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Azerbaijan - Annual quota implementation delayed

According to a policy change, the implementation of the quota system has been delayed by the State Migration Service (SMS).

On July 15, 2016, a new online quota system should be available from SMS. Employers should have submitted an estimate of their foreign workers before May 15.

Updated quota process

As of next year, employers must submit their estimate of foreign workers by May 1. Based on this estimate, the government will present a decision on the quota available by September 1 of each year.

In addition, employers must categorize their employees according to a new Employment Categorization System.

Once implemented, some nationals may face more scrutiny obtaining a work permit (e.g. citizens of Vietnam, China, Bangladesh). All expenses must be covered by their employers.

This summary was prepared using information obtained from SMS.

Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact the Regional Immigration Manager, EMEA, Vladimir Dziak:

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