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Key Points

  • Kazakhstan has exempted foreign nationals in 21 professions from fund or income requirements when applying for a residence permit


On February 28, 2023, the government of Kazakhstan introduced exemptions to fund or income requirements for foreign nationals in specific professions applying for a residence permit. Twenty-one professions, including those in the fields of science, healthcare, industry, architecture, engineering, and IT, are eligible for the exemption. Generally, residence permits for these professions are granted for a maximum period of ten years or for the validity period of the foreign national’s passport.

What are the Changes?

The government of Kazakhstan exempted foreign nationals applying for residence permits in 21 different professions from providing proof of income of holding certain funds beginning February 28, 2023. According to the government, this exemption aims to streamline specific requirements for in-demand professions throughout the residence permit application process.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Kazakhstan’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Government of Kazakhstan

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