Kazakhstan Chamber of Commerce in the USA


Extension of visa-free entry regime countries’ list 0

Posted on August 17, 2015 by KazCham

PwC Kazakhstan

In July Kazakhstan introduced a visa-free regime for citizens of Australia, Hungary, Italy, Monaco, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, the UK, the USA, Germany, Finland, France, Switzerland and Japan. Citizens of these countries are exempt from visa requirements for 15 calendar days in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan relaxes visa regime to encourage tourism and FDI 0

Posted on August 28, 2014 by KazCham

Silk Road Reporters

The Kazakh government has recently taken many measures to boost tourism and FDI into Kazakhstan, the chief among which has been the relaxation of the visa regime.

On June 12th, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced at the Foreign Investors’ Council that citizens from FDI providing states will be allowed to enter freely into the country. From July 15th, citizens of major investors like the U.S., U.K., France, etc could travel to Kazakhstan visa-free.

Kazakhstan is also aiming to grow its tourism, and move the focus and FDI away from its extractive industries. Between 2001 and 2012, Kazakhstan doubled its tourism earnings, with more than 3.3 million tourists entering Kazakhstan in 2010, up from around 1 milion tourists in 2000.

Experts say that Kazakhstan will benefit even more if it opens the visa- waiver to middle income countries like Turkey that enjoy strong cultural and business ties with Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan and Korea will introduce mutual visa-free regime 0

Posted on July 10, 2014 by KazCham

FMCG Regional Legal Update          
by Colibri Law Firm 

Kazakhstan and the Republic of Korea signed the Agreement providing mutual visa free regime to all the regular passport holders for the period of one month

The document was signed on 19 June 2014 in the framework of the state visit of the President of South Korea Park Geun-hye to Astana.

American companies excited about Kazakhstan’s new tax breaks for foreign investors 0

Posted on June 24, 2014 by KazCham

American companies excited about Kazakhstan’s new tax breaks for foreign investors
Kazakh TV

According to Kazakh TV, several American financial companies are paying close attention to the Foreign Investors Council meeting in Borovoe.

Edward Mermelstein, a partner at a leading law firm in New York, told Kazakh TV that Kazakhstan doing away with visa requirements and abolishing tax for 10 years for certain sectors has made several of his clients excited about investing in the country. Gennady Perepada, Head of a consulting company, is excited by the stability, confidence and state guarantees in Kazakhstan and is looking to actively involve American companies in Kazakh markets.

Kazakhstan Government made a decision to unilaterally grant visa free travel opportunity for US citizens, who would like to come to Kazakhstan for up to 15 days at a time on multiple basis. Afterwards, they can extend further their visas with the Ministry of Interior. The decision on visa free regime for American citizens will enter into force from 15 July 2014.

New Five-Year Visas to be Issued to American Citizens Starting Aug. 1 0

Posted on August 02, 2013 by KazCham

Special  Issue No 43,  August 2, 2013

Important Strategic Partner 

New Five-Year Visas to be Issued to American Citizens Starting Aug. 1

On August 1, Ambassador Kairat Umarov gave Kazakhstan’s first five-year visa to Congressman Eni Faleomavaega, who plans to visit Kazakhstan in August.

Anyone applying for diplomatic, official, private, tourist, business and student visas can now get visas with a maximum validity of five-years on a bilateral basis between Kazakhstan and the U.S. The fee for the long term, multiple entry visa is $160. The new visa will benefit frequent travelers to Kazakhstan.

The five-year visa is one of the main outcomes of the recent visit of Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrisov to the U.S. The Kazakh Embassy in Washington, D.C., and the Consulate General in New York will issue the new visas to U.S. citizens. All other Kazakh missions around the world can also issue 5-year visas to American citizens visiting Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan is the first CIS country to introduce a more liberal visa regime for American citizens, which is yet another sign of the growing relationship between Kazakhstan and U.S.



News Bulletin of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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