Types of visas


Visas are divided into the following types:
1) nonimmigrant;
2) immigrant;
3) exit.


Nonimmigrant visas include:
1) diplomatic - «А1», «А2» and «А3»;
2) service - «В1», «В2» and «В3»;
3) investor- «С1» и «С2»;
4) business - «D1», «D2», «D3», «D4», «D5», «D6», «D7» and «D8»;
5) missionary - «E1», «E2» and «E3»;
6) tourist - «F1»;
7) private - «G1», «G2», «G3» and «G4»;
8) transit - «H1».


Immigrant visas include:
1) for residency - «J1», «J2» and «J3»;
2) family reunion - «K1», «K2», «K3»;
3) educational - «L1» and «L2»;
4) employment - «M1», «M2», «M3», «M4» and «M5»;
5) humanitarian purposes - «N1» and «N2».


Exit visas include: «P1», «P2», «P3», «P4», «P5», «P6», «P7» and «P8».

Types and categories of visa shall correspond to the purposes of the visa recipient’s stay in the Republic of Kazakhstan.


Number of entries, duration and period of stay

No.

Visa category

Visa Recipients

Number of entries

Visa duration

Period of stay

I. Types of visa

NON-IMMIGRANT VISAS

1.

А1

Diplomatic visa. Visa category "A1" is issued to: 1) foreign heads of state, governments and their family members, 2) members of parliament, foreign governments and their family members - holders of diplomatic passports, and members of official foreign delegations and accompanying persons - holders of diplomatic passports.

single

90 days

Up to 30 days

multiple

Up to 3 years

Up to 90 days for each entry

2.

А2

Diplomatic visa. Visa category "A2" is issued to: 1) holders of diplomatic passports traveling to the Republic of Kazakhstan for service issues, and 2) holders of international organizations passports having the status equated to diplomatic agents, and 3) to diplomatic couriers, transporting mail - holders of diplomatic passports, with available express sheet 4) honorary consuls of the Republic of Kazakhstan and their family members.

single

90 days

Up to 30 days

multiple

Up to 3 years

Up to 90 days for each entry

3.

А3

Diplomatic visa. Visa category "A3" is issued to: diplomatic agents of foreign diplomatic missions and consular officials of foreign consular offices, employees of international organizations or their representatives, accredited in the Republic of Kazakhstan, traveling to the Republic of Kazakhstan for work, honorary consuls of foreign states accredited in the Republic of Kazakhstan and their family members.

multiple

90 days within 180 days

Up to 90 days, further needs accreditation of the MFA of the RK. After completion of accreditation in the MFA of the RK – up to 90 days, required for exit from the Republic of Kazakhstan

4.

В1

Service visa. Visa category "B1" is issued to: 1) members of official foreign delegations and accompanying persons, 2) persons traveling to the Republic of Kazakhstan under the invitation of the state bodies.

single

90 days

Up to 30 days

multiple

Up to 3 years

Up to 90 days for each entry

5.

В2

Service visa. Visa category "B2" is issued to: 1) passport holders of international organizations without the status equated to diplomatic agents, and holders of national passports working for international organizations; 2) holders of service passports traveling to the Republic of Kazakhstan for service issues; 3) diplomatic couriers transporting mail, and if they do not have a diplomatic passport, provided the express sheet; 4) military servants of foreign states traveling to the Republic of Kazakhstan for service issues; 5) persons traveling to the Republic of Kazakhstan for business trip, under the invitation of foreign diplomatic missions and consular agencies, international organizations and their missions accredited in the Republic of Kazakhstan; 6) representatives of foreign mass media accredited in the Republic of Kazakhstan and traveling to the Republic of Kazakhstan under the instructions of the MFA of RK.

single

90 days

Up to 30 days

multiple

Up to 3 years

Up to 30 days for each entry

6.

В3

Service visa. Visa category "B3" is issued to members of administrative, technical and service staff of diplomatic missions, employees of international organizations or their representatives, consular employees, members of consular institutions service staff of foreign states accredited in the Republic of Kazakhstan, and their family members.

multiple

90 days within 180 days

Up to 90 days, further needs accreditation of the MFA of the RK. After completion of accreditation in the MFA of the RK – up to 90 days, required for exit from the Republic of Kazakhstan

7.

С1

Investor visa. Visa category "C1" is issued to managers and executives of foreign legal entities involved in investing into the economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, participants of the Regional Financial Center of Almaty (hereinafter the RFCA), as well as their spouses and minor children.

multiple

Up to 3 years

For the whole period of visa validity

8.

С2

Investor visa. Visa category "C2" issued to managers and executives of foreign legal entities involved in investing into the economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, participants of the Regional Financial Center of Almaty (hereinafter the RFCA), as well as their spouses and minor children.

single

90 days

Up to 30 days

9.

D1

Business visa. Visa category «D1» is issued to persons traveling to the Republic of Kazakhstan to: 1) participate in conferences, workshops, forums, exhibitions, concerts, cultural, scientific, sports and other activities, 2) give lectures and conduct classes in educational institutions.

single

90 days

Up to 30 days

double entry triple entry

90 days

Not more than 30 days for each entry

10.

D2

Business visa. Visa category «D2» is issued to persons traveling to the Republic of Kazakhstan to: 1) business trip, 2) installation, repair and maintenance of equipment, 3) participation in programs of youth, student and school exchanges, except for training in educational institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

multiple

1 year

Not more than 60 days within 180 days

11.

D3

Business visa. Visa category «D3» is issued to persons traveling to the Republic of Kazakhstan to: 1) support humanitarian aid, 2) conduct negotiations, conclude agreements and provide advisory or audit services.

multiple

Up to 3 years

Not more than 30 days for each entry, not more than 60 days within 180 days

12.

D4

Business visa. Visa category «D4» is issued to persons engaged in international road transportation

single

90 days

Not more than 30 days

multiple

1 year

Not more than 30 days for each entry

13.

D5

Business visa. Visa category «D5» is issued to persons who are the members of train crews.

single

90 days

Not more than 30 days

multiple

1 year

Not more than 30 days for each entry

14.

D6

Business visa. Visa category «D6» is issued to persons who are members of crews of aircraft scheduled and charter flights that do not have appropriate certificate of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

single

90 days

Not more than 30 days

multiple

1 year

Not more than 30 days for each entry

15.

D7

Business visa. Visa category «D7» is issued to persons who are members of sea and river vessels crews.

single

90 days

Not more than 30 days

multiple

1 year

Not more than 30 days for each entry

16.

D8

Business visa. Visa category «D8» is issued to persons performing military service in parts located on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

multiple

1 year

For the period of military service

17.

E1

Missionary visa. Visa category «E1» is issued to persons traveling to the Republic of Kazakhstan for religious activities;

single

90 days

Not more than 30 days

double entry triple entry

90 days

Not more than 30 days for each entry

multiple

180 days

Not more than 30 days

18.

E2

Missionary visa. Visa category «E2» is issued to persons traveling to the Republic of Kazakhstan for performing missionary work.

multiple

180 days

180 days

19.

E3

Missionary visa. Visa category «E3» is issued to family members who are dependent on individuals subject to visa category "E2".

multiple

For the visa validity period of the main family member holding visa category «Е2»

For the visa validity period of the main family member holding visa category «Е2»

20.

F1

Tourism purposes. Visa category «F1» is issued to persons traveling to the Republic of Kazakhstan as tourists.

single

90 days

Not more than 30 days

double entry triple entry

90 days

Not more than 30 days for each entry

21.

G1

Private visa. Visa category «G1» is issued to persons traveling to the Republic of Kazakhstan on personal matters.

single

double entry triple entry

90 days

90 days during 1 year

multiple (to ethnic Kazakhs)

1 year

For the whole period

22.

G2

Private visa. Visa category «G2» is issued to persons: 1) traveling to the Republic of Kazakhstan for treatment, medical examination or consultation, 2) located in the Republic of Kazakhstan if they need hospital treatment; 3) travelling to the Republic of Kazakhstan or located in the Republic of Kazakhstan with purpose of caring for close relatives - citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, or foreigners permanently residing on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan under treatment in a hospital. The degree of relationship is determined in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan; 4) accompanying persons referred to in subclauses 1) and 2 ) hereunder provided the documents confirming such circumstances.

single

180 days

Not more than 90 days

double entry triple entry

180 days

Not more than 30 days for each entry

23.

G3

Private visa. Visa category «G3» is issued to persons traveling to the Republic of Kazakhstan for adoption of citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

single

180 days

Not more than 120 days

double entry triple entry

180 days

Not more than 120 days for each entry

24.

G4

Private visa. Visa category «G4» is issued to persons who are under age, permanently residing in the Republic of Kazakhstan and intending to go abroad temporarily.

double entry

60 days

60 days

25.

H1

Transit visa. Visa category «H1» is issued for travel through the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan to persons not entitled to visa-free transit.

single

double entry triple entry

90 days

For 5 days in one direction

II. Types of visas

IMMIGRANT VISAS

26.

J1

Visa for permanent residence. Visa category «J1» is issued to ethnic Kazakhs traveling to the Republic of Kazakhstan for permanent residence.

multiple

1 year

1 year

27.

J2

Visa for permanent residence. Visa category «J2» is issued to persons traveling to the Republic of Kazakhstan for permanent residence.

single

90 days

90 days

28.

J3

Visa for permanent residence. Visa category «J3» is issued to persons arrived to the Republic of Kazakhstan and applying for permanent residence in Kazakhstan.

single

double entry triple entry

90 days

90 days

29.

K1

Visa for family reunification. Visas category «K1» are issued to persons who are family members of citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, residing in the Republic of Kazakhstan, travelling to the Republic of Kazakhstan with the purpose of family reunification.

multiple

1 year

1 year

30.

K2

Visa for family reunification. Visas category «K2» are issued to persons who are the family members of ethnic Kazakhs and former compatriots and received a temporary residence permit in the Republic of Kazakhstan (for not less than two years) travelling to the Republic of Kazakhstan with the purpose of family reunification.

multiple

1 year

1 year

31.

K3

Visa for family reunification. Visas category «K3» are issued to persons who are family members of foreigners and stateless persons permanently residing in the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as business immigrants traveling to the Republic of Kazakhstan with the purpose of family reunification.

multiple

1 year

1 year

32.

L1

Visa for education. Visa categories «L1» are issued to: 1) persons traveling to the Republic of Kazakhstan for training, entering educational institutions that implement educational curriculum for secondary, technical and vocational, post secondary, higher and postgraduate education, including exchange programs organized by students and passing preparatory courses, 2) ethnic Kazakhs (based on documentary proving their ethnic affiliation) temporarily arrived to the Republic of Kazakhstan and enrolled to educational institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

single

double entry triple entry

90 days

90 days

multiple

Up to 1 year

Up to 1 year

33.

L2

Visa for education. Visa category «L2» is issued to persons traveling to the Republic of Kazakhstan for passing practical training or internship.

single

double entry triple entry

90 days

90 days

multiple

Up to 1 year

For training or internship duration

34.

M1

Visa for employment. Visa category «M1» issued to: 1) persons travelling to the Republic of Kazakhstan to work on the basis of a permit issued to foreign workers for employment or employer to hire foreign labor, 2) persons travelling to the Republic of Kazakhstan to work, who in accordance with Kazakhstan legislation or international treaties to which the Republic of Kazakhstan is a party, are not required to obtain a work permit or permit for attraction of foreign labor.

multiple

For a term of up to 1 year or for permit validity period

For a term of up to 1 year or for permit validity period

35.

M2

Visa for employment. Visa category «M2» is issued to family members who are dependent on the persons listed in subclauses 1) and 2) of the clause 34.

multiple

For work permit validity period of the main family member holding visa category «M1».

For work permit validity period of the main family member holding visa category «M1».

36.

M3

Visa for employment. Visa category «M3» is issued to persons traveling to the Republic of Kazakhstan with the purpose of presenting the local executive bodies the documents for obtaining a work permit in the Republic of Kazakhstan

single

90 days

Not more than 30 days

37.

M4

Visa for employment. Visa category «M4» is issued to business immigrants.

multiple

Up to 1 year

Up to 1 year

38.

M5

Visa for employment. Visa category «M5» is issued to seasonal foreign workers.

single

double entry triple entry

Up to 1 year, but not exceeding the work permit validity period of employer for attraction of foreign labor force

Up to 1 year, but not exceeding the work permit validity period of employer for attraction of foreign labor force

39.

N1

Visa for stay in the RK for humanitarian reasons. Visa category «N1» is issued to volunteers arriving to the Republic of Kazakhstan to provide services in education, health and social care for free;

single

double entry triple entry

90 days

90 days

multiple

1 year

1 year

40.

N2

Visa for stay in the RK for humanitarian reasons. Visa category «N2» is issued to persons arriving to the Republic of Kazakhstan under the international treaties ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan, to provide charitable and humanitarian aid and grants;

single

double entry triple entry

90 days

90 days

multiple

1 year

1 year

III. Types of visa

EXIT VISAS

41.

P1

Exit visa. Visa category «P1» is issued to persons permanently residing in the Republic of Kazakhstan, at exit from the Republic of Kazakhstan for permanent residence.

single

Up to 90 days

Up to 90 days

42.

P2

Exit visa. Visa category «P2» is issued to persons who have lost travel document on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

single

Up to 30 days, but not exceeding the return certificate validity period

Up to 30 days, but not exceeding the return certificate validity period

43.

P3

Exit visa. Visa category «P3» is issued to persons, in respect of which it was decided to reduce the period of stay in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

single

Up to 30 days, or for a term specified in the court resolution on deportation of a foreigner or stateless person from Kazakhstan

Up to 30 days, or for a term specified in the court resolution on deportation of a foreigner or stateless person from Kazakhstan

44.

P4

Exit visa. Visa category «P4» is issued to persons in respect of which decisions on bringing them to administrative responsibility, not associated with deportation, if there are no grounds for their further stay in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

single

Up to 15 days

Up to 15 days

45.

P5

Exit visa. Visa category «P5» is issued to persons who arrived to the Republic of Kazakhstan under the agreement on visa-free entry and stay in the Republic of Kazakhstan, if there are no grounds for their further stay in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

single

Up to 30 days

Up to 30 days

46.

P6

Exit visa. Visa category «P6» is issued to persons released from correctional institutions on the territory of Kazakhstan.

single

Up to 15 days

Up to 15 days

47.

P7

Exit visa. Visa category «P7» is issued to persons who submitted proof of force majeure, delay or cancellation of flight, departure of a train or other vehicle preventing them from leaving the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan before the expiry of the visa or permitted visa-free period of stay.

single

Up to 15 days

Up to 15 days

48.

P8

Exit visa. Visa category «P8» is issued to persons who reported on suffering from acts against them recognized in accordance with the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan as grave or especially grave crimes.

single

Up to 30 days

Up to 30 days

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan