the close relative - the father, mother, the husband (wife), the child, the brother, the sister and their children, the grandfather, the grandmother, the father and mother of the grandfather (grandmother), the grandson (granddaughter), the father-in-law (mother-in-law), the father-in-law (mother-in-law), the brother-in-law (brother-in-law), the sister-in-law (sister-in-law);
3.0.13. the work permit - the permission issued to foreigners and stateless persons according to the procedure, established by this Code, for occupation paid labor activity in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic;
3.0.14. the residence - the apartment house, the apartment, office premises, hotel, the hostel, nursing homes and disabled people and other similar premises where person permanently or mainly lives based on the statement from the state real estate register about state registration of the property right, the order, employment contract or lease, or on other bases, stipulated by the legislation the Azerbaijan Republic;
3.0.15. the place of stay - the hotel which is not considered as the residence, sanatorium, rest house, boarding house, camping, tourist base, hospital and other similar public places, and also the apartment, other premises (the, the relative, the acquaintance, etc.) where person temporarily lives;
3.0.16. the visa - the official document granting the right to foreigners and stateless persons, having in accordance with the established procedure passed through check points of frontier, on entry into the Azerbaijan Republic and departure from the Azerbaijan Republic, temporary stay in the country for the term specified in the visa;
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