Employee profile
Aisana Akimbayeva
Director of WPK Atyrau
tel.: +7 (701) 951-27-69
e-mail: aisana.a@wpk.kz
Practical experience in the migration sphere is more than 10 years.

Aisana coordinates work on projects in Atyrau, Aktobe, Uralsk and Aksai. She has experience in working with the largest oil and gas operators in the western region Tengizchevroil, KPO and NCOC, as well as with the international companies ExxonMobil, General Electric, Baker Hughes, Deloitte, Nabors Drilling, Atlas Copco, Marubeni, Mammoet, Renco, etc.

Fluent in Kazakh, Russian and English.
Employee publications
March 2022
Notification of stay of foreign citizens
According to clause 9 of the Rules for entry and stay of foreigners in the Republic of Kazakhstan, the host party (entity) must notify the migration service about arrival of a foreigner in Kazakhstan. Notification is required regardless of the order of entry of a foreigner - on a visa or under visa-free regime. It does not depend on the purpose of his visit and duration of stay in the country.

Who is submitting the notification?
Notification is submitted by the inviting (host) company. Foreigner himself does not need to visit the migration service.

When should you submit the notification?
It is necessary to submit a notification within 3 business days since arrival date of a foreigner.

How can you submit the notification?
There are several ways to submit a notification on stay:
1. online through the Visa and migration portal vmp.gov.kz
2. in paper form to the migration service directly
3. electronically via the information system eQonaq.kz

What penalties are provided for late submission of the notification?

Late submission of the notification entails a fine for the inviting company in the amount of 10 to 20 MCI* (from 30,630 to 61,260 tenge). Repeated violation during the year entails a 1-year ban on issuing visa invitations**.

*Article 518 of the Administrative Offenses Code
*Article 48 of the Law on Migration of the Population

May 2022
What to do if you did not get the border's stamp while going through the passport control in Kazakhstan?
Here is the recent case from our practice we would like to share with you. One of the client, UK citizen arrived in Kazakhstan under visa-free regime for 30 days. Upon arrival in the country, he found out that there was no stamp on the border crossing in his passport. When passing through the passport control, the border control officer did not put a date stamp in the passport.

Absence of the border's stamp may serve as a signal of illegal border crossing. Therefore, if you encounter such situation, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit the border service at the point of your entry.
  2. Briefly describe the situation and provide the border service office with the original passport.
  3. An officer will check your border crossing data in the Berkut system.
  4. If such data is available, you will put the border's stamp.

We remind you that foreigners of 57 visa-free countries can stay in Kazakhstan for up to 30 calendar days (in total 90 days within a 180-day period). Exceeding period of stay entails administrative liability of a foreigner and host entity.