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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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2022 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

2022 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program The Electronic Diversity Visa (E-DV) system will be open for entries beginning noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, and will close for entries at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.  We encourage entrants to apply early in order to avoid the possibility ...
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Information for Visa Applicants about the Current State of Visa Services

Information for visa applicants about the current state of visa services:  As of March 19, 2020, the United States Embassy in Nur-Sultan and Consulate General in Almaty suspended routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time.  We continue to provide emergency ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Almaty

Location: Almaty Event: Possible demonstration at U.S. Consulate General Almaty on October 23, 2020 Demonstrations have been called for on Friday, October 23, 2020 at the U.S. Consulate General Almaty (Samal Towers, 97 Zholdasbekov Street) against the upcoming release of the film Borat 2.  The consulate has advised its personnel to avoid the demonstration area and ...
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The United States Marks Successful Completion of HIV Program

October 23, 2020, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – Today, the United States in partnership with the Central Asian Association of People Living with HIV marked the successful completion of its LEADER for People Living with HIV program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Over ...
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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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Anti-Crisis Training Center Opened in Ust-Kamenogorsk

Anti-Crisis Training Center Opened in Ust-Kamenogorsk October 15, 2020. For two years, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) transformed a dilapidated military barracks into the Anti-Crisis Training Center.  This state-of-the-art facility replete with shooting simulators, vehicle simulators, workout rooms, dormitory rooms and classrooms equipped with the latest technological innovations was transferred to the Kazakhstan National ...
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