Kazakhstan Visa Support / Letter of Invitation (LOI)
If you are planning to visit Kazakhstan and your country is not in the visa-free list, you need to apply for Visa Support, also known as Letter of Invitation (LOI), before applying for visa. Visa support is obtained via/from a travel agency. You can apply as early as 3 months, but no later than 20 days before your trip. Application processing time is up to 2 weeks. Approved visa support form is faxed directly to the Kazakh Embassy or Consulate you have indicated in your application. You will receive a reference (telex) number of the approved Kazakhstan Visa Support (LOI). You need to provide it with your visa application.
Kazakhstan Visa Support Requirements
To apply for the Kazakhstan visa support, you need the following:
- Filled out Kazakhstan Visa Support / Letter of Invitation (LOI) Form;
- A good quality photocopy of your passport ;
- International flight booking confirmation.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reserves the right to deny any application for Kazakhstan visa support without providing further explanations or may request additional information (e.g. , letter from the employer confirming the employment).
It is possible to obtain a visa at the international arrivals lounge of Astana and Almaty International Airports, if there is no Kazakhstan Embassy or Consulate in the country.