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WORK/DEPENDENT VISA
BUSINESS VISA
STUDENT/DEPENDENT VISA
IIN

General Information

The Nazarbayev University (NU) welcomes foreign citizens who come to Kazakhstan for study. Before applying for a visa, all applicants must be accepted to the study program. Once the acceptance letter is sent to the student, NU will provide the applicant with necessary approval documentation to be submitted when applying for a student visa.

All International students need a Student Visa (C9 category) to come to Kazakhstan. This type of visa is given for the period of one year and allows you to make multiple entries to Kazakhstan. Visa shall be renewed each year.

  • Immigration regulations may be liable to change on short notice; prospective visitors are advised to check on the current situation before departure http://mfa.gov.kz/en/
  • The passport and visa information listed in this profile applies to the holders of ordinary passports. Holders of diplomatic, official, special, and service passports are advised to note that special regulations may apply.

Graph. 1 Sequence of actions for visa obtaining

IMPORTANT NOTE: Upon arrival, all international students must register with the immigration authorities within 3 business days.

NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THE IMMIGRATION PROCEDURES MIGHT RESULT IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE FINES AND DEPORTATION TO THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN. REPEATED VIOLATION MAY CAUSE SERIOUS LEGAL CONSEQUENCES.

STUDENT VISA

PASSPORT

  • All visitors to Kazakhstan are required to have passports which validity should not expire earlier than 3 months from the visa expiration date and must contain at least 2 blank pages intended for visa and stamps.
  • Nationals of Kazakhstan who live abroad need passports that are valid at least 6 months beyond the date of entry.
  • If you are replacing an expired passport, please kindly provide the School HR manager with the newly issued passport along with the old expired passport for registration with the Migration Police. Keep in mind that it is in your best interest to provide us with the necessary documents as soon as possible to prevent any problems with registration.

How to apply for Letter of Invitation
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Student/Dependent Visa
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Visa Renewal
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Visa Category Change
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Visa Cancellation
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Notification/Registration at the Migration Police
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FAQ
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Individual identification number (IIN) is a unique combination of 12 digits generated for an individual at the initial registration in the information-production system for the production of documents.

When does foreigner need to obtain IIN in Kazakhstan?

In accordance with Article 562 of the Tax Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan, foreigner must receive an IIN in the following cases:

  • Opening a current account in Kazakhstan resident banks;
  • Becomes a Kazakhstan tax resident (within 30 calendar days from the date of entry);
  • Receiving income from sources in the Republic of Kazakhstan, which is not subject to taxation at the source of payment;
  • Acquisition of property in Kazakhstan, which is subject to property tax, vehicle tax or land tax;

Documents to be submitted to Department of International cooperation for Individual identification number (IIN) issuance:

  • Application (download link below);
  • Data protection form (download)
  • Notarized copy of the passport along with translation into Kazakh or Russian;

The processing time is up to 3 (three) business days.

 Application Form.pdf