COVID-19 Information

Last updated: 10/22/20 Country-Specific Information:  Due to the health risks associated with COVID-19, the Department of State has issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory:  Reconsider travel to Kazakhstan due to COVID-19 .   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a  Level 3 COVID-19 Outbreak Notice for Kazakhstan.  The Kazakhstani Ministry of Health has confirmed 109,907  cases of COVID-19 in the country as of October 22, 2020. There are an additional 36,381 cases of …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Mission Still Accepting Ballots!

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election but still have not dropped off your ballot, please know that we will continue to accept ballots until election day – November 3, 2020.    It is important to note that each state has its own set of deadlines, and unique requirements related to absentee ballots.  While …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By 

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Mission Kazakhstan

Location:  Multiple cities Event:  Nationwide demonstrations on Friday, September 25, 2020 Demonstrations have been called for on Friday, September 25, 2020 beginning at 7 P.M. in the following locations: In Nur-Sultan from Trading House “Zhannur” on Abay Avenue; Aulie Khan street up to Kenesary street till Republic Avenue and along the Avenue to Trade House Esil; …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Reminder for Americans Abroad

 With election day fast approaching, we wish to remind U.S. citizens to take the necessary steps to vote.  With some three million American voters living overseas, absentee ballots truly have an impact.  Read on to familiarize yourself with how to make your voice heard this November.  Please note that although the U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan …

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Travel Advisory: Kazakhstan

U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan This message is distributed to you via the Message system of the U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan – Level 4: Do Not Travel  Do not travel to Kazakhstan due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Kazakhstan due to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Kazakhstan (July 30, 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 …

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July 4th Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, …

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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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Message for U.S. Citizens: Change in Laws on Temporary Registration Requirement is not Applicable to Foreigners

As of January 1, 2017, all Kazakhstani citizens who reside at a certain place for one month or longer are required to obtain temporary registration for that location. According to the Migration Police in Astana, this requirement does not apply to foreigners in Kazakhstan. The procedures for registration of foreigners remain unchanged. Foreigners in Kazakhstan …

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