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Astana, Kazakhstan • 29 January 2024

Kazakhstan's MFA, EU Cooperate on Easing Visa Processes for Kazakh Citizens

The parties are gearing up for the second round of consultations to streamline entry procedures into the Eurozone for citizens of Kazakhstan

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On January 22, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alibek Bakayev, held a meeting with Kestutis Jankauskas, Head of the European Union Delegation to Kazakhstan in Astana, the press service of Kazakhstan’s MFA reports.

The discussions primarily revolved around various cooperation matters within the consular domain, with a specific focus on the upcoming second round of consultations regarding the simplification of the visa regime for Kazakh citizens traveling to EU countries.

Key developments in the facilitation of the European visa regime include:

  • Introduction of a unified set of documents for visa applications

  • Reduction of consular fees

  • Acceleration of application processing times

  • Extension of the validity period for multiple-entry visas

Following the negotiations, both parties reached an agreement to further enhance the amicable relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the European Union in the consular sphere.

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