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The Republic of Kazakhstan

Do I Need a Visa to Visit Kazakhstan?

As of 01 January 2017, Kazakhstan implemented a VISA-FREE system for Canadian passport holders. Canadian citizens using a Canadian passport do not need a visa to visit Kazakhstan as of January 2017.

In accordance with the decision of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, citizens of all member countries of the Organization of the Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), can travel to Kazakhstan visa free up to 30 days, starting from 1 January 2017. Canada is a member of the OECD. This applies only to Canadian citizens with full citizen Canadian passports.

Nationals of the following countries do not need an official invitation validated by the Interior Ministry to get a visa:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, CANADA, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Iceland, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Monaco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA.

NOTE: These travellers must supply a letter explaining the purpose of travel in details, and proving Kazakh contact information.

All other nationals will need an official invitation and a regular visa .

Visas for children under 16 years of age are free.

For more information about travel conditions in Central Asia, please visit the Foreign Affairs Web site.