Consular general information

Dear visitors!

The Consular Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan will be closed for the national holidays on 30 August and 1 September 2017.

 APPLY FOR VISA

 YOU NEED TO KNOW

- Starting from January 1, 2017 Nationals of the Republic of Austria, of the Republic of Slovenia and other 43 countries can visit Kazakhstan without visa for up to 30 calendar days.

- Citizens of 48 countries don’t need Visa Support from Kazakhstan for single entry Service (A3), Business (B1, B3), Private (B10), Tourist (B12) visas.

 

1. The Commonwealth of Australia

29. The Republic of Malta

2. The United States of America

30. The Principality of Monaco

3. The Republic of Austria

31. The Kingdom of The NeTherlands

4. The Kingdom of Belgium

32. The Kingdom of Norway

5. The Federative Republic of Brazil

33. The Sultanate of Oman

6. The Republic of Bulgaria

34. The Republic of Poland

7. The United Arab Emirates

35. The Portuguese Republic

8. The Federal Republic of Germany

36. The State of Qatar

9. The Hellenic Republic

37. Romania

10. The Kingdom of Denmark

38. The Republic of Singapore

11. New Zealand

39. The Slovak Republic

12. Japan

40. The Republic of Slovenia

13. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

41. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and NorThern Ireland

14. The State of Israel

42. The Republic of Finnland

15. The Republic of Ireland

43. The French Republic

16. The Republic of Iceland

44. The Republic of Croatia

17. The Kingdom of Spain

45. The Czech Republic

18. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

46. The Swiss Confederation

19. The Italian Republic

47. The Kingdom of Sweden

20. Canada

48. The Republic of Estonia

21. The Republic of Cyprus

 

22. The Republic of Korea

 

23. The Republic of Latvia

 

24. The Principality of Liechtenstein

 

25. The Republic of Lithuania

 

26. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

 

27. Hungary

 

28. Malaysia

 

- Documents can be submitted in person, as well as by post or couriers. Visa processing time is minimum 5 working days.

PAYMENT

please note that we do not accept payment in cash. Visa Fee is not refundable. Please make the payment for the visa to the following bank account:

Botschaft der Republik Kasachstan

Bank Austria Creditanstalt

Account number: 00 660 496 811, BLZ 12 000

IBAN – AT341200000660496811, BIC- BKAUATWW

 

Getting your Passport back

 - you can get your passport back in person, send a courier or provide us with pre-paid, self-addressed envelope.

 - If you would like to get a visa via Post your are kindly requested to provide a stamped addressed envelope. In otherwise you should pick up your documents personally at the Consular Section of the Embassy of Kazakhstan.

 

- If you would like to get your documents by DHL or any other courier service you are kindly requested to specify your personal data in your delivery order or provide a letter of attorney. This data or a letter of attorney will be requested by consular staff of the Embassy of Kazakhstan when your documents will be transmitted to a courier.

 

PURPOSE OF YOUR VISIT

DIPLOMATIC, SERVICE, INVESTOR (A1-A5)

DIPLOMATIC - A1

 

You can apply for "A1" category Diplomatic visa (single entry until 90 days / multiple enrty until 1 year) if you are:

 1) Head of State, Government, International Organization and member of their families with a diplomatic status;

 2) Member of Parliament, International organization and member of official delegations with diplomatic passports;

 3) Honorary Consul of Kazakhstan.

 You can apply for "A1" category Diplomatic visa (single entry until 90 days / multiple enrty until 120 days within 1 year) if you are:

 4) Diplomatic passport and equivalent to diplomatic status passport holder;

 5) Diplomatic courier with courier’s papers.

 

DIPLOMATIC - A2

You can apply for "A2" category Diplomatic visa (single entry until 90 days / multiple enrty until 180 days) if you are:

 1) Diplomatic agent of foreign diplomatic and equivalent to them representatives accredited in Kazakhstan traveling to Kazakhstan with a purpose of work; Honorary Consuls of foreign states accredited in Kazakhstan and their family members.

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

 1. Fillable Visa Application Form

 - visa application form must be completed properly in block letters, otherwise it won’t be accepted

 - one recent, colour passport sized picture of the applicant which should be attached to the marked space in the upper right hand corner of the application form (size: 3.5cm x 4.5cm, Full face, No smiling, Sunglasses, a hat/cap or other head covering, should be removed, unless religious belief or ethnic background. Background: White or Grey).

2. Verbal Note or Visa Support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan

3. Passport

 - valid passport (a photocopy will not be accepted) which should have at least two blank pages for a visa. Your passport must be valid for at least three months longer than the validity of the requested visa.

4. Visa Fee - 0 EUR

 

SERVICE - A3

 You can apply for "A3" category Service visa (single entry until 90 days / multiple enrty until 1 year) if you are:

 1) Member of official delegation, accompanying person and their family member;

 2) Media representative of the media accredited in Kazakhstan (approval of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan required)

 3) Military person traveling to Kazakhstan with the official purposes;

 4) Dependent of A2 and A4 category visas.

 You can apply for "A3" category Service visa (single entry until 90 days / multiple enrty until 120 days within 1 year) if you are:

 5) International organization passport holder that are not equivalent to diplomatic agents and national passport holders and their family members;

 6) Service passport holder, travelling to Kazakhstan with the official purposes;

 7) Diplomatic courier that are not diplomatic passport holders, with courier's papers;

 8) Person traveling to Kazakhstan with the invitation of foreign diplomatic representatives accredited in Kazakhstan;

 

SERVICE - A4

 

You can apply for "A4" category Service visa (single entry until 90 days / multiple enrty until 180 days) if you are:

1) Member of administrative and technical staff of the foreign diplomatic representative, staff of the international organization and consular sections accredited in Kazakhstan and their family members

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

1. Fillable Visa Application Form

 - visa application form must be completed properly in block letters, otherwise it won’t be accepted

 - one recent, colour passport sized picture of the applicant which should be attached to the marked space in the upper right hand corner of the application form (size: 3.5cm x 4.5cm, Full face, No smiling, Sunglasses, a hat/cap or other head covering, should be removed, unless religious belief or ethnic background. Background: White or Grey).

 2. Verbal Note / Visa Support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan

 * Letter of request if you are national of 48 countries applicable only for "A3" category Service visa

3. Passport

 - valid passport (a photocopy will not be accepted) which should have at least two blank pages for a visa. Your passport must be valid for at least three months longer than the validity of the requested visa.

 

INVESTOR - A5

 You can apply for "A5" category Investor visa (single entry until 90 days / multiple enrty until 3 years) if you are:

 1) Head or deputy head or other official person doing investment activities in Kazakhstan and their family member.

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

 1. Fillable Visa Application Form

 - visa application form must be completed properly in block letters, otherwise it won’t be accepted

 - one recent, colour passport sized picture of the applicant which should be attached to the marked space in the upper right hand corner of the application form (size: 3.5cm x 4.5cm, Full face, No smiling, Sunglasses, a hat/cap or other head covering, should be removed, unless religious belief or ethnic background. Background: White or Grey).

 2. Visa Support from the Ministry for Investments and Development of Kazakhstan approved by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan.

 3. Passport

 - valid passport (a photocopy will not be accepted) which should have at least two blank pages for a visa. Your passport must be valid for at least three months longer than the validity of the requested visa.

 

SHORT TERM VISITS (B1-B22) - max. until 90 days

 

BUSINESS - B1

You can apply for "B1" category Business visa (single entry until 60 days within 90 days / multiple enrty until 60 days at each entry within 180 days) if you are:

 1) attendee of conferences, symposiums, forums, exhibitions, concerts, cultural, scientific, sport and other events;

 2) attendee of business and expert meetings;

 

You can apply for "B1" category Business visa (single entry until 60 days within 90 days / multiple enrty until 60 days at each entry within 1 year) if you are:

 

3) accompanying humanitarian assistance;

4) lecturer and professor visiting educational organizations;

5) participant of students and youth exchange programs, except with a purpose of study in Kazakhstan.

 

BUSINESS - B2

 You can apply for "B2" category Business visa (single entry until 30 days within 90 days / multiple enrty until 90 days within 180 days) if you are:

 1) assembling, technical support of equipment specialist;

 2) worker in the field of audit and consulting.

 

BUSINESS - B3

 

You can apply for "B3" category Business visa (single entry until 30 days within 90 days / multiple enrty until 30 days at each entry within 1 year) if you are:

 1) negotiator aiming to conclude an agreement;

2) member of founding parties and board of directors.

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

 

1. Fillable Visa Application Form

 - visa application form must be completed properly in block letters, otherwise it won’t be accepted

 - one recent, colour passport sized picture of the applicant which should be attached to the marked space in the upper right hand corner of the application form (size: 3.5cm x 4.5cm, Full face, No smiling, Sunglasses, a hat/cap or other head covering, should be removed, unless religious belief or ethnic background. Background: White or Grey).

 2. Verbal Note / Visa Support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan / Letter of request if you are national of 48 countries applicable only for "B1" and "B3" category Business visas;

 * for "B2"category Business visa Visa Support from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan is required.

3. Passport

 - valid passport (a photocopy will not be accepted) which should have at least two blank pages for a visa. Your passport must be valid for at least three months longer than the validity of the requested visa.

 4. Visa Fee - Single Entry B1, B2, B3 - 50 EURO; Multiple Entry B1, B2, B3 - 170 EUR; Multiple Entry for 2-3 years B1, B2, B3 – 250-350 EURO.

 

International road haulage (B4)

 Air, Maritime, Train and Rivercraft (B5)

 

ATTENDEES OF RELIGIOUS EVENTS (B6) - except missionary purposes

 

You can apply for "B6" category Atendees of Religious Events (B6) visa (single entry until 30 days within 90 days) except missionary purposes.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

1. Fillable Visa Application Form

- visa application form must be completed properly in block letters, otherwise it won’t be accepted

 - one recent, colour passport sized picture of the applicant which should be attached to the marked space in the upper right hand corner of the application form (size: 3.5cm x 4.5cm, Full face, No smiling, Sunglasses, a hat/cap or other head covering, should be removed, unless religious belief or ethnic background. Background: White or Grey).

 2. Visa Support from the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Civil Society approved by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan

 3. Passport

 - valid passport (a photocopy will not be accepted) which should have at least two blank pages for a visa. Your passport must be valid for at least three months longer than the validity of the requested visa.

 4. Visa Fee – 50 EURO.  

 

INTERNSHIP (B7)

You can apply for "B7" category Internship (B7) visa (single entry until 90 days; multiple entry until 180 days) if you are visiting Kazakhstan with a purpose of internship, including your family members.

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

 

1. Fillable Visa Application Form

- visa application form must be completed properly in block letters, otherwise it won’t be accepted

 - one recent, colour passport sized picture of the applicant which should be attached to the marked space in the upper right hand corner of the application form (size: 3.5cm x 4.5cm, Full face, No smiling, Sunglasses, a hat/cap or other head covering, should be removed, unless religious belief or ethnic background. Background: White or Grey).

2. Visa Support from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan

3. Passport

- valid passport (a photocopy will not be accepted) which should have at least two blank pages for a visa. Your passport must be valid for at least three months longer than the validity of the requested visa.

4. Visa Fee - single entry 50 EURO, multiple entry – 170 EURO

Permanent Residence in Kazakhstan (B8-B9)

 

PRIVATE - B10

You can apply for "B10" category Private visa (single entry until 90 days / multiple enrty until 90 days at each entry within 180 days) if you are:

 1) Person traveling to Kazakhstan with private purposes;

 2) National of 48 countries;

 3) Person traveling to funeral or in case of serious illness of a relative (confirmation of relationship and documents death/illness required)

 4) Former citizen of Kazakhstan;

 5) Adoptive parent traveling to Kazakhstan along with their adopted children;

 6) Foreign spouse and child of ethnic Kazakhs.

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

1. Fillable Visa Application Form

- visa application form must be completed properly in block letters, otherwise it won’t be accepted

 - one recent, colour passport sized picture of the applicant which should be attached to the marked space in the upper right hand corner of the application form (size: 3.5cm x 4.5cm, Full face, No smiling, Sunglasses, a hat/cap or other head covering, should be removed, unless religious belief or ethnic background. Background: White or Grey).

2. Verbal Note / Visa Support from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan / Letter of request applicable only for persons shown in 2), 3), 4), 5) and 6).

3. Passport

- valid passport (a photocopy will not be accepted) which should have at least two blank pages for a visa. Your passport must be valid for at least three months longer than the validity of the requested visa.

4. Visa Fee - Single Entry B10 - 50 EURO; Multiple Entry B10 - 170 EURO.

 

Intercountry Adoption (B11)

 

TOURISM (B12)

You can apply for "B12" category Tourist visa (single entry until 30 days within 90 days / multiple enrty until 30 days at each entry within 90 days) if you are traveling to Kazakhstan with a purpose of tourism.

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

1. Fillable Visa Application Form

- visa application form must be completed properly in block letters, otherwise it won’t be accepted

- one recent, colour passport sized picture of the applicant which should be attached to the marked space in the upper right hand corner of the application form (size: 3.5cm x 4.5cm, Full face, No smiling, Sunglasses, a hat/cap or other head covering, should be removed, unless religious belief or ethnic background. Background: White or Grey).

2. Visa Support from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan / Letter of request if you are national of 48 countries.

 3. Passport

 - valid passport (a photocopy will not be accepted) which should have at least two blank pages for a visa. Your passport must be valid for at least three months longer than the validity of the requested visa.

4. Visa Fee - Single Entry B12 – 35 EURO

 

TRANSIT - B13

You can apply for "B13" category Transit visa (single entry until 5 days in one direction within 90 days / multiple enrty until 5 days in one direction within 180 days) if you are transiting Kazakhstan.

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

1. Fillable Visa Application Form

- visa application form must be completed properly in block letters, otherwise it won’t be accepted

- one recent, colour passport sized picture of the applicant which should be attached to the marked space in the upper right hand corner of the application form (size: 3.5cm x 4.5cm, Full face, No smiling, Sunglasses, a hat/cap or other head covering, should be removed, unless religious belief or ethnic background. Background: White or Grey).

2. Letter of request, copy of the travel document along with a visa of final country of destination, driving license and other documents of the transport, if applicable.

3. Passport

- valid passport (a photocopy will not be accepted) which should have at least two blank pages for a visa. Your passport must be valid for at least three months longer than the validity of the requested visa.

4. Visa Fee - Single Entry B13 – 30 EURO;

 

LONG TERM VISITS (C1-C12) - max. until 3 years

 

Permanent Residence in Kazakhstan (C1) - only for ethnic Kazakhs

FAMILY REUNIFICATION (C2)

You can apply for "C2" category Family Reunification (C2) visa (single entry until 90 days; multiple entry until 1 year) if you are:

1) family member of the citizens of Kazakhstan, ethnic Kazakhs or former citizens of Kazakhstan, permanently residing in Kazakhstan or of the person who obtained permanent residence permit in Kazakhstan (not less than for 2 years), of the foreigners or stateless persons, permanently residing in Kazakhstan, and business-immigrants.

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

 1. Fillable Visa Application Form

 - visa application form must be completed properly in block letters, otherwise it won’t be accepted

 - one recent, colour passport sized picture of the applicant which should be attached to the marked space in the upper right hand corner of the application form (size: 3.5cm x 4.5cm, Full face, No smiling, Sunglasses, a hat/cap or other head covering, should be removed, unless religious belief or ethnic background. Background: White or Grey).

 2. Letter of Request;

 Notarized copy of the Permanent residence permit in Kazakhstan of inviting person (not for citizens of Kazakhstan);

 Notarized copy of the Identity Documents of inviting person;

Financial Statement that confirm ability to cover expenses for each family member, not less than minimum salary in Kazakhstan;

Notarized copy of the Confirmation of residential space sufficient for each family member of inviting person;

Disclosure and Barring Service (CRB) checks of the applicant.

 3. Passport

 - valid passport (a photocopy will not be accepted) which should have at least two blank pages for a visa. Your passport must be valid for at least three months longer than the validity of the requested visa.

 4. Visa Fee - Single Entry C2 – 50 EURO; Multiple Entry C2 – 170 EURO.

 

Family Reunification (C2)

 

WORK - C3

 You can apply for "C3" category Working visa (single entry until 90 days, in some cases until 1 year / multiple enrty until 3 years; for Astana International Financial Centre workers until 5 years) if you are:

 1) Foreigner visiting Kazakhstan with a purpose of work, including their family members.

 

WORK - C4

You can apply for "C4" category Working visa (single entry until 90 days / multiple enrty until 3 years) if you are:

1) adult foreigner visiting Kazakhstan with a purpose of self employment on professions which are in-demand in economic sector of economy of Kazakhstan.

 

WORK (Business-Immigrant) - C5

You can apply for "C5" category Working (Business Immigrant) visa (single entry until 90 days / multiple enrty until 2 years; in some cases until 3 years) if you are adult visiting Kazakhstan with a purpose of entrepreneurial activity.

 

WORK (Foreign seasonal workers) - C6

You can apply for "C6" category Working visa (single entry until 90 days / multiple enrty until 1 year *) if you are foreign seasonal worker.

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

1. Fillable Visa Application Form

- visa application form must be completed properly in block letters, otherwise it won’t be accepted

- one recent, colour passport sized picture of the applicant which should be attached to the marked space in the upper right hand corner of the application form (size: 3.5cm x 4.5cm, Full face, No smiling, Sunglasses, a hat/cap or other head covering, should be removed, unless religious belief or ethnic background. Background: White or Grey).

 2. For "C3" and "C6" category Working visas - Visa Support from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan;

 For "C4" category Single entry Working visa - Letter of request and Statement of eligibility to work; for "C4" category Multiple entry Working visa applicant should visit Minnistry of INternal Affairs of Kazakhstan and submit - Letter of request, Statement of eligibility to work and Employment Contract.

 For "C5" category Single entry Working (Business Immigrant) visa - Letter of request, Medical Statement that confirms eligibility to work, Medical Insurance, Disclosure and Barring Service (CRB) checks, Statement of eligibility to entrepreneurial business; for "C5" category Multiple entry Working (Business Immigrant) visa applicant should visit Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan and submit - Letter of request of employer or inviting organization approved by the Ministry for Invetsments and Development of Kazakhstan.

 3. Passport

- valid passport (a photocopy will not be accepted) which should have at least two blank pages for a visa. Your passport must be valid for at least three months longer than the validity of the requested visa.

4. Visa Fee - Single Entry C2 – 50 EURO; Multiple Entry C2 – 170 EURO.

 

Missionary Activities (C7)

 

Humanitarian (C8)

 

Study (C9)

 

PRIVATE (C10) - only for ethnic Kazakhs

You can apply for "C10" category Private (C10) visa (single entry until 90 days; multiple entry until 90 days) if you are:

 1) enthnic Kazakh and have ID confirming your nationality.

 

 DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

1. Fillable Visa Application Form

- visa application form must be completed properly in block letters, otherwise it won’t be accepted

- one recent, colour passport sized picture of the applicant which should be attached to the marked space in the upper right hand corner of the application form (size: 3.5cm x 4.5cm, Full face, No smiling, Sunglasses, a hat/cap or other head covering, should be removed, unless religious belief or ethnic background. Background: White or Grey).

2. Letter of Request

3. Passport

- valid passport (a photocopy will not be accepted) which should have at least two blank pages for a visa. Your passport must be valid for at least three months longer than the validity of the requested visa.

 4. Visa Fee - Single Entry C10 – 50 EURO; Multiple Entry C10 – 170 EURO.

 

Child (C11)

Treatment (C12)