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Posted by AMounir
on 27 Feb 2020


Do I have to apply for my work visa for Kazakhstan through the embassy in Egypt or can I get it on arrival in the country? What are the documents that I have to get from the employer?



Rianca on 28 Feb 2020 - 06:43

Hi Amounir,

You'll have to get your work visa application ready while you are still in your home country. Luckily the process seems to be pretty simple.

First, you need to get all of your documents together. The documents needed will vary depending on your job. It would be best to contact your employer and embassy to find out precisely which documents you'll need. You then need to get these documents certified. You also need to get a medical certificate from a doctor to show that you are in good health.

You will send these documents to your employer in Kazakhstan. Your employer then has to apply for a work permit and send you an invitation to the country. You'll have to take this invitation to your local embassy. There you will apply for a multiple entry visa.

Once you receive your visa, you can travel to the country. The final step is to register at the ministry in Kazakhstan once you've arrived in the country.

Do you already have an employer? What kind of job are you hoping to do there? You can have a look at our Work Permits for Kazakhstan page for more information.

Good luck with your application!

Iamexpat2020 on 10 Jun 2020 - 10:50

Hello Members, 

Good Day, I hope all you are doing well.

I am an Indian citizen. I used to work in Kazakhstan and am married to a citizen of Kazakhstan. I would like to know the process of obtaining a residence visa or stay permit in Kazakhstan long-term, which will allow me to work as expat resident as well. How do I get a long-term visa and work permit for Kazakhstan?

Thank you for your valuable time and guidance. 




Anonymous (not verified) on 11 Jun 2020 - 08:20

Hello Iamexpat2020!

I hope that you are doing well too! Are you currently living in Kazakhstan and hoping to get permanent residence or have you been living outside of the country?

As you probably experienced before, you often need to have a job lined up already as your employer has to organise part of the work visa process. If this is the case, I'd suggest speaking to your employer, as they probably have gone through the process many times before.

Expat Arrivals has some helpful pages on Visas and Work Permits for Kazakhstan, although perhaps not all the info you are looking for on permanent residence. Have you contacted the nearest embassy or consulate for Kazakhstan? Visas are subject to change and it's always advised to contact them, though it may be difficult to get in touch with some embassies at the moment due to COVID-19.

Perhaps an expat can also get in touch via this forum on Expat Arrivals to give you their experience.

Hope that helps?

All the best


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