Visa Types

Kazakhstan offers a range of visa types. Please note the following:

As of July 1, 2019, all visa applications and most consular documents must be submitted to a consular section in-person by the applicant. Visa applications will not be received mail or courier. Third-party services may submit applications only for Diplomatic and Service visas. Passports must have at least two blank pages for a visa and for entry and exit stamps. All visa applications must include a self-addressed return envelope with pre-paid postage. Applications are incomplete without this return envelope.

The Republic of Kazakhstan has three Consular Sections in the U.S. - each covering a specific geography of U.S. states. Permanent and full-time residents of each state must direct all questions, and submit all visa applications, fee payments and consular business to the Consular section assigned by one's state residency.

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Visa Applications

All visa applications must be submitted to a consular section in-person by the applicant. Visa applications will not be received mail or courier. Third-party services may submit applications only for Diplomatic and Service visa applicants.

  • Valid passport: You must submit your passport valid for at least 3 months longer than the validity of the requested visa. The passport must have at least two blank pages for a visa and for entry and exit stamps.
  • Visa Application: A separate visa application form must be completed for each person. All fields must be completed, otherwise your application may be refused. Please see Visa application instructions for details. Download the visa application form.
  • Photo: One passport size (3.5cm x 4.5cm or 5 x 5cm) photo of the applicant, which should be stapled to the marked space in the upper right hand corner of the application form. Please see Photo requirements for details.
  • Letter of Request: A letter with a request to issue a visa addressed to the Consular Section of the Embassy of Kazakhstan. Please, indicate your name, the purpose of your trip, your contact in Kazakhstan, the dates of your planned trip, and places to be visited.
  • Photocopy of your passport’s main page.
  • Citizens whose country does not have a visa-free entry regime with the Republic of Kazakhstan require an invitation letter from Migration Service of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan.
  • Self-addressed Envelope: All visa applications must include a self-addressed return envelope with pre-paid postage. Applications are incomplete without this return envelope.

Diplomatic, Service and Investor visas (A1-A5)

  • Diplomatic (A1, A2)
  • Service (A3, A4)
  • Investor (A5)

Short term visas (B1-B13) - max. until 90 days

  • 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)

Long term visas (C1-C12) - max. until 3 years

  • 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)