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poly asks: I am offered a job in Kazakhstan? How is the political situation in Astana? Are there many Filipinos there as I am from the Philippines.
Expert's answer:
The political situation in the country and in Astana in particular is stable at the moment. Unfortunately, I haven't found any info about the number of Filipinos living in the city. I presume, their number is not high.
Emily asks: I'm in love with a Kazakh guy and would like to marry him. Unfortunately I cannot speak neither Kazakh nor Russian. Which language should I choose to learn if I want to stay in Kazakh.
Expert's answer:
I think, learning Russian would be a better choice as Russian is not only the main language of communication in Kazakhstan, but it is also the main language of communication in many neighboring countries (Russia, Ukraine, and others).
Karrin asks: There is a little park that had small rides and several restaurants when we were visiting Shymkent... Where can I get some pictures of this park?
Expert's answer:
Some photos of Shymkent parks on Google Images. Also, you can find photos of parks on the site of the city.
Zay asks: I have a british license, am I able to drive or do I require an International driving permit? If I require an IDP am I able to get this in Kazakhstan? Thanks
Expert's answer:
You need to get either an international driving license or a notarized translation of your national driving license. It would be better to obtain one of them in your own country.
Zubarev asks: I am a Mexican passport holder living in Canada. My husband was born in Kazakhstan and now he is a Canadian citizen, his dad lives in Kazakhstan. How can I get a visa to visit Kazakhstan?
Expert's answer:
You should contact the embassy of Kazakhstan to Canada to get the latest info about this issue.
Geir Arveng asks: I would like to know which animal is pictured in the Taraz Coat of Arms.
Expert's answer:
You can see a leopard on the coat of arms of Taraz.
Manoj asks: What would be the minimum and maximum rent of a 1 bedroom apartment in Aktau for long term hiring?
Expert's answer:
You can check the following lists of one bedroom apartments available for long term rent in Aktau (first, second). The exchange rate is about 183 Tenge per 1 USD. You can use this service to translate sites from Russian.
Jing asks: My husband is offered a job in Kazakhstan. Can he bring me along with him and can I look for a job in Kazakhstan?
Expert's answer:
I think that it is possible. But it would be better to discuss all the details with the employer, check the visa requirements (usually can be found on the site of the embassy of Kazakhstan to your country). This article about obtaining a work permission in Kazakhstan. You can use this service to translate sites from Russian or other languages.
Sham asks: Sir, I want to know what will be the salary of electrical engineer with 4 years experience and diploma in Russian language. certificate in Turkish too
Expert's answer:
The following list of electrical engineer vacancies available in Kazakhstan will probably be useful. The current exchange rate is about 180 Kazakhstan Tenge per 1 USD.
Will asks: What's the average height for male kazahs?
Expert's answer:
Unfortunately, I have not found any reliable studies on this subject but it looks like it is somewhere between 165-175 centimeters.

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