Transit through Kazakhstan for Chinese and Indian citizens *

For citizens of the People's Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the PRC) and the Republic of India (hereinafter referred to as the RI), transiting through the international airports of Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Shymkent, Aktau, Karagandy and Taraz there is a seventy-two-hour visa-free regime for entry, stay and departure from the Republic of Kazakhstan, valid till 23.59 hours on 31 December 2020.

The seventy-two-hour visa-free regime is valid for the citizens of the PRC and the RI transiting and proceeding to third countries via the international airports in Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Shymkent, Aktau, Karagandy and Taraz, with valid air tickets of airlines.

Citizens of the PRC and the RI who use the seventy-two-hour visa-free regime are registered by the Border Services of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan at checkpoints across the state border of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and are issued migration cards indicating the time of crossing the state border of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The airlines, prior to the flight arrival to the international airports of Sultan, Almaty, Shymkent, Aktau, Karagandy and Taraz, present a list of citizens of the PRC and the RI following the transit and using a seventy-two-hour visa-free regime to the Border Services of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In case of violation of the seventy-two-hour visa-free regime by citizens of the PRC and the RI, the costs of leaving shall be borne by the expelled immigrants. In the absence or inadequacy of funds from the above persons, the airlines, which delivered the said persons, will organize a departure at their own expense.


* Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated January 21, 2012 No. 148 “On approval of rules for entry and stay of immigrants in the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as their departure from the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Rules of migration control, and registration of foreigners and stateless persons illegally crossing the state border of the Republic of Kazakhstan, illegally staying on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as persons who are denied entry to the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan"





Created at : 3.07.2018, 14:10, Updated at : 10.09.2018, 14:10