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How is an investor visa different from an investor visa application?+

An application is a fundamental document for obtaining an investor visa issued to the authorized investment bodies in the Republic of Kazakhstan. As for the investor visa itself, it is a document that gives the right to enter and stay in the country.


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How long does it take to conclude an investment contract after submitting an application?+

If the application is submitted through the PSC - the processing time is 35 working days. If the application is submitted through the website www.elicense.kz - the processing time is 27 working days.


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What needs to be done to conclude an investment contract?+

In order to conclude an investment contract, the Investor must submit an application in accordance with the state-established form and a business plan for an investment project (Order of the Minister for Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated November 30, 2015 No. 1133 "On some issues of state support for investments") to the authorized investment body - Investment Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as attach all the necessary documents specified in Order No. 1133. The conclusion of an investment contract for the implementation of an investment project and an investment priority project is a public service. An application for concluding an investment contract can be submitted through the PSC or on the website www.elicense.kz


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Who is eligible to apply for investment preferences?+

Investment preferences are available to Kazakhstani legal entities that are engaged in investment projects only in priority activities established by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Resolution No. 13 dated January 14, 2016.


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What should be done in order to receive an in-kind grant in the form of a land plot?+

State in-kind grants are an instrument of state support for investment activities, provided to investors engaged in investment projects and priority investment projects. To receive state in-kind grants, investors need to obtain and submit preliminary official approval of the local executive body (akimat) along with an application for signing an investment contract. And also to carry out and attach to the application an assessment of the selected land plot at the current market value at the time of application. Thus, before applying for state in-kind grants, investors must know exactly the region in which the investment project will be developed, and the total investment amount for the projects, and the cost of the requested land plot, since the state in-kind grant is a maximum of 30% of the total the volume of investments.


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Can I get any support and assistance from Kazakh Invest in the regions or only in Astana?+

Yes, Kazakh Invest has a wide network of regional representatives in all regions of Kazakhstan.


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What is required to apply for a work visa?+

In order to obtain a labor visa, it is required to issue a labor permit (based on the quotas received), which is issued by the Local Executive Body (Akimat).


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What is a quota for attracting IRS and what is it for?+

A quota for attracting foreign labor is the maximum allowable amount of foreign labor that is allowed to be attracted by an employer to carry out labor activities in the Republic of Kazakhstan. If your company plans to attract foreign workforce next year, you should apply for a quota by August 1 of this year. An application for a quota is formed by the employer by type of economic activity.


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Who can apply for investor visas?+

-the first heads of organizations that are non-residents of the Republic of Kazakhstan and carry out investment activities in Kazakhstan; - deputy heads; - heads of structural divisions; family members.


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