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Immigration support for hiring expats in Kazakhstan via a PEO

If your business objectives are related to hiring expatriate personnel in Kazakhstan, there are some things you need to consider. Among them are:

  1. the peculiarities of immigration procedure in the country
  2. documents required to get a work permit
  3. in-country employment and payroll for foreign citizens after visa has been issued.

Given the fact that expats are often sent abroad for short-term projects, many companies often opt for no entity hiring. This means companies look for simpler, more cost-effective options versus onboarding and paying expats through their own local subsidiaries

For companies hiring and paying expats overseas and particularly in Kazakhstan, a global PEO with work permit support as part of the service might be a viable alternative to incorporation in the country. A PEO service company will walk you and your expats through every step of immigration procedure in Kazakhstan. After the work permit or visa have been received, a PEO provider would officially onboard and payroll your expats in a foreign country on your behalf.

Acumen International has been hiring and payrolling our clients’ expatriates in Kazakhstan both short- and long-term. If you need to legally hire and pay the expatriates in Kazakhstan, we can help you. Regardless of business objectives and timelines, Acumen International can arrange end-to-end work permit support for hiring your expats in full legal compliance with local labor legislation after the permit documents have been issued.

Acumen’s ‘work permit and hiring expats through a Global PEO’ solution is designed for:

  1. employer companies like yourself that want to relocate the selected expats to Kazakhstan
  2. individuals that have an employer that is ready to finance their immigration and foreign employment in the country
  3. the service is mainly used by companies hiring highly skilled personnel that they send abroad to fill some top positions in Kazakhstan.

Note: Having a single provider that would sponsor a work permit or visa on your behalf and then employs expats in Kazakhstan, minimizes risks of visa rejection. In addition, it takes the hassle associated with immigration procedure off your head.

Unlike other global Professional Employer Organizations, Acumen International can provide extra benefits in addition to work permit received for further employment of expats in Kazakhstan. This includes medical insurance, housing, office rent, mobile phone and car provision to meet-and-greet, dependents relocation, etc.

Attention: we are not an immigration service! We do not provide a work permit and immigration support as a standalone solution to individuals willing to find jobs overseas.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

Typically, the procedure of work permit issuance in Kazakhstan takes from 1 to 4 months until entry to Kazakhstan.

Major steps to get a work permit in Kazakhstan

  1. Work Permit Application
  2. Work Permit Issuance
  3. Work Visa/Dependent Visa Letter of Invitation Application
  4. Work Visa/Dependent Visa Application
  5. Entry to Kazakhstan

Documents for work permit in Kazakhstan, main applicant

Name Notes Copies
Educational Qualifications An internationally recognised educational degree legalised for use in Kazakhstan and translated into Russian, along with any other relevant diplomas or certificates relating to applicant’s field of expertise. One legalized and translated original
Resume/CV Showing relevant professional experience and education for at least the last five years, should be translated into Kazakh or Russian. One certified and translated copy; one clear copy
Letter(s) of Experience Reference letters from current or previous employers outlining relevant professional experience that relates to the intended position in Kazakhstan and going back as far as possible. Should be on company letterhead, contain the dates of employment and outline the details of the job role. Should be accompanied by translation into Kazakh/Russian. One certified and translated copy; one original
Translated Copy of Passport Copy of information page(s) of passport, translated to Kazakh or Russian and notarised. One clear, notarized and translated copy
Copy of passport valid for 6 months minimum Copy of biodata and signature pages only. One clear copy
Evidence of legal immigration status Evidence of legal residency in the applicant’s country of residence, where the application is being made (if he/she holds a passport from a different country) One original
Passport valid for six months minimum 3.5cm x 4.5cm, in colour, resolution minimum 600 dpi. The photograph should be of an appropriate quality for biometric processing. Face forward, mouth closed, eyes open. One original
Visa Application Form Duly completed and signed One original
Visa Application Fee Will vary depending on diplomatic post, approximately 150 GBP, to be paid by cheque or postal order. One original

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in Kazakhstan without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

Contact us for more details about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in Kazakhstan.

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