e-Residency (Electronic Residency) and m-Residency (Mobile Residency) is a government program,
that allows entrepreneurs around the world to set up and run a location-independent business in
Azerbaijan, using all the cross-border e-services of the Digital Trade Hub of Azerbaijan.
Becoming an e-/m-Resident gives you a government-verified electronic identity, which you can
securely use in an online environment. e-Residency and m-Residency are essentially the same,
though e-residents receive token for authentication and electronic signatures, while m-Residents
are issued with special Asan İmza (Mobile ID) SIM card that performs the same function.
Azerbaijan is the world's second country, after Estonia, to offer e-Residency and the first
country to offer m-Residency.
It is exciting that Azerbaijan has become the second country in the world to launch
e-Residency and first ever go with m-Residency to all global citizens. This is a great
contribution to all electronic services already introduced in Azerbaijan for all
citizens and will definitely serve as an excellent opportunity to connect with member
countries all around the world, who are interesting in starting a business in
Azerbaijan. In case of Estonia we have seen that E- Residency is very attractive for
international business community. People from over 150 countries around the world now
own e-Residency of Estonia. According to our experience it will bring similar benefits
to Azerbaijan, but the most important is that it was a long awaited service to simplify
life and post business for entrepreneurs in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan is a partner for the
European Union in the framework of the eastern partnership initiative. Operation and
trade between Azerbaijan and EU will benefit from the e- and m-Residency. I believe both
programs will also provide tangible results for all people, who owns business, and also
introduce integrated reforms to make a business climate more transparent and remove
“I believe that "Asan İmza" or "E-imza" is the brand of Azerbaijan. This brand needs to
be spread all over the world. I think that Islamic countries will share this experience
in the future, which is very important for strengthening the position of Azerbaijan as
the Digital Trade Hub.”
m-Residency involves more than providing digital signatures, it needs to be backed up
with positive reinforcement by marketing Azerbaijan offering easy and very affordable
services such as virtual offices, bank accounts, customer assistance and vessel
investment. From the commercial point of view it is essential to make easy to buy and
sell along the supply chain and to add value. DTH of Azerbaijan is a key component of
the supply chain process.
Azerbaijan has moved one step ahead in the digital trade. This country is now ahead of
most countries. I understand that m-Residency is made for offering trade turnover, which
simplifies trade by operating from home just with your mobile.
It is indeed a great leap in the Digital Trade, because it is definitely going to expand
international business reaches of Azerbaijan. It is important not only for Azerbaijan,
but also for entrepreneurs who are looking for opportunities to develop and enter to
different markets worldwide.
This is going to be a wonderful opportunity and I’m pretty confident that in times we
come it is going to be order of the e-trade of the world. This is a new order and
Azerbaijan has done it in amazing way.
Mobile Identity - Asan İmza SIM card