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Kazakhstan Visa and Passport Requirements

Visa-free Entry, Visa at the Embassy and Visa On Arrival        

International travellers planning to visit Kazakhstan will fall in one of these categories: Visa-free entry, Visa Upon Arrival or Visa at the Embassy. The ‘Visa-free entry’ type is further subdivided into ‘Visa-free entry with registration’ and ‘Visa-free entry without registration’.

The citizens of these nations can visit the country visa-free but require the completion of registration process - Azerbaijan, Serbia, Georgia, Hong Kong etc. The registration procedure should be completed within 5 days of entering Kazakhstan or after 30 days after stay, depending on the citizenship. However, citizens of certain countries can travel to Kazakhstan visa-free and without registration. Nations coming under this category are Australia, Belgium, UAE, Canada, USA, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland etc. Visa-free entry is permitted only once a year. Individuals of nations that do not fall in the ‘visa-free’ category must apply through the Embassies and Consulates of Kazakhstan. For this, they need to obtain the LOI (Letter of Invitation or Visa support) from a travel agency. Post this, they must apply for visa at the closest Kazakh embassy. However, it is advisable that foreign nationals approach their respective embassies before travelling.

Visas for a stay of up to 30 days can be obtained on arrival for nationals arriving from a country without a Kazakh diplomatic mission. The fee is roughly US$80, and they must hold an invitation letter. The visa on arrival is available at the airports of Aqtau, Almaty, Astana, Atyrau and Oral.

Single Entry and Multiple Entry

The single-entry visa offers 30 days of stay in a duration of 90 days.

The multiple-entry visa offers 30 days of stay in a duration of 90 days with each entry, entry being unlimited.

Kazakhstan Visa Requirements (Documents)

Essential documents to submit for the Kazakhstan Visa are: Copy of the first two pages of the valid passport, a copy of the Kazakhstan visa support (invitation letter) with a notification of their visa support number by the DCS of the MFA (or the original individual invitation issued by the Migration Police); completed visa application form, hotel booking confirmation, international flight booking confirmation and 1 passport-size photo. Please Note: The Letter of Invitation (LOI) is not needed in certain cases. 

There is no Kazakhstan visa online application available yet.

Please Note: Check the validity and other important details of the visa when you have received it.

Visa-free Entry, Visa at the Embassy and Visa On Arrival        

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