Visa and Consular

Kazakhstan sets a visa-free regime for citizens of 10 countries

On June 12 during his speech at the meeting of the Foreign Investors Council at the Borovoe Lake resort under the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev announced the introduction of Kazakhstan visa-free regime for citizens of 10 countries.
The Government of Kazakhstan issued an appropriate decree on the establishment of a visa-free regime for citizens of the United States, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Federal Republic of Germany, France, Italy, Malaysia, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, the Republic of Korea and Japan starting from 15 July 2014 to 15 July 2015.
Over this period, citizens of these 10 countries holding valid diplomatic, official and national passports can multiply enter, exit and follow transit through the territory of Kazakhstan without a visa for up to 15 calendar days from the moment of crossing the state border. If there is a proved necessity for a foreign citizen from above mentioned countries to stay in the Republic of Kazakhstan longer than 15 days, they need as prescribed by law of Kazakhstan to obtain appropriate visa of "business" category at the bodies of internal affairs and of "investor" category in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The introduction of a visa-free regime from July 15, 2014 to July 15, 2015 has a pilot mode. Looking at the results of the project the Government will decide whether to continue or terminate it.

Visa and Consular Section
Embassy of Kazakhstan in the United States

Greetings, here you will find information about applying for a visa required to enter the Republic of Kazakhstan. We offer several types of visas. Please be certain you provide all the documents required for the visa type you are applying for.
Please follow these links for:

Applying for Visas to Enter the Republic of Kazakhstan

Below you will find information regarding:

1. Application fees for each visa type
2. Instruction for submitting your visa application and a Information about visa application form .
3. Hours of Operation and Instructions for Contacting the Consular Section


1. Application fees for each visa type
There are several different visas available to US passport holders, dependent on the purpose of the visit to Kazakhstan. Each visa has a fee that must be paid (by money order (cash and personal or corporate checks are not accepted)). Below you will find the typing Visa Processing Fees and a typing numerated list of required documents for a complete visa application package.

**Attention Frequent Travelers to Kazakhstan
Five-year, multi-visit visas available
As of August 1, 2013, US passport holders applying for diplomatic, official, private, tourist, business and student visas can now receive a visa with a maximum validity of five-years. The fee for a five-year, multiple entry visa is $160.00. Note: There is no new application form for five-year visa applicants. Applicants should indicate in their letter and application form they seek a five-year visa.
For American passport holders
Visa Type                        Single Entry      Five Year, Multi-Entry
Tourist Visa                      $160.00 USD      $160.00 USD
Business Visa                  $160.00 USD      $160.00 USD
Diplomatic Visa                $160.00 USD      $160.00 USD
Medical Treatment Visa     $160.00 USD      $160.00 USD
Student Visa                    $160.00 USD      $160.00 USD
Transit Visa                      $160.00 USD      $160.00 USD
Missionary Visa                 $190.00 USD
Work Visa                         $190.00 USD
Investor Visa                      No Fee

For Non-American passport holders

Business, private visa
Single entry visa                                   $60.00 USD
Double entry visa, up to three months     $90.00 USD
Triple entry visa, up to three months       $105.00 USD
Multiple entry visa, up to one year          $200.00 USD

Tourist visa
Single entry visa, up to one months         $40.00 USD
Double entry visa, up to three months      $60.00 USD
Transit visa $30.00 USD

2. Instruction for submitting your visa application

The Embassy regrets to inform that as of June 15, 2013, in order to improve the work of the Consular section, we no longer will accept documents via any postal services. You may use one of the many visa-processing companies in US, or submit visa application and documents in person to the Consular section at the Embassy in Washington, DC.
Holders of diplomatic and service passports may disregard the above note.

Information for Kazakh citizens:
Бывшие граждане РК, а также члены их семей могут подавать документы на визы по почте, не используя визовые компании.

A Complete Visa Application Package
All visa applications require the documents numerated below. Business, Diplomatic, Mission and Work visas may require additional documents. Please refer here for all documents required for the visa type you are applying.

  1. Letter of Request. 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. Visa Application. A completed visa application form (one per person) must be submitted. All fields must be completed, otherwise your application may be refused.
  3. Passport. A valid passport (a photocopy will not be accepted) which should have at least one clear page for a visa. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months longer than the validity of the requested visa.
  4. Photo. 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. Money Order. Only a money order for visa processing fee is accepted. Cash, and company or personal checks will not be accepted. Visa fees may vary by visa type. Please review the visa processing fee schedule for American passport holders. Money orders should be made to the KAZAKHSTAN EMBASSY (address: 1401 16th St, NW, Washington DC, 20036).

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

- a completed visa application form signed by one of the parent
- 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.

3. Hours of Operation and Instructions for Contacting the Consular Section

The Consular Section is open between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST everyday, except Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. The Consular Section is closed on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Visa applications must be submitted (in-person or by a representative; cannot be mailed) to the Consular Section during these hours of operation.
If you have questions, please email them to:
Please don't call the Embassy if you need a visa application form or questions about visa requirements. The Consular Section receives calls Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m Eastern Time. Please do not contact other sections at the embassy. You may reach the Consular Section at: (202) 232-5488, ext 121, 127; Fax: (202) 232-3996;
If your state is not listed below, please contact Kazakhstan's Consulate in New York at

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia.
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