Visa Requirements


Visa-Free Countries

Foreign nationals are required to obtain visa to Kazakhstan, however nationals of some countries have visa-free regime on a specified term listed below: [country (duration)]


Indonesia (30 days)

Japan (30 days)

Malaysia (30 days)

Mongolia (90 days)

Philippines (30 days)

Republic of Korea (30 days)

Singapore (30 days)

Thailand (30 days)

Vietnam (30 days)

Hong Kong SAR, PRC (14 days)



Azerbaijan (30 days)

Armenia (90 days)

Belarus (90 days)

Georgia (90 days)

Kyrgyz Republic (90 days)

Moldova (90 days)

Russia (90 days)

Tajikistan (30 days)

Ukraine (90 days)

Uzbekistan (30 days)


Canada (30 days)

USA (30 days)


Argentina (30 days)

Brazil (30 days throughout the year)

Chile (30 days)

Colombia (30 days)

Ecuador (30 days within 180 days)

Mexico (30 days)


Australia (30 days)

New Zealand (30 days)


Bahrain (30 days)

Israel (30 days)

Kuwait (30 days)

Oman (30 days)

Qatar (30 days)

Turkey (30 days)

Saudi Arabia (30 days)

United Arab Emirates (30 days)

Austria (30 days)

Belgium (30 days)

Bulgaria (30 days)

Croatia (30 days)

Cyprus (30 days)

Czech Republic (30 days)

Denmark (30 days)

Estonia (30 days)

Finland (30 days)

France (30 days)

Germany (30 days)

Greece (30 days)

Hungary (30 days)

Iceland (30 days)

Ireland (30 days)

Italy (30 days)

Latvia (30 days)

Liechtenstein (30 days)

Lithuania (30 days)

Luxembourg (30 days)

Malta (30 days)

Monaco (30 days)

Netherlands (30 days)

Norway (30 days)

Poland (30 days)

Portugal (30 days)

Romania (30 days)

Serbia (30 days)

Slovakia (30 days)

Slovenia (30 days)

Spain (30 days)

Sweden (30 days)

Switzerland (30 days)

United Kingdom (30 days)

Vatican (30 days)


Business Visa – B1

You can apply for “B1” category Business visa (single entry until 60 days within 90 days) if you are:

  • Attendee of conferences, symposia, forums, exhibitions, concerts, cultural, scientific, sports, and other events

There are two steps to obtain a visa:

Step 1. An invitation letter

Nazarbayev University prepares an invitation letter to a foreign national in due time, confirming the purpose of stay with necessary package of documents. A procedure for issuing an invitation letter takes up to 5-7 business days.

List of required documents:

  1. Copy of the applicant’s passport (first page);
  2. A completed NU Visa Support Invitation Form [download].

Step 2. Obtain a visa

Foreign nationals can obtain visas to visit Kazakhstan:

  1. At the Embassies and Consulates of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  2. Upon arrival at the international airports of Nur-Sultan city and Almaty (if there is no embassy/consulate in your country)

List of required documents:

  1. Copy of visa invitation letter;
  2. An original passport of the applicant (valid for at least 6 months longer than the validity of the requested visa and have at least 2 blank pages to stamp the visa);
  3. Copy of the applicant’s passport (first page);
  4. Completed visa application form (available on the official web-site of the Kazakh Embassy/Consulate)
  5. One passport-size photograph (3.5*4.5 cm. in color) of the applicant;
  6. Visa fee 

The process of visa issuance can take up to 5 business days.


PLEASE MAKE SURE that your passport is valid for at least 3 months longer than the validity of the requested visa period;
and you have at least two blank pages in your passport intended for visa and stamps.
If no, we kindly ask you to reissue your passport before applying for visa to Kazakhstan

If the participant submits documents in a country other than his / her country of citizenship, he/she should additionally provide APOSTILLED residence permit with a notarized translation into Russian or a long-term visa explaining his/her stay in this country.

Upon crossing the border migration cards will not be issued, everything is recorded electronically. Each foreign national arriving in Kazakhstan should contact the inviting party (EHELF Organizing Team) and proceed with registration within 3 (three) calendar days (Saturday and Sunday are counted). Violation of this procedure can lead to administrative fines or deportation to the country of origin.

List of Kazakhstani Embassies