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[Please refer to How to Read a Country Entry for help interpreting this material. It was produced prior to March 2001 as part of a US government report entitled Citizenship Laws of the World. The accuracy and depth of these country listings varies significantly, and some information may be incorrect. At best, this page presents only part of the story for a particular country. Additional information for this country may be available in Country Information]


CITIZENSHIP: A decree of citizenship is being drafted and will be submitted to the Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The information below represents current law.

BY BIRTH: Birth within the territory of Azerbaijan does not automatically confer citizenship.

BY DESCENT: Child born in Azerbaijan, at least one of whose parents is a citizen of Azerbaijan. Child born abroad of an Azerbaijani father is granted Azerbaijani citizenship if the mother does not object.

REGISTRATION: A foreign woman who marries a citizen of Azerbaijan may register for citizenship after renouncing her previous citizenship.

BY NATURALIZATION: No information available.

DUAL CITIZENSHIP: NOT RECOGNIZED. Exception: the President of the Republic may grant dual citizenship.


VOLUNTARY: Voluntary renunciation of Azerbaijani citizenship is permitted by law. Contact the Embassy for details and required paperwork.

INVOLUNTARY: The following are grounds for involuntary loss of Azerbaijani citizenship: Person voluntarily acquires foreign citizenship. Person commits an act that affronts the dignity of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

ANY QUESTIONS concerning citizenship, or requests for renunciation of citizenship, should be directed to the address below:

Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan Consular Section 927 15th St., NW STE 700 Washington, DC 20005

Embassy/Consular Telephone: 202-842-0001 Fax: 202-842-0004



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