On approval of the Rules for establishing quotas for engagement of foreign labor force in the Republic of Kazakhstan and its distribution among regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan, identifying persons whose work does not require permission from local executive bodies to attract foreign labor, and recognizing as declared to be no longer in force of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Updated Unofficial translation

Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 802 dated December 15, 2016.

       Unofficial translation

      Footnote. Heading as amended by the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 501 dated 11.08.2018 (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      In accordance with clause 1 of Article 37 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan of July 22, 2011 "On Migration of population", subparagraph 2) of Article 6, sub-item 11) of paragraph 2, and clause 3 of Article 32 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan of April 6, 2016 "On Employment" The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan RESOLVES THAT:

      Footnote. Heading as amended by the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 501, dated 11.08.2018 (shall be enforced upon the expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      1. Attached hereto shall be approved Rules for the setting quotas for engagement of foreign labor force to the Republic of Kazakhstan and its distribution among the regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      2. To define:

      1) Being excluded by the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 501, dated 11.08.2018 (shall be enforced upon the expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      2) a list of persons whose employment does not require permits from local executive bodies for the engagement of foreign labor force, in accordance with appendix 2 to this resolution.

      Footnote. Item 2, as amended by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 501, dated 11.08.2018 (shall be entered into force upon the expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      3. To declare to be no longer in force some decisions of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan in accordance with Annex 3 to this resolution.

      4. This resolution becomes effective from the date of its first official publication, but not earlier than January 1, 2017.

      Prime Minister
of the Republic of Kazakhstan
B. Sagintayev

  Approved
by Resolution No.802
of the Government of the
Republic of Kazakhstan
dated December 15, 2016

Rules for establishing a quota for engagement of foreign labor force in the Republic of Kazakhstan and its distribution among regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan

      Footnote. Rules as amended by Resolution No. 590 of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated September 16, 2020 (shall be enforced ten calendar days after the date of its first official publication).

Chapter 1. General Provisions

      1. These Rules for establishing a quota for engagement of foreign labor force in the Republic of Kazakhstan and its distribution among regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan

      (hereinafter referred to as the Rules) have been developed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated April 6, 2016 “On Public Employment,” dated July 22, 2011 “On Migration” and define the procedure for establishing a quota for engagement of foreign labor force in the Republic of Kazakhstan and its distribution among regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the city of republican status, the capital.

      2. Provisions of these Rules shall not apply to foreign nationals and stateless persons engaged in labor activities on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan as part of an intra-corporate transfer.

      3. The following basic concepts shall be used in these Rules:

      1) labor immigrants - immigrants who arrived in the Republic of Kazakhstan as domestic workers in order to perform work (render services) for employers - individuals in the household on the basis of a permit for a labor immigrant;

      2) employer - a legal entity or an individual with whom the worker has an employment relationship;

      3) labor force - employed and unemployed population;

      4) intra-corporate transfer - temporary transfer for a period determined by the employment contract, but not more than three years, with the right to extend for one year of a foreign national or a stateless person engaged in labor activities as a head, manager or specialist in a legal entity established in the country - a member of the World Trade Organization, located and operating outside the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, to branches, subsidiaries, representative offices of this legal entity established in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      5) seasonal foreign worker - a foreign national or a stateless person engaged by an employer to perform seasonal work, which, due to climatic or other natural conditions, is performed during a certain period (season), but no more than one year;

      6) the authorized public employment body - the central executive body that exercises management and cross-sectoral coordination in the population employment in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      7) a foreign worker - an immigrant engaged by an employer to carry out labor activities in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      8) foreign labor force – foreign nationals and stateless persons engaged by the employer to carry out labor activities in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, including seasonal foreign workers;

      9) quota for engagement of foreign labor force - the maximum allowable amount of foreign labor force to be engaged by the employer to carry out labor activities in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      10) country of origin - a country, whose citizen the foreigner engaged in labor activity in the Republic of Kazakhstan is in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Chapter 2. The procedure of establishing a quota for engagement of foreign labor force in the Republic of Kazakhstan and its distribution among the regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan

      4. The quota for engagement of foreign labor force is set as a percentage of the labor force, which includes:

      1) a quota for engagement of foreign labor under permits issued by the local executive body to the employer;

      2) a quota by countries of origin for engagement of foreign labor force in the presence of international agreements on cooperation in labor migration and social protection of migrant workers ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      3) a quota for engagement of labor immigrants.

      5. The quota for engagement of foreign labor force for upcoming year (years) determines the maximum allowable amount of foreign labor force to be attracted by employers and to carry out labor activities on the territory of the corresponding administrative-territorial unit.

      6. Every year, before October 1, employers shall file applications to local executive bodies of regions, cities of republican status, the capital (hereinafter referred to as local executive bodies), on the territory of which foreign workers are expected to work, for the need for foreign labor in accordance with the form in Appendix 1 to these Rules.

      7. Before October 10, local executive bodies shall generalize applications for employers' need for foreign labor, taking into account:

      1) the demand for labor in the region, including through the envisaged creation of jobs within the state, government programs and territorial development programs;

      2) the forecasted number of unemployed persons and the expected layoffs, and also the number of graduates of educational organizations providing technical and vocational training, post-secondary, higher and postgraduate education in professions and occupations for which employers intend to involve foreign workers;

      3) the possibility of meeting the need for labor through labor resources, including through the training, retraining or advanced training of unemployed persons, self-employed, released workers in professions and specialties for which it is planned to attract foreign workers;

      4) assessment of the efficacy of using foreign labor in the previous year and the forecasted need for foreign labor for the upcoming year (s).

      8. No later than October 15, the local executive bodies shall file applications for employers' need in foreign labor to the Commission for the formation of a quota for engaging foreign labor (hereinafter referred to as the Commission), that are generalized with regard to the requirements of paragraph 7 of these Rules.

      9. The commission is formed by local executive bodies. The Commission shall include representatives of territorial internal affairs bodies, local executive bodies in the field of education, entrepreneurship, local labor inspection authority, regional chamber of entrepreneurs (as agreed), territorial trade union associations at the level of the region, the city of republican status and the capital (as agreed).

      Within three working days from the date of filed applications by the local executive body for the needs of employers in foreign labor, the commission shall make recommendations on meeting the requested foreign labor for the upcoming year (s) or decline them. The recommendations of the Commission shall be made separately on each application of employers, drawn up in minutes and signed by the members of the Commission present at the meeting.

      10. Applications for the needs of employers in foreign labor are rejected by the Commission in whole or in part on the following grounds:

      1) ability of meeting the need in labor through labor resources, including through the training, retraining or advanced training of unemployed citizens, self-employed, as well as released workers in professions and occupations for which it is planned to attract foreign workers;

      2) presence of outstanding breaches of the procedure for issuing and (or) prolonging the involvement of foreign labor in the previous and current years by employers planning involvement of foreign workers;

      3) presence of outstanding breaches of the labor legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan by employers planning involvement of foreign workers, including wage arrears and other payments to employees in the previous and current years.

      11. The local executive bodies, within five working days from the date of the decision by the Commission, shall notify the employers about the outcome of consideration of their application for the need in foreign labor.

      12. To form a quota for engaging foreign labor force for the upcoming year (s), the local executive bodies, shall file applications to the authorized public employment body by November 1 for engaging foreign labor force in accordance with the form in Appendix 2 to these Rules, generalized with regard to the need of employers to engage foreign workers for the coming year (s).

      13. If necessary, the interested central state bodies, before November 1, submit the formed proposals for engaging foreign labor for the upcoming year (s), with regard to the forecast of supply and demand in the labor market for the upcoming year (s), coordinated with the local executive body, on whose territory it is planned to carry out labor activities by foreign workers, with the relevant rationale to the authorized public employment body.

      14. The quota for engaging labor immigrants shall be formed on the basis of applications for the need to attract labor immigrants to work for individuals to perform work (provide services) in the household for the upcoming year(s).

      15. Applications for the need to attract labor immigrants to work for individuals to perform work (provide services) in the household for the upcoming year(s) shall be determined by October 10 by local executive bodies together with territorial internal affairs bodies, with regard to assessment of the efficacy of attracting labor immigrants in the previous year and the forecasted need for labor immigrants for the upcoming year (s).

      16. By October 15, the territorial internal affairs bodies shall direct applications for the need to engage labor immigrants for the upcoming year (s) for approval to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan in accordance with the form of Appendix 3 to these Rules.

      17. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall consider, form applications for the need to engage labor immigrants for the upcoming year (s) and, before November 1, send applications for the need to attract labor immigrants to the authorized public employment body in accordance with the form of Appendix 4 to these Rules.

      18. The quota by the countries of foreign labor force origin shall be established in the presence of international agreements on cooperation in labor migration and social protection of migrant workers, ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      The quota by the countries of origin shall be formed by local executive bodies with regard to forecast of supply and demand in the labor market, made when concluding international cooperation agreements in labor migration and social protection of migrant workers, ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan, and is provided to the authorized public employment body in accordance with the form of Appendix 5 to these Rules.

      19. Based on applications from local executive bodies and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the authorized public employment body shall form a quota for engagement of foreign labor for the upcoming year (s).

      20. Before January 1, the authorized public employment body shall establish a quota for engaging foreign labor and distribute it among the regions, cities of republican status, the capital, and no later than three working days from the date of its distribution, place on its official Internet resource the decision adopted in accordance with subparagraph 23) of Article 7 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On Public Employment" dated April 6, 2016.

      21. Distribution of the quota for engagement of foreign labor among the regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall be carried out:

      1) on countries of origin in accordance with the applications of local executive bodies, formed on the basis of the needs of employers, as well as proposals from interested central government bodies in the context of categories of foreign and seasonal workers;

      2) for engagement of labor immigrants according to the need to attract labor immigrants, presented by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      22. The authorized public employment body, basing on proposals from interested state or local executive bodies, shall distribute the approved quota among regions, cities of republican status, the capital within the established quota.

  Appendix 1
to the Rules for establishing a
quota for engagement of foreign
labor force and its distribution
among the regions of the
Republic of Kazakhstan

      ______________________________
______________________________
______________________________
______________________________
(name of the authorized body
indicating the region, the city of
republican status, the capital)
dated ____________________________
______________________________
______________________________
(full name of the legal entity
or an individual, legal address)

  The Form

The need for engagement of foreign labor force in the Republic of Kazakhstan for 20__ yr

No.

Amount of foreign labor force engaged in the current year (units)

The need in foreign labor force for 20___ yr

1st category (by professions and occupations)

2nd category (by professions and occupations)

3rd category (by professions and occupations

4th category (by professions and occupations

Seasonal foreign labor force

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

      Rationale for engagement of foreign labor force with indication of projects to be implemented within the framework of concluded agreements, employer contracts for the performance of work, provision of services, production of goods

      __________________________________________________________________________

      _________________________________________________________________________




Seal (with exception of private business entities)

(position of the head of the employer organization)




  Appendix 2
to the Rules for establishing a
quota for engagement of foreign
labor force and its distribution
among the regions of the
Republic of Kazakhstan

      to the Ministry of Labor and
Social Protection of the Population
of the Republic of Kazakhstan
from ________________________
__________________________
full name of the local
executive body)

  The form

Application for engagement of foreign labor force in the Republic of Kazakhstan for 20__

No.

Organization (full name, legal address)

Amount of foreign labor force engaged in the current year (units)

The need in foreign labor by categories of foreign workers for 20__ yr

Rationale for the need with regard to demands provided for in paragraph 7 of the Rules

1st category (by professions and occupations)

2nd category (by professions and occupations)

3rd category (by professions and occupations

4th category (by professions and occupations

Seasonal foreign labor force

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9


  Appendix 3
to the Rules for establishing
a quota for engagement of foreign
labor force and its distribution
among the regions of the
Republic of Kazakhstan

      to the Ministry of Internal Affairs
of the Republic of Kazakhstan
from ________________________
__________________________
__________________________
full name of the territorial
internal affairs body)

  The form

Application for the need to engage labor immigrants for 20__

№ п/п

Number of engaged labor immigrants in the previous year (units)

Need for engagement of labor immigrants for 20__ yr

Rationale for the need

1

2

3

4





      The head of the territorial internal affairs body:

      __________________________________________________________________________

      __________________________________________________________________________

      (signature, full name, position) Seal

  Appendix 4
to the Rules for establishing
a quota for engagement of foreign
labor force and its distribution
among the regions of the
Republic of Kazakhstan
to the Ministry of Labor and Social
Protection of the Population of the
Republic of Kazakhstan from the
Ministry of Internal Affairs of the
Republic of Kazakhstan
  The form

The need for engagement of labor immigrants for 20__ yr


No.

Regions

Number of engaged labor immigrants in the previous year (units)

Need for engagement of labor immigrants for 20__ yr

Rationale for the need

1

2

3

4

5

1

Akmola region




2

Aktobe region




3

Almaty region




4

Atyrau region




5

East Kazakhstan region




6

West Kazakhstan region




7

Zhambyl region




8

Karaganda region




9

Kyzylorda region




10

Kostanai region




11

Mangistau region




12

Pavlodar region




13

North Kazakhstan region




14

Turkstan region




15

Almaty city




16

Nur-Sultan city




17

Shymkent city




  Appendix 5
to the Rules for establishing
a quota for engagement of foreign
labor force and its distribution
among the regions of the
Republic of Kazakhstan
to the Ministry of Labor and
Social Protection of the Population
of the Republic of Kazakhstan

      from ________________________
__________________________
full name of the local
executive body)

  The form

Application for engagement of foreign labor force in the Republic of Kazakhstan by countries of origin for 20__ yr

№ п/п

Amount of engaged foreign labor force

By categories of foreign workers for 20__ yr

1st category (by professions and occupations)

2nd category (by professions and occupations)

3rd category (by professions and occupations)

4th category (by professions and occupations)

Seasonal foreign labor force

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

  Annex 1
to the Resolution of the
Government of the
Republic of Kazakhstan
dated December 15, 2016 No. 802

The list of sectors of the economy within which intra corporate translation is carried out

      Footnote. Annex 1 is excluded by the resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 11.08.2018 No. 501 (shall be enforced upon the expiry of ten calendar days after the day of its first official publication).

  Annex 2
to the Resolution of the
Government of the
Republic of Kazakhstan
No. 802, dated December 15, 2016

The list of persons whose employment does not require permits from local executive bodies
for the engagement of foreign labor force

      Footnote. The list with amendments issued by the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.04.2018 No. 189 (shall be enforced upon the expiry of ten calendar days after the date of its first official publication); dated 29.03.2021 No.169 (effective ten calendar days after the date of its first official publication).

      Foreigners and apatrides:

      1.Kandases;

      2. Business immigrants arrived for business activities;

      3. Obtained refugee or asylum-seeker status;

      4. Are immigrants arriving on humanitarian reasons, in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated July 22, 2011 "On Migration of population";

      5. Condemned by resolution of the courts of the Republic of Kazakhstan to imprisonment, conditionally, to punishments not related to isolation from society;

      6. Those who are victims of human trafficking for the duration of the proceedings in a particular criminal case related to human trafficking in persons, prior to the entry into force of a court sentence;

      7. Those persons entering into the Republic of Kazakhstan for the purpose of family reunification, having reached the legal age, being the spouse of a citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan and having been married for at least three years, recognized by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      8. Students in full-time education and at the same time working in educational institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan in their free time from study in accordance with the labor legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      9. Are citizens of the states parties to the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union dated May 29, 2014;

      10. Members of crews of sea and river vessels, air and rail transport;

      11. Working as artists, stage managers, conductors, choir masters, choreographers, athletes and coaches;

      12. Attracted by participants and bodies of the international financial center "Astana";

      13. Those who are specialists in the creation of a space rocket complex and the operation of ground-based space infrastructure facilities, attracted under the international treaties of the Republic of Kazakhstan on cooperation in the field of aerospace activities;

      14. Carrying out pedagogical activity in accordance with international treaties of the Republic of Kazakhstan on cooperation in the field of education in organizations of secondary, technical and vocational, post-secondary and higher education of the Republic of Kazakhstan, but constituting not more than 25 percent, and for implementing international integrated educational training programs-no more 50 percent of the organization’s staff;

      15. Among the faculty members of higher educational institutions, which have been given special status in accordance with the procedure established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as those working in higher education institutions as chiefs and teachers with higher education with confirmed documents in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan providing training for industries.

      16. Those who work as the first chiefs of branches or representative offices of foreign legal entities, as well as the first chiefs of Kazakhstan legal entities and their deputies with an absolute share of foreign participation in their authorized capital.

      17. Those who are on business trip for business purposes, the term of which does not exceed a total of one hundred and twenty calendar days within one breaking-in period.

      18. Working as the first chiefs of organizations that have concluded contracts with the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the amount of investments in cash equivalent of over $ 50 million, and the first chiefs of legal entities of the Republic of Kazakhstan who carry out investment activities in priority kinds of activities and who have contracted with the authorized investment body.

      19. Working in the national managing holding at the positions not lower than the chiefs of structural divisions with higher education with confirmed documents in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      20. Attracted to work as members of the board of directors of the national managing holding.

  Annex 3
to the Resolution of the
Government of the
Republic of Kazakhstan
No. 802 dated December 15, 2016

List of declared to be no longer in force of some decisions of the Government
of the Republic of Kazakhstan

      1. Subparagraph 1) of paragraph 1 of the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 45, dated January 13 2012, "On approval of the Rules for setting quotas for engagement of foreign labor force in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Rules and conditions for issuing permits to foreign workers for employment, as well as employers for engagement of foreign labour force and foreign workers transferred as part of the intra corporate translation, and on amendments to the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 836, dated June 19, 2001 “On Measures to Implement the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated January 23, 2001 "On Employment" (CAPG of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 2012, No. 23, Art. 323).

      2. Paragraph 3 of the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 386, dated April 22, 2013 "On the setting quotas for engagement of foreign labor force on priority projects for 2013, approving the conditions for issuing permits for engagement of foreign labor force on priority projects and introducing changes to the resolution of the Government of the Republic Kazakhstan No. 45, dated January 13, 2012 "On Approval of the Rules for setting quotas for Attracting Foreign Labor to the Republic of Kazakhstan, Rules and Conditions for Issuing Permits to foreign employees on employment, as well as employers to attract foreign labor and foreign workers transferred as part of an internal corporate transfer, and about amendments into the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 836, dated June 19, 2001 "On Measures to Implement the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan of January 23, 2001 of the year "On Employment" (CAPG of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 2013, No. 27, Art. 420).

      3. Subparagraph 1) of paragraph 1 of the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan of October 8, 2014 No. 1065 "On Amendments and Addenda to the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 45, dated January 13, 2012" On Approval of the Rules for setting quotas for engagement of foreign labor force to the Republic of Kazakhstan Of the Rules and conditions for issuing permits to a foreign employee for employment, as well as employers for the engagement of foreign labor force and foreign workers transferred within the framework of an internal corporate transfer, and about Changes to the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 836, dated June 19, 2001 "On measures to implement the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated January 23, 2001" On Employment "(CAPG of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 2014, № 61, Art. 571).

      4. Sub-paragraph 1) of paragraph 1 of the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 173, dated March 31, 2016 "On Amendments and Addenda to Decisions of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 45, dated January 13, 2012 "On Approval of the Rules for setting quotas for engagement of foreign Labor to the Republic of Kazakhstan Of the Rules and conditions for issuing permits to a foreign worker for employment, as well as employers for the engagement of foreign labor force and foreign workers transferred within the framework of an internal corporate transfer, and about and amendments to the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 836, dated June 19, 2001 "On Measures for Implementing the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan of January 23, 2001 On Employment of the Population" and No. 673, dated July 2, 2013 "On Approval of the Rules for Privatization of habitations from the State Housing Fund" (CAPG of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 2016, No. 20, p. 110).

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