Over 7,000 foreigners deal with legal activity in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 7 / Trend K. Zarbaliyeva /
At present, about 7,034 foreigners deal with legal activity in Azerbaijan, head of the Migration Department under the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare Rauf Tagiyev said in his interview with New Azerbaijan party.
This figure was 4,250 and 5,784 people in 2008 and 2009, accordingly, " he said.
The increase in the number of foreigners working in Azerbaijan is not only an increase in the number of foreigners entering the country compared to the previous years.
"For example, much was done in improving the immigration legislation. Significant changes to legislation connected with the rules of stay and residence of foreigners in the Republic of Azerbaijan were made. As a result, the defects existing in the legislation were eliminated. Control over the implementation of the rules of stay by foreigners was strengthened," Tagiyev said.
He said that the sanctions for the illegal use of foreign labor, as well as strengthening the relevant bodies of control over foreigners living in the country, were reasons prompting foreigners working in Azerbaijan, to legitimize their work as required by the law.
The number of foreigners working legally in the country is increased also due to such people, Tagiyev said.
According to the Head of Department, there is lack of broad labor migration of Azerbaijani citizens abroad. People, leaving for abroad, return for the recent years.
The quota of labor migration is determined by the Cabinet of Ministers in accordance with existing rules. The quota of labor migration in 2010 was 10,700 people.