According to clauses of “Law of Azerbaijan Republic about Education”, “Regulations about the Ministry of Education”, Lisbon Recognition Convention, about recognition of qualifications concerning higher education in the European region”, “Convention, abolishing the requirement of legalisation for foreign public documents” signed in Haaga, “Rules of recognition of specialties of foreign states in the sphere of the higher education and determination of their equivalence (nostrification)" approved by the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic № 64, dated from May 13, 2003 – the main activity sphere of branch, working on recognition of educational documents includes below stated items:

- Implements the recognition of specialties of foreign states in the sphere of the higher education and determination of their equivalence (nostrification);

- Provides the activity of Expert Group of the Ministry, formed owing to nostrification;

- Controls observing of requirements of existing legislation relating to this sphere;

- Cooperates with state structures, private organizations and international bodies with the aim of implementation of above stated works;

- Learns work experience of foreign states in this sphere and determine progressive features, makes speech to direction with proposals concerning law-normative and regulating documents to be applied in country. 

 

Organization of works and obligations of branch, working on recognition of educational documents:

- Provides admission of documents from the citizens and analyze of admitted documents; provides sending of appropriate inquiries in connection with recognition of specialties of foreign states in the sphere of the higher education and determination of their equivalence, presents prepared personal files to the attention of Expert Group of the Ministry;

- Implements an additional investigation on the base of reference of Expert Group of the Ministry;

- Presents to citizens certificate about recognition of specialties of foreign states in the sphere of the higher education and their equivalence on the base of reference of Expert Group of the Ministry;

- Provides the citizens with written explanation of rejection reasons on the base of grounded negative reference of Expert Group of the Ministry;

- Goes through the documents fully and in detail, received from

the state structures, other organizations and citizens and replies to them;

- Forming of data bank about works carried out for recognition of foreign documents about higher education;

- Keeps all the personal files of citizens applied for recognition of foreign documents about higher education.

 

Activity spheres and rights of branch, working on recognition of educational documents:

- Takes part in provision of personnel resources of the country;

- Presents the documents for expertise to Expert Group of the Ministry with the aim of determination of compliance the content of education get in abroad with state standards;

- Gets state due from citizens, applied in accordance with the requirements of existing legislation relating to nostrification;

- Requires execution of inquiries regarding to nostrification in time;

- Controls compliance of requirements, put forward in the state which gave the document and corresponding structure of education in Azerbaijan Republic;

- Implements test verifications in case of any difference between obligatory minimum requirements put forward to content and level of existing specialist trainings in Azerbaijan Republic or variance between training sphere and list of directions, specialties of higher education assumed in Azerbaijan Republic and specialty presented to get Certificate of recognition and equivalence;

- Provides preparation, corresponding coordination, getting of experts references, approval and correct execution of all kinds of regulating, directive and instructing documents concerning the activity sphere of branch