December 5th, 2018 has been declared a National Day of Mourning for the memory of President George H.W. Bush. Therefore, the U.S. Mission to the Republic of Kazakhstan will be closed tomorrow, December 5th 2018. All scheduled interviews in Astana and Almaty will be rescheduled to the earliest possible date. The applicants who have their appointments scheduled on December 5th should check their emails for notification about the interview rescheduling.


Starting on July 26, 2018 MRV fee payments in cash shall only be made at Halyk Bank branches in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Kazkommertzbank will cease its operations in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan starting on July 26, 2018. Payment through Kazkommertzbank can be made until the end of the day on July 25, 2018 (during branch business hours). On July 26 and 27, 2018 all Kazkommertzbank branches will close. Starting on July 30, 2018 all branches of Kazkommertzbank will reopen as Halyk Bank branches.


Attention: U.S. Embassy/Consulate are experiencing longer-than-usual wait times for visa interviews. Please read the requirements here to find out if you qualify for an expedited appointment request.


Third country nationals residing outside of Kazakhstan: please review this page before purchasing your MRV fee in order to apply in Kazakhstan.


Please review this page if you or any of the applicants applying for a visa with you are under the age of 16.


On June 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that allows continued implementation of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P.). Certain nationals of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela are subject to the restrictions and limitations. More information is available at this link.


Effective immediately, the U.S. Embassy in Astana will no longer provide storage for laptops or other large electronic devices for visitors – including both visa applicants and U.S. Citizens seeking services.


DS-160 Application Submission Cut-Off Deadline: In order to ensure that consular staff is able to prepare applications for interview, nonimmigrant visa applicants are required to fill and submit their DS-160 visa applications at least two business days prior to their interview date.

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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Kazakhstan. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Astana and the U.S. Consulate General in Almaty.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan.