Company Registration in Kazakhstan - Business Starting & Setup

Want to set up a firm in Kazakhstan? We can assist you in starting a business or in buying a shelf company in Kazakhstan with a full package of necessary documents, legal advice and follow-up support. Incorporation of a firm in Kazakhstan includes provision of a registered office (for at least 1 year in any of our service plans), an apostilled set of constitutional documents, secretarial services and assistance with compliance fee and pre-approval for opening an account in banks of Kazakhstan. The total price of company registration in Kazakhstan includes all necessary fees and charges for the first year of operation, as well as full one-year nominee service (package Optimum).

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Company registration
Legal address per year
Secretarial services for the first year
Fees and duties for the first year
Apostilled bound set of incorporation documents
Nominee service per year
Bank Account Pre-approval
3 300 USD

3 300 USD

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Legal System

Kazakhstan belongs to the Romano-Germanic legal family. This presupposes the existence of written law: universally binding legal rules formulated in the legislative acts of a state.

The main sources of law in Kazakhstan are the following enactments:

  • legislative acts;
  • subordinate acts.

Types of Entities in Kazakhstan

The legislation of Kazakhstan provides for the following forms of doing business:

  • Joint Stock Company;
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP);
  • Representative Office;
  • Branch.

Incorporation of an LLP

The LLP is analogous to the Russian LLC; it is the most common form of doing business in Kazakhstan.

A company incorporation procedure in Kazakhstan

To register a limited liability company in Kazakhstan, it is necessary:

1. When registering a company, one must submit several company names to be checked.

The check for availability of proposed names takes 24 hours from receipt of the request.

2. Submitting an application for registration of a company in Kazakhstan.

The registration authority of the Republic of Kazakhstan has made all company registration procedures electronic, so all individuals who are members in companies are required to obtain an IIN (individual identification number) and an EDS (electronic digital signature) in order to go through the first stage of logging into the system and sign the application.

3. It is also necessary to provide the following documents:

  • notarized copies of the internal and international passports of the directors / founders;
  • notarized power of attorney for a representative in Kazakhstan enabling to freely interact with government authorities and the bank;
  • detailed description of the company’s business;
  • information about the geography of business;
  • information about the occupation of directors / shareholders / attorneys / beneficial owners;
  • information about the source of origin of funds for business.

4. Assessment of the application for registration.

5. Obtaining a Certificate of Incorporation.

Incorporation of a company takes 10 business days.

Restrictions on LLPs

There are restrictions on types of business: a company is prohibited from engaging in consulting, or providing agency services.

Registered Office

A registered office in the country is mandatory.


There are no statutory requirements for a company to have a seal. LLPs can operate without one.


Redomiciliation is not permitted by the laws of Kazakhstan.

Company Structure


An LLP has at least 1 director.

A director can be either an individual or a legal entity.


An LLP has at least 1 founder.

A founder can be either an individual or a legal entity.

Founders that are legal entities are subject to restrictions on the size of their shareholding – no more than 25%.

If all the members and employees of the company are citizens of the Eurasian Economic Community countries (Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Russia), a work permit is not required.

Beneficial Owner

Kazakhstan is currently considering draft legislation that would require legal entities to disclose and keep records of their beneficial owners.

Share Capital and Shares

The minimum authorized capital of an LLP is currently equal to 100 MCIs (Monthly Calculated Index), which now makes KZT 306,300 (2022).

By the time of registration, 25% of the authorized capital must be paid up.

Frequently Asked Questions about Company Registration in Kazakhstan

Can a foreigner start a business in Kazakhstan?
Yes, foreigners can start a business in Kazakhstan. The process of setting up a business in Kazakhstan involves several steps, including registering the company with the authorities, obtaining any necessary licenses and permits, and registering for taxes. Kazakhstan offers several forms of business organizations that foreigners can establish, including limited liability partnerships (LLPs), limited liability companies (LLCs), and joint-stock companies (JSCs).
How much does it cost to register a company in Kazakhstan?
The cost of opening a company in Kazakhstan depends on the type of company to be registered and the type of activity you will be engaged in. The minimum package of services costs USD 3400 and includes: registration of the company on a turnkey basis, lease of the registered office for a year and secretarial services, payment of all necessary duties and fees, as well as apostilled translation of the constituent documents.
What is Kazakhstan business identification number?
In Kazakhstan, the business identification number is known as the BIN, which stands for Business Identification Number. It is a unique identification number assigned to every legal entity registered in Kazakhstan, including companies, organizations, and individual entrepreneurs. The BIN is used for tax and other official purposes and serves as an identifier for business entities in Kazakhstan.
Is Kazakhstan an offshore?
No, Kazakhstan is not generally considered an offshore jurisdiction. It is a country in Central Asia that is increasingly open to foreign investment and has a developing business environment. However, like many countries, it has its own regulations and requirements for businesses and investors.

Core Services and fees for the formation of a company in Kazakhstan


Price3 300 EUR

Incorporation of an LLP; full package of documents + seal; obtaining an IIN (individual identification number) for one applicant; obtaining an EDS (electronic digital signature) for one applicant; support of the procedure by the attorney

IIN + EDS for each additional member

Price550 EUR

Office rent

Pricefrom EUR 110 per month

Registered office address; locating an employee in one room

Opening a local bank account

Price3 030 EUR

Opening a local bank account

Nominee Director

Paid-up “nominee director” set includes the following documents

Nominee Shareholder

Paid-up “nominee shareholder” set includes the following documents

Compliance fee in Kazakhstan

Compliance fee is payable in the cases of: incorporation of a company, renewal of a company, liquidation of a company, transfer out of a company, issue of a power of attorney to a new attorney, change of director / shareholder / BO (except the change to a nominee director / shareholder), signing of documents


Price350 EUR

simple company structure with only 1 physical person

For legal entity in structure under GSL administration

Price150 EUR

additional compliance fee for legal entity in structure under GSL administration (per 1 entity)

For legal entity in structure not under GSL administration

Price200 EUR

additional compliance fee for legal entity in structure NOT under GSL administration (per 1 entity)

For client with high risk Status

Price450 EUR

Signing of documents

Price100 EUR

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