Passport and Visa


Passport Required ? Visa Required ? Return Ticket Required ?
 British Yes Yes No
 Australian Yes Yes No
 Canadian Yes Yes No
 USA Yes Yes No
 OtherEU Yes Yes No
 Japanese Yes Yes No

PASSPORTS : Valid passport required by all.

Required by all except the following :
(a) nationals of CIS holding passports, and holders of valid passports issued by the former Soviet Union and registered in the CIS (nationals of Ukraine do not require a visa for stays of up to 3 months, and nationals of Turkmenistan always require a visa);
(b) nationals of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Korea (Dem Rep), Poland and Vietnam for touristic purposes provided they are permanent residents of their country;
(c) nationals of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia (FYR), Serbia and Montenegro and Slovenia provided holding invitation letter and entering for business purposes ;
(d) nationals of Mongolia for stays of up to 3 months;
(e) nationals of Turkey for a stay of up to 1 month.

Types of visa and cost : Tourist single entry : £23 (for up to 30 days); double-entry: £33 (for up to 60 days). Single-entry : £33 (for up to 3 months). Double-entry : £43 (for up to 3 months). Triple-entry : £73 (for up to 3 months). Multiple-entry : £133 (for up to 1 year); £263 (for up to 2 years). Transit : £13 (for 5 days).

Validity : Valid on the dates specified. Transit visas are valid for 5 days from moment of arrival.

Application to : The Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy) will issue visas for Kazakhstan, but only if they receive authorisation from the Kazakh Foreign Office (for an additional cost). It is also possible for the passenger’s host or hotel to apply for their guest’s visa in Kazakhstan and this can then be collected on arrival.

Application requirements :
(a) Completed application form. (b) Valid passport with one blank page to affix visa. (c) One recent passport-size photo. (d) Confirmation letter with reference number and with details of hotel booking and travel arrangements, from licensed tourist company in Kazakhstan. (e) Fee; payable by personal cheque or credit giro (applicants need to obtain a payment slip when lodging application). (f) Self-addressed, stamped registered envelope, if applying by post. (g) For multiple-entry visas for stays over 3 months, attestation/certificate showing testing for HIV/AIDS. Business : (a)-(g) and, (h) Letter of invitation from host organization in Kazakhstan with registration number approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kazakhstan. (i) Letter from own business company with details of the purpose of the visit and name and address of partner organization. Transit : (a)-(g) and, (h) Valid visa for country of final destination. (i) Letter of invitation and/or air or railway ticket to third country. Private trip : (a)-(g) and, (h) Letter of invitation from a Kazakhstan national, approved by the Ministry of the Interior in Kazakhstan. Those born in Kazakhstan or with relatives there with valid Kazakhstan passports may apply for a visa valid for 1 month without an invitation letter (maximum twice in a year). Study : (a)-(g) and, (h) Permission of internal affairs bodies (migration police) issued on the basis of petitions from educational institutions.

Cars : If intending to take a car to Kazakhstan, travellers need to enclose the following documents when applying for a visa: (a) Car registration documents. (b) Insurance certificates. (c) Details of type of car.

Note : (a) Visas are only valid for the cities indicated in the visa. (b) Non-CIS nationals staying longer than 72 hours must register with an OVIR office and pay a registration charge. Failure to do so will result in penalties on departure. CIS nationals staying longer than 72 hours should register at a ‘House Administration’ office. (c) Foreign visitors entering Kazakhstan from territories of the former USSR illegally (ie without proper Entry visas) will be fined and deported.

Working days required : 1 week. An express service is offered at a higher cost.

Temporary Residence : Enquire at Embassy.

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