Visa requirements

OBTAINING A VISA TO KAZAKAHSTAN


To obtain a visa to enter to Kazakhstan, all applicants are required to submit the following documents to the Embassy:


1. A COVER LETTER from the applicant, indicating in details the purpose of the visit.


2. A completed VISA APPLICATION FORM. You may download the form here visa form .


3. Two colour photos (35mm x 45 mm). The photo must be taken at the proper photograph outlet and must be stamped on the back side indicating the date when the photo has been taken. The photo must not be older than six month.


4. Applicant's passport and a photocopy of first page.


5. If you would like to obtain visas for your children under 16 years of age, please provide in addition to the above documents: copy of child's Birth Certificate, copies of parents' passports, letter of request from both parents.

6. Proof of payment.


NOTES

Business visa: A covering letter from the applicant or applicant's company, copy of invitation letter from a host company in Kazakhstan, the original of which has been submitted to the Departments of Migration Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan. The invitation must clearly indicate the following: name of applicant; name of inviting company; exact dates of the visit to Kazakhstan. Inviting company should provide the confirmation (visa support/telex) number for your trip; the number for the confirmation is usually given in advance and written on the letter of invitation.


Work visa: A covering letter from the applicant or applicant's company, copy of invitation letter from a host company in Kazakhstan, the original of which has been submitted to the Departments of Migration Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan. The invitation must clearly indicate the following: name of applicant; name of inviting company; exact dates of the visit to Kazakhstan. Inviting company should provide the confirmation (visa support/telex) number for your trip; the number for the confirmation is usually given in advance and written on the letter of invitation. Copy of the work permit.


Home stay visa: A covering letter from the applicant, an original invitation for temporary visit. Your relatives or friends in Kazakhstan can obtain an invitation from the local authorities (Migration Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs) and send the original letter of invitation to your address in South Africa. The invitation is valid within one year from the date of issue.


Tourist visa: A covering letter from the applicant, copy of invitation letter from the hosting tourist company in Kazakhstan, licensed for visa support purposes, the original of which has been submitted to the Departments of Migration Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan. The invitation must clearly indicate the following: name of applicant; name of inviting company; exact dates of the visit to Kazakhstan. Inviting company should provide the confirmation (visa support/telex) number for your trip; the number for the confirmation is usually given in advance and written on the letter of invitation.


Transit visa: A covering letter from the applicant, a visa to the country of destination and copies of your ticket or itinerary. Transit visa is valid only for five days (included).

All foreign citizens must register at the local office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan or at the hotel (where available) within 5 working days upon arrival to Kazakhstan. Otherwise they will be fined by the Immigration Service.


NOTE: The normal processing time for a visa request is 5 working days from the time when all proper requirements have been met. In case of emergency (unexpected illness, death of relatives) visas may be issued within three working days upon submitting a certified cable from a medical doctor or a copy of a death certificate.


Forms and documents submitted in a manner different from that of described above will not be accepted and will be returned. Applicant's passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of visa expiry.

VISA FEES

Single entry business, private, study and etc. visas – 80 US Dollars

Multiple entry visa – 200 US Dollars

Single entry tourist visa – 60 US Dollars

Multiple entry tourist visa – 90 US Dollars

Single entry transit visa – 20 US Dollars

Multiple entry transit visa – 90 US Dollars

The fee for visa processing is not refundable. Visa fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice.

Embassy's exchange rate depends on the current rate of ZAR to USD.


Visa fees must be paid the following Embassy's Rand account:


SWIFT Address First National Bank a Division of First Rand Bank Johannesburg
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJXXXAccount Name: Embassy of Kazakhstan – Consular Acc
Account Number: 62477353793Branch Code: 251345 Branch Address: Shop 357, Brooklyn Mall, CnrFehrsen Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria 1081.

Created at : 2.02.2018, 09:45, Updated at : 2.02.2018, 10:25