On the rent and purchase of the real estate by the diplomatic representations on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan

 On the rent and purchase of the real estate by the diplomatic representations on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan

The rent and purchase of the real estate (buildings, lands and territories) by the diplomatic representations, consulate and representations of international organizations (hereinafter, diplomatic representations) with the aim of placement of their administrative buildings on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan are conducted according the following procedure:

a) Based on the Legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the sale of the lands on the territory of the country to foreign natural and legal persons is forbidden. As a   principle of reciprocity, the land can be leased to foreign natural and legal persons for the period of 99 years.

b) The purchase of buildings (office, apartment, etc.) by the diplomatic representations is conducted based on the principle of reciprocity through the official permission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan. In connection with this, the diplomatic representations shall present the following documents regarding the building (office, apartment, etc.), which is planned to be purchased, to the State Protocol Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:   
- Exact address of the building (office, apartments, etc); 
- Notarially certified copy of technical passport of the building (office, apartments, etc); 
- Notarially certified copy of certificate (extract from the real estate registry) of the building (office, apartments, etc);
- Other documents (if needed).
 
c) The rent of the administrative buildings (embassy or representation, consulate, cultural centre, trade representation and etc.) and the residences of the heads of the diplomatic representations with the aim of their placement conducted by the diplomatic representations on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall be coordinated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan. In connection with this, the diplomatic representations shall present the following documents regarding the building (office, apartment, etc.) which are planned to be rented to the State Protocol Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:   
- Exact address of the building (office, apartments, etc); 
- Notarially certified copy of technical passport of the building (office, apartments, etc); 
- Notarially certified copy of certificate (extract from the real estate registry) of the building (office, apartments, etc);
- Other documents (if needed).

d) Taking into account that Icheri Sheher is the historical-architectural reserve, the purchase and rent of any real estate in Icheri Sheher shall be coordinated with the Administration of State Historical-Architectural Reserve Icherisheher under Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.