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Visa Requirements for Canada Passport Holders – Kazakhstan (Republic of Kazakhstan)

Canadian passport holders need to obtain visas before travelling to Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan visas are not issued on the borders and airports of the country. Canadians and other foreigners who travel to Kazakhstan without a visa can face major problems, fines and deportation. Visas are only good for a 30-day stay per entry. Canada passport holders can apply for a visa at The Embassy of Kazakhstan in Ottawa.

General visa requirements:

  1. Fully accomplished and signed visa application form
  2. Canadian passport (original and photocopy, valid for at least 6 months after visa expiry)
  3. One passport sized colored photograph
  4. Official letter from applicant, company or organization of applicant with details and purpose of travel to Kazakhstan
  5. For tourist visa:
    1. For triple entry visas – copy of host tourist company’s invitation letter and confirmed accommodations
    2. Visa support number issued by Kazakhstan’s Department of Consular Services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    3. Visa fees: Single entry – $60.00, Double entry – $100.00, Triple entry – $120.00 (requires visa support number)
  6. For Business Visa:
    1. Copy of Invitation letter submitted by hosting company or organization) to Kazakhstan’s Department of Consular Services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Invitation letter must contain details and purpose of travel
    2. Visa support number issued by Kazakhstan’s Department of Consular Services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    3. Visa fees: Single entry – $70.00, Double entry – $100.00 (requires visa support number), Triple entry – $120.00 (requires visa support number), Multiple entry – $200.00 (requires visa support number)
  7. For Home stay visit visa:
    1. Invitation letter that friends or relatives sent from Kazakhstan to applicant. Invitation letter may be acquired from Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and valid for one year.
    2. Visa support number issued by Kazakhstan’s Department of Consular Services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (for multiple entries)
    3. Visa fees: Single entry – $70.00, Double entry – $100.00 (requires visa support number), Triple entry – $120.00 (requires visa support number)
  8. For transit visa: (valid for 5 days)
    1. Destination country’s approved visa
    2. Copy of travel itinerary and/or tickets
    3. Visa fees: Single entry – $40.00 Double entry – $60.00 Triple entry – $90.00
  9. Prepaid self-addressed envelope from Prepaid Canada Post Shipping (for applicants who would like their documents returned by mail

Important notes

  • Visa application processing usually takes 7 to14 days as long as applications and required documents are complete. A rush service (3 working days) is available for emergencies such as illness or death in the family. Applicant must be able to submit a certified death certificate copy or communication from a doctor.
  • All visa fees are payable only in US dollars, through money order or certified cheque made payable to the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Ottawa. Visa fees cannot be refunded once paid.
  • Visitors are required to register with local branches of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs or at the hotel where they are staying if available. They can face penalties if they do not register immediately within their first 72 hours in Kazakhstan.
  • Visa applications can only be done in person at the Consular Section of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Ottawa. They are open 9:30AM to 12:30PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

    Embassy of Kazakhstan in Canada

    56 Hawthorne Ave
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1S 0B1
    Canada
    Telephone: (613) 788-3705 / 788-3704
    Fax: (613) 788-3702
    Email: kazconscan@on.aibn.com
    Website: www.kazembassy.ca

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