Announcement!  

          The Embassy is pleased to announce that, in accordance with the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated June 26, 2015 № 483, citizens (holders of valid diplomatic, service and national passports)

of the Commonwealth of Australia, Hungary, United States of America, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Federal Republic of Germany, Republic of Finland, French Republic, Italian Republic, Principality of Monaco, Kingdom of Belgium, Kingdom of Spain, Malaysia, Kingdom of Netherlands, Kingdom of Norway, Kingdom of Sweden, Swiss Confederation, United Arab Emirates, Republic of Singapore and Japan may enter, exit, transit through and stay in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan without a visa from the moment of crossing the state border between July 16, 2015 to December 31, 2017. The duration of each stay should not exceed 15 days.

Information on the visa of Kazakhstan

WORKING HOURS OF CONSULAR SECTION

Monday - Friday, except Wednesday 

Receipt of documents: 09:30 - 12:30

Release of documents: 16:00 - 17:00

 VISA REQUIREMENT

Under the new procedure of issuing visas of the Republic of Kazakhstan, from February 15, 2004, single entry business, tourist and private (up to one month) visas will be issued to citizens of 46 countries, without an official invitation arranged through Kazakhstan authorities (Ministry of Foreign Affairs/ Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan), on the basis of their personal or companies' written statements submitted to the Consular Section of the Embassy of Kazakhstan. 

The citizens of the following countries DO NOT require an official invitation for a single business visa, tourist visas, single private visa (up to 30 day of validity):

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Ireland, Iceland, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, USA, United Arab Emirates, Croatia, Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, Malta, Cyprus, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, the Sultanate of Oman

Information about the new Visa Rules of the Republic of Kazakhstan 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan jointly with the competent authorities of the Republic of Kazakhstan developed the new "Rules of issuance of visas of the Republic of Kazakhstan” (hereinafter - the Rules). On April 26, 2013 these Rules were registered in the State legal documents registration List under the # 8407.
The main purpose of adoption of these Rules aimed to bring its provisions according to the “Migration" Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated July 22, 2011 and improve the current Visa Regulations, as well as to harmonize entry, exit and stay of foreign citizens in the territory of Kazakhstan.
During the preparation of these Rules the visa policy experience of different countries of the world was taken into account. The Rules establish completely new types of visas, such as "non-immigrant" and "immigrant". In particular, non-immigrant visas include the following types - diplomatic, service, investor, business, missionary, tourist, private and transit. The immigrant visas consist of the permanent residence, family reunion, education, work and humanitarian.
According to the new Rules the visas are divided into categories as follows. The diplomatic visa is divided into "A1", "A2" and "A3", Service - "B1", "B2" and "B3", Investor - "C1" and "C2," Business - «D1», «D2», «D3», «D4», «D5», «D6», «D7» and «D8», and etc.
It should be noted that these Rules are aimed to create favourable conditions for foreigners, who travel to Kazakhstan with private, tourist and business purposes.
The tourist visas can be issued single, double and triple up to 90 days with the right to stay in Kazakhstan no more than 30 days at each entry.
In accordance with the Rules the foreign entrepreneurs, who travel to Kazakhstan, can obtain business-immigrant visas up to 1 year.
According to the written request of the competent Kazakhstan authority the foreign investors can obtain single entry investor visas up to 90 days and multiple entry investor visas up to 3 years.
The citizens of 48 countries of the world will enjoy a simplified procedure for obtaining single entry visas without invitation letters (visa support).
The new Rules also allow to establish equal conditions on a reciprocal basis (parity) to issue visas with foreign countries.
At the same time in order to reduce the flow of foreigners, who are involved in illegal entrepreneur, labor and other profitable activities in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the new Rules restrict stay in Kazakhstan the above mentioned persons.
The foreigners, who come to Kazakhstan to participate in conferences, forums, exhibitions, cultural and scientific events can obtain short term D1 business visas. The validity period of single, double and triple D1 visas is 90 days with the right to stay in Kazakhstan no more than 30 days at each entry.
D2 business visas are issued for the foreigners, who come to Kazakhstan for a business trip to install, repair and maintain technical equipments as well as to participate in youth, student and school exchange programs. These visas will be issued up to 1 year with the right to stay in Kazakhstan no more than 60 days within 180 days.
D3 business visas are issued for the foreigners, who come to Kazakhstan with humanitarian purposes, negotiations, consultations, auditor services and to conclude contracts. These visas can be issued up to 3 years with the right to stay in Kazakhstan no more than 30 days at each entry. The total period of foreigner’s stay in Kazakhstan must not exceed 60 days within 180 days.
The new Rules do not allow to extend validity period of business visas, issued according to the invitation letters of the legal entities. The validity period of private, tourist and transit visas also will not be extended.
Before providing the visa support or issuing a visa the political and migration situation of the foreigner’s residence place will be taken into account.
The family reunion visa for the foreigners, who travel to Kazakhstan with the purpose of family reunion, will be issued up to 1 year. In this case the invitation letter can be provided by Kazakhstan citizens, ethnic Kazakhs and former compatriots, temporarily residing in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the immigrants, permanently residing in Kazakhstan and business immigrants.
The Rules also determine issuance of private visas for the foreigners, who travel to Kazakhstan to adopt children - citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan. These visas will be issued up to 180 days with the right to stay in Kazakhstan no more than 120 days.
According to the new Rules the missionary visas are divided into 2 categories as follows. The missionary visas will be issued for the foreigners, who come to the Republic of Kazakhstan for missionary activity. The religious visas will be issued for the foreigners, who come to Kazakhstan for religious activity. These visas will be issued up to 180 days and can be extended for another 180 days at Kazakhstan migration police (previously the missionary visas were issued only for 180 days and not extended in Kazakhstan). And now family members of the foreigners, who come to Kazakhstan for missionary activity, can also obtain missionary visas.
The Rules define issuance of visas for the foreigners, who travel to the Republic of Kazakhstan with humanitarian purposes. These visas are issued for the volunteers, who come to Kazakhstan to provide free education, health services, charity donations and humanitarian aids.
According to the accreditation cards issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the employees of the diplomatic missions, consular offices and international organizations, accredited in Kazakhstan, as well as their family members shall enter to the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan without visas. The above mentioned cards shall replace Kazakhstan’s visas for the accreditation period.
The full text of the new Visa Rules can be found at the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan at www.mfa.gov.kz.

 SINGLE ENTRY BUSINESS, TOURIST AND PRIVATE VISAS

In order to apply for Kazakhstan single entry business, tourist and private visas, you will need to provide the following documents:
1.  A letter with a request to issue a visa addressed to the Consular Section of the Embassy of Kazakhstan. Please, indicate the purpose of your trip, your contact in Kazakhstan, the dates of your planned trip, and places to be visited.
2.  A completed visa application form (one per person). All fields must be completed, otherwise your application can be refused.
3.  A valid passport (a photocopy will not  be accepted) which should have at least one blank page for a visa. Your passport must be valid for at least three months longer than the validity of the requested visa.
4.   One passport size photo of the applicant which should be stapled to the marked space in the upper right hand corner of the application form.
5.   Receipt or extract of the payment (Account details of Consular Section in Helsinki and Visa processing fee see below)

6.  A copy of the page of the passport with personal data of the applicant

7.  A copy of the applicant's insurance policy, which is valid for a period of staying in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

NOTE: A tourist visa cannot be extended in Kazakhstan.

The following documents are required, depending on the type of visa applied for:

DIPLOMATIC AND OFFICIAL VISAS:

1. For all representatives of the Government and Agencies who are travelling to Kazakhstan on official purposes, an official letter from the official body has to be provided.
2. A completed visa application form (one per person).
3. A valid passport (a photocopy will not be accepted) which should have at least one blank page for a visa. Your passport must be valid for at least three months longer than the validity of the requested visa.
4. One passport size photo of the applicant which should be stapled to the marked space in the upper right hand corner of the application form.

BUSINESS VISAS:

1. If you apply for double, triple or multiple entry visa for up to one year, a copy of the invitation letter from a host organization in Kazakhstan is needed. This letter must be submitted by the host organization in Kazakhstan to the Department of Consular Services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Department of Consular Services must provide the host company with a reference number. In addition, a cover letter from the applicant’s company, briefly summarizing the purpose of the visit and including some information about the company or organization should be attached.
2. A completed visa application form (one per person).
3. A valid passport (a photocopy will not be accepted) which should have at least one blank page for a visa. Your passport must be valid for at least three months longer than the validity of the requested visa.
4. One passport size photo of the applicant which should be stapled to the marked space in the upper right-hand corner of the application form.
5. Receipt or extract of the payment (Account details of Consular Section in Helsinki and Visa processing fee see below)

6.  A copy of the page of the passport with personal data of the applicant

7. A copy of the applicant's insurance policy, which is valid for a period of staying in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

 PRIVATE VISAS (available in single entry only):

1. If you apply for a private visa for more than one month, an original invitation letter issued by the Immigration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Republic of Kazakhstan is required. Your relatives or friends in Kazakhstan can obtain invitation from the local authorities of MIA and send it to your address. The period of stay in Kazakhstan is shown in a separate paragraph and must not exceed 90 days.
2. completed visa application form (one per person).
3. valid passport (a photocopy will not be accepted) which should have at least one blank page for a visa. Your passport must be valid for at least three months longer than the validity of the requested visa.
4. One passport size photo of the applicant which should be stapled to the marked space in the upper right-hand corner of the application form.
5. Receipt or extract of the payment (Account details of Consular Section in Helsinki and Visa processing fee see below)

6. A copy of the page of the passport with personal data of the applicant

7. A copy of the applicant's insurance policy, which is valid for a period of staying in the Republic of Kazakhstan.


Note: Applicants who are applying for their minor children must present additionally:

- a letter with a request to issue a visa addressed to the Consular Section of the Embassy of Kazakhstan. Please indicate the purpose of your trip, your contacts in Kazakhstan including their name and address, the dates of your planned trip, and places to be visited;
- a copy of the parents' passports;
- a copy of the child's birth certificate;
- a letter from on of the child's parents stating non-objection to the child's other parent taking him or her to Kazakhstan.

TRANSIT VISAS:

1. valid visa to the country of destination and copies of your ticket/ itinerary is required.
2. completed visa application form (one per person).
3. valid passport (a photocopy will not be accepted) which should have at least one blank page for a visa. Your passport must be valid for at least three months longer than the validity of the requested visa.
4. One passport size photo of the applicant which should be stapled to the marked space in the upper right-hand corner of the application form.
5. Receipt or extract of the payment (Account details of Consular Section in Helsinki and Visa processing fee see below)

6. A copy of the applicant's insurance policy, which is valid for a period of staying in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

 NOTE: Transit visa is valid only for five days. 

 

Visa processing fees are: 

 Transit visa  30 EURO (single entry)
 60 EURO (double entry)
 75 EURO (triple entry) 
 Tourist visa  30 EURO (single entry)
 60 EURO (double entry)
 Business visa:
 Single entry
 Double entry
 Triple entry
 Multiple entry
 30 EURO
 60 EURO
 75 EURO
 100 EURO
 Private visa  30 EURO

 Attention! Please DO NOT send any documents and visa application forms to the Embassy by post. The documents sent by post will NOT be processed. The Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall not be liable in case of loss of the documents sent by post! Please apply personally or through a travel agency.

Consular office has the right to require for additional documents from the applicant.

 Please note:

According to the article 554 point 7 of  the Tax Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan the paid consular fees are not to be returned.

Applications and claims on visa fees refunding are not the subject to review.

Please, consult with the Consular section before you make a payment the last 7 days of the current month.

For citizens who are not representatives of the European Union, please contact the Consular Section before you make the payment of consular fees.

Please, note that visa processing fee must be paid in Еuro.

Account details of Consular Section in Helsinki:

Nordea Bank

Account number: FI86 1820 3000 0330 50

Recipient: the Embassy of Kazakhstan
Purpose of pay: consular  fees

Swift: NDEAFIHH

Account details of Consulate in Tallinn:

SEB Bank
Account number: IBAN EE161010220193347220

Recipient: Consulate of Kazakhstan

Purpose of pay: consular fees
Swift: EEUHEE2X

Visa processing term is 5 working days.

 

Letter of request

Visa application form

Letter of request for double entry tourist visa

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