Visa types to Kazakhstan for foreigners for 2022

Foreign nationals entering Kazakhstan need to apply for a visa. There are some exemptions with a number of countries with which a visa-free entry procedure is established. In our article you can get acquainted with the categories of visas, validity periods and the procedure for their registration.

VISA CATEGORIES:

  • Business visa
  • Work visa
  • Visa for family reunification
  • Visa for private purposes
  • Tourist visa
  • Investor visa
  • Business Immigrant Visa
  • Visa for obtaining a residence permit

Visa types to Kazakhstan for foreigners for 2022

Visa B2

Purpose of entry: business

  1. Installation, repair and maintenance of equipment.
  2. Provision of consulting or audit services.

Terms and conditions of stay:

  1. A one-time B2 is issued for up to 90 days with the right to stay up to 30 days.
  2. Multiple B2 is issued for up to 180 days with the right to stay up to 90 days*.

B2 visa can be extended on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan for an additional 30 days.

Visa B3

Purpose of entry: business

  1. Conducting negotiations, concluding contracts.
  2. For founders or members of the board of directors.

Terms and conditions of stay:

  • Single entry B3 is issued for up to 90 days with the right to stay up to 30 days.
  • Multiple B3 visa is issued up to 1 year with the right to stay no more than 30 days at each entry.

Visa C2

Purpose of entry: family reunion.

Who can invite?

  • Spouses who have been married for at least 3 years.
  • Children under the age of 18, unmarried and dependent or under the care of the inviting person.
  • Children over the age of 18, unmarried, unable to provide for themselves on their own for health reasons.
  • Disabled parents who are dependent on the inviting person.
  • Other family members whose maintenance is the responsibility of the inviting person.

Terms and conditions of stay:

  • Single entry C2 visa is issued for up to 90 days, and multiple-entry visa is issued for up to 1 year.
  • C2 visa can be obtained on the territory of Kazakhstan if a foreign national has arrived on visas: B10, C3 or C9.
  • On the basis of C2 visa, foreign nationals can carry out work activities.

Visa C3

Purpose of entry: work and accompanying family members.

A visa is issued to foreign specialists who are sent to work. It can be obtained both at the Embassy of Kazakhstan* in country of citizenship or permanent residence, and on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, if there is a certain category of visa or visa-free regime.

Terms and conditions of stay:

A working C3 visa can be issued if available:

  • Work permit.
  • General power of attorney for the management of a Branch / Representative office of a foreign legal entity.
  • Company with 100% foreign participation, and you belong to the first category of positions and other options.

A C3 visa can also be issued for family members (spouse, children) for the same period. However, such visa for accompanying persons is issued without the right to work.

To apply for visa, family members must provide marriage and child birth certificates*.

The visa is issued for the duration of the employment contract, work permit or for 12 calendar months.

*1 For citizens of countries where there are no consular offices of the Republic of Kazakhstan, visas are issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan at international airports of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

*2 Documents issued abroad must be apostilled or legalized in the issuing country. If the document is issued on the territory of one of the participating countries of the Minsk Convention, it is sufficient to provide the original or a notarized copy in the country of citizenship.

Visa B10                  

Purpose of entry: private trips.

A single-entry visa is issued for:

  • People traveling to Kazakhstan for private purposes.
  • Citizens of 48 economically developed and politically stable states*.
  • People going to a funeral or in cases of illness of relatives / relatives.
  • Spouses, children or parents entering together with citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  • Spouses, children (who are not ethnic Kazakhs) entering together with ethnic Kazakhs.

Terms and conditions of stay:

Issued for up to 90 days with the right to stay for the entire period of validity of the visa.

Multiple entry visa is issued for former compatriots, for a period of 180 days to 3 years, with the right to stay no more than 90 days at each entry.

Visa B12

Purpose of entry: tourism.

Visa is issued if there is an invitation from a travel company in Kazakhstan.

Terms and conditions of stay:

Single entry visa is issued for up to 90 days with a stay period of no more than 30 days.

Multiple entry visa is issued for up to 90 days with the right to stay no more than 30 days at each entry.

According to the rules, such an invitation is not required for foreigners from among the 48 economically developed and politically stable states when applying for a single-entry tourist visa.

A5 Visa

Purpose of entry: investment and work.

Visa is issued for:

  1. Deputy of Heads.
  2. Heads of structural divisions of legal entities engaged in investment activities in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  3. Foreigners and stateless people investing in accordance with the AIFC investment tax residency program.
  4. Family members.

Terms and conditions of stay:

Single entry A5 is issued for up to 90 days, and multiple – up to 5 years with the right to extend up to 3 years in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The process of obtaining an investor visa consists of 3 main stages:

  1. Getting confirmation from the Investment Committee.
  2. Proceeding with an invitation letter at the Migration Service.
  3. An interview at the Consulate of Kazakhstan in the country of citizenship or permanent residence of a foreigner.

You can get a petition for stage 1:

  1. By submitting a package of documents to a State corporation — consideration of 11 working days;
  2. By submitting a package of documents to the kz portal – consideration of 5 working days

Further, the approval of the invitation takes 5-7 working days, and the insertion of the visa at the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan takes up to 5 working days.

Foreign national can also obtain a visa on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan if he entered the country on visas: B3, B10, C3, C4, C5 or C10.

Visa С5

Purpose of entry: to conduct business.

Foreign national planning to open a company in Kazakhstan or join the founders of an existing company must obtain a C5 visa for a business immigrant.

The conditions for obtaining a visa are as follows:

  1. Provide medical certificate confirming the absence of diseases that hinder labor activity.
  2. Provide medical insurance.
  3. Provide certificate of the presence / absence of a criminal record.
  4. Provide certificate of the presence / absence of a ban on entrepreneurial activity.

Terms and conditions of stay:

The primary single entry C5 visa is issued only at the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan for up to 90 days with the right to stay in the Republic of Kazakhstan for the entire period. The inviting party may be a legal entity that helps with the registration of a company or a company whose founders will include a foreign national.

Further, on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, it is possible to obtain a multiple entry C5 visa for up to 2 years with the right to stay for the entire period of validity of the visa. To do this, it is necessary to submit to the migration service a petition from the Department of Entrepreneurship and Investment. It takes up to 15 working days to receive such a request. The rules provide for obtaining a multiple-entry visa at the initial stage. Unfortunately, this practice does not always work.

Visa B8

Purpose of entry: to apply for a residence permit.

Foreign nationals wishing to apply for residence permit must first apply for a visa of category B8.

The visa is issued at the consular offices of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the country of their citizenship or permanent residence. B8 can be obtained on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan if a foreigner has arrived in Kazakhstan under a visa-free regime or on the basis of a C3 work visa.

For any other visas, it is necessary to leave the country and get a B8 at the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Terms and conditions of stay:

The visa is issued for a period of up to 90 days with the right to stay for the entire period of the visa and an extension for 30 days.

Accompanying children under the age of 16 of the residence permit holder can get a C11 visa – for minors. It is issued for a stay of up to 3 years.

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