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Republic of Kazakhstan is located in the Central Asia as a transcontinental country. It has borders with influential countries in the region including Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Its territory extends to the Caspian Sea. The capital city of Kazakhstan is Nur-Sultan which is formerly called as Astana.
Please see below the most useful information on different types of visas and detailed visa application processes required for visits to Kazakhstan. You can kick off your preparations by purchasing your “Kazakhstan Flight Ticket”.
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Nationals of foreign countries must apply for entry visas in order to visit Kazakhstan. However, citizens of certain countries are part of the visa-free regime as a result of bilateral agreements between countries. The extensive list of countries whose nationals can travel to Kazakhstan without a visa obligation and the allowed duration of their stays are available online. Those who can visit Kazakhstan without a visa will be able to stay in the country up to 90 days within 180 days as of July 2020. Single entry e-visas are also available for citizens of certain countries.
Different visa types apply for entering Kazakhstan. They are broadly categorized on the basis of short or long term stays. Visas are also issued depending on the nature of the intended visit and the requested entry numbers as single-entry or multiple-entry visas for visits up to 90 days in periods of 180 days. Single-entry visa grants one time entrance. Double-entry visa holders may travel twice in fixed periods and multiple-entry visa enables for numerous visits to Kazakhstan.
Short-term visa is issued in line with the requested days indicated by the traveler for non-immigration purposes and for stays that are not exceeding 90 days unless stated otherwise.
Tourist visa (B12) for Kazakhstan is given to third nationals who would like to visit the country for only tourism and entertainment related purposes. Tourist travel visa are granted with single or multiple entry options and different fees apply.
Business visa (B1, B2, B3) for Kazakhstan is granted to foreign nationals who wish to travel for exclusively business reasons whether it is for the purpose of attending conferences, exhibitions or engaging in commercial activities. Single entry visa of В1, В2, В3 category is issued for up to 90 days while multiple В1 and В3 grants stay up to 1 year and multiple В2 is issued for stays up to 180 days.
Travels to Kazakhstan is possible with the purpose of visiting family, friends or close relatives. The applicant can submit a short stay visitor visa upon submission of a valid invitation letter.
Travelers who would like to visit Kazakhstan with the purpose of joining cultural or sports related activities can apply for short stay visitor visas. A letter of intent explaining the details of activity and purchased tickets or event schedules shall be presented during the application. A visa for taking part in religious activities under category B6 can be issued to persons seeking to attend the religious association activities but excluding the missionary activities. It enables the holder to visit Kazakhstan with one time entry for stays up tp 90 days.
Foreign nationals who would like to go to Kazakhstan for short-term education or practical training and internship purposes can also apply for B7 visa. Single entry visa grants stays up to 90 days while the multiple entry visa enables the holder to remain in Kazakhstan for up to 180 days.
Long-term visa grants its holder the right to enter to Kazakhstan for periods extending up to one year with the possibility of multiple entry.
Those who would like to travel to the Republic of Kazakhstan upon admission to education institutions shall apply for education visa under C9 category. Attendants of organized exchange programs and preparatory courses can also apply for this type of visa.
On the other hand, C2 visa is issued for family reunification under specific circumstances. is Individuals with family members who are holding citizenship of the Republic of Kazakhstan and are permanently residing in the country, as well as ethnic Kazakhs and former compatriots are given a temporary residence permit for periods not exceeding more than two years.
Those who seek to go to Kazakhstan for employment reasons shall apply for C3, C4, C5, C6 visas, including independent employment in priority sectors. C3 type of visa grants single entry for stays up to 90 days while multiple C3 gives the right to stay for up to 3 years in Kazakhstan. Depending on the duration of the work permit, single and multiple C4, C5, C6 visas can be issued.
Investor visa-A5 is given to the heads and/or deputy heads of businesses and their family members who seek to engage in investment activities in Kazakhstan.
Foreigners who would like to have permanent residence in Kazakhstan shall apply for B8 type of visa.
Kazakhstan transit visa (B13) allows travelers to pass through the country’s international zone without entering the national territory.
Tourist visa application requirements to visit Kazakhstan are explained under certain sections depending on your employment status. Applicants must submit their applications that includes the requested documents. Applications shall be made to the Diplomatic Missions or authorized visa application centers in applicant’s country of residence. Please be aware that the visa application requirements may change depending on the applicant's country of residence and category of visa.
There are specific documents to enclose your application depending on your employment status.
Students or unemployed/retired people who are not in a position to cover their own travel expenses will need to demonstrate support from a sponsor who will borne the full costs. Otherwise, your sponsor who must be a first-grade relative will have to prove the sufficient resources through meeting certain requirements such as filling out the sponsorship form and submitting the requested documents. You can check our website to reach further details.
In addition to above mentioned application documents, general requirements include:
Citizens of Russian Federation can travel to Kazakhstan without visa obligations for stays up to 90 days.
Citizens of all EU member states can benefit from visa-free travel opportunities to visit Kazakhstan for stays not exceeding 30 days.
You can find below fixed visa fees for various visa categories which is determined as of March 2020. Generally, the visa fees cover the consular fees as detailed online.
|Tourist visa (Single entry)||60 USD|
|Tourist visa (Multiple entry)||90 USD|
|Airport Transit Visa||20 USD|
Multiple entry visa and its extension (except for tourist and transit visas)
NOTE: This article was prepared in March 2020. Please check up-to-date information published by official sources.
You can indicate your request for a multiple entry visa on the application form. However, your request will be evaluated based on the frequency and relevance of your travel. Businessmen or people who engage in trade frequent affairs with Kazakhstan may prove their specific reasons and provide evidence of their travels.
Yes, your application may be rejected on certain grounds including criminal convictions or submission of unreliable documents. In that case, you will be notified with the reasons of rejection and deadlines for submission of an appeal.
Visa application to the Consulate is usually processed within a week. However, it may be prolonged up to 30 days and/or exceptionally 60 days for individual cases if a closer examination of the application is required.
Your nationality shall not be a prior condition for the issuing of your visa, provided that you will have submitted all the required documents.
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