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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 MFA

After 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 RK

After 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

double

triple

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 daysateachentry

no 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 visa

D7 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 visa

D8 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

double

triple

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

double

triple

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 days

during 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

double

triple

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

double

triple

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.

single

double

triple

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.

single

double

triple

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.

single

double

triple

  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.

single

double

triple

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.

single

double

triple

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.

single

double

triple

  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.

single

double

triple

  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