Foreign nationals without a current visa have until today, Aug. 5, to leave Kazakhstan. Those who do not will not have their visas renewed and could face administrative penalties.

Key points:

  • Those currently in Kazakhstan with expired visas should contact their municipality’s Migration Police office as soon as possible to obtain an exit visa.
  • Non-citizens who need to travel by vehicle from areas with restricted movement in order to reach an airport with international flights must request assistance from their home country’s consulate. The consulate can request passage through the checkpoints from the Government of Kazakhstan (GoK).
  • Based on the GoK’s requirements, non-citizens must provide their home country’s consulate with the following information at least four business days before your scheduled flight: name, passport number, residential address in Kazakhstan, purpose of stay in Kazakhstan, flight number, license plate number of vehicle transporting you to airport.
  • This information will be shared with the Kazakhstani Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Background: Quarantine measures have been extended countrywide. Quarantine restrictions that began July 5 remain in place and have been extended through at least Aug. 16.

Analysis & Comments:
Foreign nationals currently in Kazakhstan without a current visa are encouraged to contact Deloitte. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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