Visa categories

Number of entries, visa validity period
and period of stay

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Visa category Visa recipients Number of entries Visa validity Period of stay
I.

Visa type

NON-IMMIGRANT VISAS
1. А1 Diplomatic visa.А1 visas are issued:2) to the members of the Parliament, Governments of foreign states and their family members – holders of diplomatic passports, as well as members of  foreign official delegations and accompanying persons – holders of diplomatic passports. single 90 days up to 30 days
multiple up to 3 years up to 90 days at each entry
2. А2 Diplomatic visa.А2 visas are issued:2) to the holders of  passports of international organizations with the status, equated to diplomatic agents;

4) to the Honorary Consuls of the Republic of Kazakhstan and their family members.

single 90 days up to 30 days
multiple up to 3 years up to 90 days at each entry
3. А3 Diplomatic visa.А3 visas are issued :to the diplomatic agents of foreign diplomatic missions, consular officials of foreign consular offices, staff of international organizations or their delegations, accredited in the Republic of Kazakhstan, who come to the Republic of Kazakhstan to work, to the Honorary Consuls of foreign countries, accredited in the Republic of Kazakhstan and their family members. multiple 90 days within 180 days up to 90 days, further accreditation in the MFAAfter accreditation in the MFA – up to 90 days required for the departure from the Republic of Kazakhstan
4. В1 Service visa.B1 visas are issued:1) to the members of  foreign official delegations and accompanying persons;

2) to the persons, travelling to the Republic Kazakhstan according to the invitation of the state authorities.

single 90 days up to 30 days
multiple up to 3 years up to 90 days at each entry
5. В2 Service visa.B2 visas are issued:1) to the holders of passports of international organizations without status, equated to the diplomatic agents, as well as owners of ordinary passports, working for international organizations;

3) to the diplomatic couriers, transporting diplomatic mail, in case if they don’t have diplomatic passport, while having courier sheet;

6) to the representatives of foreign mass media accredited in the Republic of Kazakhstan and travelling to the Republic Kazakhstan according to the order of the authority of the MFA.

single 90 days up to 30 days
multiple up to 3 years up to 90 days at each entry
6. В3 Service visa.В3 visas are issued to the  members of the administrative and technical staff of the diplomatic missions, international organizations or their delegations, consular officials, service staff of the consular offices of foreign states, accredited in the Republic of Kazakhstan, and  their family members. multiple 90 days within 180 days up to 90 days, further accreditation in the MFA of RKAfter accreditation in the MFA – up to 90 days required for the departure from the Republic of Kazakhstan
7. С1 Investor visa.С1 visas are issued to the managers and top executives of foreign legal entities involved in investing to the economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, participants of the Regional Financial Center of Almaty (hereinafter – RFCA), as well as their spouses and minor children. multiple up to 3 years for the whole period of visa validity
8. С2 Investor visa.С2 visas  are issued to the managers and top executives of foreign legal entities involved in investing to the economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan,  participants of the RFCA, their spouses and minor children. Single 90 days up to 30 days
9. D1 Businessvisa.D1 visas are issued to the persons, travelling to the Republic of Kazakhstan with the following purposes:1) to participate in conferences, symposiums, forums, exhibitions, concerts, cultural, scientific, sport and other events;

2) to lecture and teach in the educational institutions.

single 90 days up to 30 days
doubletriple 90 days no more than 30 days at each entry
10. D2 Business visa.D2 visas are issued to the persons, travelling to the Republic of Kazakhstan with the following purposes:1) business trip;

2) to install, repair and maintain any technical equipment;

3) for participation in youth, student and school exchanges programs.

multiple 1 year no more than 60 days in 180 days
11. D3 Business visa.D3 visas are issued to the persons, travelling to the Republic of Kazakhstan with the following purposes:1) humanitarian assistance;

2) negotiations, conclusion of contracts, consultations and auditor services.

multiple up to 3 years nomorethan 30 daysateachentryno more than 60 days within 180 days
12. D4 Business visa.D4 visas are issued to the persons, participating in international automobile transportation. single 90 days nomorethan 30 days
multiple 1 year nomorethan 30 daysateachentry
13. D5 Business visa.D5 visas are issued to the members of train crew. single 90 days nomorethan 30 days
multiple 1 year nomorethan 30 daysateachentry
14. D6 Business visa.D6 visas are issued to the members of the airplane crew of regular and charter flights, without special identification cards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). single 90 days nomorethan 30 days
multiple 1 year nomorethan 30 daysateachentry
15. D7 Business visaD7 visas are issued to the members of sea and river crafts crew. single 90 days nomorethan 30 days
multiple 1 year nomorethan 30 daysateachentry
16. D8 Business visaD8 visas are issued to the persons on the military service in the units, located in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan. multiple 1 year during the period of military service
17. E1 Missionaryvisa.E1 visas are issued to the persons, who come to the Republic of Kazakhstan for religious activity. single 90 days nomorethan 30 days
doubletriple 90 days nomorethan 30 daysateachentry
multiple 180 days nomorethan 30 days
18. E2 Missionary visa.E2 visas  are issued to the persons, who come to the Republic of Kazakhstan for missionary activity. multiple 180 days 180 days
19. E3 Missionary visa.E3 visas are issued to the family members, dependent from the persons, who are issued E2 visa. multiple forthevalidityperiodofthemainfamilymember’sE2 visa for the validity period of the main family member’s E2 visa
20. F1 Tourist visa.F1 visas are issued to the persons, who travel to the Republic of Kazakhstan with tourist purposes. single 90 days nomorethan 30 days
doubletriple 90 days nomorethan 30 daysateachentry
21. G1 Privatevisa.G1visas are issued to the persons, who travel to the Republic of Kazakhstan with private purposes.
  1. single

double

triple

90 days 90 daysduring 1 year
multiple (to the ethnic Kazakhs) 1 year for the whole period
22. G2 Private visa.G2 visas  are issued to the persons as follows:1) travelling to the Republic of Kazakhstan for treatment,  medical examination and consultations;

2) staying in the Republic of Kazakhstan in case of necessary medical treatment in the hospital;

3) travelling to the Republic of Kazakhstan or staying in the Republic of Kazakhstan to take care of their close relatives – citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan or foreigners, permanently residing on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and staying in hospitals for treatment. The degree of kinship is determined according to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

4) accompanying persons, mentioned in subpoints 1 and 2 of this point in the presence of documents, confirming the circumstances.

single 180 days nomorethan 90 days
doubletriple 180 days nomorethan 90 daysateachentry
23. G3 Privatevisa.G3 visas are issued to the  persons, who travel to the Republic of Kazakhstan to adopt children – citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan single 180 days no more than 120 days
doubletriple 180 days nomorethan 120 daysateachentry
24. G4 Privatevisa.G4 visas are issued to the under-age persons, who permanently reside in the Republic of Kazakhstan and intend to temporarily go abroad. double 60 days 60 days
25. H1 Transit visa.H1 visa is issued to the persons, who are not allowed to transit without a visa, to travel through the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan. singledoubletriple 90 days during 5 days in one direction
II.

Visa type

IMMIGRANT VISAS
26. J1 Visa for a permanent residence.J1 visas are issued to the ethnic Kazakhs, travelling to the Republic of Kazakhstan for a permanent residence. multiple 1 year 1 year
27. J2 Visa for a permanent residence.J2 visas are issued to the persons, travelling to the Republic of Kazakhstan for a permanent residence. single 90 days 90 days
28. J3 Visa for a permanent residence.J3 visas are issued to the persons, who came to the Republic of Kazakhstan and make a request for a permanent residence in Kazakhstan. singledoubletriple 90 days 90 days
29. K1 Visa for a family reunion.K1 visas are issued to the persons, family members of the citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, permanently residing in the Republic of Kazakhstan, travelling to the Republic of Kazakhstan with a purpose of family reunion. multiple 1 year 1 year
30. K2 Visa for a family reunion.K2 visas are issued to the persons, family members of the ethnic Kazakhs and former compatriots, who received the temporary residence permit in the Republic of Kazakhstan (with the validity period not less than 2 years), travelling to the Republic of Kazakhstan with a purpose of family reunion. multiple 1 year 1 year
31. K3 Visa for a family reunion.K3 visas are issued to the persons, family members of the foreigners and stateless persons, permanently residing in the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the business immigrants, travelling to the Republic of Kazakhstan with a purpose of family reunion. multiple 1 year 1 year
32. L1 Education visa.L1 visas are issued as follows:1) to the persons, travelling to the Republic of Kazakhstan to get education, enter educational institutions, learn according to the intermediate, technical and professional, upper-intermediate, undergraduate and graduate educational programs, including exchange programs for studying and pre-courses;

2) to the ethnic Kazakhs (in the presence of documents, confirming their national identity), who temporarily reside in the Republic of Kazakhstan and entered the educational institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

singledoubletriple
  1. 90  days
  2. 90  days
 
multiple up to 1 year up to 1 year
33. L2 Education visa.L2 visas are issued to the persons, travelling to the Republic of Kazakhstan for educational practice or internship. singledoubletriple 90 days 90 days
multiple up to 1 year for the period of educational practice or internship
34. M1 Work visa.M1 visas  are issued as follows:1) to the persons, who come to the Republic of Kazakhstan to work, according to the work permit;

2) to the persons, who come to the Republic of Kazakhstan to work, who are not obliged to get the work permit in accordance with the national legislation or international treaties, the part of which is the Republic of Kazakhstan.

multiple up to 1 year or for the validity period of the work permit up to 1 year or for the validity period of the work permit
35. M2 Work visa.M2 visas are issued to the dependent family members of the persons, mentioned in subpoints 1 and 2 of point 34. multiple for the validity period of the work permit of the main family member, who has M1 visa. for the validity period of the work permit of the main family member, who has M1 visa.
36. M3 Work visa.M3 visas are issued to the persons, travelling to the Republic of Kazakhstan with a purpose to submit to the local authorities the documents, required to obtain the work permit. single
  1. 90  days
no more than 30 days
37. M4 Work visa.M4 visas are issued to the business-immigrants. multiple up to 1 year up to 1 year
38. M5 Work visa.M5 visas are issued to seasonal foreign employees. singledoubletriple up to 1 year, but no more than validity period of the work permit up to 1 year, but no more than validity period of the work permit
39. N1 Humanitarian visa.N1visas are issued to the volunteers, who come to the Republic of Kazakhstan to provide free education, health services, social assistance. singledoubletriple
  1. 90  days
  2. 90  days
 
multiple 1 year 1 year
40. N2 Humanitarianvisa.N2 visas are issued to the persons, who come to the Republic of Kazakhstan within the frames of international treaties, ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan, with a purpose to provide charity, humanitarian donations and grants. singledoubletriple
  1. 90  days
  2. 90  days
 
multiple 1 year 1 year
III.

Visa type

EXIT VISAS
41. P1 Exit visa.P1 visas are issued to the persons, permanently residing in the Republic of Kazakhstan at the exit from the Republic of Kazakhstan for the permanent residence. single up to 90 days up to 90 days
42. P2 Exit visa.P2 visas are issued to the persons, who lost their travel documents in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan. single up to 30 days, but no more than validity period of the certificate of return up to 30 days, but no more than validity period of the certificate of return
43. P3 Exit visa.P3 visas are issued to the persons, whose period of stay in the Republic of Kazakhstan was shorten. single up to 30 days or in a period, mentioned in the Court’s judgment on the deportation from Kazakhstan of a foreigner or a stateless person up to 30 days or in a period, mentioned in the Court’s judgment on the deportation from Kazakhstan of a foreigner or a stateless person
44. P4 Exit visa.P4 visas are issued to the persons according to judgments on administrative liability, not related to the deportation, in case of absence of reasons for foreigner’s further stay in the Republic of Kazakhstan . single up to15 days up to15 days
45. P5 Exit visa.P5 visas are issued to the persons, who come to the Republic of Kazakhstan according to the Agreement on a visa free enter and stay in the Republic of Kazakhstan, in case of  absence of reasons for their further stay in the Republic of Kazakhstan single up to 30 days up to 30 days
46. P6 Exit visa.P6 visas are issued to the persons, dismissed from the penitentiary on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan. single up to 15 days up to 15 days
47. P7 Exit visa.P7 visas are issued to the persons, who submitted documents, confirming force majeure circumstances, delay or cancel of the flight, train or other vehicle, preventing exit from the Republic of Kazakhstan until the expiry date of visa or permitted visa-free stay. single up to 15 days up to 15 days
48. P8 Exit visa.P8 visas are issued to the persons, who reported about offence that is considered according to the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan as grave or the gravest crime. single up to30days up to30days

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Procedure for visa support

Requirements for submitted documents:

To receive a Kazakhstani visa, the inviting party (individual or legal entity) which is registered in Kazakhstan, in advance processes the visa support of the Department of Consular Service of the Ministry of Foreifn Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – the Department) by submitting the necessary documents to:

– In Astana: Kabanbai batyr st. 28, IV entry, Department of Consular Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the visa section. For additional consultations on visa issues please contact to following phone numbers: 8 (7172) 72-04-88, 8 (7172) 72-03-07 17:00 to 18:00;

– In Almaty: Aiteke bi st. 65, Department of Consular Service of the MFA, the DCS reception, ph.: 8 (7272) 72-09-39, 72-03-11

Documents are accepted on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays – from 09.30 am to 12.30 pm. Note: Wednesday is the day off.

Citizens of countries, for whom the simplified visa requirements exist (no visa support ) may apply directly to the consular offices of the Republic of Kazakhstan abroad for single diplomatic (A1, A2 ) , service ( B1, B2 ) , business (D1) , private (G1), single and double tourist visa (F1) of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the basis of written statements ( a list of countries , see the list ) .

For inviting parties that are situated in other regions of Kazakhstan (and have no representatives in Astana and Almaty)may direct the documents for visa support by mail (to the address mentioned above), and electronic data of invited persons included (in the format of the WORD with the indication of the name of the inviting party). In case of irrelevancy of sent documents with the requirements, they would be sent back within 10 working days with detailed reasons of refusal. For detailed information about documents sent by mail, please contact the office of Department: 8-(7172)-72-01-13.

The number of visa support is issued in 5 working days Tel. : 8-(7172)-72-03-07 , 72-04-88 .

Note: The letter of invitation shall be submitted not earlier than two weeks prior to the expected date of entry into the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Invitation letter is provided in three units, two of which shall be in the Department and the third, as visa confirmation directed to applicants.

In the case, the list contains more than two invited person, the information of the invitees is provided in electronic form in accordance with Annex 11 to the Rules.

Full date of entry and departure of the foreigner should be indicated in the column – the period of stay.

The incorrect data in the documents for visa support will not be accepted and shall be passed again after the necessary corrections processed by the inviting party.

For more detailed examination of the visa documents they may be sent for further approval of authorities of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The processed data cannot be changed, but if the mistake is made by the representative of the Department, the necessary correction in the database is processed by the Department.

In accordance with the Rules, in the Consular offices at the international airports of Kazakhstan (Astana, Almaty, Ust-Kamenogorsk) visas are issued on the basis of visa support to citizens of countries where the diplomatic missions are not represented.

The Department refuses to accept: the documents that cause doubts in their authenticity.

According to the Rules, a foreigner can be prohibited from the entry into the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan (including the holders of visa and visa support) on the basis of information about his previous violations in Kazakhstan. Officials decide whether to issue a visa, the expiration date and length of stay or the examining the invitations.

Immigration

Visa for education

«L1», «L2»:

  1. letter, sample is available on the webpage: www.mfa.gov.kz;
  2. receipt of the payment of consular fees ( details available on the) ;
  3. legal entities, applying to the Department for initially, requires to submit: a notarized copy (current year) of the charter, certificate of state registration (re-registration) of a legal entity (through the portal of e-gov.kz) and a certificate of absence of tax arrears;
  4. to the representatives of the inviting party requires authorization from the organization on representative ( for submission of documents to the Department and get visa support number );
  5. notarized copy of the agreement between the university and a foreign student ;

«L2» visa ( internship) :

  1. invitation letter (write it on behalf of University), sample is available on the webpage: www.mfa.gov.kz;
  2. receipt of the payment of consular fee (details available on the website);
  3. legal entities, applying to the Department for initially, requires to submit: a notarized copy (current year) of the charter, certificate of state registration (re-registration) of a legal entity (through the portal of e-gov.kz) and a certificate of absence of tax arrears;
  4. to representatives of the inviting party requires authorization from the organization on representative ( for submission of documents to the Department and get visa support number );
  5. notarized copy of the agreement between Kazakhstani institution and foreign institution , which provides for an internship or practice;

Validity of the visa to study

  1. Single, double, triple – up to 90 days with the right to stay in Kazakhstan for up to 90 days.

Multiple – up to 1 year with the right to stay in Kazakhstan for up to 1 year or for the period of practical training or internship.

Visa to visit Kazakhstan for humanitarian purposes

«N1», «N2» visas ( visa for the purpose of volunteering )

  1. invitation letter, sample is available on the webpage: www.mfa.gov.kz;
  2. receipt of the payment of consular fee ( details available on the website) ;
  3. legal entities, applying to the Department for initially, requires to submit: a notarized copy (current year) of the charter, certificate of state registration (re-registration) of a legal entity (through the portal of e-gov.kz) and a certificate of absence of tax arrears;
  4. representatives of the inviting party requires authorization from the organization on representative ( for submission of documents to the Department and get visa support number );
  5. petition of representation of international organizations accredited in Kazakhstan or foreign non-governmental organizations ( fund) , officially registered in the country of its location in accordance with the laws of this country.

Validity of visa to RK for humanitarian purposes:

  1. Single, double, triple – up to 90 days with the right to stay in Kazakhstan up to 90 days
  2. Multiple – up to 1 year with the right to stay in Kazakhstan up to 1 year.

Work visas

Visas for work – “M1,M2,M3,M4″ (invitation foreigner to work) and ” M5 ” (issued to seasonal workers ).

“M1” visas (invitation foreigner to work):

  1. invitation letter, sample is available on the webpage : www.mfa.gov.kz);
  2. receipt of the payment of consular fee (details available on the website);
  3. legal entities, applying to the Department for initially, requires to submit: a notarized copy (current year) of the charter, certificate of state registration (re-registration) of a legal entity (through the portal of e-gov.kz) and a certificate of absence of tax arrears;
  4. to representatives of the inviting party requires authorization from the organization on representative ( for submission of documents to the Department and get visa support number );
  5. work permit for foreign employee (current year);
  6. Recipients of visas, following to work in Kazakhstan, in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan and international treaties ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan, obtaining a work permit or a permit to engage the foreign workers is not required

“M2” visa (members of the family of a foreign worker) :

  1. invitation letter, sample is available on the webpage : www.mfa.gov.kz;
  2. receipt of the payment of consular fee (details available on the website);
  3. legal entities, applying to the Department for initially, requires to submit: a notarized copy (current year) of the charter, certificate of state registration (re-registration) of a legal entity (through the portal of e-gov.kz) and a certificate of absence of tax arrears;
  4. to representatives of the inviting party requires authorization from the organization on representative ( for submission of documents to the Department and get visa support number );
  5. document that prove kinship with persons applying for a «M1» visa, as well as copies of prior issued «M1» visa.

“M4” visa (business – immigrant )

  1. invitation letter, sample is available on the webpage: www.mfa.gov.kz;
  2. receipt of the payment of consular fee ( details available on the website);
  3. legal entities, applying to the Department for initially, requires to submit: a notarized copy (current year) of the charter, certificate of state registration (re-registration) of a legal entity (through the portal of e-gov.kz) and a certificate of absence of tax arrears;
  4. to representatives of the inviting party requires authorization from the organization on representative ( for submission of documents to the Department and get visa support number );
  5. notarized copy of the permission (current year) for a foreign labor or employment contract (for foreigners who do not require permission) ;

Validity of the work visas:

Multiple – the validity is equal to the duration of permission for foreign labor, but not more than 3 years.

Nonimmigrant

Visa support for business visas

If you wish to invite a foreigner to the Republic of Kazakhstan for the participation in conferences, forums, exhibitions, concerts, cultural, scientific, sporting and other events, lectures and conduct classes in schools, it is necessary to apply for a business (D1) visa, which is issued for one-, two-and three-time entry and exit in Kazakhstan.

For the invitation with the purpose of travel, installation, repair and maintenance of equipment, participation in programs, youth, student and school exchanges, except for studying in educational institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan, then you need to apply for a «D2» visa.

To invite foreigners to escort humanitarian aid, negotiation, contracting, advisory or audit services must apply for the «D3» visa.

For obtaining visa support is necessaryto provide to the Department following documents:

  1. invitation letter, sample is available on the webpage : www.mfa.gov.kz;
  2. receipt of the payment of consular fee ( details available on the website) ;
  3. legal entities, applying to the Department for initially, requires to submit: a notarized copy (current year) of the charter, certificate of state registration (re-registration) of a legal entity (through the portal of e-gov.kz) and a certificate of absence of tax arrears;
  4. to the representatives of the inviting party requires authorization from organization on the representative ( for submission of documents to the Department and get visa support number );
  5. notarized copies of documents, confirming the need for repeated or continuous residence of visa recipient in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan for more than 30 days in one year (only for visa categories «D2»).

Single entry «D1» visa shall be issued to the citizens of the states mentioned in the list (available here: www.mfa.gov.kz – Consular Affairs Visa rules-RK) by  the request without invitation and visa support, compliance with the requirements of this Regulation.

To invite a foreigner to implement the international road transport, it is necessary to issue visa support for «D4» visa. In this case, it’s important to provide:

  1. invitation letter, sample is available on the site : www.mfa.gov.kz;
  2. receipt of the payment of consular fee ( details available on the website) ;
  3. legal entities, applying to the Department for initially, requires to submit: a notarized copy (current year) of the charter, certificate of state registration (re-registration) of a legal entity (through the portal of e-gov.kz) and a certificate of absence of tax arrears;
  4. to the representatives of the inviting party requires authorization from organization on the representative ( for submission of documents to the Department and get visa support number );

Please note that this category of visa (D4) may be given by overseas of Kazakhstan without the need for registration visa support on the basis of ratified international treaties ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan providing for the issuance of visas to international carriers.

Also note that the “D2” visa repeatedly issued for only 1 year (installation, trip, student exchange program ). “D3” visa issued up to 3 years (negotiation, contracts , audit services ) . Making single, double and triple visas on these categories are not provided in the Rules . For visa D2 important to provide notarized documents proving the necessity of the constant presence of a foreigner on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan for more than 30 days (contracts, plan of the event , orders, commitments , etc.)

Validity of the business visas:

  1. Single, double, triple – up to 90 days with the right to stay in Kazakhstan is no more than 30 days at each entry
  2. Single without invitation – up to 90 days with the right to stay up to 30 days.

Multiple – up to 3 years with the right of residence on the territory of Kazakhstan, «D2» – up to 60 days within 180 days, «D3» – for a period not exceeding 30 days at each entry, but not more than 60 days within 180 days.

Diplomatic and official visas

Service visas visas:

B1″,”B2″,”B3″visas issued on the basis of a verbale note provided by diplomatic missions of foreign states and international organizations accredited in Kazakhstan.

“B1” and “B2” visas are issued on the basis of:

  • visa support;
  • verbale note;

The A3 visas shall be issued by the visa support obtained according to the verbal note of the diplomatic mission, consular office of a foreign state, international organization or its delegation accredited in the Republic of Kazakhstan specifying the position of an invited person, and in case of rotation the position, first and last name of an employee who is replaced.

Validity of the diplomatic visa:

  1.   Single, double, triple – up to 90 days with the right to stay in Kazakhstan for up to 30 days
  2.   Single without an invitation may be issued for up to 30 days.

Multiple – up to 3 years with the right to stay up to 90 days each entry.

Diplomatic visas

“A1″,”A2″,”A3” visas issued on the basis of a verbale note provided by diplomatic missions of foreign states and international organizations accredited in Kazakhstan.

“A1” and “A2” visas are issued on the basis of:

  • visa support;
  • verbale note;

The A3 visas shall be issued by the visa support obtained according to the verbal note of the diplomatic mission, consular office of a foreign state, international organization or its delegation accredited in the Republic of Kazakhstan specifying the position of an invited person, and in case of rotation the position, first and last name of an employee who is replaced.

Validity of the diplomatic visa:

  1. Single, double, triple – up to 90 days with the right to stay in Kazakhstan for up to 30 days
  2. Single without an invitation may be issued for up to 30 days.

Multiple – up to 3 years with the right to stay up to 90 days each entry.

Investor visa

The “C1” and “C2” visas shall be issued to the visa recipients who come to the Republic of Kazakhstan for investment activities. In this case, multiple-entry “C1” visa (for a period of three years) is issued on the basis of visa support and the letter of confirmation from the authority of the Republic of Kazakhstan in investments.

Requirements for visa support:

  1. invitation letter, sample is available on the webpage : www.mfa.gov.kz;
  2. receipt of the payment of consular fee (details are available on the website) ;
  3. legal entities, applying initially to the Department are required to submit: a notarized copy (current year) of the charter, certificate of state registration (re-registration) of a legal entity (available in the portal of e-gov.kz) and a certificate of tax clearance;
  4. to the representatives of the inviting party requires authorization from organization on the representative ( for submission of documents to the Department and get visa support number );
  5. confirmation letter from the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of Kazakhstan.

Note: Short-term visa category “C2” is issued without invitation within three working days on the basis of written statement or heads of diplomatic missions of Kazakhstan, in the presence of applications of foreign legal entities or the authorized body of the Republic of Kazakhstan on investments.

Validity of the investor visas:

  1. Single – up to 90 days with the right to stay in Kazakhstan  up to 30 days.

Multiple – up to 3 years  with no limits of periods of stay in Kazakhstan.

Missionary visas

(E1, E2, E3)

For registration of visa support to obtain a visa of the Republic of Kazakhstan category “E1, E2”, registered religious organizations of Kazakhstan, provide the following documents:

  1. invitation letter, sample is available on the webpage : www.mfa.gov.kz;
  2. receipt of the payment of consular fee ( details available on the website  ;
  3. legal entities, applying to the Department for initially, requires to submit: a notarized copy (current year) of the charter, certificate of state registration (re-registration) of a legal entity (through the portal of e-gov.kz) and a certificate of absence of tax arrears;
  4. to the representatives of the inviting party requires authorization from organization on the representative ( for submission of documents to the Department and get visa support number );
  5. letter , agreed with the competent authority exercising the state regulation in the sphere of religious activity.

Note: According to the Rules, missionary visas are issued in the country of nationality.

In the case of invitations to family members of foreigner, conducting missionary activities in Kazakhstan, in addition to the above specifications, is important to provide notarized copies of documents proving kinship with persons applying for a visa category “E2”, with a copy of the issued “E2” visa;

Validity of the missionary visas

  1. Single, double, triple – up to 90 days with the right to stay in Kazakhstan for a period not exceeding 30 days.

Multiple – up to 180 days with the right to stay in Kazakhstan for up to 30 days for “E1” and up to 180 days for category “E2”.

Transit visas are issued by diplomatic missions abroad

  1.   travel documents, visa or other basis entitling to enter the country of destination;

Validity of transit visa:

  1. Single, double, triple – up to 90 days with the right to stay in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, to the transiting at each time, for 5 days in the same direction during this period.

Tourism

«F1» visa

For registration of visa support to obtain a tourist visa of the RK «F1», travel company which is incorporated in RK, provide the following documents:

  1. invitation letter, sample is available on the webpage : www.mfa.gov.kz;
  2. receipt of the payment of consular fee ( details available on the website) ;
  3. legal entities, applying to the Department for initially, requires to submit: a notarized copy (current year) of the charter, certificate of state registration (re-registration) of a legal entity (through the portal of e-gov.kz) and a certificate of absence of tax arrears;
  4. to representatives of the inviting party requires authorization from organization on the representative ( for submission of documents to the Department and get visa support number );

Validity of tourist visa

  1. Single, double and triple visas – for up to 90 days, with the right to stay in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan is not more than 30 days at each entry within a year.
  2. Single without invitation – up to 30 days.

Double without invitation – for up to 60 days with the right to stay in Kazakhstan is not more than 30 days at each entry.

Private visas

To receive a private visa (G1), individuals draw up an invitation to the Department of Migration Police in accordance with domiciliary, after this sending it to a foreigner.

For registration visa support to obtain a G2 visa (for the foreigners, who is going to the Republic of Kazakhstan for treatment, medical examinations or consultations), need to provide the following documents:

  1. invitation letter, sample is available on the webpage: www.mfa.gov.kz;
  2. receipt of the payment of consular fee ( details available on the website) ;
  3. legal entities, applying to the Department for initially, requires to submit: a notarized copy (current year) of the charter, certificate of state registration (re-registration) of a legal entity (through the portal of e-gov.kz) and a certificate of absence of tax arrears;
  4. to representatives of the inviting party requires authorization from organization on the representative ( for submission of documents to the Department and get visa support number );
  5. invitations from medical organization which is located in Kazakhstan , whose core business is the provision of care to the recipients of visas, traveling to Kazakhstan for treatment, medical examination or consultation;
  6. documents, confirming the importance of treatment in a hospital, issued by medical organizations (related to visa recipients) located in Kazakhstan;
  7. confirmation of the patient hospitalization, issued by medical organizations in respect of recipients of visas, traveling to or staying in the Republic of Kazakhstan for the purpose of caring for close relatives – RK citizens or foreigners permanently residing on the territory of Kazakhstan and undergoing treatment in a hospital .

“G3” visa ( to the Republic of Kazakhstan for the adoption of citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan )

  1. invitation letter from the representative of the agency, accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science , with detailed information about invited foreigner ( foreigners ) , drawn up in accordance with Annexes 1 and 2 ( in triplicate );
  2. invitation letter, sample is available on the site : www.mfa.gov.kz);
  3. Letter from the competent authority of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of protection of children’s rights ;
  4. the authorization on representative for document providing ;
  5. receipt of the payment of consular fee .

Validity of private visa:

  1. Single, double, triple – up to 90 days with the right to stay in Kazakhstan for a period of 90 days.
  2. Single without invitation – up to 30 days.
  3. Multiple (ethnic Kazakhs) – up to 1 year, with the right to stay in Kazakhstan for the entire duration.

Overall presence of foreigner on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan under the visa category “private” should not exceed 90 days in one year.