By order of the Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Qazaqstan dated September 30, 2020, amendments and additions were made to the Rules and conditions for issuing or extending permits to employers to attract foreign labor, as well as the implementation of intra-corporate transfer.

In particular, the issuance of permits to attract seasonal foreign workers is carried out according to the list of professions determined in accordance with the Law on Employment of the Population.

Permits to attract foreign labor are issued for a period of:

1) for the first category – on the basis of the employer’s application for one, two or three years, with the right to extend the permit for one, two or three years;
2) for the second and third categories – for 12 months, with an extension for a period of 12 months, but no more than three times;
3) for the fourth category – for 12 months without the right to renew;
4) for seasonal foreign workers – up to 90, 180, 270, 365 calendar days, without the right to renew.

At the same time, the permit to attract foreign labor is not renewed in the following cases:

The order entered into force on January 1, 2021.