Oreder for entry of foreigners to Kazakhstan


Below information will be useful if you are planning a trip to Kazakhstan or invite foreign employees, business visitors, relatives.

1. Visa to Kazakhstan

Foreign citizens need a visa to enter the Republic of Kazakhstan depending on purpose of visit and duration of stay. Explore more about Kazakhstan visas here.

Visa is not required for citizens of countries with which Kazakhstan has concluded bilateral agreements on mutual visa-free travel.

2. Visa-Free Regime

Effective January 1, 2022, Kazakhstan resumed visa-free regime for citizens of 54 countries.

Foreign citizens can visit Kazakhstan with tourist, private and short-term business purposes under visa waiver. Business trips may include meetings, negotiations, contracts conclusion, as well as participation in the conferences and forums.

Pay attention. Within the framework of visa-free travel, foreigners are prohibited from engaging in missionary, labor or other paid activities in Kazakhstan. Any installation and repair work are also prohibited. Visa is required for such purposes of visit.

3. PCR certificate

Passengers arriving in Kazakhstan must provide a PCR certificate with negative result for Covid-19.

Term of a PCR certificate should not exceed 72 hours since material selection. Children under 5 years old do not require a PCR certificate.

Please note that foreign citizens are not required to observe self-isolation regime upon arrival in Kazakhstan.

4. Vaccination passport

Foreigners can travel to Kazakhstan without a PCR certificate if they received a full course of vaccination:

  • on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • on the territory of the following countries: Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Georgia, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Peru, Philippines, San Marino, Serbia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uzbekistan

Entry to Kazakhstan is carried out based on the vaccination passport / certificate.

5. Notification of arrival

Notification of arrival of a foreigner is required within 3 business days since arrival date in Kazakhstan. Submission does not depend on the order of entry and stay as well as purpose of visit of a foreigner.

Notification letter is submitted to the migration service by the receiving party in the written form or via the Visa-migration portal.

Late submission of the notification letter entails administrative responsibility of the host entity (invitating organization) in accordance with the Article 518 of the Administrative Offences Code.