Kazakhstan and China have signed an agreement on visa-free regime from 17 May 2023
Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the People's Republic of China on Mutual Exemption from Visa Requirements.
Russia waives visas for Georgia and resumes direct flights
We inform you that the President of the Russian Federation has signed decrees on the abolition of the visa regime for Georgian nationals and the resumption of flights of Russian airlines to Georgia.
Russia: Relatives of Russian citizens may apply for private visa to Russia from any country
Please be informed that amendments to the procedure of issuing a private visa for foreign nationals – family members of citizens of the Russian Federation were introduced.
A foreign national who is a close relative of a Russian citizen can now apply for a private visa in any country that is not his country of citizenship, without observing the condition of having the right to stay in this country for more than 90 days.
HQS salary notifications to be submitted by 28 April 2023
We would like to remind you about the employers’ responsibility to timely submit quarterly notifications on salary paid out to highly qualified specialists (HQS) in the 1st quarter 2023.
Kyrgyzstan: Investor visas may now be issued for 5 or 10 years
Please be informed that the amendments specifying the conditions for obtaining and validity of investment visas have been introduced into the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic "On External Migration".
Russia: new campaign to vaccinate foreign workers against measles announced
Please be informed that in accordance with the Decree of the Chief state sanitary doctor of Russia No.1 dated 08.02.2023 employers are instructed to arrange for vaccination against measles of those employed foreign nationals who have never had measles or been vaccinated against it or cannot confirm such a vaccination. The deadline is 31 December 2023.
Kazakhstan: simplified procedure for obtaining permit for permanent stay based on profession
We would like to inform you that the list of in-demand professions that will allow a foreign national to apply for a Permit for permanent stay (PPS) in a simplified manner was approved by the Order of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 49 dated February 20, 2023.
Russia: tourist visas based on hotel booking available to nationals of 19 countries.
Please be informed that a list of countries, whose nationals are eligible for obtaining tourist visas to Russia based on hotel booking, has been approved by the decree of the Russian government No. 372-r dated 16.02.2023 (in Russian). Previously, nationals of any country have been eligible.
The decree shall take force on 6 March 2023.