Baku hosts joint business forum with State Migration Service and Caspian European Club
Key aspects of Azerbaijan's migration policy were discussed on May 24 during a business forum organized by Caspian European Club and Caspian American Club with the participation of Head of the State Migration Service of Azerbaijan Firudin Nabiyev.
Speaking at the business forum, Nabiyev briefed about the activities and further plans of the State Migration Service.
He said the Service successfully implements state supervision over attracting foreigners to paid work in the framework of the labour migration quota allocated every year by the Cabinet of Ministers.
Nabiyev emphasized that in line with the Protocol of Cooperation in the field of nationalization, oil and gas projects with the participation of the State Migration Service, signed in 2013, the control over a phased replacement of foreign personnel by local professionals has been enhanced significantly. At the same time, according to him, conditions should be created for a wider and rational use of local personnel in order to meet demands of employers in a workforce.
“Today, in the context of creating favorable business and investment conditions along with strengthening of the state support to the private sector and entrepreneurship, the State Migration Service is in favor of strengthening cooperation with entrepreneurs in compliance with the legislative requirements. In this regard, numerous meetings are held with business representatives, and work is in progress to address emerging issues as quickly as possible”, he stressed.
The Decree of President Aliyev dated February 3, 2016, envisage for establishment of the Appeal Board of the State Migration Service and the Council Secretariat and their composition and regulations were approved in order to ensure objectivity and transparency in the process of considering complaints of individuals and legal entities engaged in entrepreneurial activities, said Nabiyev.
“We also receive applications for obtaining temporary residence permits in Azerbaijan for the purpose of entrepreneurial activity, to chair a branch office or a company. Unfortunately, we sometimes encounter cases of illegal migration or lack of grounds for such activities in the territory of the country”, noted the head of the Service.
During the business forum the member companies of the Caspian European Club discussed the ways to solve problems related to the migration policy of Azerbaijan, and also made proposals for continuing an active dialogue between businesses and the State Migration Service.