Investor guide

Investor guide
The arrival in Kazakhstan

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Visas for entry into the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall be issued by the diplomatic missions of the MFA of the RK on the basis of the agreed invitation (visa for support). In the absence of foreign institutions of the MFA of RK in the host country, visa for is issued in neighbouring countries according to the list of interchangeability of embassies and consulates of the Republic of Kazakhstan consular offices or international airports in the city Nur-Sultan and Almaty on arrival.
Investors can choose to enter the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan visa for categories "investor", "business" and "business immigrant" depending on the purpose of the visit.
Investor visa for
Who can get?
managers and/or Deputy head and/or heads of structural units of legal entities engaged in investment activity on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and members of their families.
Single-entry visa business immigrant
Issued up to 90 days with the possibility of stay in Kazakhstan for all period of validity of the visa.
Multiple entry business immigrant
Issued up to 3 years with the possibility of stay in Kazakhstan for all period of validity of the visa.
Business visa for
Category B2:
  1. installation, repair and maintenance of equipment
  2. providing consulting or audit services
Category B3:
  1. conducting negotiations, conclusion of contracts
  2. founders or members of the Board of Directors
Single entry business visa
For category B2 and B3 is issued for a period up to 90 days with the possibility to stay in Kazakhstan for up to 30 days.
Multiple entry business visa
Category B2 issued multiple-entry business visa for a period up to 180 days with the possibility of stay in Kazakhstan up to 90 days. A B3 multiple-entry business visa is issued to: founders or members of the board of directors; persons arriving for negotiations, conclusion of contracts in the framework of cooperation in the field of industrialization and investment; this visa is issued for a period of validity up to one year with the possibility of staying in Kazakhstan for no more than 30 days at each entry).
Electronic visa for
An electronic visa (business, tourist and medical treatment) is issued on the basis of a valid invitation from the Kazakh side, issued in the units of the migration service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the prescribed manner.
Foreigners can enter / leave the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan using a valid electronic visa only through checkpoints at international airports of the cities of Nur-Sultan and Almaty.
Tourist electronic visas are issued to citizens of 117 states, business and for treatment - 23 states (a list of countries is attached).
An electronic visa is valid only for the visa recipient and does not apply to accompanying persons.

Paid consular fees are non-refundable.
The passport provided by the visa recipient must meet the following criteria:
1) do not raise doubts about the authenticity and belonging to its owner, contain notes on renewal, reservations, entries, erasures and corrections, torn or embroidered pages;
2) have at least 2 blank pages;
3) its validity expires no earlier than 3 months from the expiration date of the requested visa.
Hosts inform the migration service about foreign citizens staying with them within three business days from the day they arrive (this service is available online on the Visa and Migration Portal).
Step-by-step electronic visa processing algorithm:

  • To obtain an electronic visa, you must register on the website of the Visa-Migration Portal (www.vmp.gov.kz);
  • after registration get acquainted with the requirements for obtaining an electronic visa;
  • enter the invitation number (sent by the inviting party in the Republic of Kazakhstan) and fill out the visa application form;
  • pay a consular fee;
  • print an electronic visa (a visa is formed in your account and sent to the email address specified when filling out the questionnaire);
  • present a printed electronic visa when passing through passport control at the international airports of the cities of Nur Sultan and Almaty.

A business immigrant
Who can get?
An immigrant who has arrived with the goal of conducting business activities in accordance with the Migration Act.
Single-entry visa business immigrant
Issued up to 90 days with the possibility of stay in Kazakhstan for all period of validity of the visa.
Multiple entry business immigrant
Issued up to 2 years with the possibility of stay in Kazakhstan for all period of validity of the visa.
Citizens of some countries can visit Kazakhstan without a visa for?
CIS
Azerbaijan / up to 30 days
Armenia / up to 90 days
Belarus / up to 90 days
Georgia / up to 90 days
Kyrgyzstan / up to 90 days
Moldova / up to 90 days
Russia / up to 90 days
Tajikistan / up to 30 days
Uzbekistan / up to 30 days
Ukraine / up to 90 days
The countries of Europe and America
Austria / up to 30 days
Argentina / up to 30 days
Belgium / up to 30 days
Bulgaria / up to 30 days
Brazil / up to 30 days
Britain and Northern Ireland / up to 30 days
Hungary / up to 30 days
Germany / up to 30 days
Greece / up to 30 days
Denmark / up to 30 days
Ireland / up to 30 days
Iceland / up to 30 days
Spain / up to 30 days
Italy / up to 30 days
Canada / up to 30 days
Cyprus / up to 30 days
Latvia / up to 30 days
Lithuania / up to 30 days
Luxembourg / up to 30 days
Malta / up to 30 days
Mexico / up to 30 days
Monaco / up to 30 days
Netherlands / up to 30 days
Norway / up to 30 days
Poland / up to 30 days
Portugal / up to 30 days
Romania / up to 30 days
Serbia / up to 30 days
Slovakia / up to 30 days
Slovenia / up to 30 days
USA / up to 30 days
Turkey / up to 30 days
Finland / up to 30 days
France / up to 30 days
Croatia / up to 30 days
Czech Republic / up to 30 days
Chile / up to 30 days
Switzerland / up to 30 days
Sweden / up to 30 days
Ecuador / up to 30 days
Estonia / up to 30 days
Australia and Oceania
Australia / up to 30 days
New Zealand / up to 30 days
The countries of Asia and Africa
Hong Kong / up to 14 days
Israel / up to 30 days
Korea / up to 30 days
Malaysia / up to 30 days
Mongolia / up to 90 days
UAE / up to 30 days
Singapore / up to 30 days
Turkey / up to 30 days
Japan / up to 30 days
Regulatory framework
Joint order of the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated November 24, 2016 No. 11-1-2/555 and the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated November 28, 2016 No. 1100 "On approval of Rules of registration of invitations, coordination of invitations for the entry of foreigners and persons without citizenship in the Republic of Kazakhstan, issuance, cancellation, restoration of visas of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and also prolongation and reducing terms of their action"
STEP 1 - Making a request (invitation) :
Citizens your country freed from the need to present invitation for visas to the selected category
List of economically developed, politically stable and migration of States whose citizens are exempt from having to present invitation at the visa of the category "A3", "B1", "B3", "B10" and "B12"
Australia
The Republic Of Austria
USA
Belgium
UAE
Bulgaria
Brazil
Germany
Greece
Denmark
New Zealand
Japan
Israel
Jordan
Ireland
Iceland
Spain
Italy
Canada
Qatar
Cyprus
Korea
Latvia
Lithuania
The Principality Of Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Hungary
Malaysia
Malta
Monaco
Netherlands
Norway
Oman
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Britain and Northern Ireland
Finland
France
Croatia
Czech Republic
Switzerland
Sweden
Estonia
STEP 2 - The visa at the diplomatic missions :
Contacting the Embassy/Consulate of the Republic of Kazakhstan: in case of positive consideration of the invitation, given the number of approvals for transfer to diplomatic and consular missions of the Republic of Kazakhstan with submission of the following documents and information:
1
Passport (valid at least 3 months from the date of expiry of the visa, at least 2 free pages in the passport).
2
Completed and signed application form with one current photo (3,5X4,5).
3
A copy of the invitation from the Republic of Kazakhstan with number of visa support of the RK Ministry of internal Affairs.
4
The original receipt of payment of consular fee
5
Additional documents required for visa application in accordance with the visa category.
STEP 1 - Appeal to the State Corporation "Government for citizens" :
For visa category of "investor" required the submission of the petition the authorized body on investment.
The applicant (or his representative by proxy) shall attach to the application the following documents:
1
a copy of the document proving the identity of the person claimed to receive investor visas with a notarized translation into state or Russian language (with validity of passport at least three months before the expiry of the requested visa);
2
a copy of the Charter of the applicant (if the applicant is a legal entity, the original is submitted for verification);
3
a copy of the document confirming the title of the person in accordance with paragraph 3 of this regulation (in case the applicant is a legal entity, the original is submitted for verification);
4
copies of the documents confirming the fact of investment of the applicant in the investment project (documents confirming actual expenses of the investor are: primary accounting documents, in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on accounting and financial reporting, invoice issued in accordance with the tax legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, customs Declaration, executed in accordance with the customs legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the original is submitted for verification).
The service provider decides on the results of the petition in the presence of one of the following conditions :
1
implementation by the applicant of projects within the priority sectors of the manufacturing industry in accordance with the decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan from August 1, 2014 No. 874 "About approval of the State program of industrial-innovative development of Kazakhstan for 2015-2019 and about entering of addition into the decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 19 March 2010 № 957 "On approval of List of state programs";
2
the membership of the applicant in the foreign investors Council under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
3
the applicant's investment contract with the authorized body on investments;
4
implementation applicant project, according to the decree of the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 31 December 2014 No. 1418 "On the Republican industrialization map in 2015 - 2019";
5
the applicant's recommendations to government bodies or quasi-public sector entities confirming the implementation by the applicant of the investment project on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The deadline of the application for the issue of the petition is eleven working days. The authorized body within three working days of receipt of the application and documents attached to the application, checks the completeness of submitted documents. In case of submission by the applicant of an incomplete package of documents, the authorized body within the specified period gives a reasoned refusal in further consideration of the application.
STEP 2 - Making a request (invitation) :
Visas to Kazakhstan are issued based on the invitation (visa support).
The invitation (visa support) – application of individuals or legal entities registered in Kazakhstan, facilitating the entry of a foreigner to Kazakhstan, agreed with the Ministry of interior at the place of its incorporation.
Legal entities and individual entrepreneurs (inviting party), first applied in the current year for the processing of the application (invitations) are in RK Ministry of internal Affairs at the place of its registration (Department of migratory police MIA RK) the following documents :
1
a copy of the certificate on the state registration of a legal entity or individual entrepreneur;
2
a copy of the Charter of the legal entity or of a patent;
3
a copy of the order on appointment of the head of the legal entity;
4
the order of the legal entity about appointment of its representative for the delivery of documents or power of attorney;
5
a copy of the identity card of the attorney.
6
filled in two copies of a table in paper form and on electronic media; (file to download form)
7
The application for investor visa of the RK
The term of consideration of the invitation is not more than 5 working days from the date of application.
STEP 3 - Contacting the Embassy / Consulate of the Republic of Kazakhstan: :
In case of positive consideration of the invitation, given the number of approvals for transfer to diplomatic and consular missions of the Republic of Kazakhstan with submission of the following documents and information:
1
Passport (valid at least 3 months from the date of expiry of the visa, at least 2 free pages in the passport).
2
The completed and signed form with one current photo (3,5X4,5).
3
Application for investor's visa from the competent body of the RK on investments with the number of visa support of the RK Ministry of internal Affairs.
4
Additional documents required for visa application in accordance with the visa category.
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STEP 1 - Appeal to the MIA of the RK (unit of the migration police of the MIA of the RK) :
The invitation (visa support) – application of individuals or legal entities registered in Kazakhstan, facilitating the entry of a foreigner to Kazakhstan, agreed with the Ministry of interior at the place of its incorporation.
Legal entities and individual entrepreneurs (inviting party), first applied in the current year for the processing of the application (invitations) are in RK Ministry of internal Affairs at the place of its registration (Department of migratory police MIA RK) the following documents:
1
a copy of the certificate on the state registration of a legal entity or individual entrepreneur;
2
A copy of the Charter of a legal entity or patent
3
a copy of the order on appointment of the head of the legal entity;
4
the order of the legal entity about appointment of its representative for the delivery of documents or power of attorney;
5
A copy of the identity card of the attorney
6
Filled in two copies of a table in paper form and on electronic media
7
Payment document confirming payment of state duty
The term of consideration of the invitation is not more than 5 working days from the date of application. :
STEP 2 - The visa at the diplomatic missions :
Visas to Kazakhstan are issued based on the invitation (visa support).
The invitation (visa support) – application of individuals or legal entities registered in Kazakhstan, facilitating the entry of a foreigner to Kazakhstan, agreed with the Ministry of interior at the place of its incorporation.
In case of positive consideration of the invitation, given the number of approvals for transfer to diplomatic and consular missions of the Republic of Kazakhstan with submission of the following documents and information :
1
Passport (valid at least 3 months from the date of expiry of the visa, at least 2 free pages in the passport)
2
Completed and signed application form with one current photo (3,5X4,5).
3
A copy of the invitation from the Republic of Kazakhstan with number of visa support of the RK Ministry of internal Affairs.
STEP 1 - Appeal to the MIA of the RK (unit of the migration police of the MIA of the RK) :
The invitation (visa support) – application of individuals or legal entities registered in Kazakhstan, facilitating the entry of a foreigner to Kazakhstan, agreed with the Ministry of interior at the place of its incorporation.
Legal entities and individual entrepreneurs (inviting party), first applied in the current year for the processing of the application (invitations) are in RK Ministry of internal Affairs at the place of its registration (Department of migratory police MIA RK) the following documents:
1
a copy of the certificate on the state registration of a legal entity or individual entrepreneur;
2
A copy of the Charter of a legal entity or patent
3
a copy of the order on appointment of the head of the legal entity;
4
the order of the legal entity about appointment of its representative for the delivery of documents or power of attorney;
5
A copy of the identity card of the attorney
6
Filled in two copies of a table in paper form and on electronic media
7
Payment document confirming payment of state duty
The term of consideration of the invitation is not more than 5 working days from the date of application.
In the case of obtaining a multiple-entry visa for business trip extras include - a copy of the agreement, contract or confirmation letter (request) of the joint stock company "national company "KAZAKH INVEST" to participate in the cooperation in the field of industrialization and investment (with the exception of ethnic Kazakhs and former compatriots and citizens from the list of economically developed and politically stable migration States, freed from the need to present invitation for visas
STEP 2 - The visa at the diplomatic missions :
Visas to Kazakhstan are issued based on the invitation (visa support).
The invitation (visa support) – application of individuals or legal entities registered in Kazakhstan, facilitating the entry of a foreigner to Kazakhstan, agreed with the Ministry of interior at the place of its incorporation.
In case of positive consideration of the invitation, given the number of approvals for transfer to diplomatic and consular missions of the Republic of Kazakhstan with submission of the following documents and information :
1
Passport (valid at least 3 months from the date of expiry of the visa, at least 2 free pages in the passport)
2
Completed and signed application form with one current photo (3,5X4,5).
3
A copy of the invitation from the Republic of Kazakhstan with number of visa support of the RK Ministry of internal Affairs.
STEP 1 - Appeal to the Local Executive Body :
To apply for a C5 category business immigrant visa:
1
petitions of local executive bodies of the capital, cities of republican significance and regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
STEP 2 - Making a request (invitation) :
Visas to Kazakhstan are issued based on the invitation (visa support).
The invitation (visa support) – application of individuals or legal entities registered in Kazakhstan, facilitating the entry of a foreigner to Kazakhstan, agreed with the Ministry of interior at the place of its incorporation.
Legal entities and individual entrepreneurs (inviting party), first applied in the current year for the processing of the application (invitations) are in RK Ministry of internal Affairs at the place of its registration (Department of migratory police MIA RK) the following documents :
1
a copy of the certificate on the state registration of a legal entity or individual entrepreneur;
2
a copy of the Charter of the legal entity or of a patent;
3
a copy of the order on appointment of the head of the legal entity;
4
the order of the legal entity about appointment of its representative for the delivery of documents or power of attorney;
5
a copy of the identity card of the attorney.
6
filled in two copies of a table in paper form and on electronic media; (file to download form)
7
Receipt of payment of state duty (50% of MCI).
8
petitions of local executive bodies of the capital, cities of republican significance and regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The term of consideration of the invitation is not more than 5 working days from the date of application.
STEP 3 - Contacting the Embassy / Consulate of the Republic of Kazakhstan: :
In case of positive consideration of the invitation, given the number of approvals for transfer to diplomatic and consular missions of the Republic of Kazakhstan with submission of the following documents and information:
1
Passport (valid at least 3 months from the date of expiry of the visa, at least 2 free pages in the passport).
2
The completed and signed form with one current photo (3,5X4,5).
3
A copy of the visa application for a category C5 business immigrant from the authorized body of the Republic of Kazakhstan on investment issues with the visa support number of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Additional documents:
1
petitions of local executive bodies of the capital, cities of republican significance and regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
2
a medical certificate confirming the absence of diseases, the presence of which prohibits the entry of foreigners and stateless persons into the Republic of Kazakhstan;
3
medical insurance;
4
a certificate of the presence or absence of a criminal record issued by an authorized body of the country of citizenship or permanent residence;
5
certificate of the presence or absence of a ban on entrepreneurial activity on the basis of a court decision issued by an authorized body of the country of citizenship or permanent residence. Visa recipient must be of legal age.
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