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Kazakhstan Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
British Yes No No/1
Australian Yes No No/1
USA Yes No No/1
Canadian Yes No No/1
EU Yes No No/1


To enter Kazakhstan, a passport valid for six months beyond the visa expiry date is required by nationals referred to in the chart above.

Passport Note

If you arrive via land or sea, you may need to register with the local authorities in Kazakhstan; check with the embassy before you travel.


Visas are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above except:

1. Nationals of Australia, Canada, all EU-countries and the USA, who may travel to Kazakhstan without visas for stays up to 30 days. For longer stays, you must obtain a visa from the embassy. 

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Kazakhstan.

Visa Note

Nationals referred to in the chart above do not require an official letter of invitation for visits of up to 30 days; other nationals should check with the embassy, as this may be a requirement and visas may be refused without the official letter.

Types and Cost

Transit visa: £15 (single-entry).

Tourist visa: £35 (single-entry).

Business visa: £50 (single-entry); £150 (multiple-entry up to one year); £250 (multiple-entry up to two years).


Transit visa: five days; tourist/business visas: 30 days per stay.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Working days

Visa processing usually takes five days.

Extension of stay

You may only extend your visa if you have documents showing a need for you to remain longer in Kazakhstan. In this case, you can extend visas at local offices affiliated to the Ministry of Interior.

Our visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing,
We strongly recommend that you verify critical information unique to your trip with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the USA

Telephone: (202) 232 5488.
Address: NW, 1401 16th Street, Washington, 20036,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri: 0900-1830 (embassy); Mon-Friday (except Wednesday): 0900-1200 (consular).

Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7581 4646 (ext 207/8 for visa section)
Address: , 33 Thurloe Square, London, SW7 2SD,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0830-1830; Mon-Fri 0900-1200 (consular section, closed Wednesdays except for nationals of Kazakhstan and closed on Kazakhstan national holidays).

British Embassy in Kazakhstan

Telephone: (7172) 556200
Address: 62 Kosmonavtov Street, 6the Floor,Renco Building, Astana, ,
Opening times:

Mon-Thurs 0900-1730, Fri 0900-1600.

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