Kazakhstan

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Marc De Smet

"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."

Myra Jennings

"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."

The InterNations Expat Guide for working and living in Kazakhstan

Are you an expat working and living in Kazakhstan? Or are you preparing to move soon to Astana, Atyrau or any other of the Kazakh international hotspots?

Expat life in Kazakhstan has much to offer and provides a great intercultural experience – from discovering the countryside like the world's largest dry steppe region, learning how Kazakh people celebrate Uraza fasting, up to tasting Kazakhstan’s favorite dishes such as besh barmak.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Kazakhstan. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from moving to Portugal to working in USA.

Top Articles in the Kazakhstan Expat Guide

  • Moving to Kazakhstan

    Discover the beauty of Kazakhstan: as a bridge between Europe and Asia, it has Russian influences in the north and there are good cultural and political links with nearby Turkey, too, not to mention the striking landscape and friendly locals. Read on to learn more about moving to Kazakhstan, from visas to culture.
  • Living in Kazakhstan

    Living in Kazakhstan is a unique, enriching experience, characterized by strong contrasts: old and new, Europe and Asia blend here together, creating thus a colorful, lively mix that appeals many expats. Discover useful information on life in Kazakhstan, from education to transportation and morein this guide.
  • Working in Kazakhstan

    Kazakhstan is an exciting place to work. It's a booming land of opportunity and enterprise, with vast reserves of fossil fuels, minerals, and precious metals, making it the largest economy in Central Asia. Discover more about the economy, jobs, and work permits in this Expat Guide!

Working and living in Kazakhstan – Valuable Information from A to Z

Moving to and living in Kazakhstan requires a wealth of up-to-date, trustworthy information on various aspects of Kazakh expat life. Living abroad in Kazakhstan raises a lot of questions such as: ʺHow do I find the best relocation services for moving to Kazakhstan?ʺ, ʺAre Almaty's Yellow Pages available in English as well?ʺ, ʺWhich international school in Astana should our kids attend?ʺ or, ʺHow do I obtain a work permit for my spouse at the Kazakh municipality in Almaty?ʺ

Collecting all that information on working and living in Kazakhstan is quite laborious and time-consuming. Our InterNations Expat Guide for Kazakhstan aims to help you and provides you with reliable info on those topics that matter to expats living in Kazakhstan. The Guide includes information on many different areas ranging from culture and sights, to housing & household or health-care, up to sports & leisure. Typical questions related to expat life abroad, such as ʺWhere can I obtain travel advice for women?ʺ, will no longer remain unanswered.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Kazakhstan? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Singapore or moving to Brazil!

Tips on living and working in Kazakhstan – From private language tutors to playgroups and nurseries

Moreover, our expat directory for Kazakhstan includes recommended listings of expat institutions and relocation services, e.g. private language tutors or playgroups and nurseries. As a member, you’ll also be able to share your experiences of living abroad in Kazakhstan with your fellow expats on the InterNations Forum. We are looking forward to welcoming you with a heart-felt Sälem! from our expats living and working in Kazakhstan.

Marc De Smet

"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."

Myra Jennings

"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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