Entry visa information and rules for obtaining visa

Announcement on the extension of visa-free travel to Kazakhstan for the citizens of 57 countries including Japan, can visit Kazakhstan without visa for up to 30 calendar days.

List of countries exempted from visa requirements:

1. Australia

2. Austria

3. Bahrain

4. Belgium

5. Bulgaria

6. Canada

7. Chile

8. Colombia

9. Croatia

10. Cyprus

11. Czech Republic

12. Denmark

13. Estonia

14. Finland

15. France

16. Germany

17. Greece

18. Hungary

19. Iceland

20. Indonesia

21. Ireland

22. Israel

23. Italy

24. Japan

25. Kuwait

26. Latvia

27. Liechtenstein

28. Lithuania

29. Luxembourg

30. Malaysia

31. Malta

32. Mexico

33. Monaco

34. Netherlands

35. New Zealand

36. Norway

37. Oman

38. Philippines

39. Poland

40. Portugal

41. Qatar

42. Republic of Korea

43. Romania

44. Saudi Arabia

45. Singapore

46. Slovakia

47. Slovenia

48. Spain

49. Sweden

50. Switzerland

51. Thailand

52. Turkey

53. United Arab Emirates

54. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

55. United States of America

56. Vatican

57. Vietnam

We also inform that the internal affairs bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan exercise the issuance of "business" category single entry visas for a period of up to thirty calendar days based upon the application for extension of a stay in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan exceeding thirty calendar days for business purposes.


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

1.Original and a copy of passport

2. One color or black-white 3x4 size photo, which should be stapled to the marked space in the upper right-hand corner of the Application Form

3. A Written form (or Recommendation Letter) with a request to issue a visa, including a trip purpose

4. A completed visa Application form

Visas fees:

- single visa and its extension (except for tourist and transit visas) – 80$

- multiple visa and its extension (except for tourist and transit visas) – for 1 year 200$

- tourist visa (single) – 60$

- tourist visa (multiple) – 90$

- transit visa (single) – 20$

- transit visa (multiple) – 90$

Visa expenses for non-Japanese citizens should be paid by the following bank transfer to the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Japan:

Beneficiary's name: Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Beneficiary's account number: 3903002

Bank account: The Bank of Tokyo –Mitsubishi UFJ, LTD.,

Shibuya – Meijidori Branch

(Swift code: BOTKJPJT)

  • Attention:

The following documents are not accepted:

  • A photocopy of passport;
  • A passport without at least two clear pages for visa issuing. (Your passport must be valid for at least 90 days longer than the validity of the requested visa);
  • Application forms sent by fax or e-mail;
  • Application forms sent by postal forms without self-addressed envelope with prepaid postage or completed express mail;
  • Any documents sent to Honorary Consulate in Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka. (Honorary Consulates in Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka do not accept any documents on Consular Issues);
  • Application forms filled in incorrectly or inadequately.
  • Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan is not responsible for any loss or delays incurred for shipments consigned to delivery services

    Selection of visas for foreign citizens wishing to visit Kazakhstan (you will be directed to the site of the MInistry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan)

    The Republic of Kazakhstan is introducing a procedure for obtaining a single entry visa for foreigners in electronic format from January 1, 2019. Foreigners can enter/exit the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan using a valid electronic visa only through the checkpoints of international airports of Astana and Almaty. Tourist electronic visas are issued to citizens of 117 states, business and medical treatment visas - 23 states (Japan is not included).

    Created at : 16.03.2017, 17:00, Updated at : 16.03.2017, 17:00