ORDER FOR ENTRY OF FOREIGNERS TO KAZAKHSTAN
Information is prepared by the WPK consultants based on the legislative acts as of September 2022
Currently IDC permission is not required for foreigners arriving in Kazakhstan by air, as well as for those who cross the border by land transport at checkpoints with Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.

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.
List of countries
Near abroad
Procedure for entry and stay of citizens of the following countries is determined by bilateral agreements
Near abroad
Procedure for entry and stay of citizens of the following countries is determined by bilateral agreements
Far abroad
Procedure for entry and stay of citizens of the following countries is determined by bilateral agreements
Far abroad
Procedure for entry and stay of citizens of the following countries is determined by bilateral agreements
2. VISA-FREE REGIME
Effective January 1, 2022, Kazakhstan resumed visa-free regime for citizens of 54 countries.
54 countries
Australia
Austria
Bahrain
Belgium
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Kuwait
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Malta
Mexico
Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Oman
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
United Kingdom
USA
Vatican
Vietnam
  1. Australia
  2. Austria
  3. Bahrain
  4. Belgium
  5. Bulgaria
  6. Canada
  7. Chile
  8. Colombia
  9. Croatia
  10. Cyprus
  11. Czech Republic
  12. Denmark
  13. Estonia
  14. Finland
  15. France
  16. Germany
  17. Greece
  18. Hungary
  19. Iceland
  20. Indonesia
  21. Ireland
  22. Israel
  23. Italy
  24. Japan
  25. Kuwait
  26. Latvia
  27. Liechtenstein
  28. Lithuania
  29. Luxembourg
  30. Malaysia
  31. Malta
  32. Mexico
  33. Monaco
  34. Netherlands
  35. New Zealand
  36. Norway
  37. Oman
  38. Philippines
  39. Poland
  40. Portugal
  41. Qatar
  42. Romania
  43. Saudi Arabia
  44. Singapore
  45. Slovakia
  46. Slovenia
  47. Spain
  48. Sweden
  49. Switzerland
  50. Thailand
  51. United Kingdom
  52. USA
  53. Vatican
  54. Vietnam
Period of stay. Citizens of 54 countries can stay in Kazakhstan without visa for up to 30 calendar days at each entry. Number of visits is unlimited. However, a total period of stay under such visits should not exceed 90 calendar days within a 180-day period.

Foreigners from the list of 54 countries do not require IDC permission to enter the country.
    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.
    About visa-free regime
    08.02.2022
    Kazakhstan has introduced unilateral visa-free regime for citizens of India, Iran and China*.

    According to the new regulation, citizens of India, Iran and China can enter and stay in Kazakhstan without visa for up to 14 calendar days since border crossing. Visits for business, private and tourist purposes are allowed under visa-free regime.
    Key note. Total period of stay in Kazakhstan under visa-free regime should not exceed 42 calendar days within a 180-day period. Violation of this condition may result in fines and sanctions for foreign citizens, including deportation from the country and a 5-year ban on entry Kazakhstan.

    *RoK Government Resolution No. 464 as of July 7, 2022
    About conditions on visa-free regime
    08.07.2022
    3. PCR CERTIFICATE / VACCINATION PASSPORT
    Effective June 8, 2022, Kazakhstan canceled mandatory requirement on provision of the vaccination passport and PCR certificate with a negative result for Covid while crossing the border*.

    This means that foreign citizens and KZ citizens no longer need a PCR certificate / vaccination passport to arrive in Kazakhstan. Such measure applies regardless of the type of transport by which arriving persons cross the Kazakhstan border.

    *Decreee of the Chief Sanitary Doctor of the RoK No. 27 dated 07.06.2022.
    Effective June 8, 2022, Kazakhstan canceled mandatory requirement on provision of the vaccination passport and PCR certificate with a negative result for Covid while crossing the border*.

    This means that foreign citizens and KZ citizens no longer need a PCR certificate / vaccination passport to arrive in Kazakhstan. Such measure applies regardless of the type of transport by which arriving persons cross the Kazakhstan border.

    *Decreee of the Chief Sanitary Doctor of the RoK No. 27 dated 07.06.2022.
    4. 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, via Visa-migration portal vmp.gov.kz or eQonaq.kz system.

    Late submission of the notification entails administrative liability of the host entity (organization) in accordance with the Article 518 of the Administrative Offences Code.
    About notification of arrival
    13.07.2022
    Visa calculator
    Here you can easily and quickly calculate the number of days of stay in Kazakhstan under the visa or visa-free regime.
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