U.S. citizens residing in or visiting Kazakhstan are encouraged to sign up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). Enrollment in the STEP greatly facilitates our ability to locate you in the event of an emergency. The STEP also allows us to replace your passport quickly if it is lost or stolen, or contact you in case the Embassy or your relatives need to pass you an urgent message.
We will release information about you to others only in accordance with your wishes (as stipulated by the U. S. Privacy Act of 1966).
By informing us about your trip or residence abroad, you help the Consular Section locate you when you might need us the most. Signing up is voluntary and costs nothing, but it should be a big part of your travel planning and security.
The U.S. Embassy Consular Section can prepare a certified copy of your passport that you may carry with you in lieu of your passport. We attach a copy of the diplomatic agreement (in English and Russian) which authorizes use of a certified copy of the U.S. passport in lieu of carrying the original passport within Kazakhstan. To obtain a copy, please bring your passport to the Consular Section. The fee is $ 50.
Please make an appointment before you visit the Consular Section.