Saturday, September 18, 2021

Visa & Passport Requirements for Kazakhstan

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Visas are not required for citizens of Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Hong Kong, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, the Russian Federation, Serbia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine.

For stays of up to 15 days until December 31, 2017, citizens of Australia, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States do not require a visa.

Citizens of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Swede

Citizens of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, United Kingdom, and the United States of America (Aug 2010) with a valid Kyrgyz tourist visa can also travel to However, if you hold a two-entry Kyrgyz visa and cross the border from Kyrgyzstan to Kazakhstan, you cannot return to Kyrgyzstan on this visa. Most customs officials are unaware of this arrangement, which may result in lengthy delays at border crossings. (November 2011 Update) NO authorities are aware of this arrangement, and you will be sent away with a no-entry stamp on your Kyrgyz visa).

For further information, contact a Kazakhstan diplomatic post in your region or visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan’s website. As of June 2012, the Kazakhstan Consulate General in New York said that it exclusively takes money orders, although they also accept cashier’s checks.

Although the Kazakh government has regulations stating which nations’ nationals do not need “Letters of Invitation” (LOI), this information does not always reach the embassies. Be prepared for the worse and to face an official who will flatly refuse to issue you a visa without a LOI. This is a problem at Kazakhstan’s embassy in Moscow (Australian Passports).