Number of incoming foreigners in Azerbaijan up by 11 per cent

According to the Head of the State Migration Service of Azerbaijan, the number of foreigners who visited Azerbaijan in 2019-2020 has increased by 11 per cent.  

 Over the past two months of this year, the number of migrants who arrived in the country increased by 17 per cent compared to the same period of last year.

The number of those who applied for a temporary residence permit increased by 29 per cent, those who applied for a permanent residence permit - by 13 per cent, those who applied for work permit - by 16 per cent, those who applied for establishing citizenship - by 23 per cent, readmission - by 52 per cent, while the number of foreigners applying for refugee status decreased by 3.4 per cent.

The number of foreigners residing in the country increased by 12 per cent in 2019 compared to 2018. The number of people having a temporary residence permit in Azerbaijan also increased by 10 per cent, but the number of people who received a permanent residence permit decreased by 37 per cent.

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