Azerbaijani citizenship

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by skateboy, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone, I know many skaters have obtained Azerbaijani citizenship in order to skate for that country.

    Does anyone know how long it takes to obtain Azerbaijani citizenship for a foreigner? (I'm not looking to change citizenship myself.) I looked online but haven't found the answer. Thanks in advance for anyone who knows anything.
     
  2. viennese

    viennese Well-Known Member

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    This was linked from the Azerbaijan consulate in the USA.
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    Azerbaijan State Migration Service information for "able bodied" foreigners and stateless persons over 18, or children 14-18 immigration with guardians/parents. (Able bodied = able to obtain medical certification, free of certain diseases and conditions.)

    Two years residence required, at minimum, to gain permanent residence or "immigrant status."
     
  3. LynnW

    LynnW Politiking for Purple

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  4. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.

    Wasn't Fedor Andreev going to skate singles for AZE, but then did not? It seemed that happened almost overnight... just curious.
     
  5. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Andreev and Joelle Forte (USA) both tried to represent AZE in the 2009-10 season, but failed.

    ETA link to a Sept. 2009 IN article: Who's skating for Azerbaijan?
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2011