A Kazakh transit visa can be single-entry or multiple-entry.
The price for a Kazakhstan transit visa is 10-20$. When applying for a transit visa at the Kazakh embassy, you will need to show proof of onward travel: a visa, train ticket or plane ticket besides the other visa requirements.
All questions and updates on the transit visa are welcomed in the Kazakh transit visa topic.
- Duration of visa: 90 days
- Duration of stay inside Kazakhstan within the 90 day timeframe: 5 days
- Number of entries: 1
- Duration of visa: 180 days
- Duration of stay: 5 days for every entry
- Number of entries: unlimited
Letter of Invitation (LOI)
If you are not from Oman, Qatar or Saudi Arabia, you may or may not need a LOI; it depends on the embassy. All of the latest reports indicate you will not need one, though. We have reports of Jakarta, New Delhi and Tashkent not requiring one. Before Singapore did ask for it, the latest report indicates they no longer ask for a LOI.
If you are from Oman, Qatar or Saudi Arabia, you definitely will not need an LOI to apply for a transit visa.
We do not offer invitation letters ourselves anymore.
If you are in Kazakhstan on a transit visa, you do not need to register with OVIR.
Transit visa on arrival
Is it possible to obtain a transit visa on arrival? We do not know, but, don’t count on it. Questions and reports welcome in the transit VOA thread.
Visa-free transit for Indian citizens in 2018
Effective from 23 April till 31 December 2018 inclusive, citizens of the Republic of India, flying with Air Astana and transiting via international airports in Astana and Almaty to a third country or returning from a third country, can enjoy a 72-hour transit visa-free regime. The 72-hour transit visa-free regime is generally applicable to both individual passengers and tour groups.