Foreign Workers in Azerbaijan

Foreign employees who are employed by enterprises (subsidiaries), branches or representative offices operating in Azerbaijan are subject to Azerbaijani labor law, except for those working in enterprises, branches or representative offices located in Azerbaijan under employment contracts concluded in the foreign state where the employer is located. 

Foreign nationals wishing to work in Azerbaijan are required to register at their place of residence and obtain a work permit. Work permits are issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection. Heads of representative offices and branches of foreign legal entities (and their deputies) and certain other categories of foreign employees are not required to obtain a work permit in Azerbaijan.