Sälem and a warm welcome to our InterNations Community of expats in Almaty. We have amassed a wealth of information to help prepare you for your relocation to Kazakhstan's former capital. With comprehensive guides and reliable advice to solve those common dilemmas that expats face, InterNations provides reassurance that you are not alone. Especially designed to support expats, you'll find answers to your questions, from "how do I apply for a work permit?" to "what healthcare options are best for expats?". Simply become active in our forum where our friendly members are always happy to help a fellow expat and address any concerns you may have. Their insider tips and first-hand experiences will be invaluable as you build your new life in Almaty.
With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Singapore or Brussels.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Almaty expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Almaty expat forums.
Expats will discover a range of cultural influences in Almaty including Russian and Chinese. The wintersport bandy is popular and active expats can enjoy a day of skiing and ice skating at nearby Medeu skating rink and ski resort. Those looking for a day out together can take the Kok-tube, an air tram or cable-car, to the top of Green Hill for fantastic views over the city and family-friendly amusement rides. Home of the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange, Almaty serves as the country's financial center. Financial services and exports are the city's major industries with the headquarters of several large banks stationed in Almaty, including Central Asia's largest bank, BTA. Other industries include the media sector with television stations and several newspapers based in the city, and media distribution a growth area.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Dubai or Hong Kong, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
At our regular InterNations Official Events, expats are encouraged to socialize, network and have fun together as you settle into your new city. Our members hail from all over the world and once you reach Almaty you can start building a new circle of friends. In addition, our groups are also a great way to enjoy your new city with wine tasting, movies, table tennis and soccer some of the interests you can share with our members as you build a fulfilling new life in Almaty.