December 13, 2022

How to issue an invitation to foreigners in Kazakhstan

Many foreign citizens require a visa in order to cross the border of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and when obtaining a Kazakh visa, one of the most important documents that a foreigner must provide to the consulate is an invitation to enter the Republic of Kazakhstan from a Kazakhstani citizen or organization. In this article, we will tell you in more detail about where you can issue such an invitation, and what documents are required.

An invitation for foreigners is issued by a Kazakhstani citizen in the internal affairs bodies or in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, depending on who invites and for what purpose. To invite a foreign citizen for business purposes, on private business or as a tourist, Kazakhstani individuals and non-governmental organizations apply to the internal affairs bodies at the place of residence or the location of the organization.

What documents must be submitted to the internal affairs bodies to issue an invitation to foreigners?
The inviting party submits an invitation to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan at the place of its registration:

1) To issue an invitation to enter the Republic of Kazakhstan on private business:

  • an identity document (for verification).
  • a table filled in in two copies according to the form in accordance with Annex 3 to these Rules.
  • a document confirming the payment of the state fee when applying to a State Corporation (in case of payment of the state fee through the payment gateway of the “electronic government” (hereinafter — PSHEP), the provision of this document is not required).

2) To coordinate the petition of a legal entity or an individual entrepreneur:

  • a table filled in in two copies according to the form in accordance with Annex 3 to these Rules.
  • a document confirming the payment of the state fee when applying to a State Corporation (in the case of payment of the state fee through PSHEP, the provision of this document is not required.
  • a document confirming the authority of the representative.  

3) Legal entities and individual entrepreneurs applying for an invitation for the first time this year, submit:

  • a copy of the certificate (certificate) of state registration of a legal entity or individual entrepreneur;
  • a copy of the certificate confirming the registration/accreditation of a legal entity in accordance with the current law of the AIFC;
  • document confirming the authority of the representative;
  • the inviting party requesting the invitation of foreign tourists – a copy of the license for tourist operator activity issued by local executive bodies of regions, cities of republican significance, the capital, or an extract from the State Register of Travel Agents, in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated June 13, 2001 “On tourist activity in the Republic of Kazakhstan”;
  • the inviting party requesting the invitation of a visa recipient for the purpose of obtaining education – a copy of the license and (or) an appendix to the license to engage in educational activities issued by the authorized body of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of education, in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated July 27, 2007 “On Education”;
  • the inviting party requesting the invitation of the visa recipient for treatment, medical examination or consultations – a copy of the license for medical activity issued by the authorized body of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of healthcare, in accordance with the Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated July 7, 2020 “On the health of the people and the healthcare system”.

An invitation to enter the Republic of Kazakhstan on private business is submitted no earlier than one year and no later than five days before the expected date of entry of the visa recipient to the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The application or a note verbale is submitted no earlier than 90 calendar days and no later than five days before the expected date of entry of the visa recipient to the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Applications of citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan to invite relatives and acquaintances from abroad and host organizations are considered within 5 working days from the date of submission of documents.

Upon positive consideration of applications for invitations in private cases, applicants are issued invitations of the established sample.

The original of this invitation must be sent to the invited foreigner for presentation to the diplomatic missions or consular offices of the Republic of Kazakhstan abroad for registration of an entry visa. You can get acquainted with the types of visas in the article.

Depending on the category of the requested visa, additional services are provided:

  • in the interests of national security, protection of public order and public health;
  • if his actions are aimed at forcibly changing the constitutional order;
  • if he opposes the sovereignty and independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, calls for the violation of the unity and integrity of its territory;
  • if he incites interethnic, interfaith and religious enmity;
  • if it is necessary to protect the rights and legitimate interests of citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan and other persons;
  • if the national security agencies have information about his involvement in extremism or terrorist activities, as well as if the court recognizes a dangerous recidivism in his actions;”
  • if he has not executed the penalty for committing a criminal or administrative offense imposed on him during his previous stay in the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • if during the previous stay in the Republic of Kazakhstan they have not submitted an individual income tax declaration in the case when the submission of such a declaration is provided for by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • if he has not provided confirmation of the availability of funds necessary for staying and leaving the Republic of Kazakhstan, in accordance with the procedure determined by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, with the exception of ethnic Kazakhs, persons born or previously held citizenship of the Republic of Kazakhstan or the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic, and their family members;
  • if, when applying for entry, he/she has provided false information about himself/herself or has not submitted the necessary documents within the time limit established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • if he has diseases that are a contraindication for entry into the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • if he has previously lost the citizenship of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the grounds provided for in subparagraph 8) of part one of Article 21 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated December 20, 1991 “On Citizenship of the Republic of Kazakhstan”;
  • if he was previously deprived of citizenship of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the grounds provided for in Article 20-1 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated December 20, 1991 “On Citizenship of the Republic of Kazakhstan”.

Immigrants previously expelled from the Republic of Kazakhstan are prohibited from entering the Republic of Kazakhstan for five years from the date of the decision on expulsion.

A foreigner may not be allowed to enter Kazakhstan in the following cases:

  • in the interests of national security, protection of public order and public health;
  • if his actions are aimed at forcibly changing the constitutional order;
  • if he opposes the sovereignty and independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, calls for the violation of the unity and integrity of its territory;
  • if he incites interethnic, interfaith and religious enmity;
  • if it is necessary to protect the rights and legitimate interests of citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan and other persons;
  • if the national security agencies have information about his involvement in extremism or terrorist activities, as well as if the court recognizes a dangerous recidivism in his actions;”
  • if he has not executed the penalty for committing a criminal or administrative offense imposed on him during his previous stay in the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • if during the previous stay in the Republic of Kazakhstan they have not submitted an individual income tax declaration in the case when the submission of such a declaration is provided for by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • if he has not provided confirmation of the availability of funds necessary for staying and leaving the Republic of Kazakhstan, in accordance with the procedure determined by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, with the exception of ethnic Kazakhs, persons born or previously held citizenship of the Republic of Kazakhstan or the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic, and their family members;
  • if, when applying for entry, he/she has provided false information about himself/herself or has not submitted the necessary documents within the time limit established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • if he has diseases that are a contraindication for entry into the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • if he has previously lost the citizenship of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the grounds provided for in subparagraph 8) of part one of Article 21 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated December 20, 1991 “On Citizenship of the Republic of Kazakhstan”;
  • if he was previously deprived of citizenship of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the grounds provided for in Article 20-1 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated December 20, 1991 “On Citizenship of the Republic of Kazakhstan”.

Immigrants previously expelled from the Republic of Kazakhstan are prohibited from entering the Republic of Kazakhstan for five years from the date of the decision on expulsion.