Azerbaijan

Living and
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Raul Gonzales

"Establishing your own business in Azerbaijan is not easy. Tips from InterNations members helped me a lot to cope with the bureaucratic challenges"

Diana Anhaus-Brey

"Thanks to the InterNations community, we were able to find a reliable household help here in Baku."

Working and living in Azerbaijan with the InterNations Expat Guide

Are you preparing for living and working in Azerbaijan? Or are you already an expat and have recently relocated to Baku, Lankaran or some other international Azerbaijani city?

The expat relocation to Azerbaijan is definitely an exciting international opportunity and cross-cultural adventure: Visiting the landscape such as the shoreline of the Caspian Sea, getting to know how Azerbaijani folks celebrate Respublika günü, or acquiring a taste for Azerbaijan’s popular dishes like yarpag dolmasi…

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Azerbaijan. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from living in Greece to living in Israel.

Top Articles in the Azerbaijan Expat Guide

  • Moving to Azerbaijan

    Azerbaijan was the world’s first Muslim majority democratic nation and after Azerbaijani, Russian and English are widely spoken so expats should know one of them. With a very different climate depending the season foreigners have to be prepared for it. Read more about Azerbaijan in our guide.
  • Living in Azerbaijan

    Situated in a strategic place, Azerbaijan shares borders with Russia, Georgia, Armenia and Iran as well as having a length of Caspian coastline. The country is still developing the basic public services so expats should have a private healthcare insurance and take care in which area they live. Read more about this growing country in our guide!
  • Working in Azerbaijan

    Working in Azerbaijan is not difficult, if you don’t have a job you can find plenty on them in online job portals and, depending of your working situation, you will have to pay certain amount of taxes. Read more about job hunting, taxation and social security in our guide.

Reliable Information about living and working in Azerbaijan

Relocating to and living in Azerbaijan necessitates lots of reliable information on different facets of Azerbaijani expat life. Many questions come up when living overseas in Azerbaijan: ʺAre we, as expats, liable to Azerbaijani income tax law?ʺ, ʺWhich of the three entry visa to Azerbaijan does my partner need?ʺ, ʺHow to find a trustworthy maid in Baku?ʺ, or ʺWhat are the requirements to get a Azerbaijani residence permit for my wife?ʺ

Looking for so much information on working and living in Azerbaijan is rather bothersome and requires a lot of time. The InterNations Expat Guide for Azerbaijan is designed to help you and offers trusted information on all issues of interest to expats living in Azerbaijan. Various topics are covered in our Azerbaijan Expat Guide from health-care, to restaurants & nightlife or education and children, up to local organisations & companies. Such characteristic questions that concern expat life abroad as ʺAre there many international restaurants in Baku?ʺ will no more remain open.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Azerbaijan? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as moving to Ireland or working in Thailand!

From financial service providers to embassies and consulates –
Advice on living and working in Azerbaijan

In addition, our expat listings for Azerbaijan include recommended entries for services and organizations catering to expatriates’ needs, like financial service providers or embassies and consulates. By becoming part of our community, you can also participate in the InterNations Forum and discuss with other internationals about your expatriate experience living abroad in Azerbaijan. We’ll be delighted to greet you with a warm Salam Əleyküm among our InterNations members living and working in Azerbaijan.

Raul Gonzales

"Establishing your own business in Azerbaijan is not easy. Tips from InterNations members helped me a lot to cope with the bureaucratic challenges"

Diana Anhaus-Brey

"Thanks to the InterNations community, we were able to find a reliable household help here in Baku."

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