Kazakhstan Visa information
Do I need a Visa for Kazakhstan for a holiday or business visit?
Yes. All UK citizens planning to visit Kazakhstan require a visa. This has to be obtained before departure from the UK. If your passport shows British Subject, rather than British Citizen, you are advised to check with the Kazakhstan embassy before you travel, as conditions may vary. There are 4 different types of visa:
The issuance of business visas to Kazakhstan is based on the invitations from Kazakhstan legal entities (not required for up to one month single entry visas). The invitation must be registered by the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kazakhstan. Having the invitation registered, the inviting party should send the same invitation with registration number to the person applying for a visa.
The invitation for a private visa is prepared by a Kazakhstan national through the local office of Kazakhstan Interior Ministry as a special form (not required for up to one month visas). This original form must be sent to the person invited to Kazakhstan, and is considered a basis for applying for private visa to Kazakhstan Consulate in London. Foreign citizens born in Kazakhstan or relatives (spouses, children and parents) of Kazakhstan passport holders may apply for a 1 month visa without obtaining the invitation letter (maximum twice a year). Note: Private visas are only for single entry.
Tourist visas are issued by a Kazakhstan licensed tourist companies or hotels in Kazakhstan (not required for up to one month single entry visas). As we are part of Great Britain you do not require an invitation letter when applying for a one month single entry visa.
No. All foreign visitors require a visa.
Can Sanya Travel organise this application for you?
Yes, we can organise your application for you at an additional cost of £35, which has been included in the total costs chart below. The visa is placed in your passport by the Kazakhstan embassy.
If we are arranging your holiday or business trip, this £35 is well spent, as we will check and double check all the required paperwork prior to it going to the visa office. If we are preparing your travel itinerary and we have booked flights for you, Sanya Travel will deal with the required paperwork. Once we have filled out your application form online, we will send this to you to be signed and sent back to us. The £35 fee for each separate visa includes sending your passports back via Royal Mail Special Delivery.
What are the total costs?
(including SanyaTravel's £35 admin charge and those made by the Kazakhstan government)
|Type of visa||Total amount payable per visa application – total cost to you UK Citizen|
|Single entry visa valid for three months||£65|
|Double entry visa valid for three months||£75|
|Triple entry visa valid for three months||£105|
|Tourist visa valid for thirty days||£55|
|Multiple entry visa valid for one year||£165|
N.B. Children under 16 years old are free of charge.
What do I need to do now?
You can move forward using the checklist below.
- Completed visa application form.
- Valid passport with one full blank page. (N.B. Please ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended period of stay in Kazakhstan).
- One passport-sized photograph.
What if I want to apply for my visa(s) myself and save Sanya Travel’s £35 charge?
This is possible. Please click on this link taking you to the Kazakhstan Embassy website for more information.