• Quota Request Applications Due August 1
  • July 3, 2017
  • Employers seeking to sponsor foreign nationals for employment in 2018 should prepare their quota request as soon as possible. The deadline to submit the 2018 quota request is August 1, 2017.

    Quota Request Process

    The quota request, which must indicate the number of foreign nationals the Kazakhstani employer expects to sponsor in 2018, the employee categories and primary economic activity, and the region in which they will be based must be submitted to the relevant regional labor department.

    Kazakhstan allocates a defined number of foreign labor allowances each year by region, economic activity of the sponsoring entity and employee category. Once the quota for a category is exhausted, Work Permit applications for that category will be automatically rejected.

    What This Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals

    Employers seeking to sponsor foreign nationals for employment in 2018 should contact their immigration professional as soon as possible to begin preparing the quota request.