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2017 in Kazakhstan will be simplified procedure for attracting skilled foreign labor


About that today at the briefing in the Central communications Service on "New approaches in migration policy of Kazakhstan" Chairman of the Committee of labor, social protection and migration of the Ministry of health of Kazakhstan - Chief state labor inspector of the Republic of Ahmadi Sarbasov.  

At the beginning of his speech, he noted that the migration policy of Kazakhstan is aimed at protecting the internal labor market and saving it for local personnel on the one hand, at the same time helps to attract highly skilled foreign labor (hereinafter - IRS).  

"In accordance with the Law "On amendments and additions to some legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on migration and employment", signed by the President on 24 November 2015 from 1 January 2017, will introduce a new simplified procedure for attracting foreign workers. In particular, foreign specialists arriving in Kazakhstan will have the opportunity to seek employment on their own within 3 months on the basis of certificates of compliance qualifications to any place of profession included in the list of popular professions in priority sectors of the economy. A foreign specialist will have to obtain some evaluation of the point system, including level of education, experience, practical experience and other parameters to confirm his qualifications. He will have the right to be employed for the term specified in the employment contract but not more than three years", - said Ahmadi Sarbasov, stressing that the main criterion for entry into the country will serve as a high level of education and qualifications of a foreign specialist.

He also informed that from January 2017, will be revised the procedure for issuing permits to employers for attracting foreign labor force.  

  "Now the quota will be set on types of economic activities tailored to the needs of employers, labor demand in a particular region, the number of unemployed people to meet the manpower requirements at the expense of labor and assess the efficiency of IRS in the previous year. The quota for foreign labor force will also be established under international agreements on cooperation in labor migration and social protection of migrant workers, ratified by Kazakhstan. Quota for labor immigrants for the implementation of activities for physical persons (works/provision of services in the household) will form the Ministry of internal Affairs of Kazakhstan on the basis of the demand forecast for the coming year", - said Ahmadi Sarbasov.  

In addition, next year to obtain permission for foreign labor force employers will need to pay a tax levy. The bid will be differentiated depending on the industry and categories of workers involved.

The intra-corporate transfer procedures will be carried out in accordance with the requirements of the world trade organization. 

In General, proposed measures for improvement of migration policy will contribute to sustainable socio-economic development of the country In General, proposed measures for improvement of migration policy will contribute to sustainable socio-economic development of the country.

Changed on 28 December, 2016 - 16:36
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