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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 on entry or where applicable for three 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, United Kingdom, all EU-countries and the USA, who may travel to Kazakhstan without visas for touristic, business and private stays up to 30 days (total duration of no more than 90 days in any 180-day period). 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: £50 (single-entry).

Business visa: £75 (single-entry); £170 (multiple-entry up to one year); £330 (multiple-entry up to two years).

E-tourist-visa: $60.

E-business-visa: $80.


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

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

E-visas ( are available under certain conditions: Travelers have a valid invitation from Kazakhstan and an invitation number, they arrive and exit at the international airports of Nur-Sultan and Almaty and they do not accompany children. 

Working days

Visa processing usually takes five days.

E-visa: 5 working days.

Compulsary Registration

All foreigners entering Kazakhstan without a visa must register with the migration police or migration service ( within 3 days. The inviting party (e.g. hotel, private individual, company, etc.) must register.

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.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information 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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