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Employment in Atyrau

Job Hunting in Atyrau

Finding a job in Atyrau as a foreigner can be challenging, however there are a few different resources available to help the job hunting process faster and smoother. Many expats seeking work in Atyrau use job search websites such as Job Kazak to find and apply for vacancies. It is important to have an impressive and up to date CV in order to catch potential employer’s eyes and make yourself stand out. It is important to be aware that companies are first required to employ local workforce.

The gas and oil sector is a big business in Atyrau, and it is worth checking for openings in this industry at websites such as Oilandgaspeople.

Another handy way to find employment in the city is to search online and in local newspapers (including Ak Zhayk) for advertisements from people looking to learn English. If English is your first language, then there are plenty of opportunities to teach the language to private tutor students.

Work Permits for Atyrau

All expats intending on working in Atyrau will need to be in possession of a valid work permit, as well as of a work visa.

Foreigners who fall into one of the following categories will be eligible to obtain a work permit: workers from overseas who are performing support work in coalition with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; foreigners who have an official letter of invitation from a corporation registered in Kazakhstan; and expats who have been assigned to work in Kazakhstan from a company which is registered overseas.

Dependent family members of a work permit holder will also be permitted residency in Atyrau. These visas will be issued for either single, double, triple or multiple entrances into the country. More advice and further details can be obtained from the nearest Kazakh embassy.

Income Taxation in Atyrau

Everyone living and working in Atyrau is liable to pay personal income tax. Any foreign person who has resided in Kazakhstan for a minimum of 183 days in a 12 month period is officially considered to be a permanent resident. All income is subject to a 10% tax rate, regardless of income amount, with the exception of dividends. Dividends are instead charged a flat rate of 5% for residents and 15% for non-residents. Individuals who generate income from business activities and investments are subject to a special tax regime. More information on this can be obtained from the official tax authority website.

It is also important to note that benefits granted to employees by their employer, whether they are received in kind or as material benefits, are considered taxable income. This includes providing services or items at a reduced rate, writing off personal debts and the receipt of property free of charge, such as work vehicles.

Nov 27, 2014, 2:30 PM
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Come and join us fo our casual monthly get -together. I am still out of the country due to my awaiting a new Kazakh work permit so James Thompson and Akmarella Zhiyenaliyeva our two group consuls wil
Oct 31, 2014, 3:00 PM
15 attendees
We are pleased to invite you to our Halloween Event! Please note that Taxi drivers know it as the Astoria Restaurant in Almagul. We'll have a table reserved and marked for InterNations Members. Plea
As the nights close in we return to our favourite locations. Please come along and keep us company dancing and proping up the bar in one of the towns most popular venues. Tonight will be ideal to plan
Oktoberfest with authentic costumes and live entertainment at Prospect Pub Let's celebrate Oktoberfest together! Special German Wuerstchen and Bretzeln, and our guest from Russia Anastasia Nazarova

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    Life as an expat in Astana can be hard on occasion. InterNations and the contact to fellow expats make it a lot easier for me.

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    My husband works for an Astana oil company all day, so I had to make my own way to settle. So glad I've found the InterNations expat community.

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