Services / Letters of invitation
Most foreign travellers to Kazakhstan require a visa.
Tourist visa for stays up to 2 months and double-entry no longer require a
visa support letter for most western passport holders if the visa is obtained at a Kazakh
Nevertheless some Consulates randomly insist on invitations
or booking confirmations, which is where we will be glad
Visa fees vary from 35 - 80 USD depending on the circumstances of your application. Please contact
the Kazakh Consulate in your country for further information
on how to obtain the visa. The visa cannot be issued at
the land borders of Kazakhstan.
For airport arrival visa, longer visits, multiple
entries, faster service and visitors from most
other countries STANtours can provide you with the invitation. Fees for airport arrival visa, double entry and
longer stays are available upon request.
Obtaining official government approval of the invitation
letter takes 7-14 days.
In order to proceed you need
us your personal data as follows AND arrange for prepayment
of the fees for the visa support letter.
- Faster service (2..4 days processing) is no longer possible.
- All Visas are normally applicable at the Kazakh Consulate
nearest to your residential address.
- Special Tourist Visa support letters are available
for visa issuance at Almaty and Astana airports.
- The fee for the Visa Support Letter is payable to
us in advance.
- Actual visa fees are payable at the Kazakh
Consulate. Visa fees largely depend on the period
they are issued for. Anyhow we can give you more flexibility
by issuing visa support for a longer period and you
then apply for the time frame which suits your budget
- For stays exceeding 5 days (including yoru arrival
day) you need to perform OVIR registration
at our partner offices or at OVIR
offices during office hours.
- Transit visa for up to
5 days are available without visa support letter.
Click here for more details.
With an e-mailed Telex reference
number and a copy of the letter you can then apply for
your Kazakh visa at the requested Kazakh Consular Office 2..3 days AFTER the reference has been sent out.
1 Last name, first & middle name(s) :
2 Gender :
3 Date City and Country of Birth :
4 Citizenship :
5 Passport Number :
6 Date of the passport issue and expiration :
7 Occupation and Place of Employment :
8 Home Address and Phone number:
9 Address and phone number of place of work :
10 City/country where you will obtain visa :
11 Date(s) of Entry and Departure :
12 number of entries required : single / double / triple / multiple
13 Cities and Sites you wish to visit :
14 purpose of visit / type of visa required : tourism / business
15 Hotel name and Address in Kazakhstan :
16 arrival flight (if applicable) :
OVIR / Police Registration
If your stay in Kazakhstan exceeds 5 days you need to
come to our partner office for OVIR Police Registration
within 5 days. OVIR registration
through your hotel is possible if you have obtained the
visa without invitation.
It is NOT necessary to re-register during your travel
to various cities, since registration is usually done
for the entire period of your visa.
New rules regarding OVIR have been
introduced in August 2005, by which registration for visa
up to 90 days will be performed at the border or Embassy.
So far only passengers arriving at the international airports can enjoy this liberty for each leg where they arrive by air. We still recommend registration for ALL stays longer
than 5 days UNLESS your Migration Card (filled in at the
border or at the Embassy) has a ROUND stamp or the Ministry
of Internal Affairs / OVIR on it or has been stamped TWICE
by passport control upon entry.
Kazakh Consulates issue transit visas for up to 5 days
upon presentation of the relevant ongoing visas / ticketing.
Information on this has to be requested directly from
the relevant Kazakh Diplomatic
Mission. Cost is usually slightly lower than that
of normal visa, but no visa support letter is necessary.
Anyhow the Consulate MAY insist on ticket proof in order
to issue the transit visa, in which case it may be easier
to get a proper tourist or business visa.
Transit visas at Kazakh airports are issued only as a
matter of exception and are not recommendable practice.
If you are entering Central Asia from China please note
that there are no Kazakh visas available in Kashgar nor
at the border crossings with China or Kyrgyzstan.
Other Visa Links:
We can also assist with visa support to Tadjikistan,
Russia and Iran for competitive fees and without service
obligation. Please contact us for further information.