LOI needed for Kazakh transit visa?

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LOI needed for Kazakh transit visa?

Postby home2home » Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:08 am

Hi all,

I will be applying for a Kazakh transit visa from Urumqi. I am South African and therefore do not crack the nod for tourist LOI exemption. Does anyone know if you still need an LOI if applying for a transit visa?

PS
Any recent reports of cycling over the China/Kazakh border?
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Re: LOI needed for Kazakh transit visa?

Postby laurent_rio » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:40 am

Hi,

last week i called embassy of kazakh in Singapore, they said any visa (including transit visa) need LOI if u are not included in 47 countries with simplified procedure, but i try contact embassy in Jakarta, they said LOI not needed for transit visa but they need visa for country you start and end, transportation ticket and do interview.

So i think transit visa requirement is depend on the embassy

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Re: LOI needed for Kazakh transit visa?

Postby home2home » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:50 am

Thanks Rio,

I have a Kazakh friend who can provide me with an LOI. Does anyone know if a simple letter from her with relevant details will suffice, or do you have to go through a travel agent?

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Neil
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Re: LOI needed for Kazakh transit visa?

Postby steven » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:21 pm

Only possible through travel agent. Will add the LOI info to the Transit visa page, I noticed it is not listed yet!
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Re: LOI needed for Kazakh transit visa?

Postby home2home » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:57 am

Thanks Steven,

Let me know when it's up. Need to research this one a bit. You guys do provide visa support for Kazakhstan, right?

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Neil
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Re: LOI needed for Kazakh transit visa?

Postby steven » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:42 am

Hi, it's up. Nothing new there: you need it, poss. some embassies can do it without. Meaning, ask first at the embassy of your choice if you need it, if yes, get the loi.

http://caravanistan.com/visa/kazakhstan/transit-visa

Visa support is possible, fill in the form here http://caravanistan.com/visa/kazakhstan ... nvitation/.
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Transit Visa Through Kazakhstan

Postby quatchi » Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:36 am

Hi everyone and Steve,

I'm posting for the first time so thanks for having me!

Now, about the Transit Visa for Kazakhstan.
- Is a Letter of Invitation necessary for a Transit Visa?
- Does this change depending on your nationality?

Thanks!
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Re: Transit Visa Through Kazakhstan

Postby Crazydre » Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:30 am

Please tell me your nationality, then I'll give you an answer
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Re: Transit Visa Through Kazakhstan

Postby Crazydre » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:35 am

Canadians absolutely don't Need a LOI for Transit (or a 1-month Tourist visa for that matter).

As for Chinese, some embassies require a LOI even for transit while others don't. Check with yours.
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Re: Transit Visa Through Kazakhstan

Postby quatchi » Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:19 am

Crazydre, thanks for your insight! I was able to indeed confirm with my local Consulates, it is as you indicated. Chinese do need a LOI when applying in Canada.

However, it seems if you apply for a transit visa at the Kazakh Embassy in Tashkent or Bishkek, you don't need a LOI. Have you heard about this?
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