AIFC launches Expat Centre to assist influx of AIFC-related workers

ASTANA – The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) recently launched the Expat Centre to assist the influx of foreigners expected following the AIFC’s official opening.

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“The establishment of the Astana International Financial Centre will attract a large number of foreign investors, specialists and companies to Astana. In this regard, the creation of favourable conditions for the entry and stay of experts is the basic condition for the formation of an attractive investment image,” Expat Centre Head Nurlan Toimbek said in an exclusive interview with The Astana Times.

The Expat Centre is a “single window” for the AIFC foreign and other labour to access Kazakh government services related to establishing social and educational conditions. This specialised organisation provides in English all state services of the Migration Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. It also provides services from the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The centre’s mission is to help expats make a smooth transition to Astana and to provide high-quality government and ancillary services.

Expats can already receive the following services: visa-migration services associated with the issuance of Kazakh visas; registration of taxpayers, including issuance of individual identification numbers and other tax services; issuance of digital signatures and more than 530 other public services implemented on the government website; translation services, assistance by notary publics and a call-centre.

In addition, expatriates receive assistance in finding commercial and residential real estate, as well as grammar schools and kindergartens. Since the beginning of 2018, expats have been provided with more than 300 public services.

The Expat Centre is in the Congress office in Astana on 48 Sauran Street. The call centre telephone number is 8-800-080-38-38 and the email is expat@aifc.kz. For more information visit the centre’s website www.xpataifc.kz.