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Residence permit in Kazakhstan
October 14, 2021
Ministry of Internal Affairs of the RoK has amended the order for processing residence permit of a foreigner in Kazakhstan. Changes will come into force on January 1, 2022.

Main amendments include:

1. Application form
New application form for issuance of a residence permit has been approved.
Residence permit in Kazakhstan
October 14, 2021
Ministry of Internal Affairs of the RoK has amended the order for processing residence permit of a foreigner in Kazakhstan. Changes will come into force on January 1, 2022.

Main amendments include:

1. Application form
New application form for issuance of a residence permit has been approved.
2. Place of issuance
Residence permit can now be obtained at TSON at the place of a foreigner's temporary residence.

3. Processing time
Term for consideration and approval of documents has been reduced from 60 to 45 calendar days.
4. State fee
New rate of state fee for issuance of a residence permit in the amount of 4 MCI has been established.

5. List of documents
List is supplemented with a document on payment of state fee or exemption from its payment.
Electronic signature for a foreigner
September 28, 2021
Foreigners who have an IIN in Kazakhstan can get their electronic digital signature (EDS).

Why is EDS needed?
Electronic signature is required for a foreigner in the following cases:
  • obtaining vaccination passport
  • working with the eGov Mobile mobile app
  • obtaining electronic public services, for example, applying for a police clearance certificate, a duplicate of marriage certificate, etc.
  • online payment of fines, public services and other payments
Electronic signature for a foreigner
September 28, 2021
Foreigners who have an IIN in Kazakhstan can get their electronic digital signature (EDS).

Why is EDS needed?
Electronic signature is required for a foreigner in the following cases:
  • obtaining vaccination passport
  • working with the eGov Mobile mobile app
  • obtaining electronic public services, for example, applying for a police clearance certificate, a duplicate of marriage certificate, etc.
  • online payment of fines, public services and other payments
How to obtain EDS?
You can apply for an EDS in two ways:
  • at the public service center (TSON) at place of your temporary stay
  • online via the Egov.kz portal

Meanwhile, personal presence at TSON is not required if your authorized representative submits an application.
What documents are required to obtain EDS?
  • individual identification number (IIN)
  • passport original or its notarized copy
  • notarized power of attorney for the representative (if application is submitted by your representative)

If you have any questions, please contact WPK consultants. We will help you prepare and receive EDS in a timely manner.
Resuming air flights
September 28, 2021
Effective September 21, 2021, direct regular air flights with new countries were duly resumed by the decision of the Interdepartmental Committee:
  • Italy
  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • Maldives
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait
  • Azerbaijan

Note that citizens of the stated countries do not require the IDC entry permission to arrive in Kazakhstan by air plane. It is allowed to travel to the RoK under work, business, private or tourist purposes.

Therefore, currently direct regular air flights available with 19 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Great Britain, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Netherlands, UAE, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Montenegro, Sri Lanka, South Korea.
Resuming air flights
September 28, 2021
Effective September 21, 2021, direct regular air flights with new countries were duly resumed by the decision of the Interdepartmental Committee:
  • Italy
  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • Maldives
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait
  • Azerbaijan

Note that citizens of the stated countries do not require the IDC entry permission to arrive in Kazakhstan by air plane. It is allowed to travel to the RoK under work, business, private or tourist purposes.

Therefore, currently direct regular air flights available with 19 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Great Britain, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Netherlands, UAE, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Montenegro, Sri Lanka, South Korea.
Terms on entry of the UK citizens
September 15, 2021
By the decision of the Interdepartmental Commission, effective September 18, 2021, Kazakhstan resumes direct regular flights with the United Kingdom (IDC Protocol dated 16.08.2021 № 21/05).

Please take into account important information on the entry of the UK citizens.
Terms on entry of the UK citizens
September 15, 2021
By the decision of the Interdepartmental Commission, effective September 18, 2021, Kazakhstan resumes direct regular flights with the United Kingdom (IDC Protocol dated 16.08.2021 № 21/05).

Please take into account important information on the entry of the UK citizens.
Entry to Kazakhstan
Under the quarantine restrictions, UK citizens no longer require IDC entry permission to Kazakhstan.

However, to enter Kazakhstan, you need a visa, since the previously valid visa-free regime is temporarily suspended until December 31, 2021.

You can travel to Kazakhstan by direct flight from London. Or by transit air travel through those countries with which Kazakhstan has resumed regular air flights (list of 18 countries). Number of visits is not limited.

In addition to business and work purposes, you can visit the country as part of tourist and private trips.

Visa
According to the current Visa Rules, UK is included in the list of 48 economically developed and politically stable states (annex 4 to the rules).

Therefore, an invitation letter from the Kazakhstan side (host party) is not required when applying for single entry visa:
  • business visa В1, В3 – up to 30 days
  • private visa В10 – up to 90 days
  • tourist visa В12 – up to 30 days

To obtain single entry visa, it is sufficient to apply to the consulate of Kazakhstan in the country of your citizenship or permanent residence.

Important.
For issuance of multiple-entry business and work visas, an invitation letter from the host party is required.

PCR certificate
When entering Kazakhstan, you must present a PCR certificate with a negative test result for Covid-19. The term of the certificate should not exceed 3 days (72 hours) since issuance date until crossing the border.

If you have already received a full course of vaccination in Kazakhstan, then you can enter the country based on the Kazakhstan vaccination passport.
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