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On January 1, 2019 the Republic of Kazakhstan introduced a pilot project procedure for obtaining a single entry visa for foreigners in electronic format.
An electronic visa (business, tourist and medical treatment categories) is being issued in accordance with a valid invitation from the Kazakh side, considered by the migration service units of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Kazakhstan under the established procedure.
For reference: the Rules for issuing invitations, approving invitations for entry of foreigners and stateless persons to the Republic of Kazakhstan, issuing, cancelling, restoring visas to the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as extending and reduction their validity terms, approved by the Joint Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 11-1-2/555 dated November 24, 2016 and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 1100 dated November 28, 2016.
Tourist electronic visas are issued to citizens of 117 states, business and medical treatment visas - 23 states (the list is attached).
Foreigners can enter/exit the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan using valid electronic visas only through the checkpoints of international airports of Nur-Sultan and Almaty.
The electronic visa is issued through the Visa and Migration Portal (www.vmp.gov.kz).
The electronic visa is valid only for the visa recipient, it does not apply to accompanying persons and is not extendable. In case of travel document (passport) replacement an electronic visa should be obtained again.
Paid consular fees are not refundable.
Passport provided by a visa recipient should meet the following criteria:
1) not to cause doubts about the authenticity and belonging to its owner, contain reservations, records, erasures and corrections, torn or embroidered pages;
2) to have at least 2 blank pages;
3) to expire not earlier than 3 months from the expiry date of the requested visa;
4) to have marks about extension of validity period.
If the discrepancy of information is determined in the issued electronic visa and travel document certifying the identity of the foreign citizen, the electronic visa will be considered invalid and may cause a denial of entry to the Republic of Kazakhstan.
When crossing the State Border of the Republic of Kazakhstan and during stay in the country, a foreign citizen should have a valid travel document (passport) and a printed electronic visa.
Foreign citizens who have valid electronic visas are exempted from registration in migration authorities.
The inviting persons inform the migration authorities about arrived foreigners within three working days.
Visa and Migration Portal
- in order to obtain an electronic visa, a foreign citizen should register on the web portal (www.vmp.gov.kz);
- to enter the section "electronic visa" and confirm existence of invitation;
- to study the requirements for obtaining an electronic visa;
- to enter the invitation number (sent by the inviting side in the Republic of Kazakhstan) and fill in the required passport details;
- after confirming the invitation, to verify and confirm the compliance of the information in electronic visa and travel document (passport);
- to pay consular fees online (after payment it's important to return to the personal cabinet of the Visa and Migration portal);
- to print an electronic visa (the visa is being formed at the personal cabinet);
- to present a printed electronic visa when passing through passport control at the international airports in Nur-Sultan and Almaty.
List of countries citizens of which may be issued an electronic single entry tourist visa to the Republic of Kazakhstan
4.Antigua and Barbuda
15. Brunei Darussalam
16. Burkina Faso - Upper Volta
20. Central African Republic
25. Congo (Republic)
26. Costa Rica
27. Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
29. Democratic People's Republic of Korea
32. Dominican Republic
33. El Salvador
36. Faroe Islands
65. Marshall Islands
72. Myanmar (Burma)
82. Papua New Guinea
88. Saint Kitts and Nevis
89. Saint Lucia
90. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
92. San Marino
93. Sao Tome and Principe
94. Saudi Arabia
98. Sierra Leone
99. South Africa
106.Trinidad and Tobago
List of countries citizens of which may be issued an electronic single entry business and medical treatment visa to the Republic of Kazakhstan
13. Virgin Islands
22. South Africa