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Visa regulations of the Republic of Kazakhstan for foreign citizens



If you need a visa, please contact us. We will help you to apply for and obtain a visa to Kazakhstan online.

 

Just 4 easy steps:

  1. We prepare an invitation letter for you and approve it at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It usually takes up to 10 business days;
  2. We send the approved invitation letter to you by e-mail;
  3. You apply for an electronic visa on a special website, using the approved invitation letter we sent you;
  4. You get an electronic visa that allows you to visit Kazakhstan for tourism purposes.

 

Please note: Foreign tourists can enter/leave the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan using a valid electronic visa only through checkpoints at the international airports of Nur-Sultan and Almaty cities.

 


  

Visa regime of the Republic of Kazakhstan for foreign citizens

The visa-free regime of entry, stay and departure from Kazakhstan has been suspended for foreign citizens until the 1st of November 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Exceptions apply for the citizens of Georgia, Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Mongolia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Serbia, Turkey, UAE, South Korea, and Hong Kong.

1. Citizens of Georgia, Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Mongolia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan can enter and stay in Kazakhstan without a visa for up to 90 days;

2. Citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Serbia, Turkey, UAE, and South Korea can enter and stay in Kazakhstan without a visa for up to 30 days;

3. Citizens of Hong Kong can enter and stay in Kazakhstan without a visa for up to 14 days.

These rules apply for the holders of the national passports.

For more information on the visa regime of the Republic of Kazakhstan for foreign citizens please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

 

Country

Visa regime

1.

Australia

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

2.

Austria

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

3.

Azerbaijan

visa free
90 days

4.

Albania

visa

5.

Algeria

visa

6.

Andorra

visa

7.

Angola

visa

8.

Antigua and Barbuda

visa

9.

Argentine

visa free
30 days

10.

Armenia

visa free
90 days

11.

Afghanistan

visa

12.

Bahamas

visa

13.

Bangladesh

visa

14.

Barbados

visa

15.

Bahrain

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

16.

Belarus

visa free
90 days

17.

Belgium

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

18.

Belize

visa

19.

Benin

visa

20.

Burma (Myanmar)

visa

21.

Bulgaria

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

22.

Bolivia

visa

23.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

visa

24.

Botswana

visa

25.

Brazil

visa free
30 days

26.

Brunei

visa

27.

Burkina Faso

visa

28.

Burundi

visa

29.

Butane

visa

30.

Vanuatu

visa

31.

Vatican

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

32.

United Kingdom

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

33.

Hungary

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

34.

Venezuela

visa

35.

East Timor

visa

36.

Vietnam

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

37.

Gabon

visa

38.

Haiti

visa

39.

Guyana

visa

40.

Gambia

visa

41.

Ghana

visa

42.

Guatemala

visa

43.

Guinea-Bissau

visa

44.

Republic of Guinea

visa

45.

Germany

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

46.

Honduras

visa

47.

Hong Kong

visa free
14 days

48.

Greece

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

49.

Grenada

visa

50.

Georgia

visa free
90 days

51.

Denmark

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

52.

Djibouti

visa

53.

Dominica

visa

54.

Dominican Republic

visa

55.

Egypt

visa

56.

Zambia

visa

57.

Zimbabwe

visa

58.

Israel

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

59.

India

visa

60.

Indonesia

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

61.

Jordan

visa

62.

Iran

visa

63.

Iraq

visa

64.

Ireland

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

65.

Iceland

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

66.

Spain

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

67.

Italy

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

68.

Yemen

visa

69.

Cape Verde

visa

70.

Cambodia

visa

71.

Cameroon

visa

72.

Canada

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

73

Qatar

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

74.

Kenya

visa

75.

Cyprus

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

76.

Kiribati

visa

77.

China

visa

78.

DPRK

visa

79.

Colombia

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

80.

Comoros

visa

81.

Congo

visa

82.

Congo-Kinshasa

visa

83.

South Korea

visa free
30 days

84.

Costa Rica

visa

85.

Côte d'Ivoire

visa

86.

Cuba

visa

87.

Kuwait

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

88.

Kyrgyzstan

visa free
90 days

89.

Laos

visa

90.

Latvia

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

91.

Lesotho

visa

92.

Liberia

visa

93.

Lebanon

visa

94.

Libya

visa

95.

Lithuania

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

96.

Liechtenstein

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

97.

Luxembourg

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

98.

Mauritius

visa

99.

Mauritania

visa

100.

Madagascar

visa

101.

Macao

visa

102.

Macedonia

visa

103.

Malawi

visa

104.

Malaysia

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

105.

Mali

visa

106.

Maldives

visa

107.

Malta

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

108.

Morocco

visa

109.

Marshall Islands

visa

110.

Mexico

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

111.

Micronesia

visa

112.

Mozambique

visa

113.

Moldova

visa free
90 days

114.

Monaco

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

115.

Mongolia

visa free
90 days

116.

Namibia

visa

117.

Nauru

visa

118.

Nepal

visa

119.

Niger

visa

120.

Nigeria

visa

121.

Netherlands

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

122.

Nicaragua

visa

123.

New Zeland

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

124.

Norway

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

125.

UAE

visa free
30 days

126.

Oman

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

127.

Pakistan

visa

128.

Palau

visa

129.

Panama

visa

130.

Papua New Guinea

visa

131.

Paraguay

visa

132.

Peru

visa

133.

Poland

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

134.

Portugal

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

135.

Russia

visa free
90 days

136.

Ruanda

visa

137.

Romania

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

138.

Samoa

visa

139.

San Marino

visa

140.

Sao Tome and Principe

visa

141.

Saudi Arabia

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

142.

Swaziland

visa

143.

Seychelles

visa

144.

Senegal

visa

145.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

visa

146.

Saint Lucia

visa

147.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

visa

148.

Serbia

visa free
30 days

149.

Singapore

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

150.

Syria

visa

151.

Slovakia

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

152.

Slovenia

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

153.

Somalia

visa

154.

Solomon islands

visa

155.

Sudan

visa

156.

Suriname

visa

157.

USA

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

158.

Sierra Leone

visa

159.

Tajikistan

visa free
90 days

160.

Thailand

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

161.

Tanzania

visa

162.

Togo 

visa

163.

Tonga

visa

164.

Trinidad and Tobago

visa

165.

Tuvalu

visa

166.

Tunis

visa

167.

Turkmenistan

visa

168.

Turkey

visa free
30 days

169.

Uganda

visa

170.

Uzbekistan 

visa free
30 days

171.

Ukraine

visa free
90 days

172.

Uruguay

visa

173.

Fiji

visa

174.

Philippines

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

175.

Finland

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

176.

France

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

177.

Croatia

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

178.

Central African Republic

visa

179.

Chad

visa

180.

Montenegro

visa

181.

Czech Republic

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

182.

Chile

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

183.

Switzerland

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

184.

Sweden

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

185.

Sri Lanka

visa

186.

Ecuador

visa free
30 days

187.

Equatorial Guinea

visa

188.

El Salvador

visa

189.

Eritrea

visa

190.

Estonia

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

191.

Ethiopia

visa

192.

South Africa

visa

193.

Southern Sudan

visa

194.

Jamaica

visa

195.

Japan

visa
(until 01.11.2020)

196.

UN

visa free
30 days


For more details, please visit the following web pages: 

https://egov.kz/visa_regime_for_foreigners

https://www.gov.kz/details/6764?lang=en

 

Rules for entry and exit from Kazakhstan for foreign citizens

Foreigners may enter the Republic of Kazakhstan by valid foreign passports or documents replacing them if there are entry visas of the Republic of Kazakhstan unless another procedure is established by agreement of the Republic of Kazakhstan with the relevant government. This is the so-called visa regulations, and it operates, mainly in relation to citizens of countries far abroad. 

Foreign citizens enter and leave through checkpoints on the state border open for international and passenger traffic. 

In the passport of the entering (leaving) foreigner at the border crossing, a corresponding stamp is stamped.

Foreigners who have diplomatic and service passports, as well as foreigners who arrived in Kazakhstan with a visa of the Republic of Kazakhstan of the "diplomatic", "official", "investor" category, or when confirming the status of the "investor" from the authorized body (for countries with a visa-free regime of stay).

With a number of near-abroad countries, visa-free travel arrangements are preserved.

 Entry to Kazakhstan to a foreigner may not be allowed: 

Foreigners previously expelled from the Republic of Kazakhstan are prohibited from entering the Republic of Kazakhstan within five years from the date of the decision to expel.

Applications of host authorities for the invitation of foreigners to the Republic of Kazakhstan are not considered if within one year before the filing of such an application, the hostages were brought to account for failing to take measures for timely registration of immigrants, registration of documents for the right of their stay in the Republic of Kazakhstan and ensuring the departure from the Republic of Kazakhstan after a certain period of stay.

Foreigners are given migration cards when they enter the Republic of Kazakhstan. The form and rules for issuing migration cards are approved by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan in coordination with the national security bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Visas for entry or other relevant documents are issued by diplomatic missions and consular offices of the Republic of Kazakhstan or in some cases specially authorized representatives of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The grounds for issuing visas are the invitations of host persons or permission of authorized state bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan unless otherwise stipulated by international treaties of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

 

Departure from the Republic of Kazakhstan

Foreigners leave the Republic of Kazakhstan by valid foreign passports or documents replacing them in the presence of exit visas issued by authorized state bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan unless another procedure is established by agreement with the relevant government.

Departure from the Republic of Kazakhstan to a foreigner is not permitted:

  • if there are grounds for bringing him (her) to criminal liability - until the end of the proceedings;
  • if he (she) is convicted of a criminal offense, he (she) is subject to probation control or a delay in the execution of the punishment is applied to him (her),  - until the serving of the punishment or release from punishment, the expiry of the probationary control period, the expiry of the term of the suspension of the execution of the punishment, except for cases of his (her) deportation on the basis of a court decision;
  • if he (she) refuses to fulfill the obligations imposed on him (her) by the court - until the fulfillment of obligations;

Departure from the Republic of Kazakhstan of a foreigner may be postponed until the fulfillment of property obligations, with which the essential interests of citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, other natural and legal persons are related.

 

[Source: egov.kz - Electronic Government of Kazakhstan]

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