New Regulations on Residence Permits Issuance

Kazakhstan has adopted new regulations on residence permits issuance.

On 4 December 2015, by Order No. 992 the Kazakhstan Minister of Internal Affairs approved theRegulations on Issuance of Temporary and Permanent Residence Permits for Foreign and Stateless Persons.

The main novelty of the Regulations is that, from now on, foreigners residing outside Kazakhstan may apply for Kazakhstan residence permits in foreign establishments of the Republic of Kazakhstan abroad.

Moreover, the new Regulations envisage the issuance of only one permit instead of two, i.e. permanent residence permit and residence permit.

Hence, the number of procedures reduced and the whole process of the Kazakhstan residence permit issuance became less cumbersome.

The new Regulations came into force on 29 February 2016.