KAZAKHSTAN: July Deadline for 2021 Quota Applications

June 26, 2020

The deadline for submitting quota applications for employing foreign nationals in quota-subject categories in 2021 is 31 July 2020.

Applications must be submitted to the state employment authority in the region where the employment is planned, and must include workforce demand in a particular type of economic activity.

Obtaining a quota is not required for foreign nationals assigned to Kazakhstan under the intra-company transfer process or for work-permit exempt employees.

Each application is considered by the Commission for quota formation. The Commission may reject the employer’s application fully or partially, including if there are violations of the rules for work permit issuance and labour legislation.

Our Advice

Companies planning to obtain or renew work permits in quota-subject categories in 2021 should ensure they submit a quota application before the deadline.

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