Doing Business: Visa Regime in Kazakhstan
Visa regime in Kazakshtan
In order to visit Kazakhstan, citizens of most foreign countries will need valid passports and visas. There are currently 48 countries with which Kazakhstan has simple business visa procedures.
Multiple-entry visas require an invitation from an individual or an organization in Kazakhstan. An invitation is not required for single-entry business and tourist visas.
Most visa categories cannot be extended in Kazakhstan. However, business visas can be extended domestically, if the traveler comes to Kazakhstan at the invitation of the Government of Kazakhstan, a diplomatic mission, or an international organization in Kazakhstan.
The fee for issuing visa costs up to US$ 160, depending on the country of residence and type of visa. The processing time is five working days.
At the airports and border posts, Kazakhstani immigration officers provide travelers with a white registration card. Travelers must retain this card throughout their stay in Kazakhstan. Two stamps on the card indicate that the traveler is registered. In case the card contains only one stamp, the business traveler must register with the Migration Police within five days. All registrations are valid for three months, regardless of where they are issued.
Countries whose citizens receive business visas under the simplified procedure
25. The Principality of Liechtenstein
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