COVID-19 Information

U.S. citizens are urged to enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive alerts from the Embassy and Consulate. Ensure you have added a trip to Kazakhstan on your profile to receive pertinent updates. The Kazakhstani Ministry of Health has confirmed 42,574 cases of COVID-19 in the country as of July 2, 2020.  We urge U.S. citizens in-country to remain vigilant …

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Health  Alert – U.S. Mission Kazakhstan (July 2, 2020)    

Location:  Kazakhstan     Event:  COVID-19 and Travel Update     U.S. citizens are urged to enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive alerts from the Embassy and Consulate. Ensure you have added a trip to Kazakhstan on your profile to receive pertinent updates.      We are sending this message on a weekly basis. We will continue to use this platform to disseminate …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory: Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Almaty (February 8, 2020)

Location: Masanchi village Event: Media is reporting ethnic violence between Kazakhs and Dungans in the village of Masanchi near the Kazakh/Kyrgyz border, 140km west of Almaty by air (250km via normally traveled roads). The violence included physical altercations, shooting, and residences set on fire. As a result of the violence overnight, the Government of Kazakhstan …

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VOTING IN 2020 U.S. ELECTIONS

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to  FVAP.gov  to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Mission Kazakhstan July 6, 2019

Political protests are expected to take place in several cities throughout Kazakhstan on the evening of Saturday July 6, 2019, beginning at approximately 19:00.  Announced gathering points include the following locations: Republic Square in Nur-Sultan Akimat building in Aktobe Central Stadium in Almaty Kurmangazy Square in Atyrau Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Mission Kazakhstan

June 12, 2019 As demonstrations and other security incidents often take place with little or no warning, U.S. citizens in Kazakhstan are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and practice good situational awareness when traveling abroad. We encourage U.S. citizens in Kazakhstan to take the following actions: Monitor local news reports in …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Mission Kazakhstan

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Mission Kazakhstan June 12, 2019 As demonstrations and other security incidents often take place with little or no warning, U.S. citizens in Kazakhstan are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and practice good situational awareness when traveling abroad. We encourage U.S. citizens in Kazakhstan to take the following …

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December 5, 2018 – National Day of Mourning for President George H. W. Bush

Message for U.S. Citizens:  National Day of Mourning for President George H. W. Bush   U.S. Embassy and Consulate Closure on Wednesday, December 5, 2018   As the nation mourns the loss of President George H. W. Bush, President Trump has taken official action to allow Federal employees to join their fellow citizens in remembering …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Meningococcal Infection in Almaty

The U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan alerts U.S. citizens regarding recent cases of meningococcal infection in Almaty. There have been a total of 15 confirmed cases of meningococcal infection in Almaty. The number is higher than usual but is not considered an outbreak. Medical practitioners do not recommend any additional measures except practicing good hygiene, which …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Fee Increase

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Customers applying with the DS-11 form …

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Don’t miss your opportunity to vote in upcoming primary elections!

Message for U.S. Citizens: Don’t miss your opportunity to vote in upcoming primary elections! Register now and request your absentee ballots at FVAP.gov. Primary Elections Begin This Month – Register and request your absentee ballots for all 2018 elections now at FVAP.gov This year the entire House of Representatives and a third of the U.S. Senate …

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Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

U.S. Mission, Kazakhstan Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as …

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