Korday border Kazakhstan

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Re: Korday border Kazakhstan

Postby steven » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:17 am

Please read and post reports on the Kordai border crossing between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan below.

We summarize all info on the Kazakhstan border crossings and Kyrgyzstan border crossings pages.
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Korday border Kazakhstan

Postby Leelicious » Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:33 am

Crossed the border 3 days ago and it went smooth as always.
What is worth mentioning is that there was a Polish guy in front of me who talked his way into the country without a visa.
Polish citizens need a visa for Kazakhstan. But he just told the immigration that he gets 15 days on arrival.
Immigration officer didn't bother discussing it and gave him the stamp with 2 stamps on the registration card.
Mister Poland hopes he gets the same treatment when he leaves the country.
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Re: Korday border Kazakhstan

Postby irishmcbride » Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:06 pm

Crossed yesterday going south into Kyrgyzstan, no problem at all for the other three in my group but my own Kazakh border guard had never seen a UK passport before and didn't know we don't need a visa! Cue 10 minutes of discussion before she went off to ask her boss, then stamped my passport with no questions.

On the Kyrgyz side of the river they barely glanced, but Top Tip: knock on the shiny door immediately before the booths on the left, they deal with your passport in there.

Bonus, the guy at the little desk on the Kazakh side of the bridge wants to see your passport because he likes looking at passport stamps, he's a friendly guy. I think he's only there to control the porters.
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Re: Korday border Kazakhstan

Postby Kit.law.70 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:29 am

Crossed Kordai several days ago and experienced some issue when entering Ak-zhol border checkpoint in Kyrgyzstan.

I am a HKSAR passport holder and holding an single entry electronic visa. Officers in Ak-zhol insisted that they do not process E-visa in Ak-zhol, and asked me to go to another border checkpoint in Ak-Tilek(Karasu in Kazakh side), 20km East of Ak-zhol.

I was deported back to Kordai and found a taxi towards Karasu, crossed border in Ak-Tilek and everything works fine.

Yesterday I left Kyrgyzstan in Ak-zhol with the same e-visa and I am allowed to cross the border again. Not sure what was happening.
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Re: Korday border Kazakhstan

Postby babel » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:31 pm

I crossed from Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan Monday 6th of August. Overall the crossing including checks on both side took 5 minutes as the border was almost empty. By far the smoothest border-crossing I ever had in the former Soviet Union - apart from Schengen-borders between the Baltic states. On the Kyrgyz side two young ladies sell SIM-cards for Beeline.kg company for about 2 USD without registration, valuable a week. But I guess that can be prolonged once in Bischkek.
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Re: Korday border Kazakhstan

Postby CianoH » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:06 pm

Travelling by car it was a very simple border crossing as we did not need a visa for either countries. Border guards in Kazakhstan hesitated with my passport as there is a rip on certain pages but no problem in the end. Easy crossing in the end with no big car search
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