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Astana, Kazakhstan • 12 January 2024

Citizens of 82 Countries Can Travel to Kazakhstan Visa-Free in 2024

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As we step into 2024, Kazakhstan asserts itself as an emerging travel hotspot, fostering seamless global connections through an extensive network of visa-free arrangements. Discovering Kazakhstan's distinctive wonders, including the enchanting Singing Dunes, the historic Khoja Ahmed Yasawi Mausoleum, and the awe-inspiring Charyn Canyon, is now more accessible than ever – with a high likelihood that you won't need a visa to explore the country. In 2024, Kazakhstan has a visa-free regime for citizens of 82 countries, according to MFA.

To simplify your travel, QazMonitor compiled lists of visa-free entry opportunities for foreign nationals. As an international traveler, you can find essential information on visa exemptions for regular passport holders, ensuring a smoother process for your upcoming dream vacation.

What visa arrangements changed this year?

In 2023, Kazakhstan solidified its international travel relations with various countries. A 30-day mutual visa-free regime was established with China, facilitating visa-free travel for private and business purposes, tourism, medical treatment, international road transport, and transit. Continuing this trend, Kazakhstan and Vietnam inked a mutual visa exemption agreement, allowing a maximum stay of 30 days within a 90-day period. Similarly, Kazakhstan and Seychelles introduced a mutual visa-free regime, permitting a stay of up to 30 calendar days within each 180-day period.

Citizens of which countries can visit Kazakhstan visa-free?

As of early 2024, the list of countries whose citizens can travel to Kazakhstan without a visa is as follows:

Up to 14 days: India, Iran, and Hong Kong.

Up to 30 days: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States, Turkiye, Vatican City, Vietnam, and the UAE.

Up to 60 days: the Dominican Republic

Up to 90 days: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Citizens of these countries can visit Kazakhstan visa-free on business and tourist trips, as well as private visits. Working in Kazakhstan is not covered under visa exemptions.

What should tourists do on arrival in Kazakhstan?

The hosting party has to notify the migration service of your arrival in the Republic of Kazakhstan. This must be done within 3 working days from the foreigner's arrival date.

The notification can be submitted in one of the following forms:

  • Online through the visa and migration portal;

  • Online in the system eQonaq.kz;

  • In paper form to the department of the Migration Service.

For the citizens of the countries not listed in this article, we recommend consulting with the MFA of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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