Visa requirements

To secure visas, foreign nationals must contact the Kazakh diplomatic mission/consulate in the country of residence and submit:

- Valid passport or travel document that is recognized by the Kazakhstan Government and with a expiration date not earlier than 3 months upon expiry of the requested visa and having at least 2 empty pages for a visa;
- Copy of the data page of a passport;
- Visa application form completely filled out and signed (Visa application form);

- One color photo 3.5 х 4.5 cm on the white background;
- Proof of consular fee paid;
- Ticket to/from Kazakhstan;
- Hotel booking in Kazakhstan;
- Valid visa to the third country, i.e. country of main destination (for transit visa only);
- Copy of work permit (for work visa only);
- Copy of letter of invitation (LOI);
- Original private letter of invitation written by Kazakh interior authorities (for private visa only).

Applicants are required to apply for a visa in person. Proxy and Postal applications are not accepted.

Consular Section is open for visa applicants on Monday - Friday from 08:00 till 15:00 hrs., except Public holidays.

Visa processing time is 5 working days.

Consular officers reserve the rights to request additional documents as deemed necessary.


Diplomatic (A1, A2)

Service (A3, A4)

Investor (A5)


Business (B1, B2, B3)

International road haulage (B4)

Air, Maritime, Train and Rivercraft (B5)

Atendees of Religious Events (B6) - except missionary purposes

Internship (B7)

Permanent Residence in Kazakhstan (B8-B9)

Private (B10)

Intercountry Adoption (B11)

Tourism (B12)

Transit (B13)


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

Family Reunification (C2)

Work (C3-C4-C5-C6)

Missionary Activities (C7)

Humanitarian (C8)

Study (C9)

Private (C10) - only for ethnic Kazakhs

Child (C11)

Treatment (C12)

Created at : 14.04.2017, 18:15, Updated at : 14.04.2017, 18:15