State Migration Service (Azerbaijan)

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State Migration Service of Azerbaijan Republic
Azərbaycan Respublikasının Dövlət Miqrasiya Xidməti
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Formed March 19, 2007
Headquarters 202 Binagadi Highway, 3123th district, Binagadi, Baku, Azerbaijan Republic AZ1114
Agency executive

The State Migration Service of Azerbaijan Republic (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Respublikasının Dövlət Miqrasiya Xidməti) is a governmental agency within the Cabinet of Azerbaijan in charge of regulation of activities the sphere of migration taking in consideration issues of national security and stable social-economic and demographic development in Azerbaijan Republic. The committee is headed by Arzu Rahimov.


On July 25, 2006 Presidential Decree on “The State Migration Program of the Republic of Azerbaijan” for the period of two years adopted state policy on activities in the sphere of migration to better control national security, ensure economic and demographic development in the country, ensure rational use of workforce and to stop irregular migration processes. Pursuant to state policies and program on migration, the State Migration Service was established on March 19, 2007.[1]


The agency is headed by the chairman. The organization subdivided into Management, Apparatus and other departments.[2] Main functions of the service agency are enforcing state policies in the field of migration; developing a sophisticated migration management system, in order to forecast migration processes; preventing illegal immigration; engaging in international cooperation; organizing migration monitoring; granting or denying permissions on temporary and permanent residence to foreign citizens or people without citizenship; maintaining data about migration of Azerbaijani refugees, etc. The service also takes part in holding investigations, analysis and inspections of illegal immigrants in cooperation with Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of National Security, Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population and State Border Service of Azerbaijan Republic.[1]

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