About Us Indian Diaspora

INDIAN DIASPORA 

Ministry of External Affairs

Azerbaijan State Migration Committee

(http://migration.gov.az/index.php?section=000&subsection=000&lang=en)

Important Notice for Indian Nationals who are embarking on Baku, Azerbaijan.

All foreign citizens or stateless persons who arrive in Azerbaijan for more than 15 days, are required to be registered at the place of stay. The foreigner, within 15 days after arrival in the country, should apply via electronic services of the official website of the State Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan, e-government portal or e-mail (qeydiyyat@migration.gov.az) or in person to regional migration departments, or "ASAN Service" centers.

Required Documents:

-   Application Form;

-   Copy of the passport (other border crossing documents) of the foreign (including the visa pages, indicating the last entry to the country).

No state fee is charged for registration of foreigners and stateless persons upon the play of stay.

Facts on Indian Diaspora

The Indian community in Azerbaijan comprises of about 1300 persons, including professionals employed with international companies in the oil and gas sectors, businessmen engaged in commodities trading, catering and restaurant business and construction workers on short-term contracts.  There are three Indian associations,  viz.,  Indian  Association  Azerbaijan  (IAA),  Baku  Malyalee  Association (BMA) and Tamil Sangam, which work in close association with the Embassy of India in Baku. They regularly hold social events to celebrate major Indian festivals and events. The Indian community which is in the 4th/5th place in Azerbaijan, in terms of numerical strength, is very active both professionally and socially and has integrated well with the local population.

2nd Study India Programme (SIP) for overseas Indian Youth

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR INDIANS LIVING ABROAD - This is to notify to all Indians living in Azerbaijan that Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi has extended financial assistance to Indian living abroad in deserving cases such as stranded Indian workers, deserted women, Indian nationals in jails, airlifting of mortal remains to India or local cremation/burial of deceased Indians, emergency medical care, boarding and lodging for distressed overseas Indian workers in households/domestic sectors and unskilled laborers, providing initial legal assistance in deserving cases. 

Electronic Indian Postal Order: On the initiative of Department of Personnel and Training, Department of Posts has launched a service called "eIPO" (Electronic Indian Postal Order) w.e.f. 22/03/2013. This is a facility to purchase an Indian Postal Order electronically by paying a fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal i.e.http://www.epostoffice.gov.in.  It can also be accessed through India Post websitewww.indiapost.gov.in. As per RTI Rules, 2012, fees may be paid by electronic means, if facility for receiving fees through electronic means is available with the public authority.   At present, this facility is provided only for Indian Citizens abroad across the globe to facilitate them to seek information from the Central Public Information Officers (CPIOs) under the RTI Act, 2005. Debit and Credit cards can be used to purchase eIPO. It may be noted that this facility is only for urchasing an Indian Postal Order electronically. All the requirements for filing an RTI application as well as other provisions regarding eligibility, time limit, exemptions etc., as provided in the RTI Act, 2005 will continue to apply.