Limitation of the period of stay of individuals in the Republic of Kazakhstan

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The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan has issued a Decree that changed the order of entry and the period of stay of foreign citizens in the territory of the Republic. These changes, among other things, affected citizens of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union.

Starting from January 27, 2023, citizens of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) can stay in the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan) for not more than 90 days during each 180-day period. This means that an individual will be able to cross the borders of Kazakhstan again, but only after the expiration of a calendar period of 180 days, 90 of which he or she has already spent in the Republic.

Previously, there was no limit of 180 days. Individuals after 90 days could leave Kazakhstan, "zeroing out" the period of stay in the country, and enter it again. Now, if an individual plans to stay in Kazakhstan for more than 90 days, he or she will need an issued temporary residence permit (TRP).

The specified document is issued for a period of not more than 1 year on the following grounds:

  • the implementation of labour activity in Kazakhstan (confirmed by the existence of an employment contract or a civil law contract from the employer);
  • education at an educational institution in Kazakhstan;
  • undergoing treatment or caring for a sick relative;
  • business organization in Kazakhstan;
  • family reunion.

The TRP can be obtained on the website of the electronic Government of Kazakhstan or in person at the offices of the NJSC "State Corporation", providing a number of necessary documents.

Please note that the new restrictions do not apply to those individuals who already have a registered TRP. The period of stay in the Republic of such individuals is limited by the validity period of the TRP.

For registration of employees in the staffing list, including in the Republic of Kazakhstan, please contact Acsour specialists.