To foreign students

On Migration
The Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 22 July 2011 No. 477-IV

Chapter 5. IMMIGRATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING EDUCATION

Article 30. Immigrants arrived for the purpose of receiving education
Students admitted to educational organizations implementing educational programs of general secondary, technical and professional, post-secondary, higher and post-graduate education, as well as through organizational exchange programs of students and undergoing of preparatory courses shall relate to immigrants arrived to the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the purpose of receiving education.

Article 31. Conditions for entry of immigrants arrived for the purpose of receiving education
Immigrants arrived for the purpose of receiving education shall be obliged to:
1) represent confirmation of their paying capacity required for paying the residence, as well as education in accordance with agreement between immigrant and receiving educational organizations, with the exception of ethnic Kazakhs in the manner and amounts determined by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
2) represent medical certificate confirming the absence of diseases impeding the receipt of education on elected specialty, and have medical insurance;
3) represent confirmation of existence or absence of record of conviction;
4) represent confirmation on admission to educational institutes and (or) confirm the consent of inviting party on professional training before entry into Republic of Kazakhstan.

Article 32. Conditions for issuing entry visa to immigrants arrived for the purpose of receiving education
1. Entry visas to immigrants arrived for the purpose of receipt of education shall be issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan and foreign establishments of the Republic of Kazakhstan with the consent of parents or trustees, guardians on the basis of application of an educational institution or authorized body on the issues of education for the term no more than one year determined on the basis of application of receiving educational organization.
Permit for temporary residence to immigrants arrived for the purpose of receiving education shall be issued by internal affairs bodies on the basis of application of educational institute for the term of education determined on the basis of application of receiving educational organization.
2. Entry visas and permits for temporary residence of immigrants arrived for the purpose of receiving education shall be extended on annual basis by internal affairs bodies for the term required for completion of education, but no more than one year, upon confirmation of receiving educational organization.
3. Receiving educational organizations shall ensure well-timed clarification of the rights and obligations provided by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan to immigrants arrived for the purpose of receiving education, and required conditions for their implementation, as well as bear responsibility established by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan for untimely drawing up of documents for the right to their stay in the Republic of Kazakhstan, movement through the territory of country and to leave from the Republic of Kazakhstan upon expiry of the term of validity of permit for temporary residence.
4. Permits for temporary stay of immigrants arrived for the purpose of receiving education from the states concluded agreements on visa-free procedure for entry and stay with the Republic of Kazakhstan shall be issued by internal affairs bodies in accordance with international treaties ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Article 33. Main rights and obligations of immigrants arriving for the purpose of receiving education
1. Right to receipt of gratuitous technical and professional, post-secondary, higher and post-graduate education by foreign persons or stateless persons on competition basis in accordance with the state education order shall be determined by international treaties ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Ethnic Kazakhs arrived to the Republic of Kazakhstan for the purpose of receiving education shall have the right to file application for permanent residence ad on conferment of nationality of the Republic of Kazakhstan after admission for studies.
2. Immigrants arrived for the purpose of receiving education shall:
1) incur obligations provided by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan in respect of immigrants stayed in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
2) obliged to leave the Republic of Kazakhstan upon completion of the full course of studies and (or) professional training, if there are no legal grounds for the further stay.