Kazakh Service Centre - Canada Operations
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT KAZAKHSTAN VISA REQUIREMENTS
Citizens of certain countries with which Kazakhstan signed respective international treaties may not need visas to enter Kazakhstan. Likewise, citizens of Kazakhstan (regardless of their country of permanent residence) enjoy certain visa-free (or quick visas upon arrival) priviliges with these countries.
About Embassy of Kazakhstan in Canada
Kazakhstan, officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a former Soviet Union's Republic, now independent and sovereign country. It is situated in Central Asia and is ranked as the ninth largest country in the world. Kazakhstan has a territory of 2,727,300 km² (greater than Western Europe). It is bordered by Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and China. The country is rich in natural resources such as oil and gas, uranium, gold, metals and is also a major producer of grain.
About Kazakh Service Centre and Our Services in Canada
Kazakh Service Centre used to have several representatives at various territorially-divided locations across Canada since 2009. However, for centralized customer-oriented focus, recently we consolidated our service support operations to Ottawa only. Now our clients from all over Canada can send their documents to a single location in Ottawa and get a more efficient customer service.
We strive to provide high-quality services to organizations, companies and private individuals in Canada on Kazakhstan visas and other consular documents (e.g., legalization of documents). Kazakh Service Centre can save you time hassle-free by undertaking all obligations from initial document review, assistance in preparation of documents until full completion. As part of this initiative, we have standardized and improved Application Packages for both visa and legalization services (please read below).
Kazakhstan Visa Types and Application Packages
The area to the left contains general information about visa regime between Kazakhstan and other countries.
In summary, Kazakhstan clearly separates types of visas into private, business, work, tourist, transit, etc. If you have a Work Permit from Kazakhstan and plan to work either rotational or residential jobs, then you need to apply for work visa. If you don’t have the actual Work Permit and plan to visit Kazakhstan with any other business reason (including consultancy or installation works), then you need to apply for business visa. If you are a former Kazakhstan citizen with a Canadian passport, then most likely you cannot apply for tourist visa (you need private visa). However, you (as well as your spouses/common law partners and children) can get a single-entry private visa for duration of up to 90 days without the Letter of Invitation (LOI) unlike other Canadians whose stay under single-entry visa (private, business, tourist) is limited to maximum of 30 days (LOI is also not required). Nonetheless, Canadians (not former citizens of Kazakhstan) can get a double-entry tourist visa without the LOI for duration of up to 90 days but each single stay would be limited to maximum of up to 30 days.
The menu to the left contains links to specific Visa Application Packages for each typical visa type. Each Package contains Checklist, Instructions and all Templates you need to apply for that Kazakhstan visa. Please read the Instructions thoroughly if you want your documents to be processed without any delays. If you cannot see the visa type you need to apply for or have any problems with the PDF forms, please contact us.
Kazakhstan Document Legalization Requirements and Application Packages
The area to the right contains general information about foreign public documents acceptance by Kazakhstan.
Thus, for documents coming from Canada to be formally recognized in Kazakhstan, they have to pass through 3 stages:
Kazakh Service Centre provides document services for all three stages above as well as superlegalization in Kazakhstan (usually, not required). The menu to the right contains links to various Application Packages for our typical document services. Depending on the state of your document (original or notarized) and your required service type (either all three stages above or just a specific step), choose the relevant Application Package.
Each Package contains Checklist, Instructions and all Templates you need to apply for a specific service type. Please read the Instructions thoroughly if you want your documents to be processed without any delays. If you have any questions or problems with the PDF forms, please contact us.
Services For Citizens of Kazakhstan
CONSULAR REGISTRATION OF CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN PERMANENTLY LIVING IN CANADA
How to Apply
Thus, if you need our speedy Kazakhstan visa, document legalization or Kazakhstan citizen services, the process is simple. All you need to do is follow the Instructions and send your documents to our office in Ottawa below:
Kazakh Service Centre
275 Slater Street, Suite 900
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H9
Tel.: +1 (403) 629-5121
After all documents are received, we will issue the invoice/receipt and confirm when you should expect your documents back. Usually, our regular services take approximately 1 week.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT DOCUMENT RECOGNITION BETWEEN CANADA AND KAZAKHSTAN
In accordance with Republic of Kazakhstan Law dated 30 December 1999 # 11-II, Kazakhstan has joined the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (05/10/1961). This Convention became effective for Kazakhstan on 30 January 2001.
Thus, when you require a Canadian document to be legally recognized in Kazakhstan, that document must be verified as being legitimate. In Canada, this process of verification is the authentication and legalization of the document: the equivalent of an Apostille certificate. Because Canada did not sign the Hague Apostille Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (1961) while Kazakhstan did, full authentication and legalization process is used by both Canadian and Kazakhstan authorities.