What is the change? The Atyrau Labor Department now accepts electronic work permit applications.

What does the change mean? Electronic work permit applications in the Atyrau region may now be submitted through the e-license portal. To do so, employers must have an electronic digital signature, login and registration to the e-license portal, where they should select “to order online service.”

  • Implementation time frame: Ongoing since Nov. 1.
  • Visas/permits affected: Work permits in Kazakhstan.
  • Who is affected: Employers registered in Kazakhstan applying for work permits in the Atyrau region.
  • Impact on processing: The electronic system should speed processing times for work permit applications.

Background: The acceptance of electronic applications for work permits in the Atyrau region is part of a countrywide automation of the work permit process. The deadline for transition to electronic applications in all regions is Jan. 1.

Analysis & Comments: Electronic work permit applications will make it easier and faster for employers to apply for work permits in Kazakhstan.

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