Electronic Visa for Kazakhstan (E-Visa)
Many people (including citizens of all EU and all CIS countries) do not need visas for short visits to Kazakhstan. Citizens of most other countries can apply for single-entry tourist electronic visas (e-visas).
An e-visa is suitable for foreign citizens who enter or leave Kazakhstan through the international airports of Almaty and Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana). An e-visa for Kazakhstan is valid only for the individual visa recipient and does not apply to any persons (such as children) accompanying him/her.
To obtain an e-visa for Kazakhstan, you need a valid letter of invitation from a travel agency or other authorised party in Kazakhstan. To issue the letter of invitation, the authorised party must obtain permission from Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Do I need a visa to visit Kazakhstan?
Citizens of all European Union (EU) and all Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries do not need visas for short visits to Kazakhstan.
Citizens of the following countries and territories do not need visas to visit Kazakhstan for stays of up to 30 days (unless otherwise stated):
Armenia (90 days)
Belarus (90 days)
Georgia (90 days)
Hong Kong (stays of up to 14 days)
Kyrgyzstan (90 days)
Moldova (90 days)
Mongolia (90 days)
Russia (90 days)
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
Currently, citizens of India and the People’s Republic of China do not need visas for stays of up to 72 hours in Kazakhstan while they are in transit. This visa-free transit regime applies to passengers travelling on flights by Kazakhstani airlines through the international airports of Almaty or Nur-Sultan to/from a third country. The regime is in place until 31 December 2019, but may be extended.
Who can apply for an e-visa for Kazakhstan?
Citizens of the following countries and territories can apply for single-entry tourist e-visas for Kazakhstan:
Antigua and Barbuda
Central African Republic
China, People’s Republic of
Congo, Republic of the
Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of
Micronesia, Federated States of
Papua New Guinea
São Tomé and Principe
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Citizens of the following countries and territories can apply for single-entry business or medical treatment e-visas:
How do I get an e-visa for Kazakhstan?
To apply for an electronic visa to Kazakhstan you need to:
- Register on the website of the visa and migration portal of the Republic of Kazakhstan
- Review the requirements for obtaining an e-visa
- Enter the invitation number you received from your travel agency or other inviting party
- Fill in the e-visa application form
- Pay the consular fee (US$60 as of 30 August 2019)
- Wait for the e-visa to be emailed to you
- Print out the e-visa
- Present the printed e-visa when entering Kazakhstan.
How long does it take to get an e-visa for Kazakhstan?
It takes up to 5 business days for the e-visa to be issued and emailed to you.
If I am travelling on an e-visa, do I need to register my stay in Kazakhstan?
The travel agency or other party that issued your letter of invitation (or you, if you have agreed with the inviting party that you will do the registration yourself) must inform the migration authorities of your arrival within 3 working days.