"In anticipation of the EXPO-2017 in Astana, as well as the Winter Universiade in Almaty, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs continued to work on further visa facilitation and efficiency of migration control and security in order to create the most favorable conditions for the stay of foreign guests and attracting investors. The procedure for the issuance of single business, private as well as single and double tourist visa for citizens of 48 economically developed countries was simplified," said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov during a press conference at CCS.
So, to date, the citizens of 19 countries can visit Kazakhstan without issuing visas.
"From 1 January 2017, the citizens for 45 countries, including members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Union, and the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Singapore and the Principality of Monaco will have visa-free entry to Kazakhstan for up to 30 days from the date of entry on the territory of our country," E. Idrissov informed.
According to him, last week, new rules of invitation registration and issuance of Kazakhstan visas for foreign nationals were representatives to diplomatic corps and the media; the rules will enter into force from January 1, 2017.