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Visas

28.09.2016, 19:28

Kazakhstan does not provide visa regime with some countries – you can freely visit Kazakhstan without special permit. Citizens of the CIS countries, except Turkmenistan, do not need to have a visa. Citizens of Mongolia, Turkey, Argentina and Serbia are also not required to have a visa.

Citizens of Australia, Hungary, Italy, Monaco, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Malaysia, UAE, Singapore, UK, USA, Germany, Finland, France, Switzerland and Japan can visit Kazakhstan without a visa for up to 15 calendar days from the moment of crossing the state border in the period from July 16, 2015 up to December 31, 2017 (period of EXPO-2017 International Exhibition in Astana)

There is a simplified procedure for obtaining visas with many countries. This means that you can come to the Embassy of Kazakhstan and simply fill out a visa form. In this case, you will not need any additional documents: permits, invitations, travel vouchers, hotel reservations, etc.

If there is no simplified procedure for obtaining visas with your country, then visa can be issued only in the availability of visa support – an official invitation to visit a foreign state. You will need to obtain the consent of the host country. You can have an invitation independently by contacting any travel agency in Kazakhstan. You can obtain a visa by contacting a diplomatic mission, or using the services of a travel agency in your country. If your country has no diplomatic representation in Kazakhstan, then you can request information and visa support in the diplomatic representation of the Russian Federation.

There are also rules for foreign citizens registration. When getting registered, a special card is issued or a stamp is made in the passport. Sometimes registration is not required (in accordance with the government's orders, special decrees, simplification of visa regimes, etc.); you need to check with local representatives of border guards at the entrance to Kazakhstan, if you are required to get registered at the place of arrival. Citizens of some countries are required to do so within 72 hours. To get registered, a mark in the passport on crossing the border of Kazakhstan or a copy of tickets, which you used when entering Kazakhstan, should be provided. Moving around the country is free; there is no need of additional registration when visiting other cities of Kazakhstan.

List of Countries Having Passport Types Based Visa-Free Agreements with the Republic of Kazakhstan

No.

Country

Diplomatic Passport

Service Passport

National Passport

Term for Visa-Free Stay

Effective Date

CIS Countries

1.

*Republic of Azerbaijan

visa-free

visa-free

visa-free

up to 90 days

*for citizens of Azerbaijan - up to 30 days                                                    

23.04.2010

2.

Kyrgyz Republic

visa-free

visa-free

visa-free

up to 90 days

07.06.2002

3.

Republic of Armenia

visa-free

visa-free

visa-free

up to 90 days

28.04.2008

4.

Republic of Belarus

visa-free

visa-free

visa-free

up to 90 days

07.06.2002

5.

Republic of Georgia

visa-free

visa-free

visa-free

up to 90 days

21.06.2007

6.

Republic of Moldova

visa-free

visa-free

visa-free

up to 90 days

05.01.2007

7.

*Republic of Tajikistan

visa-free

visa-free

visa-free

up to 90 days * for citizens of Tajikistan - up to 30 days

07.06.2002

8.

*Republic of Uzbekistan

visa-free

visa-free

visa-free

up to 30 days * for citizens of Uzbekistan - up to 30 days

26.06.2003

9.

Russian Federation

visa-free

visa-free

visa-free

up to 90 days

07.06.2002

10.

Turkmenistan

visa-free

visa-free

visa

up to 30 days

20.02.2002

visa-free*

up to 5 days

*stay in Balkanskiy Velayat without

visas for residents of Atyrau and Mangystau regions

11.

Ukraine

visa-free

visa-free

visa-free

up to 90 days

27.02.2002

Countries of Europe and America

12.

Argentine Republic

visa-free

visa-free

visa-free

up to 30 days

01.11.2014

13.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

visa-free

visa-free

visa

up to 30 days

05.07.2012

14.

Republic of Hungary

visa-free

visa-free

visa

up to 30 days

06.11.1996

15.

Hellenic Republic

visa-free

visa

visa

up to 90 days

04.07.2013

16.

Italian Republic

visa-free

visa

visa

up to 90 days

07.05.2010

17.

Kingdom of Denmark

visa-free

visa

visa

up to 90 days

26.11.2010

18.

Kingdom of Spain

visa-free

visa

visa

up to 90 days

31.08.2010

19.

Republic of Latvia

visa-free

visa

visa

up to 90 days

4.02.2016

20.

Republic of Lithuania

visa-free

visa

visa

up to 90 days within 6 months

17.05.2012

21.

United Mexican States

visa-free

visa-free

visa-free

up to 90 days

31.12.2014

22.

Portuguese Republic

visa-free

visa

visa

up to 90 days

08.03.2013

23.

Republic of Bulgaria

visa-free

visa-free

visa

up to 90 days

14.05.2010

24.

Republic of Cyprus

visa-free

visa-free

visa

up to 90 days

16.03.2011

25.

Republic of Cuba

visa-free

visa-free

visa

up to 30 days

10.01.2005

26.

Republic of Macedonia

visa-free

visa-free

visa

up to 90 days

10.08.2011

27.

Republic of Poland

visa-free

visa

visa

up to 30 days

31.07.2008

28.

Republic of Serbia

visa-free

visa-free

visa-free

up to 30 days

28.05.2011

29.

Republic of Slovenia

visa-free

visa

visa

up to 90 days

05.06.2010

30.

Republic of Croatia

visa-free

visa-free

visa

up to 90 days

21.05.2009

31.

Republic of Chile

visa-free

visa-free

visa

up to 90 days

23.05.2015

32.

Romania

visa-free

visa-free

visa

up to 90 days

22.08.2001

33.

The Holy See

(State of the Vatican City)

visa-free

visa

visa

up to 90 days

19.09.2013

34.

Slovak Republic

visa-free

visa-free

visa

up to 90 days

17.04.1998

35.

Republic of Turkey

visa-free

visa-free

visa-free

up to 30 days

02.04.1992

36.

Federative Republic of Brazil

visa-free

visa-free

visa

up to 90 days

31.12.2014

37.

Federal Republic of Germany

visa-free

visa

visa

up to 90 days

26.04.2012

38.

Republic of Finland

visa-free

visa

visa

up to 90 days

22.10.2013

39.

French Republic

visa-free

visa

visa

up to 90 days

01.03.2010

40.

Montenegro

visa-free

visa-free

visa

up to 90 days

25.04.2016

41.

Republic of Estonia

visa-free

visa

visa

up to 90 days

24.02.2010

Countries of Asia and Africa

42.

Arab Republic of Egypt

visa-free

visa

visa

up to 30 days

21.05.2008

43.

State of Israel

visa-free

visa-free

visa

up to 90 days

11.05.2010

44.

State of Watar

visa-free

visa

visa

up to 30 days

07.04.2016

45.

Islamic Republic of Iran

visa-free

visa-free

visa

up to 30 days

24.11.1994

46.

Islamic Republic of Pakistan

visa-free

visa-free

visa

up to 30 days

29.09.1995

47.

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

visa-free

visa-free

visa

up to 90 days

05.11.2011

48.

People’s Republic of China

visa-free

visa-free

visa

up to 30 days

01.02.1994

49.

Mongolia

visa-free

visa-free

без виз

up to 90 days

02.01.1995

50.

United Arab Emirates

visa-free

visa

visa

up to 90 days

12.04.2011

51.

Republic of India

visa-free

visa-free

visa

up to 30 days

04.12.1999

52.

Republic of Indonesia

visa-free

visa-free

visa

up to 30 days

26.01.2013

53.

Republic of Korea

visa-free

visa-free

*visa-free

up to 90 days

*up to 30 days (national passport)

29.11.2014

54.

Republic of Philippines

visa-free

visa-free

*visa-free

up to 30 days

28.03.2005

*since 21.04.2014 visa-free for

citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan (unilaterally)

55.

Socialist Republic of Vietnam

visa-free

visa-free

visa

up to 30 days

11.04.2010

56.

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the PRC

visa-free

visa-free

visa-free

up to 14 days

26.07.2012

International Organizations

57.

UN

-

-

-

up to 30 days within 180 days

01.05.2011

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