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Key Points

  • Kazakhstan introduced its new work permit quotas based on region of the country


The government of Kazakhstan introduced a new 2024 foreign worker quota for all its regions on January 14, 2024. The new quotas are as follows:

  • Shymkent City: increase from 156 to 537
  • Akmola region: increase from 178 to 800
  • Zhambyl: increase from 1,181 to 3,660
  • West Kazakhstan: decrease from 1,094 to 1,047
  • Atyrau region: decrease from 6,144 to 4,765
  • Astana City: decrease from 1,331 to 1,191
  • Almaty City: decreased from 2,050 to 1,671

To hire a foreign national employee in the country, employers must submit employment and sponsorship applications to the regional authorities where the work will be performed.

Within the quota request, the employer must provide information on the current number of foreign nationals employed and the number of foreign nationals the company intends to hire in 2024. Quotas do not apply to intracompany transfers.

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: Ministry of Labor, Kazakhstan

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