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What is the change? Kazakhstan has introduced a single-entry e-visa program for nationals of 117 countries.
What does the change mean? Nationals from the affected countries are now eligible for a single-entry tourist visa, while nationals from 23 countries are now eligible for a single-entry business and/or medical treatment visa with a valid letter of invitation. Foreign nationals may use the e-visa when entering Kazakhstan through Nur-Sultan (Astana) and Almaty international airports.
Background: Nationals of the following countries are now eligible for single-entry e-visas with a maximum authorized stay of up to 90 days (depending on the visa category):
Nationalities Eligible for e-Visa Program
**Nationalities eligible for tourist, business and medical treatment e-visas.
All other nationalities are eligible for a tourist e-visa.
Analysis & Comments: The e-visa program will ease travel procedures for nationals of 117 countries traveling to Kazakhstan for tourism and for nationals of 23 countries traveling to Kazakhstan for short-term business stays. Travelers using the e-visa must enter/exit Kazakhstan through either Nur-Sultan (Astana) or Almaty airport. Those applying for a business e-visa must submit a valid letter of invitation. Employees conducting work activities in Kazakhstan must apply for the applicable visa prior to entry.
Source: Deloitte LLP. Deloitte LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC303675 and its registered office at 1 New Street Square, London EC4A 3HQ, United Kingdom.
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