Local Resources for U.S. Citizens

As of January 1, 2017, U.S. citizens may visit Kazakhstan without a visa for up to 30 days for all purposes of travel except employment and missionary work.

Qualified business and tourism applicants are eligible for 10-year Kazakhstani visas, with a maximum stay of 60 days for business and 30 days for tourism. Kazakhstan will continue issuing five-year, multiple-entry visas to applicants qualifying for diplomatic, official, and media travel.

More information on entry/exit requirements can be found at https://travel.state.gov website

Most foreigners, including U.S. Citizens, are required to register their stay in Kazakhstan with local authorities.

All U.S. citizens arriving in Kazakhstan through the country’s 12 international airports, the railroad crossing at Dostyk (Druzhba), land crossings at Khorgos, Dostyk, Bakhty, Maikapchagai, Kordai and Kolzhat, and at the seaports of Aktau and Bautino should automatically be registered in Kazakhstan. As proof of registration, you receive a migration card with two entry and registration stamps from the Border Service of Committee of National Security of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The automatic registration is valid for 3 months. For stays longer than 90 days, travelers should register with the Migration Police, (formerly known as the Office of Visas and Registration, or OVIR) in the jurisdiction where they reside in Kazakhstan.

Migration Police Nur-Sultan

31 Imanov Street
(Between Beisekbayev Street and Sembinova Street)
Tel.: 7172 374867
Tel.:7172 374876

Open Monday – Friday
(9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Migration Police Almaty

109A Karasai Batyr Street
(near Nikolsky Bazar)
Tel: +7(727)-254-46-84
Tel: +7(727)-254-41-45

If for any reason a U.S. citizen does not receive a migration card with two stamps immediately upon arrival in Kazakhstan, the traveler should register with the Migration Police in the city where they are staying within 5 calendar days.

Visitors who do not register may have to pay fines upon departure and their departure may be delayed.