Visa-free entry with the right to stay in the country for up to 30 days is granted to citizens of the following countries:
- Azerbaijan, Argentina, Brazil, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Serbia, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Ecuador.
The list of countries with visa-free entry to Kazakhstan up to 30 days also includes the following countries: The Commonwealth of Australia, the Republic of Austria, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Hungary, the Vatican City State, the State of Israel, the State of Qatar, the State of Kuwait, the Hellenic Republic, Ireland, Iceland, the Italian Republic , Canada, Principality of Liechtenstein, Principality of Monaco, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Belgium, Kingdom of Denmark, Kingdom of Spain, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kingdom of Norway, Kingdom of Thailand, Kingdom of Sweden, Republic of Latvia, Republic of Lithuania, Malaysia, United Mexican States, New Zealand, Portuguese Republic , Republic of Bulgaria, Republic of Indonesia, Republic of Cyprus, Republic of Colombia, Republic of Malta, Republic of Poland, Republic of Singapore, Republic of Slovenia, Republic of the Philippines, Republic of Croatia, Republic of Chile, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovak Republic, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Sultanate of Oman, Federal Republic of Germany, Republic of Finland, French Republic, Czech Republic, Swiss Confederation, Republic of Estonia and Japan. Citizens of the countries listed above can enter the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, having all types of valid passports, with the right to stay in the country for up to 30 days.
Visa-free entry with the right to stay in the country for up to 90 days is granted to citizens of the following countries:
- Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine.
How to get a Kazakhstan visa?
For those foreign citizens who require a visa to Kazakhstan, today there are several options for obtaining it: through the representative offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, or electronically, i.e. e-visa.
Visas are issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter referred to as the MFA of the Republic of Kazakhstan), foreign missions and consular offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and in the absence of such, by specially authorized representatives of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
At the request of host organizations, foreigners can be issued multiple entry visas.
Option two. Renewal of e-Visa issuance.
On June 13, 2022, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, together with the National Security Committee, resumed the service for issuing electronic visas of the Republic of Kazakhstan (e-Visa) through the Visa and Migration Portal vmp.gov.kz.
Citizens of 109 countries* can apply for one of the following categories of Single Entry e-Visas:
business B1, B2, B3
for the treatment of C12
E-Visa is issued on the basis of an invitation from the Kazakh side (individual or legal entity). The invitation is valid only for the recipient of the visa, does not apply to accompanying persons and is not subject to renewal.
To obtain an e-Visa, a foreigner must:
register on the portal vmp.gov.kz
go to the "Electronic visa" section and enter the invitation number from the Kazakh side, fill in the necessary passport data and pay the consular fee (60 US dollars for a single tourist visa, 80 US dollars for a visa for a business trip and treatment
print out the e-Visa and present it when passing through passport control at one of the international airports in Kazakhstan
From June 13, access to the visa and migration portal of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the issuance of electronic visas vmp.gov.kz has been resumed.
Foreigners passing through the territory of Kazakhstan in transit to a country with which their state of citizenship has an agreement on visa-free entry are required to have a transit visa of Kazakhstan.
Passing through the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan in transit on motor vehicles, including those carrying out international road transport of goods, follow only roads open for international road traffic.
Do I need to register with the migration police after arrival?
30 days without registration.
Since 2020, according to the Law signed on December 30, 2019, the mandatory registration of foreigners arriving in Kazakhstan for up to 30 days has been abolished. However, the host party remains under the obligation to notify the migration service of the arrival of a foreign guest within three working days from the date of entry into the country. However, in order to improve the tourist climate in the country, an information system was created to collect and record the tourist flow and migration control - "eQonaq".
Now notification of the arrival of a foreign tourist can be sent through the portal
To do this, on the visa and migration portal, you must: fill in information about the foreigner, and, if necessary, about his children; sign the completed application form using EDS; in 15 minutes, receive a finished document that will be stored in your personal account.
The service is free and has been provided by the Ministry of Internal Affairs since 2014.
Stay of a foreign citizen in Kazakhstan for more than 30 days.
When a foreign citizen stays on the territory of Kazakhstan for more than 30 days, the receiving party (hotels, hostels, rental apartments, medical institutions and other legal entities and individuals) is obliged to issue a temporary residence permit (registration) to the guest.
Please note that the registration of foreigners and notification of the arrival of foreigners in Kazakhstan are two separate responsibilities that are now assigned to the host country.
The country has 20 major airports, of which 11 serve international traffic.
The length of railways in Kazakhstan exceeds 15 thousand km. 16 junction points connect the railway system of Kazakhstan with neighboring states. Today, passengers are transported on 116 routes.
In Kazakhstan, there are several services for online booking and purchase of air and railway tickets. Also, you can always find the necessary information on the websites of airlines and companies involved in railway transportation. By the way, the national company "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy" carries out most of the railway transportation.
Also in Kazakhstan, public transport is well developed, designed to transport the population according to a certain schedule and route. Shuttle buses run in all cities, and some cities have active tram fleets. There is a subway in Almaty. You can also use the taxi call service, or rent a car for self-driving. Bicycle rentals are available in major cities.
Мoney, exchange rate
The official currency in Kazakhstan is the tenge. It is officially allowed to pay for purchases and all kinds of services in Kazakhstan only in the national currency - tenge. Kazakhstan is one of the most developed countries in the world in the field of fintech.
Currency can be exchanged at banks and official exchange offices, and in the latter, the exchange rate is usually more profitable. In large cities, exchange offices, where you can find out the exchange rate in Kazakhstan, work around the clock, and there are also a large number of ATMs.
Weather in Kazakhstan
The remoteness from the oceans and the large territory of the country affect its climatic conditions, so the nature of Kazakhstan is striking in its contrasts. The climate of Kazakhstan (except for the south) is sharply continental with an average temperature between -4ºC and -19ºC in January and between +19…+26ºC in July. Temperatures can drop to -45ºC in winter and rise to +30ºC in summer. All four seasons of the year are pronounced on the territory of the country - with frosty winters, blooming springs, hot summers and golden autumns.
112 - Department of Emergency Situations
101 - Fire fighting service
102 - Police Service
103 - Ambulance
Taxi – Uber, Yandex Taxi, InDriver
Car rental – Anytime
Delivery services – Glovo, Wolt, Yandex food, Chocofood
City map - 2gis, Google Maps, Yandex map
A few basic Kazakh phrases you need to know
Salemetsiz be?! - Hello!
Sau bolynyz! - Goodbye!
Bagasy kansha? - What is the price?
Menin esimim ... - My name is ...
Rakhmet - Thank you
The state language is Kazakh. Russian and English are the languages of interethnic communication. The vocabulary of the Kazakh language is 2.5 million words and is one of the richest in the world.
Kazakhstan is a secular state, most of whose population professes Islam. Currently, 18 confessions are registered in the country: they include Islam, Protestantism, Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Judaism, Buddhism and Bahaism.