These are issued to individuals who have been granted a work permit by an employer, or their employer has a permit to use foreign nationals. You can also apply for an M1 visa if you are from a country who is part of an international treaty that exempts you from needing a work permit.
Dependents of M1 visa holders are granted an M2 visa for the duration of the M1 visa.
If you are in the process of securing a work permit and must travel to Kazakhstan to finalise this with the local authorities, you will be granted an M3 visa for a period of stay of up to 30 days.
M4 visas are granted to entrepreneurs who are labelled as ‘business immigrants’, and are allowed to stay in Kazakhstan for 1 year.
Seasonal workers are granted M5 visas which allow single, double, or triple entrance into Kazakhstan. An M5 visa is valid for up to 1 year or for the length of the employer’s permit to use foreign workers, whichever occurs sooner.