IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? Kazakhstan has announced several amendments to changes in work permit procedures that took effect Jan. 1.
What does the change mean? The amendments affect companies applying for general work permits and intracompany transfer permits. Under the amendments, several of the changes introduced in January have been relaxed or canceled. Foreign nationals heading company branches and representative offices will remain exempt from having to obtain work permits.
Background: In December, Kazakhstan announced several changes to work permit procedures, which took effect Jan. 1. Authorities have now made the following amendments to the changes:
Intra-corporate transfers (ICTs):
BAL Analysis: The amendments provide additional flexibility for employers and foreign nationals applying for work permits and ICT work permits.
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