Citizens of Georgia, Ukraine and CIS member states (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Moldavia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan) do not need an entry visa.
Starting from July 16, 2015 until December 31, 2017 citizens of Australia, Hungary, Italy, Monaco, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, Finland, France, Switzerland and Japan are exempted from visa requirements for a stay of up to 15 days from the moment of crossing the state border of Kazakhstan.
Otherwise, an entry visa is required for stays exceeding 15 days and citizens of the countries not listed above.
To work in Kazakhstan foreign nationals need a work permit and work visa. The process generally takes up to 1.5 -2 months.