Information on the RA Citizens Who Acquired Citizenship of a Foreign State
Based on the RA Law 527-IQ adopted on September 30, 1998 (Article 10 on non-recognition of RA citizen’s foreign nationality by the Azerbaijan Republic to) on the citizenship of the Republic of Azerbaijan:
Except as specified by international treaties the Republic of Azerbaijan is party to or paragraph 32 of article 109 of the RA Constitution, dual citizenship ( the status of an individual who is a citizen of another nation along with the RA citizenship ) is not recognized by the Republic of Azerbaijan.
A citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan who is willing to acquire citizenship of a foreign state should notify a relevant RA executive authority in writing about it within 1 month. An applicant should request to the State Migration Service if he/she is in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan, or to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the diplomatic missions or consulates of a country of their residence, or directly to the Ministry of Foreign Affair if there are no diplomatic missions or consulates in the country of their residence.
(To that end, they should fill in an application form endorsed by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan and submit it to the relevant government authorities by e-mail, mail, or deliver it in person).
To submit a relevant written information to embassies and consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan abroad, the following documents are essential:
- an application form (approved by Resolution 18 of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan on January 29, 2015);
- a copy of an ordinary passport of the Azerbaijan Republic;
- a copy of a relevant document attesting citizenship of a foreign state.
All documents submitted to diplomatic missions and consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan should be sent to the State Migration Service via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Voluntary acquisition of citizenship of another State as well as voluntary service in state or municipal bodies, armed forces or other military units of a foreign state is a ground for loss of RA citizenship (Article 18 of the Law on the Citizenship of the Republic of Azerbaijan).