Question about 2 week visa-free period

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Question about 2 week visa-free period

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Hello all,

The itinerary I'm considering would have me arrive in Almaty, then ideally go to Kyrgyzstan/Taj and then return to Kazakhstan to go to Russia. I'm American, therefore I understand I do not need a visa if staying less than 14 days. My question is how long do you need to be out of Kazakhstan in order to return visa free once more? Would it be just a few days? A week? Sorry if this has been answered elsewhere. Let me know if any of you have experience with this so far. Thank you

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You can go in and out as much as you want, see http://caravanistan.com/forum/viewtopic ... 1487#p1487

Will add it to the article since it seems to come up often.
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Thanks for your response. I've noticed you on this forum and you're always so helpful with your answers for everyone. It is very much appreciated!
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Re: Question about 2 week visa-free period

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Hello there,

we would also like to go into Kazakhstan, then to Kyrgyzstan and then back on our way to Russia.

BUT we will go in the summer of 2015, probably we wont arrive before July 15th. This year of visa free entry is often described as "test period". Does that mean, that we can count on that they lengthen the agreement? If not, is there information on when they will decide?
We would like to get a visa early, since the last couple months we "reserved" for getting a Russian visa, but right now, websites and people only tell us that we dont need a visa...^^
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At the moment, it seems they will not extend the test period. Nothing is sure, however, and we do not know when or if they will decide something.

You can always get a visa though, regardless of whether you need one or not, if the situation remains unclear. Visa-free is only for 14 days, a tourist visa gives you 30 days.
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Re: Question about 2 week visa-free period

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Okay, thank you very much!
Then we will just apply for a regular tourist visa directly at the embassy :)
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Re: Question about 2 week visa-free period

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Not sure how reliable this website is http://rbth.co.uk/news/2015/02/05/kazak ... 43447.html but it says that Kazakhstan is looking into extending it. Though it doesnt say anything much concrete =S
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Re: Question about 2 week visa-free period

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Just wondered if there have been any more updates on the visa free period? couple of questions if we enter Kaz on 14th July does that allow us 2 weeks visa free?
Is it easy enough to get a visa in Kyrgyzstan?
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Re: Question about 2 week visa-free period

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Seems like it has been extended, see http://caravanistan.com/visa/kazakhstan for more, I updated yesterday.
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