Places in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Visa and Passport Requirements

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

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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.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the USA
Telephone: (202) 232 5488. Website: 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) Website: 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 Website: Opening times: Mon-Thurs 0900-1730, Fri 0900-1600.

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.