If you have repeatedly put off a holiday abroad at the thought of spending time and money on a — It's time to plan your vacation and pack your bags. The fact is that, thanks to the openness and progressiveness of our country, the list, which includes visa-free countries for Kazakhstan for 2022, is constantly expanding. This undoubtedly makes it easier for tourists to prepare for travel. We tell you what corners of the world residents of Kazakhstan can visit. And we assure you: their list will please you!
Countries where the way is free
This year, the doors to a number of countries in Europe (outside the Schengen zone) and Asia, as well as neighboring countries, are open for holders of Kazakhstani passports. It is allowed to stay in these territories without obtaining a permit for up to three months. The purpose of visiting a country with a visa-free regime can be not only leisure, but also business negotiations or shopping.
You can visit countries without visas in 2022:
- Up to 90 days: Azerbaijan, Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Haiti, Macedonia, Mongolia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Costa Rica (tourism), Colombia (tourism) , Tunisia (tourism).
- Up to 30 days: Argentina, Antigua and Barbuda, Brazil, Vietnam, Cuba, Maldives, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Turkey, Seychelles, Serbia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ecuador, Indonesia (tourism), Malaysia, UAE, Montenegro (tourism), Philippines.
- Up to 28 days: Barbados.
- Up to 14 days: Hainan Island (as part of a tourist group), Hong Kong.
- Up to 5 days: Turkmenistan (relevant only for visiting the Balkan velayat by citizens registered in the Mangistau and Atyrau regions).
- No limit: Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Namibia.
Important to know: features of the visa-free regime for Kazakhstanis
A visa-free regime for Kazakhs means that an internal passport or international passport is used as an identity card, with which one can freely travel abroad. An electronic medium is embedded in the document, on which all the necessary information for customs clearance is recorded. The main thing is that the validity of the passport should be with a margin (preferably at least 6 months). This point is especially important when planning a trip. For example, if you are going on vacation in Egypt and buy a package tour in advance.
If you are interested in where you can go without a passport from Kazakhstan, then you should know some of the nuances. The possibility and rules for visiting foreign territories are negotiated at the government level and fixed in the format of bilateral agreements. They agree on the procedure for the entry of citizens from abroad and the permissible duration of their stay, the need to obtain a permit and obtain registration at the place of residence, as well as a list of documents for customs control. As a rule, such agreements have a mutual basis for the signatory states, but there may be exceptions.
When entering visa-free countries for Kazakhstanis, tourists should be prepared that they may be asked about the place of temporary residence, financial support for the trip, and the availability of return tickets.
Some states impose additional requirements on citizens arriving from abroad. So, on the fifth day of stay in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan or Tajikistan, registration is required at the place of residence, otherwise there will be problems with the law. Montenegro and Albania provide a simplified regime only for the summer season. And then with reservations. You will get to Montenegro without a visa only if you have a tourist voucher.
In 2022, Kazakhstanis can freely visit the territory of Northern Cyprus (as well as some other partially recognized or unrecognized states), but when entering the TRNC, it is advisable to put a mark on a special insert, especially if you are planning a trip to Greece and Southern Cyprus. Otherwise, migration officials may have unnecessary questions and motives to refuse entry. The political situation that has developed in foreign territories should also be taken into account when visiting Ukraine, as well as Georgia. In the first case, you should not call in from the Crimea, and in the second — additional difficulties in communication with representatives of the law are fraught with the stamp of Abkhazia or South Ossetia in the passport.
Issuance of a document upon arrival
Some visa-free countries for citizens of Kazakhstan can be visited with an internal passport, to travel to other states you will need a passport and paperwork with payment of a fee. But there is good news: in some cases, Kazakhstanis can use the simplified issuance of a permit and get a stamp at the airport or at the ground customs control immediately upon arrival. This service is provided free of charge or for a fee. The cost of obtaining a permit ranges from $10-100. Depending on the state, along with a package of documents, you will need to confirm the financial support of the trip.
Among visa-free countries for Kazakhstanis where you can travel with a valid internal passport:
List of countries with a simplified permit for citizens of Kazakhstan in 2022:
- Up to 90 days: Mozambique (20 $*), Bangladesh ($50), Bolivia ($100), Guinea ($60), Grenada, Zambia ($50), Kenya ($50), Cambodia ($20), Lebanon, Madagascar ($65), Senegal , Uganda ($50).
- Up to 60 days: Mauritius.
- Up to 30 days : Burundi, East Timor ($30), Dominican Republic ($10), Djibouti ($30), Egypt, Cape Verde, Jordan ($15), Laos ($30), Macau, Mozambique ($25), Nicaragua ( 60$), Palau, Somalia, Tuvalu, Jamaica (20$).
- Up to 15 days: Vietnam (60$), Nepal (25$) , Thailand.
- Up to 7 days: Togo ($70).
*processing fee< h3>List of documents for obtaining permission:
- Internal passport.
- Tickets in two directions or in a third state.
- Travel voucher or proof of accommodation reservation.
- Passport photos (4×6 cm) — 2 pieces
- A pre-approved entry letter is required when entering Grenada. insurance policy (not relevant for all directions).
- A completed application form (issued at customs).
Check out the exact list of papers in advance on the website of the embassy or diplomatic mission. It is not possible to extend the mark received upon arrival. The only exception is the Seychelles.
Obtaining a visa online
The list of visa-free countries for Kazakhstan is constantly updated. Moreover, due to the digitalization of workflow throughout the world, the procedure for issuing permits for entry is simplified and accelerated. So, in a number of states, citizens of Kazakhstan can obtain permission online before traveling. For example, this service is available if you are going on vacation in Sri Lanka.
To obtain a visa, you need to:
- Fill out the application form on the consulate website.
- Upload scanned copies of the specified documents.
- Pay the fee online.
The application must be submitted between 3 and 30 days before the intended trip. The issuance of a visa usually takes from 24 hours to several days. It must be printed in A4 format and presented to the migration officer when passing through customs control.
You can apply for a permit online in 2022 in the following ways:
- Sri Lanka;
- Saint Kitts and Nevis;
- Ivory Coast;
- Sao Tome and Principe.
Providing visa-free transit
If you are going on holiday in the Maldives or have chosen another destination, the itinerary of the trip may include crossing the territory of third countries. Specify in advance whether it is necessary to apply for a visa to enter each state. The most convenient and simple option for the traveler — registration of visa-free transit, but this possibility is not available everywhere. In other cases, it is necessary to obtain a transit visa, with which you can stay in the state for a certain time (often no more than 24 hours).
Countries providing transit for citizens of Kazakhstan in 2022:
- Romania;< li style="font-weight:400">Mexico;
- Bosnia and Herzegovina;
- El Salvador
- China – 24 hours;
- Singapore – 96 hours.
Important point: the cost of issuing permits and fees is set by the states and can be changed unilaterally. You can always find out the current prices on the websites of embassies or diplomatic missions, as well as the conditions of entry, the list of documents for customs clearance and other rules for entering the territory.