Kazakhstan: New Pension Payment Rules Applicable to Foreign Workers

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By Sergei Blagov

Jan. 6—Kazakh authorities have clarified the procedure foreign employees must follow to get regular pension payments from the country's state-run pension fund.

Decree No. 862, issued Jan. 5 and effective Jan. 15, stipulates that foreign workers who have left Kazakhstan and seek pension disbursements from the state-run pension fund their employers paid into must submit applications to the country's pension fund authority. The application must include a copy of the applicant's passport and bank details. The authority can only make pension disbursements to foreign employees if their residence permits have expired and they have left Kazakhstan. If the residence permit remains valid or the individual still resides in Kazakhstan, the pension disbursement applications must be rejected.

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To contact the editor responsible for this story: Rick Vollmar at rvollmar@bna.com

For More Information

The full text of Decree No. 862 is available in Russian here.

For more information on Kazakh HR law and regulation, see the Kazakhstan primer.

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