Visa-Related Issues

Who receives study visa and on what basis?

Study visas are given to foreigners:

  • who travel to the Republic of Kazakhstan in order to enroll in secondary and higher educational institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan, or to study – when there is a visa support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in accordance with written requests of educational institutions registered with the judicial authorities or the Ministry of Education and Science;     
  • to travel to the Republic of Kazakhstan for study training or internship – based on written requests of legal entities registered with the judicial authorities of the Republic of Kazakhstan, diplomatic representations, council establishments of foreign states, international organizations accredited in the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • of the Kazakh ethnicity (when there are documents confirming their ethnic belonging) who are temporarily visiting the Republic of Kazakhstan and are enrolled in educational institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan – based on written requests of educational institutions registered with the judicial authorities or the Ministry of Education and Science.

Multiplicity of study visa

Study visas are received for one-time, two-time, three-time, and multiple entry and exit.

Duration of visa validity

  • One-time, two-time, three-time – up to 90 days.
  • Multiple – up to 1 year.

List of documents necessary for receiving or renewal of study visa:

  • Petition from the university
  • Application from the migration division of the Department of Internal Affairs from the East Kazakhstan oblast
  • Photo 3.5*4.5 – 2 pcs
  • Passport
  • Migration card, certificate about temporary registration
  • Notarized copy of the certificate of birth (or a document confirming ethnicity)
  • An order or an extract from the order about enrollment
  • Issuance for ethnic Kazakhs is FREE, and for other foreign students – 30 monthly calculation indexes

List of countries, citizens of which do not need study visa:

  • Russian Federation
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Republic of Armenia
  • Republic of Tajikistan
  • Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Republic of Belarus

Handbook for International Students