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Prime Minister of Kazakhstan holds a meeting on improving visa and migration regimes in Kazakhstan

by October 3, 2016 General

Today in the Ukimet Uyi under the chairmanship of Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev held a meeting on further improvement of visa and migration regimes in Kazakhstan.

The meeting discussed measures on simplification of visa and immigration regulations, reduction of terms of issuance of visas, as well as introduction of electronic visas and registration of foreign citizens.

These measures will help to improve an investment climate and attract foreign direct investments in Kazakhstan.

Following the meeting, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan instructed his First Deputy Askar Mamin to take necessary measures to develop specific solutions to upgrade the migration and visa policies.

For reference:

In 2015 Kazakhstan introduced a visa-free regime for a period up to 15 days for citizens of 19 advanced countries, including: Australia, Belgium, the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, France, Japan, the USA and others.

From January 1, 2017 visa-free regime is also introduced for all OECD countries, as well as the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Singapore and Monaco.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan