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Guide To Life in Azerbaijan

Guide To Life in Azerbaijan

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Guide To Life in Azerbaijan

Guide to expat living in Azerbaijan

Here we take a look at the overview of all the things you need to know about living in Azerbaijan- from the currency to the road systems and everything in between. If you are thinking of moving here to work and have questions about Azerbaijan, we have the answers. You will find useful information about education for your children, what you will need to do in order to get your visa, expatriate living, how to pay your bills and what it's like to live here... you will find it all right here.

  • Currency

    The Manat is the name of the currency of Azerbaijan. It is not linked to any other currency and it is the only currency acceptable for use in shops, supermarkets and restaurants, therefor you will have to exchange money when you get to the country. The Manat was also the designation of the Soviet ruble in both the Azerbaijani and Turkmen languages.

  • Paying your electricity bill

    It is usually the responsibility of the owner or landlord to set up the electricity connection in the house, however, with the landlord's permission the tenant can also set up the connection. We have all the details on setting up the electricity connection in your home and the different ways in which your electricity bill can be paid.

  • Etiquette

    Every country has its own customs and etiquette. Here we explore the Azerbaijani customs especially with regards to visiting an Azeri home and giving gifts. We have all the info on table etiquette, shaking hands and greetings too!

  • Language

    The language in Azerbaijan has a rich history. The alphabet is Latin but until quite recently it was in Cyrillic, so most Azerbaijanis can write in both alphabets. Many Azerbaijanis also speak Russian and the language is offered as a subject in school.

  • Religion

    The main religion in Azerbaijan is Islam, however Azerbaijan is a secular country, in article 48 of its Constitution ensures the liberty of worship to everyone. Everyone has a right to choose any faith, to adopt any religion or to not practice any religion, to express one's view on the religion and to spread it. Azerbaijanis celebrate all the Muslim holidays, most prominently Eid Al Adha (celebrated after Ramadan)

  • Visa Medical

    In order to obtain a residence visa, a driving licence or a work permit an expat will have to undergo a medical examination at a medical centre in Azerbaijan. This will ensure the sucess of the medical examination.

  • Gas Connection

    Getting a gas connection in your apartment or house is quite easy and you do it through Azerigas (the main gas provider). The Azerigas website is easy to navigate and has all the info you will need in English. We have the info that you need right here.

  • Water Connection

    All the details of how to connect your water and pay the water bill. The water meter must be read by an employee of the water company and thereafter you will receive your water bill. This bill must be paid within the correct timeframe.

  • Tourist Visa

    We have all the information that you need to get a tourist visa for family or friends that may be visiting your from Baku. We have all the information on getting the visa and a link to a page that contains all the visa costs.

  • Azerbaijani Constitution

    Azerbaijan has a constitution and we have information about it. It is always good to familiarise yourself with the law of the land that you are in so that you know your rights and recourses.

  • Azerbaijani Climate

    Azerbaijan has four seasons that make living there a wonderful experience especially when you come from a country that has mild winters and an evergreen flora. The winters get very cold and the summers allow for swimming.

 
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