"Single window" system in migration to provide for foreigners’ normal lives in Azerbaijan: MP
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 5 / Trend , J. Babayeva/
Introduction of a "single window" system in migration in Azerbaijan will serve normal lives of foreigners and individuals without citizenship, parliamentary Human Rights Commission chairperson and member of parliament Rabiyyat Aslanova told Trend .
"A "single window" system will allow to manage migration processes in a proper way. Each article of the Decree on "single window" principle will simplify protection of rights of foreigners and individuals without citizenship and provide for their normal lives," Aslanova said.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has decreed to introduce "single window" principle in the management of migration processes from July 1, 2009.
According to the decree, the State Migration Service will exercise power of the single governmental body to manage migration processes under the "single window" principle.
According to the NGOs' estimations, over 100,000 migrants from 70 countries live in Azerbaijan.
Over 54,000 migrants have been registered with the Interior Ministry. Majority of migrants are from Georgia, Central Asia, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, China and Nigeria.
She said "a single window" principle in migration will help to specify what jobs foreigners will do in the country, she said.
"According to the Law on Immigration, foreigners get immigrant status after they live for two years in the country. "A single window principle will be introduced to specify what job they will do in Azerbaijan," Aslanova added.
Aslanova said foreigners and individuals without citizenship will have opportunity to live and work in a democratic atmosphere. "There rights are protected by the state."
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