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Application for residence permit
August 10, 2022
Brief instruction on how to fill out the application form for obtaining residence permit in Kazakhstan.

More details on website https://new.wpk.kz/residence_eng.
Application for residence permit
August 10, 2022
Brief instruction on how to fill out the application form for obtaining residence permit in Kazakhstan.

More details on website https://new.wpk.kz/residence_eng.
Visa-free regime for Andorra
August 5, 2022
Kazakhstan and Andorra have signed a bilateral agreement on visa-free regime.

Therefore, citizens of Andorra can enter Kazakhstan without visa for up to 30 calendar days. Meanwhile, total period of stay in Kazakhstan under visa-free regime should not exceed 90 days within a 180-day period.

Mutual exemption from visa requirements will increase business contacts and the flow of foreign tourists.
Visa-free regime for Andorra
August 5, 2022
Kazakhstan and Andorra have signed a bilateral agreement on visa-free regime.

Therefore, citizens of Andorra can enter Kazakhstan without visa for up to 30 calendar days. Meanwhile, total period of stay in Kazakhstan under visa-free regime should not exceed 90 days within a 180-day period.

Mutual exemption from visa requirements will increase business contacts and the flow of foreign tourists.
Quota for engaging foreign workforce
July 28, 2022
Departments for Employment and Social Programs have started accepting quota applications for engaging foreign specialists in 2023.

More about quota application process in our video.
Quota for engaging foreign workforce
July 28, 2022
Departments for Employment and Social Programs have started accepting quota applications for engaging foreign specialists in 2023.

More about quota application process in our video.
TRP cancellation upon departure from Kazakhstan
July 26, 2022
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the RoK has completed further improvement of the information systems which provide for retaining TRP* validity till its expiry term when foreign citizens repeatedly cross the Kazakhstan border.

Therefore, TRP is not cancelled upon departure of a foreigner from Kazakhstan. According to the updated regulation, the host entity is no longer required to restore initial passport registration of a foreigner at the migration service upon his return to the RoK.

*Temporary residence permit for citizens of CIS countries
TRP cancellation upon departure from Kazakhstan
July 26, 2022
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the RoK has completed further improvement of the information systems which provide for retaining TRP* validity till its expiry term when foreign citizens repeatedly cross the Kazakhstan border.

Therefore, TRP is not cancelled upon departure of a foreigner from Kazakhstan. According to the updated regulation, the host entity is no longer required to restore initial passport registration of a foreigner at the migration service upon his return to the RoK.

*Temporary residence permit for citizens of CIS countries
TRP for citizens of CIS countries
July 22, 2022
Effective July 21, 2022, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the RoK has transferred part of functions on accepting applications for issuance of the temporary residence permits (TRP) to the territorial departments of TSON*.

Therefore, the host party (individual or legal entity) can submit documents for obtaining TRP to the TSON at the place of temporary stay of a foreigner.

Processing time as well the list of required documents remained unchanged.

*Order of the Minister of Internal Affairs of the RoK as of 04.12.2015 No. 992
TRP for citizens of CIS countries
July 22, 2022
Effective July 21, 2022, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the RoK has transferred part of functions on accepting applications for issuance of the temporary residence permits (TRP) to the territorial departments of TSON*.

Therefore, the host party (individual or legal entity) can submit documents for obtaining TRP to the TSON at the place of temporary stay of a foreigner.

Processing time as well the list of required documents remained unchanged.

*Order of the Minister of Internal Affairs of the RoK as of 04.12.2015 No. 992
Conditions for entry of foreigners to Kazakhstan
July 21, 2022
Brief overview on the procedure for entry and stay of foreign citizens in Kazakhstan.
Conditions for entry of foreigners to Kazakhstan
July 21, 2022
Brief overview on the procedure for entry and stay of foreign citizens in Kazakhstan.
Visa-free regime for citizens of India, Iran and China
July 8, 2022
Kazakhstan opens unilateral visa-free regime for citizens of India, Iran and China*. At the same time, special 72-hour visa-free transit regime for India and China is terminated.

According to the new regulation, citizens of India, Iran and China will be able to enter and stay in Kazakhstan without visa for up to 14 calendar days from the moment of border crossing. Simplified entry regime will make it easier for foreigners to plan trips to Kazakhstan, travel freely around the country for private, tourist and business purposes.

Period of stay
Total period of stay in Kazakhstan under visa-free regime should not exceed 42 calendar days within a 180-day period. For longer stay you will need a visa.

Paid activities
It should be noted that visa-free regime does not give the right for work and permanent residence in Kazakhstan. In order to carry out labor or business activities in the country, it is necessary to obtain the relevant permits and visas in advance.

Violation of conditions for entry, exit and stay under visa-free regime may result in fines and sanctions, including deportation from the country and a 5-year ban on entry to Kazakhstan.

*RoK Government Resolution No. 464 as of July 7, 2022
Visa-free regime for citizens of India, Iran and China
July 8, 2022
Kazakhstan opens unilateral visa-free regime for citizens of India, Iran and China*. At the same time, special 72-hour visa-free transit regime for India and China is terminated.

According to the new regulation, citizens of India, Iran and China will be able to enter and stay in Kazakhstan without visa for up to 14 calendar days from the moment of border crossing. Simplified entry regime will make it easier for foreigners to plan trips to Kazakhstan, travel freely around the country for private, tourist and business purposes.
Period of stay
Total period of stay in Kazakhstan under visa-free regime should not exceed 42 calendar days within a 180-day period. For longer stay you will need a visa.

Paid activities
It should be noted that visa-free regime does not give the right for work and permanent residence in Kazakhstan. In order to carry out labor or business activities in the country, it is necessary to obtain the relevant work permits and visas in advance.
Violation of conditions for entry, exit and stay under visa-free regime may result in fines and sanctions, including deportation from the country and a 5-year ban on entry to Kazakhstan.

*RoK Government Resolution No. 464 as of July 7, 2022
Quota for engaging foreign labor force
July 1, 2022
Effective July 1, the employment departments of Atyrau and West Kazakhstan regions have started accepting applications for the engaging foreign labor force in 2023.

WKO employment department accepts quota applications only in electronic form via the eGov.kz portal or online service eOtinish.kz. Employers of the Atyrau region can still submit the application to the employment department in paper form.

Pay attention: according to the current rules, the Committee for quota formation may reject the application in whole or in part if the employer has violations of the labor legislation and work permit regulations.
Quota for engaging foreign labor force
July 1, 2022
Effective July 1, the employment departments of Atyrau and West Kazakhstan regions have started accepting applications for the engaging foreign labor force in 2023.

WKO employment department accepts quota applications only in electronic form via the eGov.kz portal or online service eOtinish.kz. Employers of the Atyrau region can still submit the application to the employment department in paper form.

Pay attention: according to the current rules, the Committee for quota formation may reject the application in whole or in part if the employer has violations of the labor legislation and work permit regulations.
Quota request 2023
June 23, 2022
The Department of Employment and Social Programs of Nur-Sultan has started accepting applications for the formation of quota for foreign workers in 2023. Deadline for quota application is September 30, 2022.

Application must include the number of foreign employees with valid work permits and the number of specialists that the employer expects to invite in 2023.

We remind you that quota is not required for foreigners working under exemption without work permits, as well as for those involved under intra-corporate transfer.
Quota request 2023
June 23, 2022
The Department of Employment and Social Programs of Nur-Sultan has started accepting applications for the formation of quota for foreign workers in 2023. Deadline for quota application is September 30, 2022.

Application must include the number of foreign employees with valid work permits and the number of specialists that the employer expects to invite in 2023.

We remind you that quota is not required for foreigners working under exemption without work permits, as well as for those involved under intra-corporate transfer.
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