Category Archives: Working in Kazakhstan

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In Almaty, Kazakhstan

After waiting for roughly 3 months, I am finally in Almaty, Kazakhstan, to work at an international school.  I departed Saigon, Vietnam, reluctantly, last Saturday.  I flew with Air Astana nonstop to Almaty, Kazakhstan.  It was a pretty good flight, they even upgraded me to business class. Leaving Saigon was not easy, the weather was […]

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Paperwork Update

Well, I am still in Vietnam due to paperwork issues.  I have signed the contract with my school but before I can get my letter of invitation to process my work visa, I need an apostille of my university degree.  This process should be easy. Unfortunately what happened that the Secretary of State’s office in […]

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Moving to Almaty Update

I am still here in Saigon.  I am dealing with “document approval” issues with the Kazakhstan government.  I had expected to arrive into Kazakhstan last week but with my educational background, it was hard to convince the Kazakhstan authorities that I do have an educational background that meets the requirements for work visas in that […]

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